cycling refrigerated compressed air dryers
Unlike direct expansion dryers which run continuously, when the NXC’s silica dry thermal mass reaches a set temperature, the compressor stops or cycles off but continues to provide clean and dry compressed air to your process. The thermal mass stores the cold energy and keeps the dew point at the desired temperature. Once the temperature of the dry thermal mass begins to rise, the refrigerant compressor cycles on.
Refrigeration dryers must be sized to handle the worst case operating conditions they may encounter – the highest possible flow at the highest possible inlet temperature on the hottest day of the year. The power consumption needed to operate at these worst-case conditions is far greater than what is typically required.
Traditional air dryers operate at 100% power consumption at all times, even when the actual demand on the dryer could be far less than 100%.
The advanced dual transfer technology in the R1 cycling dryer allows it to automatically reduce its power consumption to meet the actual demand saving you up to 80% over a traditional dryer. As a result, the R1 energy saving cycling dryer is eligible for rebates in many parts of the country. Dryer demand is a function of both required air flow and ambient conditions. Unless both of these variables are
at their maximums at the same time, there are energy savings to be had. The R1 takes advantage of this savings opportunity by significantly reducing power consumption to match actual demand.