Breather vents on machinery and fluid storage allow for air movement during thermal expansion and contraction or during the filling and emptying process. Incoming air carries with it moisture and particulate, which contaminates fluid and causes damage to equipment. Quality breathers, especially desiccant breathers, allow excellent contaminant protection and are available in many different offerings. The correct breather can be selected to replace the vent cap simply by answering a few questions.
- Prevention of contaminants is 10 times cheaper than removal
- Different breathers work best for different applications
- Knowing the application and environment is key to selecting the right breathers