Many fluids, semi-solids and powders can be seriously contaminated by moisture and process by products. Most materials stored in tanks or drums which are either located in the open and vented to atmosphere or are located in the process area can be affected by materials used in the same area. The level of damage varies from rendering the material useless to the lowering of efficiency and consequently the product value.
Moisture, in the form of water vapour is the prime source of contamination and will cause simple dilution of acids, an increase in the corrositivity of oils and other fluids, fungal and biological activity in materials such as glycerol or the lowering of electrical resistance of transformer oils and similar materials.
Brownell can offer a range of reservoir vent dryers, tank vent dryers and pipeline dryers to provide a high level of protection to a wide range of materials.