Ambient air usually contains a significant amount of moisture (water vapor). Most modern equipment operating on compressed air require this moisture to be removed in order to reduce system downtime due to rust, pipeline blockages and freezing problems. Moisture can be economically removed with the help of an Air Dryer. In addition, an air dryer assists in reducing the dew point of the compressed air, which prevents the water vapor from condensing in the air lines.

There are usually two versions of a regenerative desiccant dryer – single tower and twin tower. AtmosPower offers a twin tower dryer in which one tower dries the moist air coming in, while the other tower is regenerating under vacuum. AtmosPower’s dryers are systematically designed to operate on present cycle times to offer ease of use to the end user with the help of a simple start/stop button. In order to ensure the highest quality of equipment, Atmospower has an in-house vacuum system manufacturing division.

Air Dryer

Advantages of Regenerative Desiccant Type Dryers include:

  • Very low dew points can be achieved without potential freeze-up.
  • Moderate cost of operation for the dew points achieved.
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Reduced system footprint
  • Reduced noise levels due to elegant design.
  • Low maintenance costs and increased system uptime.
  • The dryer can be designed to operate pneumatically for remote, mobile or hazardous locations.
  • Outlet air quality according to ISO standards

Different types of air dryers :

  • Hoc Dryers
  • Heatless Dryer
  • Split flow type
  • LP Dryer

Applications :

  • Textile
  • Painting
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Power Plants
  • Hospitals
  • Packaging
  • Chemical refineries
  • Food Processing
  • Distilleries
  • Sugar Mills
  • Printing Press
  • Synthetic Fiber Industry
  • Chemical Process Industry

Heat of compressionAir Dryer

A Heat of compression dryer is basically a regenerative desiccant based air dryer, which uses the heat generated during compression as its energy source for regenerating the saturated desiccant.  It is a very reliable source of consistent large scale industrial dry air. The desiccant, is a highly porous material which adsorbs water molecules from the surrounding air. Some of the dry air is diverted to regenerate the media in the second tower

A HOC dryer is preferred because of its low electrical installation cost along with low power costs. The pressure drop of the system is very low, which also helps reduce its energy requirement. The dryer also uses recovered heat from the compressor to save on energy costs.

HOC Dryer – Key Features

Inlet Air Temperature40°C to140°C
Operating Pressure5 to 10 Bar
Flow Rate (Capacity)1,000-10,000 Nm3/Hour
Dew Point Temperature-40°C
Pressure Drop0.25 to 0.5 Bar

Heatless Dryer

A heatless dryer works on the same principal as a standard desiccant based dryer, however no internal or external heaters are used. Instead of heating the air to dry the desiccant, more amount of air is purged into the tower. AtmosPower’s heatless dryers can achieve dew points of -40°F down to -100°F

Heatless Air Dryer – Key Features

Inlet Air Temperature35 to 40°C Degrees Celsius
Operating Pressure7 – 150 Bar
Flow Rate (Capacity)40 – 10,000 Nm3/Hour
Dew Point Temperature(-)40°C(As low as -70°C possible on request)
Pressure Drop0.25 to 0.5 Bar

Internal Heated dryers

Heat reactivated regenerative desiccant dryers may have internal heat applied by heaters. In the internal type, steam or electricity may be used in heaters embedded in the desiccant bed. This reduces the amount of purge air required for regeneration to less than 10%. The purge air plus normal radiation is used to cool the desiccant bed after regeneration to prevent elevated air temperatures going downstream.

Internal Heated dryers – Key Features

Inlet Air TemperatureUp to 120°C Degrees Celsius
Operating Pressure7-150 Bar
Flow Rate (Capacity)40 – 10,000 Nm3/Hour
Dew Point Temperature-40°C (As low as -70°C possible on request)
Pressure Drop0.25 to 0.5 Bar

Split flow type – Key Features

Inlet Air TemperatureUp to 140°C Degrees Celsius
Operating Pressure7 – 10 Bar
Flow Rate (Capacity)1,000–10,000 Nm3/Hour
Dew Point Temperature(-)40°C(As low as -70°C possible on request)
Pressure Drop0.25 to 0.5 Bar

Low Pressure Dryer – Key Features

Inlet Air TemperatureUp to 120°C Degrees Celsius
Operating PressureUp to 1 Bar
Flow Rate (Capacity)1,000–20,000 Nm3/Hour
Dew Point Temperature(-)70°C
Pressure Drop0.05 Bar