Compressed air regulation and Compressed air cleaning
Why should you purify your compressed air before use? Ambient air contains impurities such as dirt particles, water, oil and traces of heavy metals. These impurities are discharged into the compressed air supply as compressors draw in ambient air and thus also the impurities contained in it. Compression increases the concentration of impurities. Example: Compression to 10 bar = Concentration of dirt particles increases 11-fold.
Impurities usually cannot be detected with the naked eye. In many cases, they impair the operation of the compressed air system and thus of the downstream compressed air consumers. This can also affect the quality of your product.1 m³ ambient air contains:
Compressed air purification prevents malfunctions of pneumatic components. It increases the service life of the downstream compressed air consumers. Corresponding maintenance instruments reduce machine failures and downtimes. The results are: Condensate-free and rust-free compressed air ducts. Your system consumes less energy due to lower pressure losses. In summary, you will achieve an improved and constant product quality by correctly processing your compressed air. This will automatically improve your product.
Clean your compressed air with our pre-filters, micro filters and activated carbon filters. The pore size you use depends on your application. Slowly apply pressure to the filter after installation. This protects the filter insert. With a downstream micro filter you achieve an even better filtration of your compressed air. Drain the condensate at regular intervals using the drain valve. Clean the filter element from time to time. Replace filters after a high pressure loss in your compressed air system or after the number of operating hours specified by the manufacturer has elapsed.
Pressure fluctuations (primary pressure) are always present in a compressed air system. The function of pressure regulators – also known as pressure control valves or pressure reducing valves – is to reliably provide constant pressure (secondary pressure). Only in this way can you avoid the high wear of control elements and consumers and prevent excessive energy consumption. If the operating pressure is too low, this impairs the efficiency and often also the functionality of consumers.
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