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DRYERS

ALL compressed air systems should have a dryer!

Why do we need to dry compressed air?

Why does compressed air contain moisture?

What does dew point mean exactly?

MOISTURE IS ALWAYS PRESENT.

Moisture is all around us in the air we breath.

All atmospheric air contains some water vapour which will begin to condense into liquid water in the compressed air or gas system when the air or gas cools past the saturation point, i.e., the point where it can hold no more water vapour. The temperature at which this happens is known as the dew point. This dew point becomes all-important in determining how much drying is needed.

The air we compress contains moisture. Moisture does not compress like air. When we take a volume of air say 100 Litres and reduce it to 10 Litres it has the same amount of water. The water will now condense and become apparent and we see this as droplets in compressed air.

DEW POINT (OR PRESSURE DEW POINT)

The Dew Point is how we measure how dry the air is. It is NOT an indication of the air temperature. Dew Point is the temperature at which moisture becomes apparent.

MOISTURE IS DAMAGING.

Moisture in compressed air used in a manufacturing plant causes problems in the operation of pneumatic air systems, solenoid valves and air motors. This moisture causes rust and increased wear of moving parts as it washes away lubrication.

Moisture adversely affects the colour, adherence, and finish of paint applied by compressed air. Moisture jeopardizes process industries where many operations are dependent upon the proper functioning of pneumatic controls. The malfunctioning of these controls caused by rust, scale, and clogged orifices can result in damage to product or in costly shutdowns.

Additionally, the freezing of moisture in control lines in cold weather commonly causes faulty operation of controls. Corrosion of air or gas operated instruments from moisture can give false readings, interrupting or shutting down plant processes.

WHY CHOOSE AN ATLAS COPCO DRYER?

WHY USE AIR AND LIFT GEAR TO HELP YOU SELECT THE RIGHT DRYER?

SELECTING THE RIGHT DRYER

Which dryer is best for your specific requirements?

Air and Lift Gear are experts in understanding your requirements and the right Dryer for your application & budget

KNOW THE SPECIFIC USES OF THE COMPRESSED AIR

The selection of an air dryer is done best by a professional, such as Air and Lift Gear, who knows or learns your particular end uses, the amount of moisture which each use can tolerate and the amount of moisture which needs to be removed to achieve this level.

Air which may be considered dry for one application, may not be dry enough for another. Dryness is relative.

Even the desert has moisture. There is always some moisture present in a compressed air system regardless of the degree of drying. Different types of dryers, therefore, are available with varying degrees of pressure dew point ability.

To specify a dew point lower than required for an application is not good engineering practice. (Naming a pressure dew point is how to state the degree of dryness wanted.) It may result in more costly equipment and greater operating expense.

Air and Lift Gear can Supply the right Dryer for your application & budget whether it be a:

  •  Stand Alone Refrigerant Air Dryer
  •  Inbuilt FF (Full Feature) Our compressors come with the option of an integrated dryer. The advantages of this is the air that leave the compressor is already dry. Footprint is reduced and so is power supply and monitoring.

Atlas Copco’s FXe Stand Alone Refrigerant Dryers

The Atlas Copco FX e dryer is the smart choice. Versatile performance to meet ISO Class 4, 5 or 6.

Atlas Copco’s FXe Stand Alone Refrigerant Dryers

The Atlas Copco FXe Dryer gives you:

Solid Performance & Reliability, Easy Installation, Cost Savings, Low Maintenance

Atlas Copco’s Premium Stand Alone Refrigerant FD Dryer

Atlas Copco’s Premium Stand Alone Refrigerant FD Dryers are highly energy- efficient , easy to install, and among the most environmentally friendly and quietest in their class.

