Benefits of changing your element are:
- High quality guaranteed compressed air
- Protection of your adsorption dryer beds
- Protection of your downstream equipment, personnel, and processes
- Reduction in your operational costs
- Increased productivity & profitability
What factors reduce filter performance?
Filter performance can be affected by a number of different factors, these are not visible and you can often not be aware of problems until it affects your operations.
During operation, the filter media in coalescing and dust removal filter elements is attacked by high-velocity dirt particles. At the same time, it has to deal with extremes of pressure, temperature, and a pulsing air demand whilst being submersed in acidic condensate, which can be hot water, oil, or chemical additives from compressor lubricants.
As the filtration media breaks down, even a hole the size of a pinpoint or pressure spikes can result in the rupture of the filter media.
A rupture in the filter media allows contamination to pass from the filter into the system. If this should happen the needle on the gauge would always read in the green area.
As a result, the filter element is often not serviced until the contamination is spotted downstream.