Our Compressed Air Dryer Solutions

When working with compressed air, an air dryer will be crucial to remove excess moisture content. Tools, machinery and equipment will begin to have issues when there is moisture in the compressed air. If the air is saturated, the manufacturing process can wreak destruction. 

Each type of dryer has a different way of reducing moisture, even though they all perform the same basic task. Whether the dryer is integrated internally or externally, this will not decrease the compressor footprint. Determine which type of compressed air dryer will adapt with your production process while benefiting from the energy saving features.

Types Of Compressed Air Dyers

A Gardner Denver compressed air system utilizing the latest technology provides an energy efficient solution at lowest life cycle costs. Dramatically reduce the moisture content in your compressed air system by implementing a compressed air dryer from Gardner Denver. For a long-lasting machine it is critical to have a compressed air dryer. Without a compressed air dryer, moisture can cause rust and contaminate the quality of the air. The compressed air dryers are machines designed to reduce moisture in compressed air to create high-quality air. Dry compressed air will prevent damage from occurring. Including a compressed air dryer in production can make a difference in slowing down or successfully completing your operation.

These are the primary types of Gardner Denver Air Dryers:

  • Refrigerated Air Dryers
  • Desiccant Air Dryers

Refrigerated Air Dryers

Refrigerated air dryers account for a majority of the compressed air dryer applications. Quality and efficiency is important for compressed air treatment, using refrigerated air dryers easily provides continuous dry air. The refrigeration system cools the incoming compressed air, allowing the water to condensate and drain. There are two different types of refrigerated air dryers, cycling units and non-cycling units.

Advantages of Refrigerant Dryers:

  • Maintenance and operation costs are low
  • Removes particles, water droplets, and oil vapors from the compressed air system
  • High reliability and extends the life of your compressor

Cycling Air Dryers

Cycling refrigerated dryers use refrigerant to cool down the area which surrounds the air passage. The compressed air is cooled by a controlled heat sink. The compressed air automatically cycles on and off in response to the load conditions. The cycling units work to conserve energy during low airflow. 

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RES Series Refrigerated Air Dryer
GSRN Series Refrigerated Air Dryer

Non-Cycling Dryers

A non-cycling refrigerated dryer, continuously circulates within the machine in response to the changes in the load. If the moisture is at high or low densities, the dryer will quickly change for the incoming air. With a consistent dew point and continual operation, non-cycling has its advantages.

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GHLD Series Desiccant Air Dryer

Desiccant Air Dryers

Desiccant air dryers purify compressed air by adsorbing moisture. The process of drying occurs when the compressed air sent through a vessel contains a pair of drying agent towers. The moisture is transported through adsorption and the drying process switches to the other tower. Allowing the system to blow the material dry. 

The desiccant dryer can also be referred to as adsorption dryers or regenerative desiccant dryers. There are different types of desiccant air dryers, including heatless, externally heated, blower purge and dual or single tower setup. 

Gardner Denver's desiccant air dryers maintain controlled humidity environments. Industries where the drying process is crucial, rely on the desiccant dryers to maintain the quality of products .
Desiccant dryer systems are important in many industrial applications. Industries that require the drying process to maintain the integrity of options and quality of the product. 

Advantages of Desiccant Dryers
The advantages of Desiccant Dryers are:

  • These dryers can operate in remote and hazardous conditions.
  • Consistently operates at a low dew point
  • Moderately low maintenance cost

Desiccant Dryer Industries

The following industries depend on the desiccant dryer to benefit their product:

  • Health Care: The air in health care environments must be sanitized. The patient's health is crucial and clean air is what our desiccant dryers provide.
  • Food Drying: The desiccant dryer will strip the air of any moisture so the food doesn't rot before leaving the factory.
  • Textile Production: Moisture in the air can damage fabric during production. That’s why it is important that the plant has sufficient control over the quality of the air.


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