Water in Your Compressed Air System

Water in your compressed air system is common but it shouldn’t be ignored and left unattended, as it could harm your compressed air system and jeopardise the quality of your end product.

The amount of water produced by an air compressor is largely dependent on the inlet condition, the quality of ambient air in a given environment, as well as pressure. In simpler terms, air temperature, humidity, compressor size and required pressure will determine the water content coming out of the unit and potentially into the compressed air piping.

The water can be separated using accessories: aftercoolers, condensation separators, refrigerant dryers and adsorption dryers.

Water in Compressed Air