Moisture Traps...are they decreasing your productivity?
What nozzle size are you using?
If you are using a 3/8” (no.6) nozzle or bigger, the smaller moisture traps may be hindering your productivity.
These old style moisture traps (see right) are too restrictive when you need all the pressure you can get to operate a larger blast nozzle.
These traps may work well when they are new, however with a fine filter element inside they very quickly become clogged with dust, oil and foreign matter. Once blocked, they become a major cause of pressure drop on your system.
You may have 100 psi coming in from your air compressor but after passing through a restrictive Moisture Trap, your pressure may drop as low as 90 psi! This is a very common pressure loss problem.
Your best option is to install a High Volume Moisture Separator, which operates without this pressure loss problem and removes more moisture. The MS 800 (see right), works by allowing the air to expand and drop out the water, then Stainless Steel Coalescing pads remove this moisture from the air.
The MS-800 works very effectively. It is built for rugged site use and keeps pressure loss to a minimum.