Compressed Gas Filters

Please share this

Over View

Compressed gas filters are essential components in any system that uses compressed gas. They protect critical equipment from contaminants that can damage and hinder performance. These contaminants can come from various sources, including:

  • Rust and pipe scale from the walls of the pipes that carry the compressed gas
  • Dirt and debris that can enter the system during maintenance or from the environment
  • Moisture that can condense out of the gas as it cools

Compressed gas filters are typically located upstream of regulators, valves, and other sensitive components. By removing contaminants, they help to ensure the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the entire system.

There are several different types of compressed gas filters, each designed to remove specific contaminants. The most common types include:

  • Particulate filters: These filters remove solid particles from the compressed gas stream. They are typically made of metal or ceramic elements and can be disposable or cleanable.
  • Coalescing filters: These filters remove liquid droplets and aerosols from the compressed gas stream. They work by using a fine fiber media to cause the droplets to coalesce (merge together) into larger drops that can then be drained from the filter.
  • Adsorbent filters: These filters remove gaseous contaminants from the compressed gas stream. They use a special media, such as activated carbon, to adsorb (attract and hold onto) the contaminants.