Thursday, 22 October 2020

Vortex Tubes: What is a Cold Fraction?

 Have you ever needed a source of cold air but don’t want to invest in a costly chiller? INTRODUCING Vortex Tubes! Vortex Tubes use compressed air and contain no moving parts to create a cold and hot stream of air from either end of the device. Using the valve located on the hot stream a vortex tube can achieve temperatures as low as -50°F (-46°C) and temperatures as high as 260°F (127°C).

When the vortex tube is supplied with compressed air the air flow is directed into the generator that causes spin into a spiraling vortex at around 1,000,000 rpm. This spinning vortex flows down the neck and wall of the hot tube. The control valve located on the end of the hot tube allows a fraction of the hot air to escape and what does not escape reverses direction and travels back down the center of the tube and exhausts out of the cold end. Inside of the low-pressure area of the larger outer warm air vortex, the inner vortex loses heat as it flows back to the cold end of the vortex and as it exits the vortex expels cold air. The absolute temperature drop that occurs during this process is going to be controlled by the cold fraction of the Vortex Tube and the supply pressure.


The cold fraction is defined as the amount of the inlet supply air that will exit out of the cold end of the vortex tube. An example would be if I had 10 SCFM supplied to a vortex tube with 60% cold fraction, then 6 SCFM would be exiting the cold discharge. Cold based on the amount of air you allow out of the hot end of the vortex tube you can control the temperature drop of the cold air. A smaller cold fraction which only allows a small amount of air to exit the cold discharge will result in a larger temperature drop; and vise versa a larger cold fraction will result in a much smaller temperature drop.


Here  EXAIR has designed the vortex tubes to operate optimally at both a high cold fraction and a low cold fraction. The 32XX series designed to give you the best refrigeration, which means it will work well for cold fractions ~60% – 80%. This will give you a smaller temperature drop with more air flow which allows you to keep things cool much easier. This contrasts with the 34XX series which is designed more optimal performance at lower temperatures; this means the optimal cold fraction would be ~20% to 40%. Cold fractions this low will produce very little air flow but the temperature will be very cold (as low as -50°F). This is useful if you need to get an item down to a very low temperature.

If you have any questions about compressed air systems or want more information on any of EXAIR’s products, give us a call, we have a team of Application Engineers ready to answer your questions and recommend a solution for your applications.

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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Variety – The Key for Successful Applications No Matter the Conditions


 EXAIR has been manufacturing Intelligent Compressed Air® products since 1983.  In the beginning, the Standard Air Knives and Full Flow Air Knives were very effective at that time.  But as leaders in this market, EXAIR did not want to stop there.  We were able to engineer a more efficient, more powerful, and much safer air knife, the Super Air Knife.  In this blog, I will discuss the features and benefits that the Super Air Knives can offer. 

Bernoulli’s principle explains how a high velocity fluid can generate a low pressure.  The Super Air Knife creates that high velocity air stream to produce a low pressure above and below the opening to entrain ambient air.   What does this mean for you?  It will save you much money by using less compressed air.  The mass of the free ambient air is added into the air stream to give a strong blowing force.  The Super Air Knife has an amplification ratio of 40:1. For every 1 part of compressed air, 40 parts of ambient air is drawn into the blowing air stream.  Ambient air is free, and compressed air is definitely not.  EXAIR was able to engineer a design to use the Bernoulli’s principle to make one of the most efficient air knives in the market place.



As a benefit, they blow a laminar air stream which reduces noise levels and create a consistent force along the entire length.  An even force will give you tighter control for blowing applications which will cut compressed air usage unlike the inconsistent and turbulent air flows caused by drilled pipes, manifolds of nozzles or blower-type systems.  Some other interesting features for the Super Air Knives are that they have a compact design to fit into tight places for blowing and cooling.  The footprint is very small as compared to blower-air knife systems.  They do not have any moving parts to wear or maintenance to do.  They only need clean compressed air to work. 

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Friday, 16 October 2020

What’s So Great About Threaded Line Vac Pneumatic Conveyors?

