Spring has finally arrived, and while that’s a good thing for all those tired of long, cold winter days, it’s not-so-great if you’re not prepared for the moisture it brings inside your manufacturing facility.
When warm weather arrives, condensation can show up too – and that’s not good. This is the time of year when moisture can cause contaminated air lines and tanks, resulting in costly repairs and downtime. Fortunately, there are plenty of products out there that can help prevent this common problem and as a result, avoid air loss, corrosion, and damage to system components downstream that can decrease production and increase costs. Keep condensation away by keeping these products in stock:
Drain Valves – these drain unwanted water without compromising loss of compressed air. Spartan Scientific has a great option with their CRDV/s Condensate Removal Drain Valve. This product keeps lines and tanks condensation-free automatically by combining a closed loop sensing system with a high flow diaphragm solenoid valve.
Compressed Air Dryers – These significantly reduce the moisture content of ambient air. Dryers come in a variety of types including, refrigerated, and desiccant. Which type is right for you depends on dew point levels in your facility and equipment. RTI is a great resource, offering a wide array of products for compressed air applications.
Filters – work in collaboration with dryers to remove contaminants.
Sensors & Software – the ability to monitor humidity levels is key to keeping them in check. With the use of integrated automation, conditions can be managed and problems can be averted before they even occur. A great example is Parker’s SensoNODE wireless sensors and SCOUT condition monitoring, diagnostics, and analytics software which work together to help keep systems healthy and operating efficiently.Don’t let condensation corrupt your systems and operations. Kundinger has everything you need to stay dry this spring! Give us a call today at 800-242-4811 or get a quote online now, before it’s too late.