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air dryer

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:57 pm
by JohnM
Looking for some advise to on purchasing an air dryer.

I have 10HP compressor, giving about 40ishCFM.

My local supplier recommonded Hankinson HIT dryer.

lots of humidity with lots of moisture, its mugging up everything.

any input is appreciated.

Re: air dryer

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:30 pm
by JohnM
Anyone?

Re: air dryer

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:52 pm
by duke46
I don't know any thing about them but maybe some ones does. Commercial ones are far the most part very good. Do a little research on it and you might find some feedback posted somewhere?

Some guys say the one from Harbor Freight work fine but have no idea what they can handle CFM wise. That might be to much for them?

Re: air dryer

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:24 pm
by jackhammer
When I was searching for an air dryer I found new units to be fairly pricey so if your on a budget I would suggest searching the classified ads or upcoming auctions for a deal. If you plan to add another compressor down the road you may want to search for a dryer that has a larger then needed air drying capabilities.

Re: air dryer

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:47 pm
by JohnM
Yeah, I knew if I add another compressor, this wouldnt handle it. Which I might be.
The one that covers 100CFM is $1000 more, so I need to make the right deal.

Is there anything I should be looking for when buying one of these things?

I mean this one seems that it will replace all the, seprators, filers, aftercoolers etc.

Its about $2000 up here for new for 50 cfm and $3000 for the 100 cfm

Re: air dryer

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:57 pm
by ZX10
I found a used on on eBay only handles 24 cfm but been working since 09 !
350 shipped made by ARROW.
Eaton makes them also at decent price

Re: air dryer

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:32 pm
by jackhammer
There are standard dryers aswell as High temp dryers which have a built in aftercooler, all will have a drain set up for moisture pulled from the air.
I would still suggest running filters/seperators at your blaster and other critical machines such as a powder coating gun.......

air dryer

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:29 am
by carinlottz
If your compressors has a built in after cooler you can go with a standard air dryer. If not then you have to go with a high temp or it won't work. And yes they are pricey


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