Air Dryers – Refrigerated & Desiccant Air Dryers
Southern Cross Compressors offers a wide range of air dryers, suitable for any application, to remove condensate which can cause product spoilage and expensive maintenance.
The process of air compression concentrates contaminants, including water vapour. This raises the dew point of the compressed air relative to free atmospheric air and leads to condensation within the reticulation system as the compressed air cools downstream of the compressor.
Excessive water in compressed air, in either the liquid or vapor phase, can cause a variety of operational problems for users of compressed air. These include corrosion in piping and valves, malfunctioning of pneumatics, damage to instrumentation, fouling of processes, product spoilage, and more.
Southern Cross Compressors stock two types of compressed air dryers. Their performance characteristics are typically defined by the dew point required for each application.
- Heatless regenerative desiccant dryers, often called “twin tower” dryers
- Refrigerated dryers
Many air dryers available in the Australian market have been manufactured and designed for cooler climates. As Australia has wide fluctuating temperatures ranging up to highs well into the 40’s it is important that a dryer with the correct specifications is selected for each application.
Air dryers designed for cooler climatic temperatures may shut down during periods of hot, humid conditions particularly in Summer when the temperature exceeds the design of the air dryer. It is vital if your operating environment exceeds temperatures of 30ºC at any time during periods of high production that you ensure your air dryers are designed to operate effectively under these conditions.
Southern Cross Compressors has a range of refrigerated and desiccant air dryers that are specifically designed to suit the Australian climate. During hot periods they will run effectively preventing problems with air quality and avoiding lost productivity.
Southern Cross Compressors are experts in the application of air dryers that work effectively and reliably to further ‘lower the cost of compressed air’.