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Manual Drain Vs Automatic Drain
The Standard drain for the air filter in an Industrial
compressed air system is a manual one,meaning that a
maintenance person has to visit the location on a
regular basis to ensure that free and the "soup" of
contamination that the filter strips from the air is
drained before it can be entrained into the air stream.
Depending on the size of your compressor and the length
of time that your compressor runs each day, it might be
necessary to drain water more frequently than once a
day.Better to drain it too often than enough.
The use of an air fllter autodrain will ensure that the
fllter bowl is drained as necessary , without operator
intervention, with long term positive effects on the
downstream compressed air components that the filter
Automatic Drain Valve Benefits :
Select Dryers, Separator and Filters :
Improve air quality
Elimnates the need for peiodic adjustments of interval
and cycle times often associated with timed drains.
Eliminates clogging and pressure loss associated with
float operated valve.
Find Our available automatic drain valves.
Refrigerant dryers add electrical consumption, pressure
drop and dessicants dryers waste compressed air through
purging and increasing pressure and separators and
icreasing pressure drop seprators and filters also
introduce pressure drop to your system.Careful selection
can mimimise the negative impact on energy efficiency.
Treating your compressed air to a
higher quality than is required wastes energy and may
also result in higher maintenance costs.
Although desiccant dryers do not use energy to run, they
require compressed air for purging.These energy costs
should be included in any comparison between dessicants
and refrigerative dryer systems.
Regularly checking and repalcing filters will minimise
pressure drop across them (these can be monitored to
optimise the energy costs with fliter replacement
Electronic level sensing drains help to optimise the
time that drains are open (drain valve are ftted on
equipment in which water condenses, such as aftercoolers,
receivers,dryers and filters).
Dessicant dryer waste compressed in through purging and
adding separater an fute also introduce pressure drop in
the system.Careful selection can minimise the negative
impact on energy efficiency.
Remove Condensate with Minimal Air Loss :
Removing condensate is important for maintaining the
appropriate air quality level required by users.
However, significant compressed air (and energy) losses
can occur of condensate removal is done improperly.
Excess compressed air loss during condensate removal can
due to several factors. The table below illustrates
several condensate removal methods and the
characteristics of each method.