Nano-Porous Systems has launched an ultra-high purity desiccant air dryer for the laboratory, manufacturing and electronics sectors.
The system is claimed to be the quietest, most reliable and energy efficient compressed air dryer on the market.
The need for dependable operation within a laboratory is addressed with a filter/desiccant cartridge that incorporates water separation.
This device is said to eliminate the need for external filtration and problems associated with the mechanical failure of condensate float drains, which can ultimately cause failure of the dryer.
Any condensate is collected within an internal quiet zone/chamber, which is expelled every two minutes through timed solenoid waves.
The dryer design is said to be highly energy efficient; integrated filtration and good flow distribution across the desiccant beds have reduced pressure drop through the dryer by 60 per cent.
Nano-Porous Systems claimed the system achieves lower running costs than other desiccant air dryers and meets high standards of purity.
The company has designed the dryer to be used in point-of-use applications such as the laboratory and has developed an advanced silencing solution that is maintenance-free and enables reduced noise levels.
The dryer is ready to run at any location worldwide; a switch-mode power supply means it will operate to suit US, European and Japanese power supplies.
Because of the emphasis on integral design solutions, maintenance time is reduced and installation is simple, according to Nano-Porous Systems.
The ultra-high purity desiccant air dryer ensures that when it is used near to the point of application any compressed air that comes into contact with people, animals, food, drinks, medical equipment or pharmaceutical products is dry, clean, safe and contaminant free.
The company said the dryer's patented water separation, inlet and outlet filtration increase reliability.
The silver-and-black dryer has an easy-to-read text display screen to check each stage of operation and drying cycles.
It is available in five sizes with flows between 3scfm and 24scfm and can be floor or wall mounted.