Preparation and control of compressed air is essential to ensure the long life of mechanical equipment and to adapt to pressure and safety requirements that can vary dramatically from application to application.
Compressed air is hot, wet, and dirty. Air filters clean contaminants from compressed air to insure proper, consistent operation and to reduce wear on mechanical parts.
Regulators are designed to maintain a consistent prescribed outlet pressure regardless of the inlet pressure and also maintain a consistent pressure regardless of flow rate requirements.
Introducing a lubricant, generally oil, into compressed air helps reduce friction and wear, thereby improving efficiency and increasing the life of components.
Compressed air is powerful, therefore it is imperative to incorporate safety mechanisms to avoid equipment damage and failure as well as to protect workers.
Air dryers remove water vapor from the air lowering its “dew point’ or the temperature to which the air can be cooled before condensation occurs.