Compressor Intake Filter (CIF)
Corrosive gaseous contaminants of your compressor can inhibit air flow, impede heat dissipation, cause vibration and decreased efficiency. To protect your compressor from corrosion, Purafil offers a, a dry-chemical scrubber designed to remove corrosive gases from intake air.
THE PROBLEM: CORROSION
Air compressors provide the compressed air essential in operating pneumatic instruments, control valves and processes throughout the industrial plants. Industrial facilities inevitably introduce contaminants into their environment, exposing equipment to the damaging effects of corrosion. Corrosive gases raise the acidity of the compressed air creating aggressive condensate which attacks metal surfaces and leads to vibration and loss of compressor efficiency. To ensure compressors run properly, with a long service life and minimal repairs, it is critical that gaseous contaminants and particulate matter are removed from the intake airstream.
Manufacturers cannot afford to neglect air purification. Typical investments for air compressors range from $80,000 to as high as $500,000 with maintenance costs from corrosion at 20% to 50% of the initial purchase price.
THE SOLUTION: PURAFIL’S COMPRESSOR INTAKE FILTER
Purafil, Inc. the industry leader in gas-phase filtration, developed the CIF system to eliminate serious air compressor problems such as vibration and lost efficiency. Benefits of the CIF include:
- Eliminates vibration of impeller caused by build up of corrosion by-products and prevents corrosion damage to intercoolers, diffusers and casings.
FIRST IN CLEAN AIR
PROTECTED COPPER TUBING IN AN AIR COMPRESSOR
UNPROTECTED COPPER TUBING IN AN AIR COMPRESSOR
- Prevents loss of cooling due to corrosion of intercooler.
- Allows for use of standard copper intercooler tubes even in a contaminated atmosphere. • Eliminates unnecessary repair costs by extending operating hours between servicing.
- Reduces initial cost of compressor and allows for use of less costly, standard replacement parts.
- Helps maintain compressor efficiency.
Air enters the CIF through the rainlouver with the bird screen (A). Air moves through the low efficiency particulate filter (1). Two or three passes of chemical filtration (2) are then used to remove contaminants from the air stream. The last stage of filtration is a high efficiency final filter (3). The CIF unit connects to the compressor with Outlet Plenum (B).