The benefits of different types of compressed air dryers

Continuing on from our last article where we talked about the different kinds of compressed air dryers that we provide, this article will look at the benefits of each of these types of compressed air dryers, as well as some of their respective key features.

Here at Cleveland Compressed Air Services, our range of compressed air dryers has been selected based on their uncompromising performance and reliability, as well as their ability to deliver the right balance of air quality with the lowest cost of operation. We are proud to offer our customers three kinds of compressed air dryers, namely:

  • Refrigerated air dryers
  • Desiccant air dryers
  • Membrane dryers

Refrigerated air dryers

When it comes to refrigerated air dryers, we have available the Domnick Hunter refrigerated air dryers and the Parker Hiross Starlette Plus dryers.

Domnick Hunter Polestar Smart Refrigerated Air Dryers (450-10,800 M3/H)

A standout feature of these air dryers is that they actively remove the condensation that is caused by air entering the compressed air system to achieve extremely dry compressed air. Their other benefits include:

  • Optimum dewpoint levels for highest system performance
  • Advanced patented design
  • Environmental, lowest real operating costs
  • High reliability, easy to use and maintain
  • Unique 4-in-1 SmartPack heat exchanger
  • Integral drain
  • Extremely low pressure drop design
  • Innovative SmartControl energy saving function
  • Excellent dewpoint performances
  • Advanced compliant scroll compressor

Parker Hiross Starlette Plus dryers (Up to 360 M3/H)

Parker Hiross offers a range of refrigerated air drying solutions using advanced refrigeration technology. Among the key features of their Starlette Plus dryers are:

  • State-of-the-art PlusPack heat exchangers (patent pending)
  • Extremely compact
  • Low operating costs
  • Environmentally friendly
  • High operating limits
  • Reliable airtight piston compressors that do not require preheating
  • Simple and secure refrigeration circuits that do not require adjustment during operation and undergo vigorous quality testing in production
  • Large adjustable condenser and fan compartments to guarantee optimum performance even in extreme conditions
  • Security protection in the refrigeration circuit, increasing reliability and safeguarding the air dryer
  • Simple disassembly, with easy access to the internal components for efficient maintenance
  • Drain positioned in a niche, allowing easy access without the need to remove the top panel
  • High-pressure version available

Desiccant air dryers

Depending on the application, there are three types of desiccant air dryers that we are able to provide: modular, point of use, and twin tower.

For modular desiccant air dryers, our range includes the Domnick Hunter Pneudri Range Modular Desiccant Air Dryers (3 SCFM and larger). The benefits of the Pneudri range are:

  • “Multi-banking” capability ensures the system can meet any required demand
  • Totally clean and dry compressed air down to-40oF (-40oC) pressure dewpoint (PDP) as standard
  • Can be specified to provide a pressure dewpoint of -100oF (-70oC) PDP for critical applications
  • No pressure vessel certification or inspections required

For point of use desiccant air dryers, the FDD desiccant dryer series carries the following features:

  • Finite® Filter’s unique in-line air/gas dryer system for easy desiccant change-outs, longer life and lower pressure drop
  • Removes water vapour and aerosols at point-of-use for intermittent flows up to 60 SCFM
  • A colour changing moisture indicator with visual sight gauge indicates the need for desiccant replacement
  • Zinc head / steel bowl with integral Sightglass
  • Sintered bronze elements that prevent desiccant carry over
  • Maximum operating temperature: 180°F
  • Maximum working pressure: 300 PSI

For twin tower desiccant air dryers, we offer the following:

  • AIRTEK Series (Heatless, Heated, Blower Purge, High Pressure)
  • BALSTON Regenerative PSA Desiccant Air Dryers
  • Domnick Hunter Twin Tower Desiccant Dryers (Heatless, Heated, Blower Purge, Vacuum Assist Zero Purge)
  • ZANDER Twin Tower Desiccant Dryers (Heatless, Heated, Blower Purge, Vacuum Purge)

Membrane dryers

The Parker Balston Membrane Air Dryers combine superior coalescing technology with a proven innovative membrane system to supply clean, dry compressed air with dewpoints as low as -40°F (-40°C). Engineered for easy installation, operation and long-term reliability, they also have the following benefits:

  • Highly efficient
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Require no electricity
  • Dewpoints as low as -40°F
  • Explosion proof
  • Silent operation
  • No desiccant to change
  • Prevent freeze-ups
  • Low operating cost
  • Reliable, efficient economical alternative to PSA and refrigerant dryer technologies

Want to know more? Speak to us today to find out more about our range of compressed air dryers, or for help with accurate selection and sizing of an air treatment system.

Speak to us today

We know that your business looks for every competitive edge in a tough marketplace. Reducing the cost of energy overhead is a challenge and we offer quality solutions through high calibre products and services. At Cleveland Compressed Air Services, we believe that your success is our success. That is why we provide top notch solutions and support to businesses using our quality products, whether through purchase or hire. After purchase or hire, our stellar customer care draws from a nationwide network of manufacturer trained technicians, ready to serve you 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

Ready for solutions to compressed air or energy problems?  Please call us at +61 8 9452 3669, email us at info@ccair.net.au or contact us online.