Applications in which the breather bladder can maintain a sealed system
High humidity environments where there are increased incidences of gearbox and lubricant failure due to moisture ingress
How It works
As wet, contaminated air is drawn through the unit, multiple 3-micron polyester filter elements remove solid particulate and the color-indicating silica gel extracts moisture. The bladder on the Hydroguard™ breather provides an area for the air to expand and contract as a result of temperature variations during steady-state operations.
When air is expelled from the equipment headspace, the bladder expands and the top foam pad prevents oil mist from contacting silica gel or entering the atmosphere. Once the bladder is filled with air and the pressure exceeds that of the breather, the check valves will open and the excess pressure will be released. The hydrophilic agent is partially reactivated by the dry air passing back through.