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Drying Compressed Air

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000098928D
Original Publication Date: 1958-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, DD: AUTHOR

Abstract

Two desiccators, which are utilized to provide a continuous supply of dried air, are connected in a piping arrangement as shown. Air from the compressor is passed through desiccator 1 which is being recharged. Then the air is cooled and passed through a water trap for removal of condensation. Finally, the air is passed through desiccator 2 which effects the final drying step.

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Drying Compressed Air

Two desiccators, which are utilized to provide a continuous supply of dried air, are connected in a piping arrangement as shown. Air from the compressor is passed through desiccator 1 which is being recharged. Then the air is cooled and passed through a water trap for removal of condensation. Finally, the air is passed through desiccator 2 which effects the final drying step.

Valving is provided for effectively interchanging desiccator 1 and desiccator 2 in the path of air flow. A timer-relay is provided to periodically operate the valves to interchange the desiccators. The same timer-relay controls electric current flow through the heating coils of the desiccators to heat the desiccator being recharged. Thus, each desiccator is alternately recharged and then placed in service while the output line receives a continuous supply of dried air.

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