White Paper: The Importance of Filtration in Compressed Air Systems
The combination of harmful contaminants present in most manufacturing environments and the high cost of crucial process downtime makes it clear that plants should place a high priority on protecting the valves and valve positioners in their compressed air systems. That protection comes from the implementation of filters designed to prevent process equipment and delicate instruments from being damaged by the dirt, water and oil that is usually found in compressed air.
In this white paper, we address the primary obstacles manufacturing plants face in their efforts to increase productivity and uptime, which can be directly related to the functionality of the valves and valve positioners that keep fluids flowing through their processes. Most if not all of these obstacles can be mitigated or eliminated with a general awareness and understanding of compressed air filtration, as well as establishing and adhering to a preventive maintenance program.