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QUALITY, SAFETY & RELIABILITY FEATURES

The Fundamentals of Dew Point Measurement in Compressed Air Systems

By Anthony Cote, Vaisala

Dew point is simply the temperature to which air must be cooled for the water vapor within to condense into dew or frost. At any temperature, there is a maximum amount of water vapor that the air can hold. This maximum amount is called the water vapor saturation pressure. If more water vapor is added beyond this point, it will result in condensation.

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Adsorbents for Heat Reactivated Compressed Air Dryers

By Artem Vityuk, Adsorbent Solutions, BASF Corporation

In the field of externally heated adsorption dryers there is a large variety of different systems on the market offering substantial flexibility in terms of process flows, dew points and energy demand. Often, economic parameters and project-specific requirements ultimately define the individual user-specific solution. This article discusses the basic types of desiccants used in compressed air dryers.

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Maintaining Compressed Air Filters and the Purpose of Differential Pressure Monitoring Devices

By Mark White, Parker Hannifin

The foundation of any purification system is its filtration and of the ten main contaminants found in a compressed air system, filtration is responsible for the treatment of nine of them. Coalescing filters are the most important piece of purification equipment as they reduce six of the ten contaminants and a look in any air compressor room will find a pair of coalescing filters (backed up with dry particulate and oil vapor removal filters).

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PRODUCTIVITY, SUSTAINABILITY & ENERGY CONSERVATION FEATURES

Food & Beverage Ingredients Firm Tate & Lyle On a Mission to Protect the Planet

By Mike Grennier, Compressed Air Best Practices® Magazine

Tate & Lyle’s sustainability actions involve countless initiatives worldwide to minimize its environmental impact by reducing emissions and using water sustainably. Whether it’s the use of a low-pressure blower instead of a high-pressure compressed air system to save energy, or a $75 million natural gas-fired Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system to replace coal as a power source at its corn wet mill in Lafayette, Indiana, Tate & Lyle is on a mission to protect the planet.

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ISO 50001: How Manufacturers Can Achieve a Low-cost and Low-carbon Future

By Graham Coats, Energair

For an organization to prove that it meets the standard it has to undergo a management system audit, either internal or external. The question, therefore, is how can those utilizing compressed air effectively evaluate their assets’ performance as part of an ISO 50001 energy management system and, in doing so, grow their bottom line and minimize their negative environmental footprint.

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