How to Prevent Corrosion in the Compressed Air Line Network

Corrosion occurs in steel pipelines without any surface treatment that is sensitive to moisture. Corrosion can lead to a reduced pipe diameter and contamination of compressed air with corrosive impurities.

How to Prevent Corrosion

The most effective way to prevent corrosion is to remove condensation from the compressed air as quickly as possible. This process can consist of several phases and must include the following:

  • A cyclone separator with an automatic condensate separator - A cyclone separator is usually installed directly in the compressor. If this is not the case, there are cyclone separators that can be mounted directly downstream of the compressor. 
  • Filters and boilers can also release some moisture.
  • A cooling or adsorption dryer is also effective for separating moisture.

The result is conditioned compressed air, which is suitable for various applications.


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