Getting the Right Dryer for Your Industrial Air Compressor

air-dryer5When it comes to your industrial air compressor, it is very important to consider having an air dryer for your unit. Industrial air compressors often create moisture as a result of compressing microscopic particles and water, resulting in condensation and pollution within the machine. Air dryers help to prevent condensation by ensuring the machine remains dry and keeping moisture out of the pneumatic hoses. There are many different types of air dryers that can work with your air compressor. Here are several examples of dryers that work with industrial air compressors:

  • Refrigerated Air Dryers- utilizes a cooling method to reduce air temperature, allowing the water vapor to condense into liquid in order to drain it outside the refrigeration chamber
  • Desiccant Dryers- uses silica gel to absorb water at a fast rate, retaining the water so it does not leak from the system
  • Dehumidifying Membrane Dryers- uses a dehumidifier membrane at different stages of the air compression process. Designed to filter out moisture by running through different levels of dehumidifiers

Regardless of the type of dryer you choose for your industrial air compressor, it is important to do your homework first. Contact a licensed professional that will help you find the dryer that best matches your unit of choice. Keep in mind that you will need to have preventive maintenance on any type of dryer, so ensure your units are well maintained. 

For all of your air compressor needs Air Center, Inc. should be able to help.  Air Center stocks many air compressor parts and filters for major manufacturers, designs and installs compressed air systems, and employs technicians who are able to service any compressed air equipment.