Save maintenance and component charges by eliminating moisture in electrical cabinets Moisture in electrical cabinets, control panels and motor compartments can affect plant efficiency and product quality, leading to significant downtime and expensive repairs. This is especially critical in food processing industries, since moisture can lead to mold or bacterial growth and make regulatory concerns.
Save maintenance and component expenses by eliminating moisture in electrical cabinets
Moisture in Electronic Dry Cabinets, control panels and motor compartments can affect plant efficiency and product quality, leading to significant downtime and expensive repairs. This is especially critical in food processing industries, since moisture can lead to mold and/or bacterial growth and create regulatory concerns. Purging the compartment with air dried by way of a system utilizing a filter and membrane provides a reliable solution with considerably lower initial and operating costs. The program can be applied on the 24/7 basis even during washdown procedures (when drying is most needed).
Removing water vapor from air via a filter along with a membrane
Water, compressor oils and particulate matter can be taken from compressed air (input temperature range =40-120oF and also the input pressure range = 60-150 psig) employing a coalescing filter along with a hollow membrane module. The coalescing filter removes water droplets, oil and particulate materials with the efficiency of 99.99% at .01 µm and also the hollow membrane fibers remove water vapor to supply dry air using a dew point of -7oF from saturated inlet air of 100oF and 100 psig.
Utilizing a cabinet dryer avoids downtime
Cabinet dryers do not have moving parts and require minimum maintenance; periodic replacing of a filter can be practiced during routine system shutdowns. As an example, a meat processing plant inside the Midwest that used a heater to keep a user interface dry found that it was replacing the keypad every 3 weeks. After it replaced the heater having a cabinet dryer, it had been possible to operate for half a year or even more at the same time with no failures, replacing the filter over a routine maintenance basis.
A comparable cabinet drying system was placed on a metal detection system at Dan’s Prize, a division of Moisture Control Cabinets. Before the dryer was employed, it was necessary to stop production 3 times a week to remove moisture from the detector. In accordance with Tom Breslin, Manager of Plant Engineering, “once we installed our dryer system, the situation went away. The dryer has been doing location for in regards to a year, without any maintenance issues.”
Dried compressed air reduces operating costs
The operating cost of a filter/membrane based system is considerably lower compared to alternative systems. As an example, Lee Clarkson, production engineer at Ross Industries in Midland VA, a manufacturer of meat tenderizers, food packaging equipment, and food processing systems, reports “essentially no operating costs for the membrane dryer once the system is installed, except for annual cartridge replacement. Within the case from the meat processing plant discussed above, a saving of approximately $25,000/year was obtained from eliminating the need to replace the user interface and from down time throughout the replacement time.”
The Moisture Control Cabinets provides an effective, reliable and inexpensive approach to the situation of mold or premature component failure due to moisture. The device does not require electricity, has no moving parts and xakleh be used over a 24/7 basis, even during washdown procedures. The combination of a coalescing filter along with a membrane filter provides air using a dew point of -7oF as well as a relative humidity of 10% or less, ensuring that cabinets is going to be kept bone dry.