DBE Series - Desiccant Air Breathers

Schroeder desiccant air breathers are designed to increase operational efficiency while reducing costs by protecting industrial systems from moisture and particle contaminants. As fluid levels drop and pressure changes occur in a system, moist air is drawn through the breather. Air passes through a 2-micron solid contaminant filter and a diffuser to ensure maximum efficiency in the silica gel chamber. Water vapour in the air is absorbed by the silica gel before the dry air passes through a second 2-micron contaminant filter. The filtered air that enters the reservoir is void of moisture and contaminants.

New DBE Long Life Desiccant Breathers

The new breather dryer DBE (with extended service life) was initially developed for the wind industry and offers many commercial advantages for general industry. The special features of the filter are the two separated chambers storing two absorbent types with different water holding capacities and response behaviours. Four check valves are integrated in the filter bottom in order to protect the absorbent material, avoiding saturation during system downtime. The dirt holding capacity of the filter is increased through the star-pleated air breather filter element. All included new features contribute to an extended lifetime of the breather dryer.

Colour Indicator

As the gold silica gel absorbs water, it turns green to indicate that it has reached its functional capacity and that replacement of the breather is required.

Low cost replacement Absorbent

The DBE is designed so that the base with all the internal check valves remains in place and the absorbent Silica and/or air filter pleated pack are low cost replacement items compared to standard desiccant breathers.

3 models cover a range from 21, 28 and 35 Standard Cubic Feet/Minute (SCFM). Please click on the download button for more information on all 3 models or the tabs below on individual units.