Extended Series Desiccant Breathers - Des-Case

Extended Series Desiccant Breathers

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.

INDUSTRIES

  • Oil & Gas
  • Storage
  • Wind Energy
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Aviation

APPLICATIONS

  • Storage Tanks
  • Wind Turbines
  • Large Gearboxes / Hydraulics
  • Oil Misting
  • Remote Applications

OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS

  • High Humidity
  • Washdowns

BUILT TO LAST

How do we know the Extended Series is built to last?

We decided to test it to the extreme, watch the video to see just how tough they are.

EXPLORE

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.

Extended Breather Cut Thru

Secondary Filter Element

Second polyester filter element protects against migration of desiccant dust, providing maximum efficiency.

Integrated Nylon Standpipe

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.

Water Vapour Adsorbent

Silica gel adsorbs water from incoming air and can hold up to 40% of its weight. Condition is indicated by change of colour from blue to light pink.

Resilient Polycarbonate Body

Shock-absorbing, clear casing provides reliable service, easy visual maintenance, and UV resistance.

Honeycomb Technology Oil Mist Reducer

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.

Filter Element

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 Pad

Foam filter captures any oil mist and disperses incoming air evenly over filtration and drying areas.

Thread Mounting

Internal threads provide durability and stability and can be used with one of several adapters.

Six Check-Valves

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.

HOW IT WORKS

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.

Seeing pink? A pink breather means it has done its job keeping moisture out of your lubricants. Time to replace the breather with a new one.

Time to replace your standard breather

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Product Specs
DC-EX-1

DC-EX-2

DC-EX-3

DC-EX-4
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 Max. Airflow at 1 psid  Recommended Max. Volume
Gearbox / Storage Tank Hydraulic Reservoir
DC-EX-1 27 cfm / 765 lpm 400 gal / 1514 L 100 gal / 379 L 
DC-EX-2 26 cfm / 736 lpm 600 gal / 2271 L  200 gal / 757 L 
DC-EX-3 25 cfm / 708 lpm  800 gal / 3028 L  300 gal / 1136 L 
DC-EX-4 24 cfm / 680 lpm  1000 gal / 3785 L 400 gal / 1514 L 

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.

Description Part Number
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
  • Removes moisture in the headspace of equipment
  • Eliminates rust-forming condensation
  • Prevents sludge deposits and water-contaminated oil
  • Prevents contamination ingress
  • Provides longer lubricant life
  • Reduces wear and tear on equipment, prolongs life