This high quality compressed air inline filter assembly by Chicago Pneumatic is designed to remove dust particles down to 1 micron and will remove oil aerosols down to .3 mg/m3. Some water in liquid form will also be removed. A general purpose particulate filter is most commonly installed before a refrigerated air dryer to prevent debris from entering the air dryer and damaging the condenser or drain. It will also remove bulk contaminants prior to the air entering the dryer so the refrigeration circuit will not need to work as hard.
An automatic float drain valve is pre-installed on this filter assembly. This will drain moisture and oil aerosols automatically as contaminants accumulate. No longer will you need to drain the filter manually by unscrewing a pet-cock style filter drain. Changing the elements is easy and can be done by simple unscrewing the bowl assembly, pulling out the old filter, and inserting a new filter element into its place.
This inline compressed air filter assembly will filter the air to a ISO 8573-1:2010 air purity class 3 rating.
Atmospheric air contains several impurities such as dust, various forms of hydrocarbons and water in the form of humidity. Once the air is compressed, their concentration is increased. As a result, these contaminants find their way to the compressed air circuit, causing wear and corrosion to the downstream equipment. Chicago Pneumatic air line filters remove these contaminants from the compressed air.