Read the following to learn why you should use the Sharpe DRYAIRE Desiccant Air Drying System. When air is
compressed, the temperature of the air is increased as is its capacity to hold moisture. As the hot
air travels downstream through the lines, it cools, allowing the moisture to condense. Filters, drain traps,
and driplegs are effective for removing liquid condensate. But for removing residual water vapor and aerosols,
you need the Sharpe DRYAIRE Desiccant Air Drying System.
As the wet compressed air flows through the inlet port and down the bed of desiccant,
the desiccant (silica gel) beads absorb the water vapor and aerosols. The silica gel beads are so
effective in absorption, the air humidity can be reduced down to a -40°F pressure dew point. Unless
your compressed air is exposed to a temperature below the dew point, there will be
no further condensation forming in your lines.
The microscopic pores of each silica gel bead are structured to attract and hold
large capacities of humidity and prevent it from traveling downstream.
After the humidity has been removed, the dry air passes through a sintered bronze
element, up the center tube, and out the outlet port. As long as the desiccant is replaced at saturation
point, your equipment will receive ultra dry, moisture-free air.
As the desiccant becomes saturated with humidity, the dew point will begin to rise.
This is evident when the blue silica gel desiccant beads in the sight glass change to pink, indicating the
need for desiccant replacement. Simply remove the flange and bowl and replace with new desiccant.
Sharpe's DRYAIRE Desiccant Air Drying System is a convenient and cost effective means
of ensuring your spray work is never exposed to damaging condensed air humidity.