filter for my new husky compressor

by john
(new jersey)

Campbell Hausfeld combination Filter-Regulator and Lubricator

Campbell Hausfeld combination Filter-Regulator and Lubricator

Hello...I just picked up a Husky 4HP 175psi 2 stage compressor and am confused about placing a filter,regulator,lubricator attachment.


I have a CH #PA2078 filter,reg,lub device that I was going to use but it states 150psi max,

My compressor is 175psi. Will this pose a problem?

I am going to rent a shop with an old in the ground hydraulic lift that probably requires a lot of air pressure. Will this 150psi attachment reduce the compressors output? Help!!!
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John, no, the use of the 150 PSI rated FRL will not reduce the compressor output.

You will, however, exceed the safe operating pressure of the FRL unit, and that, I do not recommend.

My suggestion is to talk to your local industrial compressed air distributor and get yourself an FRL that has the correct pressure rating.

You also do not mention either the discharge coupler size or the pipe size of the FRL. You do not, as a norm, want to size the FRL smaller than the supply line as this quite likely will restrict air flow.

Cheers,

Bill

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Where to put filters

by Paul
(Modesto, CA)

I am starting from scratch looking for information on design my compressed air system. Small cabinet shop with various connections every 10 feet or so. Please help
Paul
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Hi Paul. If you read the pages on this website to do with plumbing compressors, solving water problems, and on compressor air filters, all will be revealed.

As noted on some of those pages, treating compressed air to make it drier is a continuum. First you determine how dry and clean the air has to be, and then you install the equipment designed to produce that level of cleanliness and dryness.

My rule of thumb is that you want to install a filter and a regulator before every workstation. That way, you remove all the condensate from the air before it enters a station, and you reduce the air pressure to that station to the lowest possible pressure setting that will do the job.

Cheers,

Bill

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In Line Coalescent Filter works?

Does a coalescing filter do a good job of removing moisture from the air lines?
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In a word, no!

Coalescing filters are primarily designed to remove oil from compressed air streams.

They have very find elements that trap oil particles, and as such, should be installed downstream from a general purpose filter which will first remove free water and particulates from the air stream, pre-cleaning it, before the air gets to the coalescent filter.

Which isn't to say that a coalescent filter won't take out some free water if it's in the air stream, it's just not intended to.

Cheers,

Bill

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water in line freezes

by devon
(canada)

my compressor has water that freezes all the time, but im working framing in winter. Even with oil and antifreeze it freezes. what it the best way to fix this

i know there is water in the tank, i cant get it all out. I need the air compressor to work though.

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Devon, if you read all of the pages on this site that have to do with compressor generated water, much information is provided there to help you resolve your compressed air freeze up issue.

Hint... you need bone dry compressed air to run properly in freezing temperatures.

Cheers,

Bill



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