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Air instrumentation solutions ­reduce costs


The cost of compressed air equipment is ever-increasing and the need to economise on equipment and power consumption has become critical. Suto-iTec Germany, available locally through Artic Driers International, offers a broad range of monitoring equipment to advise and inform operational staff about the compressed air systems performance. The systems may include a wide variety of devices, for instance:

• Air and vacuum flow of the compressed air or gas.

• Air velocity in pipes.

PCM Air Dryers

PCM Dryer

The incessant need to reduce energy consumption is an ever present fact for all plant engineers.  It is estimated that compressed air production & compressed air treatment amount to approximately 30% of an average production plants power consumption. SPX Flow, through Artic Driers International has introduced a radically new approach to compressed air drying.

The PCM air dryer, (Phase Change Material) provides low dew point air via a unique and patented 4 in 1 heat exchanger. 

High Quality Compressed Air Filtration

Point of Use Dryers

In today’s tough economy the need for high quality compressed air filtration at a reasonable cost is paramount. With this in mind, Artic Driers International has launched the E Series filter range. The casings and elements are manufactured by a German-owned group in Malaysia. This combination of low operating overheads combined with German standards results in high quality in-line coalescing air filtration at an extremely low price.

A Unique Compressed Air Dryer

TX Series Compressed Air Dryers

The condenser coil and the fan are the two components most likely to cause premature failure of a dryer.

Filtration in pneumatic systems

Pneumatic valves and cylinders are not cheap, so it makes good financial sense to protect them from premature failure. Water separators have no internal filter element, they rely on centrifugal motion. These will only collect liquids that have already condensed. They may be installed prior to a coalescing set to reduce the work load on the filter elements.

Compressed air leak detection and quality management

Compressed air costs around R0,13 per cubic metre; it is not a cheap source of motive power at all. Therefore, it is surprising that many engineers cannot provide an overall cost to company for their compressed air systems. A typical 160 kW air compressor will consume around R1,3 million a year in power when providing a basic plant air service plan operating 24/7/365.

Artic Driers, Legendary C/Air Treatment Equipment & Support

Air Treatment Equipment & Support

There are few products that  can really  claim to  have stood the test of time, and there are even fewer companies that last a quarter of a century!

The picture tells a story of products and the people who have made compressed air treatment their passion in life.

New ERC Aftercooler



The all new range of  locally assembled high capacity air cooled after coolers is now available from Artic Dryers. Equipped with high efficiency fans and weatherproof switch, these units are ideal for air treatment for hire units & fixed  applications.

These units are supplied with a condensate  water separator and an Artic 22-2 timed 220 volt/1/50 Hz condensate drain. 


The cost of compressed air in South Africa ha escalating at an alarming rate over the last 2 years. The need for compressed (c/air) air treatment has also escalating as global manufacturing and quality standards are applied in our country allowing us to compete on the world’s markets.

Plant managers agree that polluted compressed air escalates the leak rates, as well as increasing downtime within a plant.

 A 10% leak rate on a 160  kW compressor will cost a company around R160,000-00 p.a.

Air Dryer heat exchanger extended warranty by Artic Driers

Air Dryer Heat Exchanger extended warrenty by Artic Driers


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