REFRIGERANT AIR DRYERS
air dryers are the heart of a compressed air contaminant
removal system. Together with in-line filters, they can be
selected and configured to deliver clean dry air to your
process specification. Refrigerant dryers, the most commonly
used compressed air dryers – are used to prevent
corrosion and eliminate free water from within compressed air
systems, maintaining air quality at your desired level.
Before an industrial compressor achieves 100 PSI air output,
it will be producing significant amounts of water. To
eliminate the water, think contaminant, the relative humidity
in the system must drop below 50%.
COMPRESSED AIR DRYERS
These dryers are most often made of the combination of
an air-to-air and an air-to-Freon heat exchanger. In the
air-to-air heat exchanger, the incoming air from the
compressor is pre-cooled by the outgoing air (which is then
heated). The compressed air passes through the air-to-Freon
heat exchanger in the next phase, cooling down the compressed
air even more to around 3°C.
The moisture is condensed and free water is removed at this
temperature, but 100% relative humidity remains. The
compressed air is then heated with incoming air, causing the
outgoing air’s relative humidity to fall below
For all your refrigerated dryer needs, no matter the size
of your compressed air system, if you are located in
Kansas, Missouri, or Illinois, HTE
Compressed Air Solutions can meet your needs for equipment,
installation and life-long on-site service.