The system still contains traces of water and impurities after air is treated at the compressor.
Treating compressed air at the application point delivers a better quality compressed air, regulates pressure to the right level, and lubricates pneumatic tools and equipment.
Air preparation at the point of use involves three elements, known as FRL:
Topring series 50, 51 and 52 filters.
Even when air is treated at the compressor outlet using water separators, refrigerated air dryers, filters, water/oil separators or drains, a compressed air system can still contain traces of water vapor and impurities. These vapors cool down and condense into water. This water requires filtration and must be eliminated at the point of application to prevent premature wear of air tools and equipment, lubricants from losing their efficiency, and pipes from freezing as temperatures drop.
Although new filters will provide proper airflow, saturated filters will cause pressure drops. Adopting a preventive maintenance program that involves periodically changing filter components will increase the air piping system efficiency and prevent premature wear of pneumatic tools and equipment.
Paint application requires ultra-clean, dry air.
Topring series 50, 51 and 52 regulators.
An air regulator is a control valve designed to regulate upstream pressure (at the valve inlet) to a downstream pressure level (at the valve outlet). This ensures a constant and accurate pressure, even if there are variations in upstream pressure or flow rate through the valve.
Since the required working pressure of pneumatic tools and equipment may be higher or lower than the system’s pressure, it is critical that the pressure is regulated at the point of use. When compressed air tools and equipment are used at a pressure beyond the recommended level, energy is wasted, safety is jeopardized, and equipment is subject to premature wear. When a system operates at pressures below the recommended levels, it will not deliver the performance it is designed for. Controlling air pressure levels will optimize the efficiency of a compressed air system.
Every tool and equipment has its own specifications for air pressure.
Topring series 50, 51 and 52 lubricators.
Many components of a compressed air system and most air tools require lubrication to work properly and last longer.
Every air tool has its own specifications for lubrication. Too little oil can cause excessive wear and premature breakage, while too much is wasteful, can pollute, and lead to clogged pipes and equipment.
Lubricators properly adjusted prevent excessive wear and premature breakage as well as limit waste and prevent clogged pipes and equipment. A small amount of oil is released with each use.
Lubricated air tools work more efficiently and last longer.
S50 MODULAIR FRLDescription: Modular system, easy maintenance, available with ¼ in to ¾ in port sizes
Maximum working pressure: 150 to 250 PSI
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S51 AIRFLO FRLDescription: Modular system, easy maintenance, available with ¼ in to 2 in port sizes, also offered in stainless steel
Maximum working pressure: 150 PSI
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S52 HIFLO FRLDescription: Non-modular, high maximum working pressure, available with ¼ in to 2 ½ in port sizes
Maximum working pressure: 150 to 300 PSI
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