Condensate Drains and Why You Need Them

Posted by Kyle Randall

Feb 11, 2015 2:08:00 PM

Many users of compressed air systems don’t fully realize the implications of disregarding condensate drains. Though compressed air condensate is usually just condensed water, it may contain trace amounts of oil, particulate matter, and other contaminants—any of which can be detrimental to equipment and processes.

To avoid unnecessary maintenance and ensure optimal productivity in your system, you need to use condensate drains on your air receiver tanks, aftercoolers, dryers, filters, and other essential components. Using these devices will ensure the containments are removed from your system ensuring a longer operational life of your equipment.

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Topics: air compressors, Condensate Drains

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