What is a filter regulator?
Filter regulators are easy to install and they provide the exact pressure control to optimize pump performance and efficiency. When air exits a compressor, it is usually warm, dirty and wet at times. It can harm and shorten the life of downstream equipment, such as valves. Hence, before air can be used, it needs to be cleaned and controlled with a filter regulator.
How does a filter regulator work?
Basically, there are three types of filters which are vapour removal, General purpose and Coalescing (oil removal). General Purpose is used to remove water and particles, Coalescing to remove oil and vapour is used to remove oil vapour and odour.
As for pressure regulators, it’s mainly used to reduce and control fluid pressure in compressed air systems. Regulators are also frequently referred to as PRVs (pressure reducing valves). Optimally, a pressure regulator conserves a continuous output pressure irrespective of variations in the input pressure and downstream flow requirements.