Des-Case VentGuard™ Desiccant Breathers
Ideal for low-flow installations with intermittent operations, the Des-Case VentGuard Breather features unique check-valve technology that ensures the unit only allows air in when the machinery is active, thus maintaining isolation.
Des-Case designed the check-valves to operate without excessive pressure build-up and only allow the airflow when pressured to do so. Furthermore, the filters clean and dry the air before it enters the headspace.
The VentGuard breather thus eliminates premature saturation of the silica gel as well as extends the lifespan of the breather. In comparison, standard desiccant breathers will not be able to handle environments of extreme moisture with the same efficiency and reliability.
|Unit Height||3.90 in||5.31 in||6.125 in||8.125 in||10.125 in|
|99.06 mm||134.9 mm||155.6 mm||206.4 mm||257.2 mm|
|Unit Diameter||2.52 in||2.52 in||4 in||4 in||4 in|
|64.01 mm||64.01 mm||101.6 mm||101.6 mm||101.6 mm|
|Connection Size||3/8 inch Multi-Fit
|3/8 inch Multi-Fit
|1 inch Multi-Fit
|1 inch Multi-Fit
|1 inch Multi-Fit
|Silica Gel Amount||
|0.28 lbs||0.66 lbs||1.22 lbs||1.88 lbs|
|0.058 kg||0.127 kg||0.30 kg||0.56 kg||0.85 kg|
|Adsorption Capacity||0.79 fl oz||1.68 fl oz||4.00 fl oz||7.45 fl oz||11.3 fl oz|
|23.3 ml||49.7 ml||118.2 ml||220.3 ml||353 ml|
|Max. Flow Rate @ 1 psid||1.45 cfm||1.45 cfm||2.44 cfm||2.48 cfm||2.98 cfm|
|41 lpm||41 lpm||69 lpm||70 lpm||84 lpm|
|Filter Efficiency||3µ abs. (β₃≥200)||3µ abs. (β₃≥200)||3µ abs. (β₃≥200)||3µ abs. (β₃≥200)||3µ abs. (β₃≥200)|
|Operational Temp. Range||-20°F to 200°F||-20°F to 200°F||-20°F to 200°F||-20°F to 200°F||-20°F to 200°F|
|-29°C to 93°C||-29°C to 93°C||-29°C to 93°C||-29°C to 93°C||-29°C to 93°C|
|Removes moisture in equipment headspace|
|Minimizes wear and tear on equipment, extending the lifespan|
|Stops ingress of contamination|
|Eliminates condensation that forms rust|
|Prevents deposit of sludge as well as water-contaminated oil|
|Extends the lifespan of lubricants|
|Model No.||Max. Airflow @ 1 psid||Gearbox/Storage Tank||Hydraulic Reservoir|
|DC-VG-BB||1.45 cfm||15 gal||2 gal|
|41.06 lpm||57 liter||8 liter|
|DC-VG-1||1.45 cfm||35 gal||5 gal|
|41.06 lpm||132 liter||19 liter|
|DC-VG-2||2.5 cfm||200 gal||60 gal|
|70.5 lpm||757 liter||227 liter|
|DC-VG-3||2.28 cfm||350 gal||100 gal|
|64.5 lpm||1325 liter||379 liter|
|DC-VG-4||1.8 cfm||500 gal||200 gal|
|50.9 lpm||1893 liter||757 liter|
Please Note: The above sizing table is only a general guideline. Many other factors such as humidity level, the frequency of airflow, ambient temperatures and chemical compatibility must be considered to determine the size of a breather accurately. Larger applications, as well as special or unusual circumstances, will in many cases require a thorough analysis. Please contact RO-QUIP for help in determining the proper size a breather.
- Intermittent Operations
- Low-Flow Applications
When the silica turns pink, it is time to replace the unit.
Located at the bottom of the breather are check-valves which keep the system isolated until the equipment needs to breathe. Once the machinery becomes operational, the layered filter elements retain solid particulate from the air that moves through the breather. The desiccant beads in their turn absorb harmful moisture.
Both when the equipment is in operation and during shutdowns, the desiccant beads attract moisture from inside the reservoir, in effect drying out the machinery.
|DC-10-S||1 inch FNPT x 1 inch Slip Fit Adapter|
|DC-10||1 inch Threaded Adapter|
|DC-10-T||1 inch Male Threaded x 1 inch Female Threaded Adapter|
|DC-17||Bell Reducer 1 inch to 3/4 inch - Slip Fit|
|DC-17-T||1 inch - 3/4 inch Female to Male Threaded Adapter|
|DC-18||1 inch - 1/4 inch Brass, Threaded Reducer/Adapter|
|DC-12-T||Threaded Flange Adapter|
|DC-12-TG||Threaded Flange Adapter with Gasket|
|DC-SDVA-12M||3/4 inch NPT Vent Valve Adapter for Standard and VentGuard Breathers|
|DC-SDVA-16M||1 inch NPT Vent Valve Adapter for Standard and VentGuard Breathers|