Atlas Copco F-Series Refrigerant Dryers

F-Series Refrigerant Dryers

Two of the models in the new F-Series of refrigerant dryers from Atlas Copco
F compressed air dryer

The new F-Series range of professional refrigerant dryers combine reliable, energy-efficient performance with a low maintenance requirement. This range is perfect for compressor applications where air quality is less critical, therefore requiring a lower initial investment than for more advanced dryer solutions.

 

The simple, vertical design saves space, provides ready access for servicing and contributes to lower maintenance costs. The compact 0.21 m2 footprint allows for easy installation into an existing air system, with the dryers suitable for a wide variety of dry air applications; such as pneumatic tools and controls, painting, packaging and injection moulding, together with vehicle maintenance including tyre inflation. In addition, thanks to their stable pressure dewpoint, which can be as low as 7°C/45°F, the dryers are ideally suited for applications requiring ISO 8573 Class 5 air quality.

 

F-Series dryers remove residual moisture from compressed air by cooling it down close to freezing point, condensing the water, which is then automatically drained. The dry air is warmed before leaving the unit via an air-to-air heat exchanger with an integrated water separator thus ensuring a constant flow of air without moisture content to prevent corrosion damage to pipework, tools and equipment, increasing their lifetime while minimising the risk of costly leaks in compressed air pipework.

 

A Twelve Model Range

The full range comprises twelve models in total. Seven of these, the F5, F10, F15, F20, F30, F40, F50 and F60, have a maximum working pressure of 16 bar and an air treatment capacity ranging from 5 to 60 l/s respectively. The other five models are the F70, F90, F110 and F130, with a working pressure of 13 bar and throughputs from 70 to 130 l/s. The F5 up to F50 units operate with R134a refrigerant, while the remainder of the range utilises R404A refrigerant.

 

A major component of the F-range dryers is the hot gas bypass valve, which safeguards capacity and maintains constant pressure in the evaporator to prevent freezing, even in extreme production environments. Other important features include the timer drain that ensures complete removal of the condensate, and the refrigerant filter that is designed to protect the capillary tube from dirt particle blockage and contamination.

 

The F-range is an addition to the existing portfolio of Refrigerant Dryers which are available from Atlas Copco, including The FD-Series and FX-Series.

 

Find out more

Contact us today to learn more about the new Atlas Copco F-Series range of refrigerant dryers, or download the brochure from the link below.