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Convey solid materials, waste, trim, small parts with virtually no moving parts

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Nex Flow Air Products Corp. Prides itself in being proactive Not Reactive – One step further than the others! We not only solve customer compressed air problems but also recommend and assist where they can prevent problems from occurring.

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HOMEmanufactures specialized compressed air technology for blow off, drying, cleaning, cooling and moving.  Compressed air needs to be filtered for these applications for two main reasons.

  1. Prevent dirt clogging nozzles and other devices preventing proper operation
  2. Prevent contamination of the end product

Nex FlowTM offers three different approaches to filtration:

  1. Regular standard cartridge or membrane filters c/w auto drains to filter water and/or oil. The water removal filters are 5 micron and the oil removal filters are 0.3 micron.  These filter should be checked regularly to insure the auto drains are working and if the cartridges are not too dirty.  High buildup creates a high pressure drop across the filter that can negatively affect the performance of the downstream product and also wastes energy.  Cartridges should be changed annually according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Super Separator. This “separator- filter” removes 99.99% of water and oil but does not control particle size.  These units are ideal where the load on regular filters is high requiring frequent maintenance and cartridge change.  Adding a Super Separator upstream of the regular standard cartridge filters will remove the bulk of the load on the filters extending the need for cartridge changes by 4 to 5 times.   The Super Separator needs only be checked to assure the auto drain is functioning.
  3. Expel Filter is an ISO12500 tested filter and guaranteed to remove 99.9999% of both water and oil and guaranteed to filter particulate down to 1 micron. With the Expel filter you will not normally need standard cartridge filters for regular plant equipment operations unless greater than 1 micron filtration is necessary for a particular process.  It is adequate for most blow off and cooling applications apart from food and pharmaceutical and possible clean room applications.  Regardless, even in these applications.  But even in these situations the Expel filter will remove a large load on the downstream filters extending their life span and maintenance periods.

Some things to know about filters as to what they can and cannot do:

  1. Filter elements in regular filters should be changed annually and earlier if they become dirty faster. This is because as the cartage gets dirty, the pressure drop across the filter increases which lowers line pressure downstream and reducing the effectiveness of the downstream product whether it is an air nozzle or an air cylinder.  It also wastes energy.
  2. Coalescing filters are used typically for oil removal but they can also remove fine particulate. With the use of oil free compressors it is presumed that there is no oil in the compressed air.  That may not be entirely correct since oil vapor may be in the factory air and even from automobile exhaust and can be drawn into the compressor.   The environment around the air compressor should be considered.
  3. There are ten types of contaminants in a compressed air system: water vapor, liquid oil, oil vapor, rust and atmospheric dirt, water aerosols, microorganisms, oil aerosols, liquid water and pipe scale. Only liquid oil and oil aerosols are produced by a lubricating compressor and the rest are in all compressed air systems.  So you need to address all the contaminants in any compressed air system.
  4. The contamination comes from four sources: atmospheric air which is drawn into the compressor bring water vapor, microorganisms, and dirt plus maybe oil vapor from the atmosphere; the air compressor itself adds wear particles from its operation, liquid oil, oil aerosols and oil vapor from the compression process if it’s a lubricated compressor (which most are), and condensed ware in liquid and aerosol from the aftercooler cooling process; contamination from compressed air storage tanks which stores a large amount of contamination; and the compressed air distribution piping which also carries this contamination and in addition as the compressed air cools, saturated air will condense water in the piping leading to corrosion and scale buildup and microbiological growth.

Compressed air filters are capable of removing bulk liquid water and some water aerosol from compressed air. But not in reducing the level of moisture vapor in compressed air or reducing the pressure dew point of compressed air.  For this you require air dryers to reduce the dew point of the compressed air and prevent condensation caused when the compressed air temperature falls below the dew point.

When dealing with filtration for blow off, cooling or moving with compressed air, Nex FlowTM can provide the assistance necessary to address the issue.

Click here to Learn More About Regular standard cartridge….