Conveyor systems come in many shapes, sizes, and configurations. They can be run at different speeds, and are made of various materials, depending what they’re carrying, and why they’re carrying it. And sometimes, they’re hilarious:

If you’re looking to move solids, in bulk, through pipe, there’s not a simpler way to do it than with an EXAIR Threaded Line Vac.  Like our ‘standard’ Line Vacs, they use compressed air to generate a powerful vacuum flow to get air behind the pieces and carry them along:

But, while the ‘standard’ Line Vacs are made for use with Conveyance Hose, the Threaded Line Vacs have male NPT threads so you can pipe them in line.  We have a range of options, depending on the nature of your applications:

Sizes: 3/8 NPT to 3 NPT.

Materials: aluminum, 303SS, 316SS, and hardened alloy.

Performance: aluminum, 303SS and 316SS Threaded Line Vacs are made for standard duty; the hardened alloy Heavy Duty Threaded Line Vacs offer higher vacuum performance as well as superior abrasion resistance.

Environment: the materials of construction listed above may be important because of the nature of the product being conveyed, but they also have different temperature ratings. Our Stainless Steel Line Vacs also come in a High Temperature design, in case the material – or the environment – is particularly hot:
Aluminum: 275°F (135°C)
Heavy Duty Hardened Alloy: 400°F (204°C)
303 or 316SS: 400°F (204°C)
High Temp 303 or 316SS: 900°F (482°C)

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1" High Power Flat Super Air Nozzles

 

Model HP1126 and HP1126SS 1" High Power Flat Super Air Nozzles

EXAIR’s 1" High Power Flat Super Air Nozzles produce a flat 1" (25mm) wide airstream with a blowing force of 1 pound. The unique design of this super-efficient nozzle makes it an ideal fit for both tight spaces and tight budgets. It uses EXAIR’s patented technology to maximize entrained airflow while reducing noise levels.
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Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Heavy Duty Line Vac

 The Heavy Duty Line Vac is EXAIR's most powerful conveyor. The appearance is similar to the standard Line Vac but performance has been boosted dramatically. The Heavy Duty Line Vac has been engineered to convey materials over longer vertical and horizontal distances. The hardened alloy construction helps prevent premature wear that could occur with ordinary aluminum or stainless steel Line Vacs.


Many applications require the materials be transported over longer distance. The Heavy Duty Line Vac can move more material over longer lengths. They have been designed for rugged, industrial applications.The table below gives a quick comparison of our Light Duty Line Vac, standard Line Vac, and the Heavy Duty Line Vac models. For comparison, the test shows the 2" (51mm) model of each style conveying the same material over various lengths. Heavy Duty Line Vac conveys more material in less time.

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Thursday, 8 October 2020

Installing the EXAIR Model 4908 Dual Cabinet Cooler Hardware Kit

 

Stop electronic control downtime due to heat, dirt, and moisture! Cabinet Coolers maintain NEMA 4, 4X, and 12 integrity.

Installing the EXAIR Model 4908 Dual Cabinet Cooler Hardware Kit



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Wednesday, 7 October 2020

EXAIR- Digital Flowmeter

EXAIR  Digital Flowmeter allows you to monitor compressed air usage and locate waste. Easy to install with multiple options to make tracking compressed air usage even easier!

• Units available in British or metric units
• Available for multiple pipe sizes
• Remote corded and wireless monitors available
• CE compliant
• Meets OSHA noise and pressure requirements
EXAIR's Digital Flowmeter, with data logging capability available, is the easy way to monitor compressed air consumption and waste! The digital display shows the exact amount of compressed air being used, making it easy to identify costly leaks or inefficient air products. No cutting, welding, adjustments or calibration are ever required. It is designed for permanent or temporary mounting to a compressed air pipe. If the unit needs to be removed, blocking rings are available. Available for measuring air flow in SCFM on schedule 40 iron pipe from 1/2"-6" diameter. Air flow meters for copper pipe up to 4" are also available.

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