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Replacing a Desiccant Breather

Watch how easy it is to change out an Air Sentry GUARDIAN® desiccant breather on a gearbox.

Desiccant Breather - Air Sentry GUARDIAN®GUARDIAN® is Air Sentry’s industry leading breather series. Some models feature an isolation check valve that keeps exhaust air from depleting the desiccant and protects from volatile fumes and splashing fluids. The GUARDIAN’s casing is constructed from Tritan®, a patented material highly resistant to impact and chemicals with a broad range of operating temperatures. These unique features equate to a longer life for your breather and your equipment.

GUARDIAN’s modular construction and optional add-on features allow you to customize each Guardian model to your specific application requirements. From the isolation check valve, to its stackable design, from its wash-down cap, or its compound indicating gauge, to the high-capacity HEPA filter, the GUARDIAN® will last longer and reduce downtime giving you the flexibility you need to protect your industrial assets.

VIDEO: GUARDIAN® Contamination Control Breather in Action

Air Sentry® set the industry gold standard with their first line of contamination control breathers in 1997, and now that standard is raised with GUARDIAN®.

Watch the video below to see how the Air Sentry® GUARDIAN® protects your process fluids from particulates and moisture.

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Protecting Fluid Reservoirs from Contamination

Air Sentry® BreathersAir Sentry® breathers should be an integral part of any proactive maintenance and reliability program. The breathers are designed to replace the breather cap or air filter on gear boxes, hydraulic fluid reservoirs, bulk storage tanks, oil drums, oil-filled transformers, and other fluid reservoirs.  Most older style air venting methods provide minimal, if any, contamination control.  Air Sentry® breathers provide the first line of defense in contamination control methodology, utilizing patented designs and featuring color indication silica gel and self-cleaning 2-micron filtration.

Why is Contamination Control Important?

There are two important threats to productivity that an Air Sentry breather can protect you from:

One research group found that greater than 75% of all machine wear related failures were due to particulate contaminants. Frequently the greatest cost of equipment failure is not the component replacement cost, but the labor production downtime. Most particles start off as dirt that becomes airborne, finds its way into lubricant and fuel reservoirs, and is later transported to bearings, bushings, seals, valves, and other machine components. There they become key ingredients in abrasion, erosion, and fatigue failures. The contaminants also cause lubricant degradation, shortening the life of the lubricant and decreasing its ability to lubricate.

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