Save maintenance and component charges by reducing moisture in electrical cabinets Moisture in electrical cabinets, control panels and motor compartments can affect plant efficiency and product quality, leading to significant downtime and expensive repairs. This is particularly critical in food processing industries, since moisture can lead to mold and bacterial growth and make regulatory concerns.

Save maintenance and component expenses by eliminating moisture in electrical cabinets

Moisture in Dry Storage Cabinets, control panels and motor compartments can affect plant efficiency and product quality, leading to significant downtime and dear repairs. This is particularly critical in food processing industries, since moisture can lead to mold and/or bacterial growth and produce regulatory concerns. Purging the compartment with air dried by a system utilizing a filter and membrane offers a reliable solution with considerably lower initial and operating costs. The system can be applied over a 24/7 basis even during washdown procedures (when drying is most needed).

Removing water vapor from air using a filter and a membrane

Water, compressor oils and particulate matter can be removed from compressed air (input temperature range =40-120oF and the input pressure range = 60-150 psig) using a coalescing filter as well as a hollow membrane module. The coalescing filter removes water droplets, oil and particulate materials having an efficiency of 99.99% at .01 µm and also the hollow membrane fibers remove water vapor to supply dry air using a dew point of -7oF from saturated inlet air of 100oF and 100 psig.

Using a cabinet dryer avoids downtime

Cabinet dryers have zero moving parts and require minimum maintenance; periodic replacement of a filter can be performed during routine system shutdowns. For example, a meat processing plant in the Midwest that used a heater to keep a user interface dry found which it was replacing the keypad every three weeks. After it replaced the heater using a cabinet dryer, it absolutely was easy to operate for half a year or even more at the same time without any failures, replacing the filter over a routine maintenance basis.

A similar cabinet drying system was installed on metallic detection system at Dan’s Prize, a division of Dry Storage Cabinets For Optics. Before the dryer was employed, it absolutely was necessary to stop production 3 times a week to remove moisture from the detector. Based on Tom Breslin, Manager of Plant Engineering, “once we installed our dryer system, the problem went away. The dryer has been in place for about a year, without maintenance issues.”

Dried compressed air reduces operating costs

The operating price of a filter/membrane based method is considerably lower compared to alternative systems. For example, Lee Clarkson, production engineer at Ross Industries in Midland VA, a manufacturer of meat tenderizers, food packaging equipment, and food processing systems, reports “essentially no operating costs for that membrane dryer once the product is installed, with the exception of annual cartridge replacement. Inside the case from the meat processing plant discussed above, a saving of around $25,000/year was taken from eliminating the requirement to replace the cpanel and from down time during the replacement time.”

The Desiccant Dry Cabinets gives an effective, reliable and cheap approach to the problem of mold or premature component failure as a result of moisture. The device fails to require electricity, has no moving parts and xakleh be applied over a 24/7 basis, even during washdown procedures. The combination of a coalescing filter as well as a membrane filter provides air with a dew point of -7oF along with a relative humidity of 10% or less, ensuring that cabinets will likely be kept bone dry.

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