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Draining Condensate from Your Quincy Air Compressor
May 17, 2019

Moisture build-up is a common occurrence inside any Quincy air compressor — inside any compressor at all — as it is a natural byproduct of the air compression process. When the moisture and oil inside your system interact, it can create a waste product called condensate, which can be very damaging for your Quincy air compressor. Condensate can be mildly corrosive and can, over time, translate into a significant issue for your system. As a result, your air compression system has likely been designed to accommodate for this issue, and will include a way to carefully drain condensate before it can cause serious damage.



When draining condensate from your Quincy air compressor, it is important to consider potential air leakage.



The potential issue that arises when draining condensate from the compressor is that allowing condensate to exit the system often means allowing compressed air to exit as well. Air leakage, while unavoidable in its entirety, should avoided whenever it is possible to do so. Often, condensate is accommodated for through the drain valve, which is left open just enough for the condensate to escape. In reality, this simply enables compressed air to escape, decreasing system efficiency along the way.


So what can you do to accommodate this issue? You could purchase and install a condensate purifier, which is capable of filtering out contaminants inside your system. Regular maintenance work will also prevent build-up from becoming an issue. Drains and traps for condensate are also common in Quincy air compressor systems. You have a lot of good options for draining condensate without negatively impacting your volume of compressed air, and should be taking full advantage! At ReapAir, we’re always available to help out if you need any kind of guidance with regards to maintaining efficiency in your Quincy air compressor and industrial system.

Great blog! There's definitely a balance that must be achieved between draining condensate and minimizing air leakage.
Posted by: Jack | May 23, 2019, 9:31 am
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