Tank vent dryerWater causes breakdown of biodiesel by hydrolytic degradation
Reduced heat of combustion leading to reduced power, more smoke and harder starting
Corrosion of fuel system components
Raised cloud point, cold filter plugging point and freeze point of some types of biodiesel
Accelerated microbial growth and consequent fuel spoilage
Desiccant breathers remove condensation from the airspace above the fluid as well as removing atmospheric moisture from the air that enters the container as the fluid is decanted.
Unit is sited in-line with tank vent / breather. Designed to be floor mounted.
Why use a tank vent dryer?
Biodiesel is hygroscopic and readily adsorbs atmospheric moisture. This can cause several problems including:
Also recommended for containers of other moisture sensitive substances such as methanol and sodium hydroxide.
Contains 50Kg of desiccant
Adsorbtion capacity 7.5Kg
Air Drying Capacity 500m3
Max air flow rate ~ 4136 l/min (250m3/hr)
Operating temperature -20°C to +55°C
Mounts to 2" bore pipework with 125lb ANSI flanges
Overall dimensions 560 x 520mm x 495mm height
Moisture indicating desiccant is orange when active and turns green when saturated. Desiccant is not carcinogenic. It can either be reactivated or inexpensively replaced.
Quick and easy to install
Visual colour change
Prevent product contamination
No energy requirements
Provide full weather protection
Minimise pressure differentials
Reduced odour emissions
For applications with flammable liquids, desiccant drum dryers will assist in flame suppression and reduce the build up of ignitbale vapours