In today's industrial settings, efficient and high-performance procedures and equipment are essential for maintaining quality standards, ensuring employee safety and exceeding output expectations. Part of this process entails maintaining the quality and efficiency of your compressed air systems.
A crucial component of your air compressor is the compressed air dryer. Simply put, a compressed air dryer is a machine that absorbs and reduces the moisture content of the air that feeds your plant. They play the important role of making air more sanitary and conducive for workers, machinery, tools, and manufactured products you produce. A common type of dryer used to remove excess moisture from the compressed air is a desiccant dryer. These play a vital role in preserving the quality and reliability of your complete system by preventing freezing pipes as well as hardware and equipment erosion.
For the most reliable and efficient desiccant dryers, industrial products and maintenance services throughout Pennsylvania and its surrounding areas, look no further than the selection of high-quality inventory and comprehensive services available at C.H. Reed. For decades, we’ve been a trusted, premier industrial solutions partner for thousands of companies throughout the mid-Atlantic. With our desiccant dryer products and additional services, we guarantee improved air quality, energy efficiency, decreased operational costs and exceptional value.
What Is a Desiccant Dryer?
A desiccant dryer is a specialized machine used in compressed air systems that has thousands of drying beads (typically either silica gel or activated alumina drying agents) that absorb water vapor from an incoming air stream. Desiccant dryers are sustainable as they don't require drying agent replacement to provide continuous clean, vapor-free air. They provide low dew points and are employable in hazardous and remote locations. Desiccant dryers make it possible to maintain controlled humidity in some of the most sensitive environments. They are commonly used is applications like material processing, mold prevention, health care, food drying, fabric production, and in any production of products that could perish, attract mold or easily become damaged.
How Does a Desiccant Air Dryer Work?
To effectively remove water vapor from compressed air, desiccant dryer systems have two towers. The first structure dries the compressed air by removing water vapor, while the second regenerates the desiccant, or drying agents. With both towers working simultaneously, the desiccant dryers use the following process to effectively remove vapor:
- Moisture is absorbed into the desiccant materials using dehumidifiers.
- The air is processed and thoroughly dried by ducting the air through a rotor.
- The rotor relocates the moist desiccants to the reactivating air stream, heating it up.
- With its increased temperature, the moisture is discharged from the desiccant as water vapor and ducted outdoors.
- Separate air streams relocate debris found in the processed air and recirculate clean air throughout the space.
A Wide Selection of Desiccant Dryers to Suit Your Needs
At C.H. Reed, we offer a wide selection of desiccant dryers to suit any industrial or manufacturing application. Our team is happy to work with you to find quality dryer solutions that meet your operational needs, long-term performance expectations and budget, including:
- Heatless Regeneration Desiccant Dryer
- Heat Regeneration Desiccant Dryer
- Blower Purge Desiccant Dryer
- Heat Purge Desiccant Dryer
- Heatless Modular Desiccant Dryer
Learn More About Our Desiccant Air Dryer Solutions — Contact C.H. Reed to Schedule a Compressed Air System Analysis
When you rely on the high-quality equipment and knowledgeable, comprehensive services, contact the compressed air experts at C.H. Reed. With branch locations in Hanover, PA, Milton, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Erie, PA, and Cleveland, OH, and a service footprint that covers all of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and Southern New York, we are the compressed air partner you can count on to increase system efficiencies, improve equipment reliability, and help you meet your ongoing compressed air goals. Contact us today to learn more!