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Did you buy the wrong type of compressed air dryer?

Do you have a desiccant compressed air dryer in your plant?
Yes?
Do you know the annual running cost of that dryer?
It's plugged into a power socked, so it probably uses a bit of electricity… and you need to replace the desiccant every so many years. Right?
True!
But for many types of desiccant air dryers, there's a hidden cost… and it is substantial!
In fact, the yearly cost will probably SHOCK you!
The culprit?
Purge air!
Purge air is air that is used to regenerate the desiccant. (the desiccant needs to be regenerated every few hours, to remove the water that it previously absorbed).
There are 2 main types of desiccant dryers:
Heated blower regenerated
This type uses an external blower and heater to regenerate the desiccant.

It requires only electricity (around 1 kW for every m3/min of compressed air).
Purge regenerated
This type doesn't use electricity to regenerate the desiccant...
Great, right! 
No! 
It uses precious compressed air!!!
This compressed air flow is between 10 and 20% of na…
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