CompAir launches new electronic condensate drains for compressed
air and industrial gases
Condensate Drainage for total peace of mind
New GDZ Series electronic condensate drains for compressed
air and industrial gases, with CompAir brand. Designed to work
in conjunction with compressed air filters, refrigeration
dryers, wet air receivers and aftercoolers these drains offer
end customers the ability to reduce compressed air leaks and
These drains have been thoroughly tried and tested. The GDZ
drains include a number of useful features including non-wearing
magnetic-core level control, integrated dirt screen and fault
alarm. The new GDZ drains also have a zero purge mechanism thus
improving efficiency and overall system performance.
Why Electronic Condensate Drains?
A collection of atmospheric water and oils mixed with carried
over compressor lubricants makes condensate the largest volume
contaminant in a compressed air system. This acidic and
aggressive liquid is removed from the compressed air system by
coalescing filters, refrigeration dryers and coolers. The
effective drainage of this condensate is paramount to the
ongoing health and wellbeing of the whole compressed air system.
Condensate drain options vary, from the basic manual ball
valve which requires operators to open the drains on frequent
intervals, automatic float drains which open and close as the
condensate builds in a reservoir and do not require power but
have a habit of creating air leak sources if the float does not
seat correctly after opening. There are electronic timed
solenoid drains which will open automatically on a set interval,
regardless of whether there is condensate or not, sometimes
venting valuable compressed air.
The GDZ range of electronic drains operates automatically to
give the benefits of the float and timer drain without the
potential for wasted compressed air.
The GDZ drain senses when there is condensate inside the
internal reservoir and opens to expel the condensate liquid then
quickly closes before allowing any valuable compressed air to
escape, this gives you the peace of mind that your condensate is
being drained without the operator intervention and not wasting
energy or compressed air.
Electronic condensate drains with alarm contact monitor
condensate drainage. If a fault has occurred, i.e. if the
condensate cannot be discharged, the electronic control board of
the condensate drain generates an alarm signal. This allows
timely detection and avoidance of damage caused by condensate to
the downstream compressed air system or to the production, which
may sometimes lead to immense cost
Features and advantages
Electronic condensate drains of the GDZ Series feature:
- Non-wearing magnetic-core level control for optimized
and loss free discharge of condensate.
- Integrated dirt screen between level measurement and
drain valve to protect the diaphragm valve with alarm
- Diaphragm valve with large cross-section and condensate
pilot control for extended service life.
- Potential-free alarm contact (except GDZ120, GDZ400).
Non-Wearing Magnetic-Core Level
The magnetic-core level control employs fixed switching
points to operate the valve. The magnetic core signal
transmitter position is detected by non-contact magnetic
The collection tank integrated in the condensate drain is
always used at optimum efficiency.
This results in a minimized number of switching cycles and
thus, in a maximum service life of the drain valve. No
Integrated Dirt Screen
The dirt screen which is integrated between the level control
and the drain valve:
- Retains any contaminants that could damage the diaphragm
- Triggers an alarm, also if the screen is clogged by
- Allows the drain to be cleaned easily and rapidly.
Revolving Condensate Inlet with Additional Balance Option:
- Condensate line can be connected from top or side.
- Simply rotate the condensate inlet and connect.
The connection for an additional vent line integrated in the
top condensate inlet provides completely new connecting options
so that condensates can no longer back up into the feed lines.
The GDZ series has a simple single service kit which covers
the whole range. Preventative maintenance should be carried on
an annual basis using service kit GDZK
Rastgar & Co is authorized distributor of CompAir Air
Compressors, dryers, filters, Auto drains and Nitrogen
generation systems in Pakistan with complete aftermarket support
service and spare facilities all over Pakistan.
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Technology is transforming the way of systems and processes
of the modern factory. One might even call it a sea change.
Visualizing the impact of Industry 4.0, the fast emerging
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Mr. Charles Joel, Global IoT & Data Analytics Director at
Gardner Denver, highlighted how manufacturing sector shall
dependency on cloud based processes and move from preventive
maintenance to predictive maintenance.
As manufacturers work to identify, adopt and scale enabling
technologies – such as smart machines, the Internet of Things,
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collaborative robotics – maintenance will be redefined and
transformed. Charles said, “Gardner Denver has launched iConn,
an ‘OPEN’ cloud-based, compressed air management Service from
its CompAir brand that enables operators to manage, optimise and
improve compressed air-based services”.
Further highlighting the iConn He said, “The iConn Service
has been developed to meet this requirement by delivering
advanced analytics, which enable operators to stay in control of
their installation, the system can provide historic, real-time,
predictive and cognitive analytics, enabling users to rectify
potential issues before they happen”.
Mr. Loic Mazet, Regional Aftermarket Sales Manager Gardner
Denver, further elaborated on How a World-Class maintenance
strategy can improve efficiency, cost and performance on the
factory floor, which in turn can create competitive advantage.
But beyond that, enabled maintenance can become a new and
different revenue stream for the OEM portion of manufacturing.
He Said, “iConn is available as standard on all new CompAir
machines and can be retrofitted to existing compressor
installations of any make. The system will support ancillary
and non-Gardner Denver based products, providing a one-stop
digital experience for managing an entire compressed air
Rastgar & Co, authorized distributor of CompAir Air
Compressors in Pakistan has a track record of organizing such
seminars to educate Pakistan Industries on new available
technology in order to transform their industry.
With more than 4000 installation all over Pakistan, Rastgar
Air Compressors offer complete backup services along with
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