How To Use An Air Filter/Dryer System

An air filter system’s primary function is to help keep your air compressor operating at maximum efficiency. However, this accessory item sometimes gets overlooked when placing a rental order. Don’t do that. An air filter system can be crucial to keeping your air compressor from clogging from foreign items and a dryer system will keep air lines from collecting moisture or freezing. How do they work? Glad you asked.

How it Works:

  1. Compressed air containing tiny particles of dirt, dust, oil, and moisture enters the first stage the Extractor/Dryer.
  2. A coalescing effect occurs as air passes through a cartridge mesh filter that captures particles and causes moisture to form larger droplets.
  3. Air velocity lessens as it enters the extraction chamber allowing particles to collect and moisture to condense on the honeycomb.
  4. Particle laden water flows along the bottom and out the drain.
  5. Air passes through the second stage wire supported fiber filter cartridge that captures remaining particles down to 5 micron.
  6. Remaining moisture and contaminates are dried and filtered in the second stage filter.
  7. Exhaust air is clean and dry – no dirt, rust, oil, or water droplets to disrupt air equipment operation.

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LGH also provides for rental:

  • Dryer Systems
  • Air Filters
  • Receiving Tanks
  • Air Manifolds
  • Oilers
  • Dirt Stoppers
  • Air Hoses


“Airline filter, 1/2′, 80 scfm, La-Man Extractor/Dryer.”, Clemtex,

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