Compressed Air Treatment

Compressed air treatment is a required procedure for air compressors due to the need for specific requirements of moisture content of the air in the air compressor. The air needs to filter the content that consists of natural air, which during the process of compressed air treatment, will be suitably cleaned based on the specifications of the air compressor and the requirements of the user. Therefore, Compressed Air Treatment systems are a crucial process despite the different functions of the air compressor or air pump. Many people believe that the air filter in the air compressor is sufficient. However, the air filter cannot reduce moisture content and filter out Microbiological Contaminant and other components, which can reduce the machine's lifespan.


Compressed Air Treatment systems are a great solution to protect your air compressor. Not only can it extend air compressor lifespan, it can also enhance its performance because dry and clean air reduces the risk of rust and deterioration caused by unwanted air components. Compressed air treatment is clean and suits perfectly for air compressors as the airflow can move faster with no deterioration, resulting in longer product lifespan and lower cost for maintenance.


Improving the compressed air quality will decrease the risk of rust. Rust is the reaction of metal in contact with moist and humid air. When the reaction happens, it weakens the machine's material, while also lowering machine and equipment performance. Therefore, improving air quality before sending it to the air compressor will improve its effectiveness, functionality, and even lead to more quiet performance.


Maintaining the Compressed Air Treatment System

Natural air used in air compressors or air pumps usually has a high moisture content, while also containing dust. It is therefore required to clean and filter out the unwanted contaminant before using the machine. With an effective air filter, the natural air will be cleaned effectively. It will also dry out the moisture and clean the unwanted substances. In some cases of rain, or for industrial air systems that requires low moisture content, the company will use air dryers along with air compressors to get the expected results.


Moisture can decrease the machine's lifespan and performance. The lifespan of air compressors can greatly improve with good air quality and purity. Other contaminants also create further risk, such as:


  • Moisture

    During the process of air compression, water particles in the air will also be compressed when there is a large amount of moisture content. The air compressor will be creating even more moisture content in the compressed air. Sometimes the compressed air can yield moisture contents 8 times higher than natural air. However, this can vary based on changing moisture content and humidity on different days and weather fluctuations. If there is a sudden temperature shift, such as reaching the dew point, it is necessary to ventilate the water created from this dew point with air dryer to decrease the moisture. If the user is still concerned about a large amount of moisture content, they can install more air dryers.


  • Oil contaminant within compressed air

    Piston ring deterioration or other air compressor's components will produce grease particles in the compressed air from the process. This is a common problems found in piston-type air compressor. The solution to this problem is to use an air filter that has a yield microbes scale from 2-40 microns, which is capable of filtering out grease from the compressed air.


  • Oxide

    Oxide is commonly found in Carbon and tar, which are component of lubricant oils. When the air compressor operates with the piston motion, the air compressor's temperature will gradually increase, resulting in oxide contaminating the compressed air. This problem can be prevented by choosing a microbe air filter that has at least 0.3-micron scales, while also using high-quality lubricant oil and changing it after the recommended usage period of the products


  • Dust

    Dust contaminants come from various sources. Dust contaminants can range from sealing pieces, small components, rust from the ventilation, and other outside contaminants. The differences in scales depends on the factories' environment.


  • Flaws in the lubrication system

    To function properly, the lubrication system is needed in some air compressors. It is required for lubricant oils to be part of compressed air. It is preferable to use hydraulic oil that has a suitable amount of lubrication substances. If it is too low, there are chances that the valve and seal will collide and create friction, resulting in deterioration and damage. If it is too much, the lubricant oil may overflow into the compressed air in the sewage system, which can contaminate and block the air compressor operation.



Compressed Air Treatment is necessary for maintaining air compressors or air pumps. It's necessary to check each of the machine components often in order to prevent the chances of damaging the air compressor system.


During the past several years, Domnick Hunter-RL takes pride in developing innovation and technology to respond to the demand for high-quality products for our customers, helping them decrease the energy consumption and saving a massive amount of cost. Domnick hunter-RL is a leading company for Compressed Air Treatment in every business and industry. Our company is happy to provide recommendations, and solution consultancy of compressed air treatment to answer the demand of the customer in any needed function, especially in industries that require high quality of compression, such as the electronic component industry, medicine industry, etc.


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