The air around you is full of tiny particles that are potentially harmful to the equipment in your operation. These particles can be composed of many different things, but the primary culprits are dust, bacteria, fumes, hydrocarbons, water and oil. The vast majority of these contaminants are so small that they will easily pass through the intake filter of your air compressor. When your air compressor draws this atmospheric air into the airend and compresses it to 100 PSIG, the concentration of contaminants is increased eight fold. Without proper filtration, those contaminants will eventually find their way into your process potentially causing costly downtime and lowering product quality. Adding filtration to your compressed air system will continue to pay off in the form of both increased efficiency and product quality.