Compressed air has long been described as the fourth utility after electricity, natural gas and water. It is often the perfect energy resource for many industrial, commercial and instrument applications. During the act of compressing air, moisture naturally forms. Removing this moisture is vital to avoid costly equipment failure, product contamination and distribution system breakdown.
What Compressed Air Quality Do I Need?
Answering the “Do I need a dryer?” question is typically easy. Pretty much every compressed air system needs a dryer. The question of “Which dryer do I need?” is more complex. The answer starts by knowing the ISO air quality classes and where in the spectrum your needs fall. The below chart lays out the acceptable contamination levels at the different classes. Your needs will be determined by your equipment and processes that utilize compressed air.