HE WIX AQUACHEK® AIR DRYING FILTER, the first fully engineered filter of its
kind, eliminates the passthrough of free water from air compressors
to tools and equipment. The revolutionary polymer filtration technology and
spin-on installation of WIX AquaChek® filters set a new standard for
compressed air moisture control.
Humidity is in the air every day, and it increases when air is compressed.
Once humidity, or water vapor, enters compressed air systems, it accumulates
and condenses into free water, the number one cause of deterioration in air
tools and equipment.
WIX AquaChek® Filters Remove Water
WIX AquaChek® air drying filters provide unsurpassed protection from
water, rust and corrosion. The super-absorbent polymer fibers that make up
the media are pleated and inserted into a spinon filter housing. As water
molecules come in contact with the polymer, they react with it to form a
molecular bond that never releases.
How the Polymer Works
The polymer opens up from its coiled position and encapsulates each
molecule, changing the liquid to a semi-solid. This forms a molecular bond
with the water that will not release, even if the media becomes saturated.
The super-absorbent polymer media traps particulates down to 0.5 microns and
reduces relative humidity in the air downstream to 50 percent or less.
AquaChek® filters capture up to 28 times their weight in water, or 40 to
Solid, Unique Construction
The polymer absorbent media is housed in a specially coated steel can. The
AquaChek® filter’s base plate, spring and center tube are all zinc
coated, and they also feature a nitrile rubber gasket and rubber element
support, ensuring long filter life. At full saturation, AquaChek®
filters create no more than a half-pound of pressure drop.
Installation of AquaChek® filters requires a filter mounting base, an
isolation circuit for filter change-out and tools to cut and thread the air
line at the location the filter mounting base is being installed.
AquaChek® filters are available from AMSOIL as singles or in kits with
all components necessary for installation, including the mounting base,
filter, sealing tape, gauge, check valve and fittings. AquaChek® filters
are compatible for use as a single point of moisture control or for
Changing the AquaChek®
Filter change-out varies according to compressed air systems and humidity
levels, but intervals should not exceed six months. An AquaChek® filter
left in service past the recommended service life will not release the
captured water. However, water can collect in the filter and pass through
when the polymer reaches saturation.