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Lubrication Engineers Desiccant Breathers

A simple solution for preventing downtime by protecting the oil and equipment in your facility from harmful contamination.

Studies have shown that 50 to 70 percent of lubricant contamination comes from outside the equipment. Lubricant contamination is one of the leading causes of machine failure, and contamination can begin before the lubricant ever enters the machine. That means protecting the source of airflow from moisture and particulate contamination is extremely important to efficient machinery operation. LE’s line of Xclude desiccant breathers makes this possible, with options to suit different types of equipment and operating environments.

The Xclude Standard Breather provides basic protection from moisture and particulate contamination. It works great in totes, transformers, storage tanks and hydraulics in a variety of industries. This breather is convenient and simple to install. Its clear casing allows easy viewing of color-indicating desiccant in order to monitor when the breather should be replaced, and the unit can withstand high vibration and volatile environments.

As air is drawn into equipment through the breather, the layered filter elements remove particulates while the desiccant beads strip harmful moisture. While in service or during shutdown, the desiccant attracts moisture from inside the equipment reservoir, actively drying the equipment.

The Xclude Extended Series Breather is a high-airflow, long-lasting desiccant breather with check- valve technology and oil mist reduction capability. It is ideal for storage tanks, large gearboxes, hydraulic systems, wind turbines and remote applications.

The Xclude High Humidity Expansion Chamber Breather is best suited for low-flow gearboxes and high-humidity applications with continuous operation. It features an expansion chamber to isolate lubricants from all levels of ambient humidity, keeping out harmful particles and creating a nearly sealed system to protect the equipment.

The Xclude High Humidity Check Valve Breather is best suited for low-flow gearboxes and high- humidity applications with intermittent operation. It is outfitted with check valves to ensure no excess pressure or vacuum builds. The internal check valve system creates a nearly sealed system.

LE’s most versatile breather solution, the Xclude Extreme Duty Breather is designed to take the abuse of vibration and impact, broad temperature range, chemicals and other challenging environments, making it an ideal solution for applications such as mobile and off-road equipment, hydraulics and nautical applications.

The Xclude Rebuildable Steel Breather is for high-flow applications; it features a rugged housing to protect equipment from moisture and contaminants, even in the toughest environments. Rebuildable Steel Breathers are perfect for large hydraulic reservoirs, bulk oil storage, diesel tank storage, and where chemical or harsh environments exists.

Desiccant breathers from Lubrication Engineers are a simple solution for preventing downtime by protecting the oil and equipment in your facility from harmful contamination.

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