Desiccant breather separates contaminant such as dirts & moistures from air entering machinery, sumps & different reservoirs.
Moisture and dirt originating outside of machine system are major cause of equipment or machinery loss of use.
Moisture originating outside of machine causes corrosion and mechanical wear along with dirt. Moisture can cause changes in viscosity deplete additives and cause sludge formation.
Dessicant is a hygroscopic (material that attracts and hold water molecules) substance.
A dessicant breather is an equipment installed on machine to prevent ingress of moisture and contaminants.
Gearboxes, pumps and reservoirs take in and take out i.e. “breathe” when air in the empty space expand and shrinks due to temperature changes and oil level changes in the case of hydraulic systems-incoming fluid displaces air or when hydraulic components are running. Each time equipment exchanges
air -dirt, debris and moist liquid vapors are brought in, contaminating the lubricant and damaging the equipment in process. 50% lubricant contamination comes from outside machinery and most machines are designed to breathe, –
IT IS BETTER TO STOP CONTAMINANTS AT THE SOURCE ”BREATHER”
HOW TO CHOOSE A DESSICANT BREATHER
There are multiple reasons that you need to consider before choosing a desiccant breather:
|MODEL||H20 ADSORBTION||CONNECTION SIZE||FLOW RATE||COMPATIBILTY GEAR/HYD/MINERAL/SYNTHETIC|
|BC 1||50 ml||3/8 MULTIFIT||4.16 cfm||YES|
|BC 2||118 ml||1’’MULTIFIT||16 cfm||YES|
|BC 3||220 ml||1’’MULTIFIT||16 cfm||YES|
|BC 4||353 ml||1’’MULTIFIT||16 cfm||YES|
ADSOSBTION(H20) RATE OF VARIOUS ADSORBANTS GRAPHICAL