September 7, 2020
As 2020 has shown, it is difficult to predict what will happen a few years – or even just a few months – down the road. The best plans can be upended by unforeseen circumstances. In these uncertain times, isn’t it nice that there are some areas in which we know what the future will hold?
Instead of forcing the compressed air through thousands of beads, Cerades™ allows it to flow through straight, structured tubes. Because the air meets little resistance, the pressure drop is much lower and, as a result, a lot less energy is required to operate the dryer.
But the sharply reduced costs are just one benefit.
When compressed air is pushed through traditional dryers, the desiccant beads bounce around and ultimately decompose. This creates a fine dust. If it is not filtered out, it can contaminate the air and downstream equipment. Filtering it out, on the other hand, results in higher operating costs and more waste.
In addition, this dust is a health and environmental hazard because it circulates in the ambient air when the desiccant is replaced and can harm service technicians and the operating personnel alike.
Cerades™ lasts much longer and eliminates the dust problem. This further reduces costs and delivers users ISO 8573-1:2010 Class 2 air purity for particles without any extra filtration.
The lack of loose, bouncing beads also makes Cerades™ vibration-resistant, which allows it to be mounted horizontally and ensures continuous operation in rigorous applications, for example in the transportation industry.
In addition, because it can handle inlet temperatures of up to 70°C, Cerades™ is the ideal desiccant for high ambient or inlet temperatures.