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Condensate is always produced when compressed air is generated. However, before it can be disposed of as waste water, the oil it contains must be separated from the condensate. Conventional passive oil-water separators use the principle of gravity: condensate seeps through a filter that absorbs the oil. With the Aquamat i.CF, the Coburg-based compressor manufacturer Kaeser now wants to completely redefine condensate treatment by intelligently and actively ensuring maximum process and functional reliability.

One new feature in particular is the internal Aquamat Control. This monitors the condensate level in the oil-water separator. When the maximum level is reached, the condensate is fed through the filter cartridges with light blasts of compressed air. According to Kaeser, this has the advantage that the adsorption capacity of the cartridges is utilised much better. As a result, the Aquamat i.CF works reliably and conserves resources even during demanding operation. And if, contrary to expectations, there is a malfunction, it is to be detected and reported immediately.

This active mode of operation also makes it possible for the first time to determine the remaining life of the filter cartridges depending on the load. The network-compatible Aquamat Control thus not only makes maintenance of the oil-water separator plannable, it also guides the user through the necessary steps. Particularly intelligent: due to the pressurisation, the cartridges are emptied before replacement and can be easily changed with their current weight. The system design of the Aquamat i.CF is also said to set new standards in terms of hygiene. Changing the cartridge requires no contact with the condensate and is completely dirt-free - this protects the environment and the service personnel.