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Water in a compressed air system can cause significant problems with production. It will, over time, corrode not only the piping system, but also valves, air tools, and other production equipment. The only way to remove the moisture generated by your air compressor is with a properly sized air dryer designed for your specific dewpoint needs.
Refrigerated air dryers are the most commonly used type of dryer, typically providing a 35 to 38 degree F pressure dewpoint. They operate by cooling the air to condense the entrained water vapor into liquid form. That liquid is then removed by a mechanical moisture separator and automatic drain. While all refrigerated dryers operate on the same general principle, they are available in several different variations in order to meet the needs of each specific application. Zorn offers refrigerated dryers from Domnick Hunter, Zeks, Pneumatech and Quincy in the following styles:
Desiccant dryers are used when lower dewpoints are needed. They are typically designed for a -40 degree F pressure dewpoint but can achieve dewpoints as low as -100 degree F. Most desiccant dryers utilize a twin tower design which allows for continuous duty operation. One tower is utilized as the drying tower, while the offline or “wet” tower is purged to remove moisture. The towers then switch either on demand or on a timed cycle. Zorn offers desiccant dryers from Domnick Hunter, Zeks, Pneumatech and Quincy in the following purge styles to help meet your specific needs:
Compressed air can typically contain contamination in the form of dirt and degraded lubricant. These contaminants can often form a corrosive sludge that will cause significant problems with paint applications as well as failures of valves and cylinders on production equipment. The best way to remove these contaminants is with properly applied compressed air filters. Zorn offers a wide array of filtration products from Domnick Hunter, Zeks, Parker and Quincy specifically designed for your application including: