Whilst the use of a Desiccant or Refrigerant Dryer will help you to remove water vapour from your compressed air supply, you may still need to remove other contaminants such as solid particulates and oil aerosols.
Regardless of how stringent an air quality you need to achieve, at Design Air we can specify and supply the correct filter for your need.
Traditionally to remove solid particulate and oil aerosols, you would require both a coarse and fine filter to be installed in series. This means two filters which will each yield a pressure drop and two filters that require annual element changes.
The UD Filter combines both filtration steps in to one. This means one filter to provide the same air quality as two. Instead of a wet pressure drop of 0.53 bar(g) across 2 filters, the UD will yield a pressure drop of only 0.25 bar(g). Furthermore you will only need to replace one element for service purposes instead of the traditional 2 required.
The UD Filter will allow your compressor to run at a pressure 0.28 bar(g) lower than you could with the traditional 2 filter set up. Assuming your site is running 6000Hrs p.a, with an average kW input of 30kW and electrical cost of £0.10/kWHr, this will save you around £352 / year in electrical energy costs. This doesn't count the fact that you will also half your annual filter element maintenance costs!