Airtek Mist Eliminators trap, collect and remove liquids and soluble particulate matter from compressed air. Airtek Mist Eliminators utilize "depth of bed" coalescing technology instead of conventional "pressure drop" technology. By using a bed depth twenty-four times greater than a conventional cartridge type filter, the Airtek Mist Eliminator achieves 100% efficiency in removing particles greater than 3 microns. Remaining particles 3 microns and less in size will be filtered to an efficiency of 99.98% down to a particle size of 0.1 micron.
Airtek Mist Eliminators function at this high level of efficiency with a minimum of pressure drop. Over its 8-15 year element life, the Mist Eliminator will produce an average pressure drop of 0.5 PSI. At $.08/kwh, the cost to overcome the pressure drop for a typical 100 HP compressor would be $144.00 per year.
Compare this to a conventional "pressure drop" coalescing filter that, over its expected 6 month life, has an average pressure drop of 7.5 PSI. The cost of power to overcome this pressure drop for a typical 100 HP air compressor would be $2,160.00 per year.
In a typical 100 HP compressed air system, the Airtek Mist Eliminator would save $2,016.00 in energy cost alone, each year per filter. Since Airtek Cycling and Non-Cycling Refrigerated Dryers do not require pre-filters, this savings could more than double to $4,176.00 when used with an Airtek Refrigerated Air Dryer.
Due to the advanced depth of bed technology, low pressure drop and self-cleaning design, Airtek Mist Eliminator elements can be expected to last 8 to 15 years. With its thick bed of glass fiber and higher loading capability, Airtek Mist Eliminators make excellent pre-filters. They reduce liquid loading, preventing liquid slugs from contaminating downstream equipment.
Maximum air flow at 100 PSIG (6.9 bar) is indicated in the specifications table. To determine maximum air flow at pressures other than 100 PSIG (6.9 bar) multiply flow @ 100 PSIG (6.9 bar), by multipler from the sizing table that corresponds to the minimum operating pressure at the inlet of the filter.
The atmosphere that surrounds us is contaminated with varying concentrations of hydrocarbons and solid particles. These contaminants, when compressed, form a pressurized concentration of contaminated gases, varnished oil and soiled water. Production downtime and unscheduled business interruptions are all too often caused by these concentrated contaminants. Airtek filters protect your air system by removing contaminants before they can do any damage. Keeping your compressed air clean, dry and oil-free is Airtek's specialty.
Maintaining a dry air system, free of unwanted contaminants, results in long life and maximum efficiency of air operated equipment. The investment is small in comparison to the long-term benefits.
There are two types of Airtek JLA filters. The particulate filter removes solids; the coalescing filter removes liquid, aerosols and mists.