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March 2018 Edition

March 2018 Edition

Featured Articles

Innovative Adsorption Medium for Pressure Swing Desiccant Air Dryers

By Colin Billiet, CEO, Air Purification Skroll

Compressed air contains contaminants such as dirt, water and oil which must be removed before use. ISO8573.1 specifies air quality classes for these contaminants. Humidity is expressed in terms of Pressure Dew Point (PDP). PDP is the temperature at which air is fully saturated with moisture, when the air temperature falls below this point further condensation will occur.

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Compressor Room Advantages with Oil-Free Centrifugal Air Compressors

By the Compressed Air & Gas Institute - Centrifugal Compressor Section

Today’s industrial manufacturing environment is extremely competitive, requiring companies to constantly search for cost saving opportunities and better efficiencies. In many cases, manufacturers find that centrifugal air compressors are a successful method for reducing the overall plant costs involved in supplying compressed air.

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Missed Opportunities in Compressed Air System Design - Flow Restrictions from Pipe Headers

By Hank van Ormer, Contributing Editor

Many are familiar with the advances with improved technology in the compressed air supply. Such advancements as, proactive central air compressor controls to maintain optimum operation of multiple compressors to support ever changing air demands; improved drive systems such as VSD’s; magnetic bearing drives (centrifugals); and more efficient and reliable equipment taking advantage of modern manufacturing capability. These new technologies are very important in generating relative high energy cost savings, and are well promoted by the OEM equipment manufacturers.

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SHOW REPORT: Compressed Air, Chillers and Vacuum at the 2018 IPPE Expo

By Wes Lucko, Compressed Air Best Practices® Magazine

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is a collaboration of three shows - International Feed Expo, International Meat Expo and the International Poultry Expo - representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The tradeshow focuses on bringing together leaders in the poultry, meat and feed industry from all over the world. IPPE’s global reach attracts more than 8,000 international visitors from 129 countries.

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