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Many years ago draining accumulated water from air tanks was a daily task.
Thankfully these days, the water is absorbed by your air dryer, reducing its effect on system components.
“We would typically expect to see little-to-no water draining from your purge valve. If you are seeing water, then it could be a sign that you need to replace your air dryer,” said Donaldson, a reputable optimising filtration solution provider that helped solve some of the world's most complex filtration challenges.
It is common to see a little oil discharge pass through the purge valve. The company pointed out that oil gets into the air lines through normal operations. This only becomes an issue when the oil starts mixing with water vapour. The sticky result can affect air discharge cycles, block the purge valve causing a constant leak, coat the air dryer media and reduce its effectiveness, while accumulating in air lines and valves, reducing the life of system components.....
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