… the „dryer standard“
ISO 7183 specifies standardized test methods to determine technical characteristics of compressed air dryer. The aim of ISO 7183 is to achieve standardized and thus comparable technical characteristics, allowing the comparison of performance or economic efficiency of different products.
Compressed-air dryers — Specifications and testing
Second edition (2007)
|ISO 7183 specifies
All results may be summarized in a test report which then can be used as a kind of test certificate according to ISO 7183 for a compressed air dryer.
|With specific designed project and large scale compressed air dryer all tests according to ISO 7183 can be typically only done at their final place of installation due to the required infrastructure to operate the dryer.
|Noise level measurement is restricted in its application with desiccant dryers or a complying test is no longer possible at the final place of installation.
|ISO 7183 offers the only standardized method to determine and describe consistent technical characteristics for compressed air dryers.
|In real life the application of ISO 7183 is still restricted to refrigerant dryers or series products in general, although ISO 1783 got extended to refrigerant, desiccant and membrane compressed air dryers with its 2nd edition. This is due to the comprehensive, often extensive and thus cost-intensive tests, justifying the efforts for series products with their high quantities only or the limited application of some test methods for compressed air desiccant dryers, respectively.
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