Parker Balston Membrane Compressed Air Dryers Receive Exemption from EU ATEX DirectiveHaverhill, MA, May 21, 2012 - The Filtration and Separation Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is pleased to announce that Parker Balston Membrane Compressed Air Dryers are exempt from the EU ATEX Directive.
According to the Hazardous Locations Product Team of CSA International, “The Membrane Dryer products are not required to meet the EU ATEX Directive. The product is non-electrical with no moving mechanical components. The air movement within the product is not likely to produce static as an ignition hazard…There is not enough energy around to cause an ignition.”
Parker Balston Membrane Air Dryers offer the unique ability to lower a compressed air stream’s dewpoint without electricity or moving parts permitting use in flammable and hazardous environments where explosions or fires are a concern.
The drying system produces a dewpoint of -40°F (-40°C) and lower while removing all other compressed air contaminants 0.01 micron in size and larger. The system utilizes sophisticated technology to dehydrate the air without the need of electricity. The wall mountable air dryers can be easily configured and are ideal for space constrained. Unsurpassed in performance and durability to dehydrate and purify compressed air, Parker Balston Membrane Air Dryers significantly outperform conventional air filtration. Prefilters, membrane, modules and mounting brackets are included with the system.
If you would like to receive more information about Parker Balston Membrane Compressed Air Dryers or other Parker Balston Products please contact Forberg Scientific customer service.