The sucked-in air opens the valves in the lower part of the adsorber already at approx. 6 mbar. After flowing into the adsorber, the air is evenly distributed over the cross-section. The pre-filter disc frees the air from coarse dirt particles.
When flowing through the desiccant, the water molecules are reliably removed from the air. The gap volume of the granulate is optimally selected with 2 to 5 mm grain size and guarantees a minimum pressure build-up with very good drying efficiency at the same time. Thus, a residual air humidity of max. 2 % rH and a dew point of -40 °C are achieved at the beginning of the drying process. A 2 µm particle filter ensures that all dirt particles are separated from the ambient air and the GIEBEL Xdry® fill and that the connected plant is not contaminated.
When air is discharged, the 2µm particle filter and a layer of activated carbon prevent oil particles and oil mist from entering the desiccant, thus enabling the adsorber to self-regenerate.
As saturation increases, the orange silica gel grains of the GIEBEL Xdry ® fill turn green. If the silica gel grains have turned completely green, the adsorber must be replaced.