RTS Africa Engineering has invented a desiccant dryer which removes moisture from gases used in industry and could ensure more consistent gas purity.

Consistent product quality is crucial in the business of industrial gas production. To ensure this consistency is maintained, raw gas from production facilities is tapped off their main supply lines for analysis.

However, this gas is often saturated with water which hampers reliable analysis and can cause serious damage to plant and loss of production in some applications. RTS Africa Engineering has therefore invented the RTS Africa desiccant dryer which removes moisture from gases used in industry.

“Our desiccant dryer ensures reliable analysis and, consequently, stable and consistent quality for users of industrial gases”

 Ian Fraser, Managing Director of RTS Africa Engineering.

“Our desiccant dryer ensures reliable analysis and, consequently, stable and consistent quality for users of industrial gases,” stated Ian Fraser, Managing Director of RTS Africa Engineering.

How does it function?

‘Wet’ gas is piped into the dryer through its 1/4” NPT stainless-steel needle valve, which regulates the gas flow. The gas passes through a water-absorbing bed consisting of fused-alumina pellets.

While the RTS Africa desiccant dryer is most commonly used to dry hydrogen or oxygen, it is suitable for drying numerous other gases.

The dryer can be installed in plants of varying sizes, as it will handle a flow rate of between 100ml/minute and 1,000ml/minute and a maximum pressure of 0.5kPa. In its operating environment, it will function efficiently in temperatures of up to 75˚C.