Remote dryer monitor for oil-free air compressors14 September 2020

Mobile generator provider Aggreko has developed what it calls the industry's first dryer dew point remote monitoring system for its oil-free air compressor product line.

The system can remotely monitor a customer’s dryer dew point and operating status, cutting out the cost and time involved with sending site personnel to inspect the dryer and its performance.

The dew point, the temperature where water vapour condenses into liquid water, can be an issue for companies using oil-free air to operate their equipment or process. If the drying system is not monitored correctly, it can lead to moisture entering the machinery or product, causing damage and disrupting operations.

Aggreko says that its new system can offer real-time dryer performance, operation and alarm notifications without needing an engineer on the ground.

The 24/7 monitoring system enables customers to receive alerts and check that their dryer is running optimally and make any necessary adjustments that are required. On average the system can identify issues every five minutes, according to the company. Catching these issues early allows customers to save operating costs as well as preventing an impact on their bottom line.

Kenny Delahoussaye, Head of Technical Services and Engineering, said: “The Dryer Dew Point Monitoring System is a unique offering from Aggreko and will significantly help customers monitor and operate their dryer’s dew-point levels, saving them time and money by making their operation more efficient.”

Fernando Arce-Larreta, Head of Oil-Free Air also stated, “We’re already seeing the benefits of the system with it being in operation for several weeks and look forward to providing this service to more customers in the coming weeks and months.”

The remote monitoring element of this system builds on Aggreko’s existing remote operations, which are becoming increasingly important in light of COVID-19, when limited feet on ground is essential for the safety of customers and colleagues, the company says.

William Dalrymple

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