Providing Quality Oil Care to Industry
Des-Case Extended Series desiccant breathers combine the trusted materials and design of our Standard breathers with the check-valves of our VentGuard and HydroGuard breathers, plus a new oil mist reducing feature, higher air flows and more than double the desiccant! These high airflow, long-lasting desiccant breathers are ideal for tank farms and large or remote applications.
As wet contaminated air is drawn through the unit, multiple 3-micron polyester filter elements remove solid particulate and the colour-indicating silica gel extracts moisture. When air is expelled from the container, the top foam pad prevents oil mist from contacting silica gel or entering the atmosphere.
High-quality umbrella check-valves that won’t clog or stick are located underneath the unit for added protection from washdown environments. Check-valves isolate equipment from ambient conditions prolonging breather life, and protecting system integrity.
The integrated standpipe provides excellent vibration resistance and dissipates impact throughout the unit, eliminating weak points. It also allows even airflow distribution throughout the unit, preventing inaccurate readings of desiccant saturation.
The oil mist reducer is situated inside the standpipe, made from polypropylene for maximum chemical compatibility. Mimicking nature’s intricate honeycomb design, this feature allows oil mist to coalesce and drain back into the reservoir, rather than compromising the desiccant.
Shock-absorbing, clear casing provides reliable service, easy visual maintenance, and UV resistance.
Polyester filter element removes airborne contamination to 3-micron absolute. Unique loops allow particles to release during system exhalation, helping to increase breather life.
Foam filter captures any oil mist and disperses incoming air evenly over filtration and drying areas.
Silica gel adsorbs water from incoming air and can hold up to 40% of its weight. Condition is indicated by change of color from blue to light pink.
Second polyester filter element protects against migration of desiccant dust, providing maximum efficiency.
Internal threads provide durability and stability and can be used with one of several adapters.
As wet, contaminated air is drawn through the unit, multiple 3-micron polyester filter elements remove solid particulate, and the colour-indicating silica gel extracts moisture. When air is expelled from the container, the top foam pad prevents oil mist from contacting silica gel or entering the atmosphere. Additionally, the breather is outfitted with a resilient nylon standpipe and polypropylene oil mist reducer to allow oil mist to coalesce and drain back into the reservoir, rather than compromising the desiccant. Six high-quality umbrella check-valves are located underneath the unit to isolate equipment from ambient conditions, prolonging breather life and protecting system integrity.
|Unit Height (in / mm)||4.7 / 119||6.4 / 163||8.3 / 208||10.0 / 254|
|Unit Diameter (in / mm)||5.66 / 143.88||5.66 / 143.88||5.66 / 143.88||5.66 / 143.88|
|Connection Size||1" Female (FNPT)||1" Female (FNPT)||1" Female (FNPT)||1" Female (FNPT)|
|Amount of Silica Gel (lbs / kg)||1.2 / 0.54||2.2 / 1.0||3.2 / 1.45||4.2 / 1.91|
|Adsorption Capacity (fl oz / ml)||7.7 / 228||14.1 / 417||20.5 / 606||27.0 / 798|
|Max. Flow Rate (cfm)||27 @ 1 psid||26 @ 1 psid||25 @ 1 psid||24 @ 1 psid|
|Max. Flow Rate (lpm)||765||736||708||680|
|Filter Efficiency||3µ absolute (ß3≥200)||3µ absolute (ß3≥200)||3µ absolute (ß3≥200)||3µ absolute (ß3≥200)|
|Operating Temp. Range (°F)||-20° to 200°||-20° to 200°||-20° to 200°||-20° to 200°|
|Operating Temp. Range (°C)||-29° to 93°||-29° to 93°||-29° to 93°||-29° to 93°|
|Model||Suction / Return Rate at 1 psid (gpm / lpm)|
|Gearbox / Storage Tank Max Volume (gal/L)||Hydraulic Reservoir Max Volume (gal/L)|
|DC-EX-1||27 / 765||400 / 1514||100 / 379|
|DC-EX-2||26 / 736||600 / 2271||200 / 757|
|DC-EX-3||25 / 708||800 / 3028||300 / 1136|
|DC-EX-4||24 / 680||1000 / 3785||400 / 1514|
Please Note: This is intended as a general guideline for sizing only; other considerations, such as: humidity level, frequency of air flow, ambient temperatures, and chemical compatibility are very important in sizing a breather properly. Larger applications and special circumstances typically require the most thorough analysis. Please contact Des-Case for assistance in sizing a breather.
|3/4" MNPT Steel Vent Valve Adapter for Extended Series Breathers||DC-EXVA-12M|
|1" MNPT Steel Vent Valve Adapter for Extended Series Breathers||DC-EXVA-16M|
|1" MNPT Threaded Steel Adapter for Extended Series Breathers||DC-EXA-10|
|3/4" MNPT Threaded Steel Adapter for Extended Series Breathers||DC-EXA-17|