Installing Zero-Loss Condenser Drains

Drains, also called traps, allow the removal of condensate from the compressed air system. Condenser drains are susceptible to air loss in the system. Energy can be conserved by installing automatic drains that prevent the loss of air through open petcocks and valves. Zero-air loss drains offer minimal loss of air from the system. Poorly maintained drains can still be a source of inefficiencies. For the zero-loss drains, for example, the reservoirs of the drains need to be drained often to prevent accumulation of pollutants which may foul the mechanisms of these drains (US DOE, 2003. p.14).

Development Status Products
Commercial
compressed air

Installing Zero-Loss Condenser DrainsCosts & Benefits

Parent Process: Compressed Air Systems
Energy Savings Potential
CO2 Emission Reduction Potential

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Costs

Installing Zero-Loss Condenser Drains Publications

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