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Contamination Control for Power Generation

Power Generation - Air Sentry® Desiccant BreathersCoal fired power generation plants produce electricity making conveniences of modern life possible. The process and environment from which power flows is challenging for equipment. Water and coal dust are ever present. This combination of moisture and dust are the two most common avoidable contaminates found in lubricants.

For this environment, the Air Sentry® X Series or XR Series is the best choice for performance, serviceability and value. For stationary applications, Air Sentry® X Series, with double check valve design, delivers maximum life for the silica gel desiccant and the cost savings of a replaceable cartridge. The double check value design allows air exchange as needed, while maximizing desiccant life in a wet, humid environment. For mobile or high vibration applications, such as conveyor lines, the XR Series with metal reinforced base is the best choice.

Pump manufacturers report a 50% increase in service life if pump lubricants are protected from airborne contaminates. Bearing manufactures report a 3 fold increase in bearing life when lubricants maintain ISO cleanliness standards. With Air Sentry® on duty, equipment is more reliable, downtime is reduced and return on investment increases.

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