Condensate drains remove condensate separated in centrifugal separators, air receivers, refrigeration dryers and filters from the compressed air system. Installed at collection points anywhere in your pneumatic system, these heavy-duty drains can be depended upon to discharge the condensate automatically and to eliminate the need for periodic or constant blow-downs so costly in time and compressed air losses.
It has an added benefit of resulting zero compressed air losses and has several different types of drain valve including- Eco auto drain valve, condensate drain valve Pneumatic, Electronic, Solenoid, level sensor, automatic, air pipe, water, No air loss, compressed air tank and moisture drain valve.
The major components of the invention include a valve body or case (32), an actuator (31) which turns a shaft (41) or other connection to rotate a flow control element (33) in the form of a ball or cylinder, shown in these figures as rotating about an axis which passes up out of the paper toward the viewer.
Electronic timer drains are a very popular choice, easy to install, cost-effective and have a reliable operation when installed with an inlet strainer. We have a wide range of internal filter bowl drains to sit a wide variety of filter bowls on the market. The solid state timer initiates a drain cycle by energizing the valve coil that opens the valve and allows the condensate to drain.
Equipped with ball valve filter, separated from the drain valve, with L-type structure. Timer drains are electrically operated units in which an adjustable timer periodically opens a valve to remove accumulated condensate. This method does drain the condensate constantly but leads to continuous waste of compressed air.
Intelligent capacitance level controlled drains eliminate expensive compressed air wastage that is associated with timer controlled drains, by only draining when the bowl is full of waste water condensate. No. 4,135,542 Drain Device for Compressed Air Lines”, U.S. Pat.
More particularly, the invention pertains to valves and systems for draining gas-pressurized systems. For over two decades this has been a proven standard for drainage of systems, air dryers, coolers and filters. They reduce the need of operation of manual valves and the possiblity of damage and accident by condensate accumulation, and contribute to a better performance of the plant.
This water is collected in a pan and then drains through condensate line to drain etc. About 25% of these are pneumatic parts, 20% are valves, and 1% are air filter. Open the valves a few times to engage as cleanly as possible before installing the Turbotrap. Drains can be found on an intercooler, aftercooler, filter, dryer, receiver, drip leg, or at point of use.
This includes timer controlled drains and level sensing drains , which can be powered electrically, magnetically, or pneumatically. Therefore, avoiding loss of compressed air to limit energy costs is important. The valve is connected to a low spot in the piping system, so that condensate will drain by gravity down to the valve.
The flow is controlled with a drilled sphere (ball) which rotates around its axis, perpendicular to the bore. Then connect the control air to the small filter, using an 8∅ pneumatic hose. Drain valves provide energy savings through conservation of compressed air and since they are completely pneumatic they can be easily installed anywhere along a compressed air or gas system.
Numatics EDV Series condensate drain valves eliminate the manual draining of pneumatic air lines. This is Granzow's standard electronic drain valve timer. This compressed air is transported through a system of pipes. The condensate discharge requirements are ultimately determined by the purpose for which the treated compressed air is used.