Gas and Air Drying Accessories
Van Air Systems designs easy to use, simple, and extremely effective dryers for both gas and compressed air. Though some set-ups may need additional accessories depending on the application and output of dryer gas or air. Here are three common accessories that pair with our dryers:
- Oil Water separator: a cost effective solution to remove lubricating oils from condensate streams. No electricity required, can be run for 24 hour continuous operation, and has low maintenance costs.
- Air-cooled Aftercoolers: Since compressed air being discharged from an air compressor is hot and loaded with vapor, an after-cooler reduces that temperature causing a substantial amount of the entrained moisture to condense.
- Dew Point Monitors: Handy devices designed to verify the performance of air dryers by analysing the water vapor content of compressed air. Van Air Systems offers three dew point monitors depending on the application.
Benefits of Using Van Air Systems’ Accessories
While each accessory has their own function, it is important to understand why they are recommended for a particular application. For example, an after cooler may sound redundant, especially since newer portable air compressors have an integral after cooler. While that is true, during a field test, Van Air Systems engineers recorded an additional 8 degrees of cooling using an after cooler on a Blast Pak PRO, translating into huge savings when it came to how many desiccants were saved thanks to the cooler air. The oil water separator, through the use of multi-stage separations, is extremely cost effective and designed to operate in most ambient conditions year-round. And dew point monitors are important as excessive moisture in compressed air lines corrode pneumatic equipment and system piping, saving thousands of dollars in preventative downtime as these monitors are designed to quickly alert plant personnel to minimize maintenance expenses. Simply put, we provide these accessories to help save time, money, and keep everything working properly.
Excessive moisture in compressed air lines corrodes pneumatic equipment and system piping, normally the most expensive component of an air system. Moisture also contaminates sensitive instruments and processes, leading to preventable downtime. Van Air Systems dew point monitors verify the performance of air dryers by analyzing the water vapor content of compressed air. In the event of an elevated moisture level, Van Air Systems dew point monitors quickly alert plant personnel to minimize maintenance expenses. Van Air Systems offers three dew point monitors, suiting a wide range of applications. All of these units directly measure moisture or dew point at…
In Van Air Systems AC series air-cooled aftercoolers, hot compressed air is introduced to the core as ambient air is drawn across it, leaving the exiting air cooler. AC series after-coolers are normally sized for a 15°F (or less) approach to ambient air. For example, a compressor discharges 250°F air and the aftercooler is located in 80°F ambient conditions. With a 15°F approach, the air exiting the aftercooler will be 95°F and saturated, and the moisture created by cooling from 250°F to 95°F will condense.
Van Air Systems’ Oil Water Separator series is a cost effective solution to remove lubricating oils from condensate streams. This heavy duty unit is designed to simultaneously process different types of poly glycol oils. These oil water separators are ready for 24 hour continous operation. Van Air Systems’ oil water separators can remove lubricants down to a level in compliance with most regulations, and are designed to operate in most ambient conditions year-round.