Atlas Copco’s Premium Stand Alone Refrigerant FD Dryer

Atlas Copco’s FD refrigerant dryers give you:

High reliability
Maximum energy savings
Easy installation
Environmentally friendliness

Atlas Copco’s Heatless Desiccant CD+ Dryers -40C

Designed, built and tested to meet the toughest conditions in the compressor room and at point-of-use applications

Atlas Copco’s Heatless Desiccant CD+ Dryers -40C

Atlas Copco’s Heatless Desiccant CD+ Dryers give you:

Enduring Performance
Energy Saving & Cost Efficient
Ease of Operation

Atlas Copco’s Membrane Dryers

Atlas Copco’s SD membrane dryers with pre-filters remove oil, particles and moisture from compressed air in the most demanding conditions

Atlas Copco’s Membrane Dryers

Atlas Copco’s SD membrane dryers with pre-filters remove oil, particles and moisture from compressed air in the most demanding conditions. They ensure the lowest pressure drop and purge air loss for the highest possible efficiency – saving you time and money through your production process. From small spaces to environments with fluctuating ambient temperatures, SD dryers can perform in a wide variety of harsh and critical conditions.

Air and Lift Gear have over 25-Years of experience in the air business, we listen to your needs and offer Real Solutions to meet those needs.

Air & Lift Gear offers a vast range of air compressors and air dryers suited to many different commercial, domestic and industrial requirements.Air & Lift Gear are proud partners of leading air compressor manufacturers and brands such as Atlas Copco, Airmac and Ingersoll Rand.
Whatever your Budget or Compressed Air Requirements Atlas Copco offer multiple options for you
Atlas Copco offer multiple options of Variable Speed Rotary Screw Compressors for energy efficiency
The Airmac range including electric, petrol and diesel engine-driven, and oil-free models offers one of the best selections of belt-drive reciprocating compressors in Australia
Shifting to on-site nitrogen generation capabilities is just one way that manufacturing facilities can achieve significant cost savings
Atlas Copco provide a range of reliable oil-sealed rotary vane vacuum pumps, packed with innovative features.Oil-sealed rotary vane vacuum pumps are ideal for critical applications like packaging and material handling in the general industry.
The selection of an air dryer is done best by the professional who understands the particular end uses, the amount of moisture which each use can tolerate and the amount of moisture which needs to be removed to achieve this level
Maxair Pipe & Fittings, Nitto Couplings
Shinano, Ingersoll Rand , Toku, StarReCoila, KC Tools, Bordo, Air Boy
Beaver Brands Gr70 Chain, Load Binders, Ratchet Straps

Why Choose Air & Lift Gear for your next air compressor?

Air & Lift Gear supply piston, rotary screw and variable speed compressors that are designed for superior performance in the harshest conditions.Our experienced technicians can also install, repair and provide regular maintenance for your air compressor units.
  • over 25 years experience
  • compressed air specialists
  • locally owned and operated
  • servicing both the domestic and commercial markets
  • Sunshine Coast and from North Brisbane to Gympie
  • stocks an extensive range
  • service of air compressors, air tools & pneumatics

Leading Brands that work hard for you and are supported and serviced by us.

Atlas Copco

Air Compressors

Airmac

Air Compressors

Ingersoll Rand

Air Compressors

SMC

Pneumatics

Norgren

Pneumatics

Industrial Fittings

Pneumatics, Air Fittings

Burkett

Pneumatics

Donaldson

Pneumatics

Maxair

Pneumatics

Toku

Air Tools

Star

Air Tools

Shinano

Air Tools

ReCoila

Air Tools

KC Tools

Air Tools

Air Boy

Air Tools

Contact us on Phone : 07 5443 9633 or drop in and see the friendly helpful staff at 4 Kayleigh Drive, Maroochydore, Monday – Friday 8.00am – 5.00 pm

Air and Lift Gear Sunshine Coast located in Maroochydore – Contact us at 4 Kayleigh Drive, Maroochydore, Phone : 07 5443 9633 for all your needs. Sales and service of all Air Compressors, sales and certification of lifting equipment and fall prevention equipment.

Drop into our warehouse, plenty of parking – just near the corner of Kayleigh Drive & Wises Rd Maroochydore