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Dried compressed air reduces downtime

Friday 15th February 2008

The UK's leading supplier of compressed air products and process systems, Thorite, has teamed up with Air Dryer manufacturer SMC to provide a complete, two-stage solution to the problems of machinery downtime, production losses and premature plant failure caused by moisture in compressed air systems.

The first stage of the remedy is a free on-site Dewpoint Test, which provides a detailed assessment of the compressed air system's condition at the point of use.

If the system contains damaging moisture the second stage of the remedy can be implemented, in the form of a low cost Refrigerated Air Dryer from SMC.

Designed to give a dewpoint of between 3 and 10°C, SMC's Refrigerated Air Dryers range in capacity from 7CFM to 388CFM, providing a model to suit every need.

In addition to saving industrial users thousands of pounds in lost production they also ensure compressed air quality to class 4, 5 or 6, necessary to achieve ISO 8573.1.

The free Dewpoint test can be arranged by contacting Kevin Crockford at Thorite on freephone 07973 316912, or emailing

Features of SMC Refrigerated Air Dryers include:

  • state of the art design ensuring a constant 3°C pressure dewpoint
  • environmentally ozone-friendly 134a refrigerant gas
  • simple control system incorporating easy to read evaporator gauge
  • stainless steel heat exchanger providing long life and low pressure drops
  • compact design with staggered inlet/outlet ports for ease of installation
  • 10mm push-in condensate drain pot
  • 2 year replacement warranty when purchased with pre and after filters
  • all SMC Refrigerated Air Dryers are the end product of 40 years experience, combined with advanced air and refrigeration technology, built to international standards and backed by BS EN ISO9001 quality certification
EEF - The Manufacturers' Organisation -- The Carbon Trust - Accredited Supplier -- CHAS - The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme -- BCAS - British Compressed Air Society -- SafeContractor Approved
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