Desiccants play a role in every industry, from food and pharmaceutical processing to automotive manufacturing and packaging. Materials like silica gel and activated charcoal absorb moisture, smells, and contaminants in the air, preventing decay and bacteria growth anywhere they’re placed.
Modern industrial facilities need more than a few packets of desiccants to ensure clean air for their compressed air systems, and that’s where the desiccant dryer comes in. General Air Products’ desiccant dryers for air compressors take a personalized approach to effortlessly removing water vapor, oils, and other contaminants, ensuring you have an abundant supply of adequate air for your compressor.
An Energy Efficient Compressed Air System
When moisture and debris get inside a compressed air line, it can be costly to clear this out. The longer these elements stay inside, the more chances they have to damage your compressor and contribute to product spoilage. However, a full cleaning job can halt production, putting you behind on your goals. Desiccant dryers solve this challenge by filtering air before it enters the compressor, ensuring only the cleanest, driest air flows through your pipes. This can translate to major savings in manufacturing costs and energy efficiency.
Our compressed dry air generators seamlessly integrate with your existing setup and keep your air compressor operating at maximum capacity. Because they are heatless compressed air systems, you won’t have to mitigate heat waste and lost energy. Along with keeping maintenance needs to a minimum, they help reduce air consumption during periods of low demand, further saving you money in energy costs.
The HDD Series from General Air Products
When contaminant-free compressed air is a necessity, our HDD Series offers exceptional assistance in accordance with ISO 8753:1-2001 (E). These compact air systems are easy to install and small enough to fit in spaces with even the tightest configurations. With versatile connection points, you can install them vertically or horizontally and still maintain proper airflow.
Each dry air compressor system comes standard with an intelligent diagnostic system, ensuring you know when your unit needs service as soon as possible. Interior parts are easily accessible so you can service the unit without encountering the surrounding pipework, and the desiccant cartridge has a similarly efficient changing process.
Other specifications for the HDD Series include:
- Flow rate: 4 SCFM to 365 SCFM
- Pressure dewpoint maximum: -40°F standard, with -100°F option for critical operations
- For models HDD004 to HDD035: These systems feature wall and floor mounting capabilities and six inlet/outlet connections, offering multiple porting options
You can find more information about specific models in the table below. You may also want to consult our technical downloads to learn more about operating desiccant dryers for air compressors.
Connection Size (NPT)
Recognizing that the processes operating a compressed air dryer often have different requirements, we have tailored the features of our heatless desiccant compressed air dryers so that they can be utilized to suit various industrial applications. Some of these include:
- Power stations
- Paint Spraying
- General Industrial
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Desiccant dryers belong anywhere you use an air compressor, even if the surrounding air does not seem particularly humid or dirty. The desiccants in General Air Products’ systems filter out microscopic contaminants that would otherwise build up over time and cause challenges. We can also customize these standard dryers to your liking, as we believe every facility deserves the best tools for its specific operations.
Contact us at 888-814-2196 or use our online form to learn more about these compressed dry air generators or any of our other industrial systems.