Heatless Regeneration Compressed Air Dryer Calculation Principles

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Compressed air is provided to power pneumatic valve actuators, drive air motors, convey raw material and products, activate analytical instrumentation, and for cooling services. To be effective, compressed air must be dried to remove moisture, and other contaminants, which contaminate and corrode critical components.

Adsorption devices are commonly installed in compressed air systems to remove moisture. Heatless compressed air dyers are the most common type furnished to meet the requirement for -40° F dew point "commercially dry" air, especially in systems of less than 1,000 standard cubic feet per minute (scfm). Heatless regeneration compressed air dryers are pressure swing adsorbers designed to retain the heat of adsorption within the desiccant beds during the drying process.

The stored heat of adsorption is consumed during the regeneration process to remove moisture from the desiccant to provide continuous service. If the heat is lost prematurely, such as by excessive flow rates, the heatless dryer cannot regenerate and the system fails requiring priming at minimal flow for an extended period of time before continuing. The dryer is heater-less, but it relies on the retention of the heat of adsorption evolved during the drying process to provide continuous service.

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