Building up water in lines

by mike
(ny)

We can try to drain the tank on the T30 and not much water will come out, but at all of the lifts we have water spraying out like a faucet.


Any ideas on what the cause could be?

Comments for Building up water in lines

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 21, 2017
Water
by: Bill

Sounds like a case for auto-drains in the filter bowls, Mike.

You can plumb them away from the lifts, and they can cycle automatically all day to keep the bowl dry.

If you have water being caught in the filters, is water still getting through?

Is the air intake for the filter in the compressor room, or is it plumbed to the outside to draw in cold air?

Jan 21, 2017
T-30 Water
by: Mike

The crazy thing is that we do already have filters at each lift. We open the valves up every morning and get a lot of water...and thru out the day also.

The other thing that is odd is that we never really had it this bad in past winters,etc.

Jan 20, 2017
T-30 water in the lines
by: Bill

The hotter the compressed air, the more water vapor it holds, and it doesn't take long, moving through air lines for the air to cool and that vapor turning into water.

If you cannot cool the air then you pretty much have to put a water filter before each application to remove the water that has condensed in the lines.

All of this information is provided in the pages on this site that I posted the link too in my earlier response. I hope the information helps.

Jan 20, 2017
T-30 Water
by: Mike

Hi Bill,

The air entering the main at the compressor is very hot(can barely touch).

The main is 3/4" and it comes out and goes directly out thru a wall into our shop, goes straight up the wall towards ceiling and T's off to the two sides of shop where we have 9 lifts. It is probably about 25' total feet to the first lift factoring in the pipes running up wall and then down to the lift.

Jan 18, 2017
T-30 water
by: Bill

A bit more information, please Mike.

Is the air entering the main at the compressor hot? Touch the pipe - carefully - after the compressor has been running for some time.

How big is the main, and how far is it to the lifts?

You might want to take a look at this too, and follow the links to solutions on this site:

http://www.about-air-compressors.com/water-heres-why.html

Click here to add your own comments

Add your own question or comment. It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ingersoll Rand T-30 Air Compressor Issues.