There could be oil, water or even potentially harmful microorganisms in your compressed air - and you may not even know it. Here are a few compressed air testing options that we have available:
A compressed air filter is a piece of ancillary compressed air equipment that helps to remove any unwanted and potentially harmful contaminants from the compressed air; these contaminants can be aerosols, particulates, or vapors. Particulates are small, solid particles, like dust, dirt, metal particles from pipe corrosion, and pollen. Aerosols are small liquid droplets (i.e. oil and/or water, depending on the type of compressor), and vapors are liquids that have been converted into a gas. Different applications require different levels of filtration, so to select the right type of filter for your compressor system, you need to really know your application.
Compressed air isn’t inherently clean; like the ambient environment it’s drawn from, the air in your compressor system is filled with a variety of particles, aerosols, and vapors that can contaminate end processes and products, as well as harm machinery and other equipment. This is where compressed air filters come in! By implementing a robust filtration system, you’re improving the quality of your compressed air while simultaneously increasing your system’s efficiency. Keep in mind that the amount and types of filters needed will be dependent on the quality of air your application or process requires. Check out our compressed air filters here.
Depending on your industry and application, you might be required to stick to stringent compressed air quality levels; examples include the medical, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries. Or you might be in an industry where air quality takes a bit of a backseat, such as the automotive industry and some processes in general manufacturing. No matter your application, however, it's always beneficial to have a thorough understanding of your compressed air quality, as well as the more common compressed air quality standards. These include: