Compressed air is an essential power source that is widely used throughout industry. This safe, powerful and reliable utility can be the most important part of your production process. However, your compressed air contains water, dirt, wear particles and degraded lubricating oil, which all mix together to form an unwanted condensate. This condensate, often acidic, rapidly wears tools and pneumatic to form an unwanted condensate. This condensate, often acidic, rapidly wears tools and pneumatic machinery, blocks valves and orifices and corrodes piping, resulting in high maintenance costs and product spoilage which can bring your production process to an extremely expensive standstill!
Separation, filtration and drying products are employed to remove this problematic and costly condensate; however the oily mix discharged now creates other problems. Oil can seriously affect the efficient operation of sewage purification, as well as killing plants and animals.
For this reason, very low oil in water discharge limits are permitted and rigid legislation exists in most countries to protect the environment against contamination. International standards such as ISO14001 also require the compressed air user to comply with local environmental legislation and show use of protective systems and procedures.