Blasting & Painting Industry Moisture Removal Systems & Equipment

Air Prep Systems

Having dry and high pressure (above 100 psi) compressed air is an essential ingredient in an industrial sandblasting operation. Whether you are blasting in the open or in an enclosed industrial blasting room, an ample supply of dry compressed air will make your job easier, make your sandblasting production more efficient and dramatically reduce downtime and time wastage due to blast abrasive clumping. It has the added advantage of being able to optimize your grit valve or abrasive valve – to reduce abrasive consumption. The best and most economical method of removing moisture from the compressed air stream – is using a air prep system or sandblasting air dryer. These abrasive blasting air dryers have large ports and non-restricted air passages which results in no or minimal pressure loss/pressure drop through the air prep system.

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    • The Premium Industry Standard Air Dryer
    • Uses Deliquescent tablets to absorb moisture from the blasting air
    • Pneumatic Fan motor with Easy Maintenance
    • Galvanized Desiccant Tank lasts 5x longer then all competition
    • Select size based on the CFM of your compressor
    • Come fitted with 4-claw fittings
    • Genuine Products - Manufactured by Schmidt® / Axxiom Manufacturing
    • ACSD250 / ADS250, ACSD400 / ADS400, ACSD750 / ADS750, ACSD950 / ADS950, ACSD1200  / ADS1200, ACSD1600 / ADS1600

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    $12,734.00 - $34,838.00

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    • The Premium Industry Standard AirDryer
    • Uses Aftercooler design to cool the air for maximum moisture removal
    • Removes 90% of the moisture in the blasting air
    • Pneumatic Fan motor mean you don't need electricity to run this onsite
    • Size based on the size of your compressor
    • Suitable for warm weather or indoor use
    • Genuine Schmidt® Products - Guaranteed to Perform!

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    • The Industry Standard AirDryer
    • Squat Compact Design
    • Uses Aftercooler design to cool the air for maximum moisture removal
    • Pneumatic Fan motor
    • Easy Maintenance
    • Size based on the size of your compressor
    • ACS250Squat – Rated to 250 cfm (good for 1x #6 blast nozzle)
    • ACS400Squat – Rated to 400 cfm (good for 1x #7 blast nozzles
    • ACS750Squat – Rated to 750 cfm (good for 2 blasters)
    • ACS950Squat – Rated to 950 cfm (good for 2 blasters or occasionally 3)
    • This unit will perform best when used in climates where the ambient temperature is above 50°F. Not recommended for use in climates that freeze. Recommend P-ACSD.

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    $9,875.00 - $17,260.00

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    • Inlet size 2" (50 mm) female thread
    • Outlet sizes: 2" (50 mm) female thread - 1" (25 mm) female thread - plugged (top outlet)
    • Rated for up to 800 cfm airflow volume at 150 PSI
    • Connected in-line close to blast machine
    • Expansion flow-chamber design with internal stainless steel coalescer
    • Highly effective moisture droplet removal for peak productive blasting with minimal pressure loss
    • Supplied with manual drain valve
    • Includes axle, wheels and handle
    • Air fittings not included - specify and order separately

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    $2,031.00 - $2,699.00

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    • Installed at blast machine inlet for final stage moisture droplet removal before air enters blast machine
    • Tangential flow and elementless design
    • Minimal pressure loss for peak blasting productivity
    • Requires 1/4' ball valve for drainage - part no. FVBL006
    • Optional autodrain accessory available
    • Male threaded inlet and outlet ports
    • Inlet fitting or ball valve not supplied - order separately
    • Specify Size - 250cfm or 400cfm, based on the size of your blast nozzle and compressor
    • Includes internal stainless steel coalescer

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    $617.00 - $619.00

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A top priority for corrosion control contractors is knowing how to dry air for sandblasting. It is essential that you remove the moisture from your compressed air for efficient blasting. Moisture can cause your abrasive to clog, slow down your blasting speed and even cause your freshly blasted surface to rust.

Cool, dry air exits the air dryer and is connected to the hose for your blast machine. The result keeps moisture from the blasting surface which minimizes any potential rusting before the protective coating is applied.

Air dryers are used to dry the air between the compressor and the blasting or spraying equipment. Warm, moist air from the compressor enters the air prep dryer and travels into a radiator where the air is cooled. As the temperature drops from warm to cool, it then enters the expansion tank which causes the water to drop to the bottom. Cool, dry air exits the air dryer and is connected to the hose for your blast machine. The result keeps moisture from the blasting surface which minimizes any potential rusting before the protective coating is applied.