How To Remove Oil From Compressed Air Lines

Although water in compressed air lines is more common, oil can be just as disruptive to a pneumatic system, causing costly damage to equipment and requiring equally costly downtime for repairs. In spray booths and powder coat applications, for example, oil mists and vapors left on the material during blow-off or applied while painting will have a serious effect on the quality of the finished product.

The most effective way to remove oil from compressed air lines is multi-stage filtration. Generally, each stage of multi-stage filtration removes a different type of contaminant; specialized filtration materials and techniques are used to remove moisture, dirt/dust, oil, etc. Comprised of one or more specially-engineered modules, multi-stage filtration systems can remove particulates as small as 0.01 microns.

Pneumatic systems can be filtered at the compressor or at the point of use (directly before the pneumatic tool being used). Because oil mist and vapor, as well as other contaminants, can accumulate in compressed air lines between the compressor and the tool, point of use filtration is generally the preferred way to remove oil from compressed air lines.

Contact La-Man for Your Industrial Filter Needs

For the above reasons and more, La-Man Corporation has developed a series of automotive division products that will remove oil mists and vapors from your compressed air lines, as well as water and other contaminants.

Our SuperStar 0.01 micron filters, AMD-035 SuperStar™ membrane dryers, and the Oiliminator™ provide innovative, effective solutions that will remove oil from your compressed air system, giving you great finished products and saving you time and money

For more information or to request a quote on La-Man industrial filters for your pneumatic system, contact us today.