1 APC-104 Contents 2001. Norgren Air Preparation Products and Accessories Compressed Air Systems .. ALE-0-2. Filters .. ALE-1-A. Oil Removal (Coalescing) Filters .. ALE-2-1. Oil Vapor Removal (Adsorbing) Filters .. ALE-3-1. Membrane Dryers .. ALE-4-1. Regulators .. ALE-5-A. Specialty Regulators.. ALE-6-1. Manifold Regulators .. ALE-7-1. Precision and Instrument Regulators .. ALE-8-1. Pilot Regulators .. ALE-9-1. Pilot Operated Regulators .. ALE-10-1. Listed Cylinder Gas Regulators for Industrial Use .. ALE-11-1. Listed Beverage Regulators .. ALE-12-1. Filter/Regulators .. ALE-13-1. Lubricators .. ALE-14-A. Pressure Relief Valves .. ALE-15-1. Shut-Off and Lockout Valves .. ALE-16-1. Stainless Steel Products .. ALE-17-1. Smooth Start, and Directional Control Valves .. ALE-18-1. Additional Products .. ALE-19-1.
2 Filter-Filter Combination Units .. ALE-20-1. Filter/Regulator-Lubricator Combination Units .. ALE-21-1. Filter-Regulator-Lubricator Combination Units .. ALE-22-1. Filter-Lubricator Combination Units.. ALE-23-1. Modular Components .. ALE-24-1. Accessories for Filters, Regulators, and Lubricators .. ALE-25-1. Watson Smith Electronic Products .. ALE-26-1. Compressed Air Dryers .. ALE-27-1. Fittings and Accessories .. ALE-28-1. Appendix/Technical Information.. ALE-29-1. Part Index .. ALE-29-18. Littleton, CO USA Phone 303-794-2611 Fax 303-795-9487 ALE-0-1. Compressed Air Systems Norgren Air Preparation Products : Protecting your pneumatic system from the hazards of contaminated air. T h e a i r l e a v i n g a c o m p r e s s o r i s h o t , d i r t y, w e t a n d g e n e r a l l y a t a h i g h e r pressure than the downstream equipment requires.
3 A typical 100 scfm (50. dm3/sec) compressor will push 1200 gallons (4500 liters) of water and 2 gallons (8 liters) of degraded compressor oil into the system in a year along with considerable amounts of dirt particles. Before this air can be used it needs to be treated to remove the contaminants, have its pressure reduced to the right level, and in many cases have oil added to lubricate downstream equipment. ALE-0-2 Littleton, CO USA Phone 303-794-2611 Fax 303-795-9487. Compressed Air Systems Build Your System! These illustrations show three examples of how Norgren Air Preparation Products have been used to design clean, Pilot Operated (Slave) Regulator Modular Excelon System A. safe, and efficient industrial compressed air systems. Lockout Valve Filter/Regulator Lubricator Pressure Guage Pilot Regulator Lockout Valve AIR OPERATED TOOLS.
4 COMPRESSED Modular Excelon System B. AIR FROM Lockout Valve RECEIVER Filter/Regulator Oil Removal Filter General Oil Removal PAINT SPRAYING. Purpose Air Filter Filter Dryer A . Solenoid Valve Bearing Filter Regulator Lubricator Lubricator Lockout Lockout Valve Valve Wye Drip Leg Filter/Regulator MACHINE Drain LUBRICATION. Reclassifieres CYLINDERS. B . Filter/Regulator Oil Removal Filter Vapor Removal Filter ULTRA CLEAN AIR FOR. CRITICAL APPLICATIONS. Lockout Valve Drip Leg Drain Littleton, CO USA Phone 303-794-2611 Fax 303-795-9487 ALE-0-3. Compressed Air Systems Norgren knowledge APPLICATIONS General Pneumatic Circuits: The following section shows several typical systems eg: directional control valves and cylinders, in and Products save of a generic type and the equipment normally used multi-valve circuits, machine cleaning, air motors you money for the application.
5 Remember every system should and high speed tools. be treated on its merits and broken down into several elements to ensure optimum installation, running A Micro-Fog lubricator is required for the and maintenance costs are achieved. several varying flow paths to ensure full lubrication. Compressed air is The applications below are typically (Figure 2). often wrongly assumed to branches taken off a large works distribution mains Figure 2. be a cheap or even free' and isolating valves are usually placed in front of all source of power. In fact it branches to permit isolation from the mains to allow can be 10 times as for maintenance to take place without recourse to expensive as electricity complete plant shut-down. by the time all generation, transmission, treatment and system costs are taken into account.
