Condensation Corner

April 2022

Safer, Healthier & More Productive…

…and CLEANER! Air System Products, along with the entire Filtration Group organization is committed to making the world a Safer, Healthier, & More Productive, but we are taking it up a notch and doing our part to make it Cleaner & Greener as well. Along with our new initiative to lessen the impact of paper waste by providing a scan-able QR Code instead of shipping a printed Installation and Operation Manual on our Robo-Drain line of condensate drains, ASP’s zero-loss drains and oil/water separator systems help reduce facility energy cost and keeps oil from leaching into the groundwater.

Compressed air is one of the most costly utilities in any manufacturing facility, and with our complete line of pneumatic and electronic zero-loss drains, ASP can help you save energy from escaping with every cycle of the drain. Our Zero-Loss Robo-Drain alone will save our combined customer base an estimated $900,000 in energy consumption costs in 2022.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies spent oil as a pollutant and imposes limits on the amount of oil that can be expelled by air compressors. This is defined as 15 parts per million (15/ppm), although any level that generates a sheen on the surface of water qualifies. This is true of the runoff that many compressors dump into their drainage systems. ASP oil/water separators are made up of proprietary particles that attract oil and adhere it to a filtering bed, lowering the amount of oil in the runoff to acceptable limits. In fact, in 2022 alone, our Posi-Zorb Oil/Water Separator System, water with our proprietary adsorption media will prevent an estimated 701 gallons of oil from seeping into the ground.

As you can see, Safer, Healthier & More Productive isn’t just what we say, it’s what we do.


May 2022

Essential Periodic Media Replacement

It is important that media is changed out routinely. Left unchecked, saturated media will permit untreated condensate downstream and may cause the unit to overflow. Although upsets occur more naturally with a gravity fed systems, even with a pump module, the pump can allow oil to bypass the media which could cause the system to exceed the local regulatory limits. Collaborating with condensate management experts at ASP can help ensure the right Oil Water Separator with the proper media maintenance plan is being used in any application.

For some products, such as ASP’s Posi-Zorb product line, the media module is self-contained which controls the possibility of spills or contamination during media replacement. These are just two of the features that many operational facilities prefer as they are low maintenance and cleaner as the condensate is well-contained. It is important to understand that regular maintenance is crucial to keep the system running at its top performance. If the media becomes saturated, there is a risk of by-passing or overflow of untreated condensate which is not only bad for your system but bad for the environment. To avoid this, a periodic replacement of the media is imperative.

Changing your media is surprisingly simple. Whether you’re utilizing our Accu-Sep, Accu-Zorb, or Posi-Zorb OWS system, the process to change out the media is just a few short and simple steps. Click the links below to find a photo-guided step by step guide for your system.

Accu-Zorb Media ReplacementPosi-Zorb Module Replacement