Desiccant breathers are devices that are used to protect equipment and machinery from moisture and contaminants.
A desiccant breather typically consists of a housing that contains a desiccant material, which is designed to absorb moisture from the air or gas that passes through it. The desiccant material can be silica gel, activated alumina, or other moisture-absorbing substances.
As air or gas passes through the desiccant breather, the moisture in the air is absorbed by the desiccant material, preventing it from entering the equipment or machinery. This helps to prevent corrosion, rust, and other damage that can occur when moisture and contaminants are present.
In addition to the desiccant material, a desiccant breather may also contain a filter element, which helps to remove contaminants such as dust and dirt from the air or gas that passes through it.
Desiccant breathers can be used in a variety of applications. They are often used as a preventative measure to extend the life of equipment and machinery, reduce maintenance costs, and improve overall performance and efficiency.