how to resolve water in tubing

by Joanne
(Perth Western Australia)

I have a nail art airbrush compressor, piston type model no. AS-18B.

I have set the pressure gauge to 30psi and all works well, except there is water flowing through the air line tube to my nail gun. The manual I was provided with does not have a trouble shooting page for help.

Jo

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Bill says...

Hi Jo:

Under the Compressor Issues heading in the nav bar is a link to Compressor Water. It is worthwhile for you to read these pages to understand how water production is a part of compressing air.

The first step in removing water from air lines is the use of a compressed air filter. Much information on these devices is linked from the Filter button in the nav bar.

If you need to remove more water and / or water vapour from your air stream, then you need to consider a drier of some kind. Find these pages linked from the site map.

Depending on how much water is coming down your air line, and how much of a problem that is for your business, you might consider an in-line air drier which will strip the air stream clean.

As always, and as it states on many of the pages, treating compressed air is a continuum, and you only want to add the equipment, and incur the cost, up to the point where the air is dry enough for your needs.

Cheers,

Bill


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Water in the air lines. How can I stop this?

by Callum ?Miller
(Stockton on Tees)

SE16C150;
•14cfm displacment - cast iron, twin cylinder air compressor pump
•150 litre air receiver (CE certified)
•3hp motor, 230v, 1ph continuously rated with overload protection
•10bar (150psi) maximum working pressure controlled by a fully automatic pressure switch.


I have a small workshop, and one compressor, model details etc above. I use it to run a floor standing glass blasting machine and also have 4 runs of it going to blow off lines to blow dust of our work. We have a small drain in the bottom of the compressor which we open rugularly but all the air lines seem to be getting
water into them -

How can I stop this?

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Bill says...

First off, know that every time the compressor runs it's pumping water into your tank. Know also that it's creating a lot of water vapour in the compressed air too, and I suspect that it's the water vapour condensing in your lines that's your issue.

Go to the nav bar, click on Compressor - Water, and read all of the pages pertaining to the causes and corrections. Your answer is there.

Cheers,

Bill

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Reduction of Temperature

by M. Raaj Kumar
(Hyderabad , India)

I want to reduce the temperature in my reciprocating Air compressor of 20 hp working pressure 30kg/cm2 & FAD of 40 cfm.

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Bill says...

A periodic problem with compressor motors is that the cooling vents and fans get dust coated and plugged, causing overheating.

Use some of that compressed air to clean the motor and vents and see if that helps.

Cheers,

Bill

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About tanabe air compressor type hc277a

by azhar
(malaysia)

well i have a problm that air and oil or carbon are mixed and coming out from l.p drain trap and as well h.p side i already overhauled compressor all rings and scraper rings also renewed pistons also renewed and more over crankcase oil was renewed which also was dirty after jus running 20 mins l.p and h.p pressure are normal and there is not any significant sign of blow past..pls help me any one its urgent.....plz email me ur replies at dogarspride@hotmail.com...thankx

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Bill says...

Azhar, you may have resolved the problem with your rebuild, but did you ensure that there still wasn't oil already in the tank that is still entering your air stream as you use air?

I don't know the make Tanabe. If there is someone out there that does know it, feel free to add your comments to help Azhar solve his problem.

Thanks,

Bill

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