What really differentiates the Hydroguard™ and Ventguard™ Hybrid Breathers is their “controlled breathing” mechanism. Check valves provide slight system pressurization that allows for controlled breathing without excessive pressure build-up. The system breathes only when pressured to do so, and then the air is cleaned and dried before it is introduced into the system, ensuring a clean, dry headspace. This control mechanism also prevents premature saturation of the silica gel and extends breather life, a problem not as easily tackled by standard desiccant breathers exposed to extreme moisture.
Ventguard™ Hybrid Breathers are outfitted with check valves to ensure no excess pressure or vacuum builds inside the equipment system. The interior check valves on the Ventguard™ hybrid breather virtually isolate equipment from surrounding contaminants. The Ventguard™ Hybrid Breathers are the ideal for the management of lubricant in:
- Limited wash-down applications (the Ventguard™ may spend more quickly in a frequent wash-down situation due to the lack of the bladder)
- Infrequent cycle applications
- Applications in which the headspace is much larger than a Hydroguard™ breather bladder can maintain
- Low flow applications
- High-humidity applications