If you are experiencing regular compressed air instrumentation failure you may have a moisture problem.
Moisture and oil within your compressed air line can cause havoc with your instrumentation, from reducing the lifetime of your instruments to compromising the quality of your end product.
Regular checking of the quality of your air from your air supply system is recommended to reduce costly break downs and losses.
There are numerous companies available to hire for air auditing but a simple air test that can be performed by yourself is to hold a piece of white paper at any of the air outlets allowing the air to blow onto the paper.
If there are any contaminants within your air line the paper will discolor or become moist. This indicates a possible moisture or oil problem and you may require an Air dryer.
WHAT IS AN AIR DRYER?
An Air Dryer is a separate machine that can be fitted to an air compressor or compressed air line to remove any water and/or oil from the air.
There are many varieties and types of air dryers available and the most suitable to utilize depends on the required air specification.
Polar Air manufactures heatless regenerative desiccant air dryers that can dry the air to a dew point of (+-) -40°C
A carbon oil filter can be added to remove any oil residue and prolong the life cycle of the desiccant used in the air dryer.
Dry air with oil removed will protect all the instruments and tools used with compressed air preventing corrosion and seal damage.