Compressed air treatment company Artic Driers International is focused on providing the medical and pharmaceutical industry with a range of cost-effective air treatment solutions.
For many, the International Standards Organisation’s requirements are hard to achieve, which is compounded by the inability of some to monitor the performance of the air leaving the compressor station.
Artic Driers, which has been providing South Africa with air treatment solutions for 21 years, aims to manage the many challenges engineers face when it comes to compressed air quality in hospitals and clinics.
Its Jemaco SPX PSK range of heatless adsorption air dryers provides compressed air with pressure dew points from -40 °C to -70 °C.
Where larger capacity dryers are required, the company provides the HRE series of heat regenerative dryers with low purge flow requirements and dew point control.
Both options minimise the waste of expensive compressed air.
Reduced Purge Air Losses and Control Valve Wear and Tear
Heatless chemical type air dryers waste up to 15% of the incoming air flow to desorb and regenerate the offline line tower and the majority of these dryers have no indication of air dryer performance.
Further, timer controlled dryers often waste more air than necessary, as the dryer is rotated without reference to seasonal incoming water load and fluctuating low air demands by the plant or hospital.
The locally developed DPC1 air dryer controller solves these issues. Sensing the outlet air flow dew point, the DPC1 delays cycles by extending the bed drying time. This will lengthen the cycles and reduce purge air losses as well as control valve wear and tear.
Timing on the air dryer cycles for drying and desorption is easily adjustable with this product. Further, a liquid crystal display screen provides dew point performance readout, as well as future service alerts and data logging.
This product solves all the common problems of low dew point dryers, and is fully updatable by using a universal serial bus flash drive.
With dew point performance monitoring becoming more cost-effective in recent years, Artic Driers supplies equipment with a range of capabilities, from simple intruments that monitor dew point flow and pressure to comprehensive display monitors with Internet connectivity and SMS alert functions.
The DS 500 dryer monitoring system is capable of monitoring multiple compressors and dryers. Users also get pre-alerts in case of a malfunction, which enables medical staff to take corrective action before the air contamination hits a production line or the wards in a hospital.
For clients with tighter budgets, Artic Driers offers on-site compressed air quality data logging and air system monitoring at affordable rates.
The client determines monitoring periods and is issued with concise reports with graphs and a synopsis of he system’s status.
The company also provides oil carryover performance testing, as well as leak detection for compressed air vacuum and medical gases.
In association with Italian filter cartidges, equipment and systems manufacturer BEA Technologies, Artic Driers offers a range of filters from simple particle filters to high-end on-site sterilisable casings, suitable for any application.
Artic Driers includes vacuum filters within the BEA range.
Further, the company provides differential gauges with volt-free contact switches with any filter installment, allowing for easy maintenance supervision.
Differential pressure transmitters can be installed if necessary. These will continually provide a 4 mA to 20 mA signal to an instrument data logger system or a client’s control system.
High-performance carbon towers or even catalytic convertors can also be installed, if required, to eliminate the last dregs of oil contamination. This is useful because, once an air system is contaminated with oils, it is almost impossible to clean.
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Artic Driers supplies low dew point dryers with compressors, filters, dew point monitors and oily water waste management systems. These systems make eases the upgrade of a compressor room by providing a continuous stream of clean dry air while the refit takes place.
Local regulations require that no compressor oils are released into stormwater drains. Failure to abide by these regulations can lead to fines being imposed.
The Sepura Oily Waste Water Separation systems enables easy separation of the oils generated by compressors. The systems retain the oils for safe legal disposal and allow the clean water out to the drains.
Artic Driers supplies JDM zero loss capacitance condensate drains, which eliminate compressed air wastage and eject only wastewater. The product, which is available in all sizes to suit any application, allows no air into the atmosphere.