Parker Hannifin’s Filtration and Separation Division has recently launched its line of cabinet dryers. These dryers are designed specifically for washdown areas in meat and dairy plants to dry out electrical cabinets.
The meat and dairy industry demand the ultimate in cleanliness and sanitation in their food preparation areas. Equipment in these areas is washed down nightly with hot (140F), high pressure sanitizers. These sanitizers are caustic or acidic depending on the food. Much of the equipment is pneumatically operated but this industry is moving to electronic controls that are housed in “water-tight” NEMA 4x cabinets. These electrical cabinets eventually develop leaks allowing moisture build up on electronic components. The moisture leads to premature component failure. Premature failure of components leads to emergency service and production downtime. Moisture in cabinets is a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. Parker Balston cabinet dryers are designed to purge the inside of the cabinets with very dry air that eliminates moisture and premature component failures.
The cabinet dryers are specifically designed to withstand the harsh washdown environment. The dryer utilizes membrane air dryer technology. The cabinet dryers require no electricity and have no moving parts and they are available in three sizes capable of drying out cabinets up to 36 cubic feet.