Air dryer for air compressor
When you compress air in an air compressor the water vapour in the air turns to water, that water can cause problems, these include corrosion in piping and equipment damage of pneumatic equipment, air motors, valves and is highly recommended for spray painting as it can contaminate the paint. So, to avoid unnecessary maintenance repairs and potential painting failures, it is recommended to purchase a refrigerated air dryer to keep the compressed air dry, clean and suitable for your jobs.
Compressed air is made of the same air you breathe in and out and it contains humidity or water vapour, as the compressed air cools, water vapour condenses into the tank, pipes, hoses and tools. Water vapour is removed from compressed air to prevent condensation from occurring and to prevent moisture from interfering in sensitive industrial processes and spray painting.
A refrigerated air dryer works by cooling down the air like an air conditioner. The warm wet air enters the dryer, where it is cooled down to about 3 degrees Celsius. All water vapour that was in the air condenses into water and the water is then removed from the compressed air by a water-trap.