Click here to Learn More About Expel Filter….

Click here to Learn More About Super Separator….

Contact us to connect with one of our consultants to help.

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Feature of the day

HOMEmanufactures specialized compressed air technology for blow off, drying, cleaning, cooling and moving.  Compressed air needs to be filtered for these applications for two main reasons.

  1. Prevent dirt clogging nozzles and other devices preventing proper operation
  2. Prevent contamination of the end product

Nex FlowTM offers three different approaches to filtration:

  1. Regular standard cartridge or membrane filters c/w auto drains to filter water and/or oil. The water removal filters are 5 micron and the oil removal filters are 0.3 micron.  These filter should be checked regularly to insure the auto drains are working and if the cartridges are not too dirty.  High buildup creates a high pressure drop across the filter that can negatively affect the performance of the downstream product and also wastes energy.  Cartridges should be changed annually according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Super Separator. This “separator- filter” removes 99.99% of water and oil but does not control particle size.  These units are ideal where the load on regular filters is high requiring frequent maintenance and cartridge change.  Adding a Super Separator upstream of the regular standard cartridge filters will remove the bulk of the load on the filters extending the need for cartridge changes by 4 to 5 times.   The Super Separator needs only be checked to assure the auto drain is functioning.
  3. Expel Filter is an ISO12500 tested filter and guaranteed to remove 99.9999% of both water and oil and guaranteed to filter particulate down to 1 micron. With the Expel filter you will not normally need standard cartridge filters for regular plant equipment operations unless greater than 1 micron filtration is necessary for a particular process.  It is adequate for most blow off and cooling applications apart from food and pharmaceutical and possible clean room applications.  Regardless, even in these applications.  But even in these situations the Expel filter will remove a large load on the downstream filters extending their life span and maintenance periods.

Some things to know about filters as to what they can and cannot do:

  1. Filter elements in regular filters should be changed annually and earlier if they become dirty faster. This is because as the cartage gets dirty, the pressure drop across the filter increases which lowers line pressure downstream and reducing the effectiveness of the downstream product whether it is an air nozzle or an air cylinder.  It also wastes energy.
  2. Coalescing filters are used typically for oil removal but they can also remove fine particulate. With the use of oil free compressors it is presumed that there is no oil in the compressed air.  That may not be entirely correct since oil vapor may be in the factory air and even from automobile exhaust and can be drawn into the compressor.   The environment around the air compressor should be considered.
  3. There are ten types of contaminants in a compressed air system: water vapor, liquid oil, oil vapor, rust and atmospheric dirt, water aerosols, microorganisms, oil aerosols, liquid water and pipe scale. Only liquid oil and oil aerosols are produced by a lubricating compressor and the rest are in all compressed air systems.  So you need to address all the contaminants in any compressed air system.
  4. The contamination comes from four sources: atmospheric air which is drawn into the compressor bring water vapor, microorganisms, and dirt plus maybe oil vapor from the atmosphere; the air compressor itself adds wear particles from its operation, liquid oil, oil aerosols and oil vapor from the compression process if it’s a lubricated compressor (which most are), and condensed ware in liquid and aerosol from the aftercooler cooling process; contamination from compressed air storage tanks which stores a large amount of contamination; and the compressed air distribution piping which also carries this contamination and in addition as the compressed air cools, saturated air will condense water in the piping leading to corrosion and scale buildup and microbiological growth.

Compressed air filters are capable of removing bulk liquid water and some water aerosol from compressed air. But not in reducing the level of moisture vapor in compressed air or reducing the pressure dew point of compressed air.  For this you require air dryers to reduce the dew point of the compressed air and prevent condensation caused when the compressed air temperature falls below the dew point.

When dealing with filtration for blow off, cooling or moving with compressed air, Nex FlowTM can provide the assistance necessary to address the issue.

Click here to Learn More About Regular standard cartridge….

Click here to Learn More About Expel Filter….

Click here to Learn More About Super Separator….

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