Compressed air is a major source of energy used in a wide variety of applications across many industries. A plant compressed air system can be costly to operate. Optimizing productivity while reducing operating costs is the common goal shared by almost any manufacturing plant across the globe. Proper compressed air treatment will protect equipment and avoid production downtime and maintenance. In almost all applications throughout a plant, the use of clean, dry compressed air will result in lower operating costs.
The importance of compressed air treatment
Compressed air is generated on-site by pulling in ambient air and compressing it. Ambient air may contain water vapor, microorganisms, dirt, oil vapor, liquid oil, oil aerosols, rust pipe scale and more. Without an integrated compressed air dryer, these contaminants will deteriorate the equipment resulting in costly maintenance and affect the quality of the product being manufactured. Proper compressed air treatment is essential to protect equipment, ensure reliability in manufacturing and production processes, and prevent poor product quality.
Compressed air is often required for a short-lived application lasting only a few weeks. In this case, it doesn't make financial sense for a company to invest in treatment equipment, such as a compressed air dryer, for temporary use.
A short-term, portable solution
The Parker Airtek rental dryer is portable and designed specifically for short-term compressed air drying needs. The new compressed air dryer can reach flow rates as high as 3000 scfm, pressure of 350 psi, and a pressure dew point as low as -80°F.
The rental dryer offers a rugged design with a special protective paint coating for outdoor/coastal environments. Users can adjust pressure range, flow requirements and pressure dew point according to the application requirements. The versatile system is ideal for a range of applications from offshore oil and gas platforms to pharmaceutical clean rooms. Installation is quick and easy, taking only a few minutes.
Common uses for the rental dryer:
- Maintenance in the compressed air equipment
- Supplemental compressed air requirement to meet current demand
- Emergency service or stoppage of the current compressed air equipment
- Outdoor applications such as construction
- Production increases requiring more compressed air
- Short-term/temporary applications
Industries where the rental dryer is used:
- Power generation
- Chemical processing
- Oil and gas
- Food & beverage
- Pulp and paper