6 Good air Preparation must therefore consider the energy consumption of the system and air Shut-off valve, filter/reg, Micro-Fog lubricator, soft treatment equipment. start/dump, relief valve. The process of air Multiple Simple Applications: Preparation has been at eg: OEM machines. the core of Norgren 's business for over 70 It is often a case that with fairly simple years. The aim of this machines, lubricated air is required for valving and booklet is to offer pneumatic circuitry and oil-free air for air bearings. guidance on the correct, To keep costs low two separate lines are economic and safe unnecessary and a typical arrangement from one air treatment of compressed supply only can be arranged as shown. air in industrial Other elements such as pressure switches applications. Here we can and check valves may be made available within only provide a brief modular systems.
7 (Figure 3). summary of the extensive experience Norgren has Figure 2. as a world leader in FRL. t e c h n o l o g y. Shut-off valve, filter/regulator, oil removal filter, porting block, Micro-Fog lubricator. ALE-0-4 Littleton, CO USA Phone 303-794-2611 Fax 303-795-9487. Compressed Air Systems Oil-Free Applications: Critical Pressure Control (Instrumentation): Continuous Processes eg paint spraying, foodstuffs, film processing, eg: precision regulation, fluidic systems, air powders. gauging, process control. Another facet of Norgren 's Olympian Plus is the ability to make duplex systems. This is invaluable These applications need to be free from A typical arrangement is shown, where oil for systems which cannot be shut-down, such as any water deposits in the downstream system. For aerosols which can prevent fast response of continuous process plant.
8 Two identical air sets are many installations this will require air drying. The downstream devices, need to be removed. joined together and one may be isolated (and drying medium (for desiccant or deliquescent Dependant upon air quality drying may not be serviced) whilst the other set is in operation. dryers) will need protecting from oil to allow it to required. (Figure 6) (Figure 8). work efficiently and the downstream system will Figure 8. also need protection from accidental migration of Figure 6. the material into it. A typical arrangement would be as figure 26 and in some instances it might be worth considering an oil vapour removal filter too. (Figure 4). Figure 4. Duplex system: shut-off valve, filter/reg, lubricator, porting block, oil removal filter and shut-off valve x 2 with manifold block connectors.
9 Shut-off valve, general purpose filter, oil removal filter, drier, oil removal filter, precision regulator. Shut-off valve, general purpose filter, oil removal Direct Injection Lubrication: filter, drier, oil removal filter, regulator, relief valve. eg: conveyor chains. Heavy Duty Lubrication: The application does not allow for eg: large slow moving cylinders. fog' type lubrication because of the surrounding environment and absence of a lubrication chamber. In such applications large amounts of (Figure 7). lubricant are required for effective lubrication. Again a soft start/dump valve is shown but is dependent upon the application. (Figure 5). Figure 7. Figure 5. Shut-off valve, filter/reg + direct injection Shut-off valve, filter/reg, Oil-Fog lubricator, lubricator. soft start/dump valve, relief valve.
10 Littleton, CO USA Phone 303-794-2611 Fax 303-795-9487 ALE-0-5. Filter Contents Filters General Purpose Filters, Oil Removal (Coalescing) Filters, Oil Vapor Removal (Adsorbing). Filters, and Compressed Air Membrane Dryers Filter Overview ..ALE-1-B. Rating Filter Elements and ISO Standard 8573-1 ..ALE-1-G. General Purpose Filters ..ALE-1. Oil Removal (Coalescing) Filters ..ALE-2. Oil Vapor Removal (Adsorbing) Filters ..ALE-3. Compressed Air Membrane Dryers ..ALE-4. Littleton, CO USA Phone 303-794-2611 Fax 303-795-9487 ALE-1-A. Filters GENERAL OVERVIEW. GENERAL PURPOSE FILTER Three main types of filters exist: The general How do Vapor removal Filters Work? purpose filter for water and particles, the coalescing Service indicator oil removal filter for oil aerosols and the activated Carbon filters are used to remove oil vapors and (optional).