Air .pressors Need Clean Air Too!-drop dead diva

Automobiles The air we breathe everyday is full of contamination. It has water vapor and airborne particulates that we inhale into our lungs. The vast majority is not harmful and we barely notice that its even there. However, to your air .pressor these harmless contaminants can be.e quite harmful due to the .pression process. During the .pression process an air .pressor concentrates natural contaminants in the air and this process makes them harmful to air .pressors and its .ponents. Overtime they begin to erode your .ponents, valves and be passed on to your air tools. Lets look at water condensation. Water vapor is a normal part of the air we breathe, especially if you live in a humid climate. It is harmless at normal atmospheric pressures. However when the pressure is raised in the .pression process, hot air is pushed through hoses and fittings and when it contacts the cooler air condensation forms. Water can be very damaging to your air .pressor and air tools over time and removing it is a priority. Water is not the only liquid that can damage your system. Even, lubrication can cause damage if excessive amounts are in your air system. Older air .pressors especially have this problem. As they get older and parts begin to wear out, lubricating oils leak into the .pressed air can damage the unit. Don’t forget solids too. Rust, dirt and metal are all present and will attack your .pressed air system. The results of air contamination are reduced efficiency and increased maintenance costs on both your air .pressor and air tools. There are several ways to attack these problems and protect your air .pressor. Aftercoolers Aftercoolers will cool the air temperature as it is discharged from the .pressor. As a general rule for every 20 degrees F cooled, approximately half of the moisture is condensed. Aftercoolers bring discharge air temperature down from 200 400 degrees F to within 20 -50 degrees of the ambient air temperature. This process will cause most of the moisture to condense into a liquid state. Then the water can be removed from the system before it can cause any damage. An aftercooler can generally remove around 60% of the moisture from the air. Dryers Dryers also remove moisture from the air .pressor system by reducing temperature. Dryers generally remove around 30% of the moisture. This is in addition to the 60% the aftercooler removed. This is why you .monly see an aftercooler and a dryer both hooked up to an air .pressor to produce the driest air possible. Coalescing Filters Now that you are removing most of the water vapor from your air .pressor using a aftercooler/dryer .bination, that still leaves solid particulates in your system. These are .monly rust, metal and dirt. Lets face it, an auto shop is not the cleanest environment! Filters can be added to your shop air .pressor to remove these particles. Filters do not condense water vapor and are only useful for solid particles. They are not a replacement for an aftercooler or dryer. In order to get the cleanest air possible from your air .pressor, I would re.mend using all three options on your shop air system. They will pay for themselves in a longer life for your air .pressor, better performance and efficiency for your air tools and longer air tool life. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: