Fluid Tank Breathers- Air Filtration and Moisture removal

TankCare® Desiccant Air Breather + Filtration Technology

LSM TankCare® High quality Desiccant Breathers and Air Filtration guaranteed to maximise the protection of your Equipment and Fluids.

TankCare® Desiccant Air Breather + Filtration Technology
OVERVIEWOVERVIEW
Benefits BENEFITS
FeaturesFEATURES
How it WorksHOW IT WORKS
Disposable BreathersDISPOSABLE BREATHERS
Tank- RebuildableTANK- REBUILDABLE
Did You Know / PDSheetsDID YOU KNOW / PDSHEETS
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Overview & Application

LSM TankCare® are essential Asset Management Tool manufactured to the highest quality so as to provide you with the ultimate in contamination control in the extremes of operating environments and applications.

LSM TankCare® Desiccant Air Breathers and Filter replace other common Storage Tank or Reservoir Breathers on virtually all types of industrial equipment, hydraulic, circulating, gearbox and fluid storage systems and other non-aqueous compounds where moisture can cause extensive and irreparable damage.

LSM TankCare® Desiccant Air Breathers and Filters protect critical stored fluids, powders and semi-solids by filtering and removal  of moisture from the air with thermal expansion (out- breathing) and contraction (in- breathing) of storage tanks / reservoirs / hydraulic systems and gearboxes.LSM Technologies has an extensive range of LSM Breathers for any Fluid Storage, Circulating or Transfer application / system in such industries as

  •  Mining  / Earthmoving.
  • Construction.
  • Agriculture / Timber.
  • Heavy / Road Transport.
  • Mobile Cranes.
  • Chemical Processing.
  • Manufacturing Machinery.
  • Bulk Chemical & Hydrocarbon Storage.
  • General dispensing Systems.
  • Aircraft refuelling.
  • Shipping, Ports and Marine.
  • Off / On Shore Platforms.
  • Steel Manufacturing.
  • Power Stations- Coal & Wind Generators.
  • And many other industries...............!

LSM Technologies also provides application Engineering services and Breather selection advice. This ensures that you receive the best designed Breather for your application, with maximum protection of the storage system, OH&S requirements and the longevity of your assets.

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Benefits

LSM TankCare® Breather and Filter technology surpasses any other Breathers that are available in the market.

LSM TankCare® will maximise the restriction of dirt and moisture contamination entry, whilst also optimising the service life of the Breather by:

  • Minimising the amount of particles (1.0 micron filtration) entering the Tank / Reservoir. 
  • Eliminating water contamination in to the oil, fuel or other fluids / powders. 
  • Eliminate rust and corrosion inside the storage tanks / container / reservoir / gearbox. 
  • Reducing abrasive wear, down-time, and repair costs of your equipment. 
  • Improving lubricant performance by restricting the level of contamination. 
  • Reduce chemical reactions or spoilage of the stored fluid / powder. 
  • Ultimately, extending the service life of your equipment.

LSM Technologies also provides application Engineering services and Breather selection advice. This ensures that you receive the best designed Breather for your application, with maximum protection of the storage system, OH&S requirements and the longevity of your assets.

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Features

LSM TankCare® Breather and Filter technology surpasses any other Breathers that are available in the market with some unique features as:

  • High Quality / Durable Components: Resists chemical and physical operating environments such as high / low temperatures, vibration, UV, fluid attack, wash- down's. 
  • Unique Design: Optimum air flow and partial regeneration of desiccant media that maximises the effectiveness and service life of the Breather. 
  • Diverse Range: LSM TankCare® Breathers are available for the  smallest application to the largest, for a small 180Kg fuel drum dispensing to large Sulphuric Storage Tank of 100,000 litres using our Rebuildable Breathers with 90 kg of Desiccant media that can absorb and hold 36 litres of water. 
  • Large Filter  / Chemical Resistant Elements: A large Dust Filter Element with filtration of particles to 1.0 micron absolute means longer service life. 
  • Check Valve System: By being able to adjusting the breathing flow rate and with partial regeneration of desiccant media allows for extended Breather service life. 
  • Water Repellent Foam Filters: Restricts oil mist from the fluid system and water externally entering the Breather. 
  • Health and Safety: The vast range of specialised LSM TankCare® Breathers consider OH&S for physical replacement when designing and selecting the right LSM TankCare® Breather. Considerations are frequency of replacement, access (climbing of ladders, operating machine, etc), exposure / disposal of desiccant media (eg disposable or Rebuildable Breathers).

LSM Technologies also provides application Engineering services and Breather selection advice. This ensures that you receive the best designed Breather for your application, with maximum protection of the storage system, OH&S requirements and the longevity of your assets.

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How do they work

LM TankCare® Desiccant Breather and Filters protect Diesel / Chemical Storage, Oil Reservoirs, Gearboxes, Pumps and other Industrial Equipment from Moisture and Particulate. Gearboxes, Reservoirs, etc  all “breathe” during operation- and of course are subjected to thermal expansion (out- breathing) and contraction (in- breathing).

As air contracts or expands or as entering fluid displaces air in a system (eg hydraulic system) the outside air is drawn in from the atmosphere. Unfortunately, this "breathed" air has water and particulate that will accumulate to contaminate your system and cause wear for any moving components (pumps, gearbox, etc).

LSM TankCare® Desiccant Breather replaces the standard Dust Cap or OEM breather cap on equipment, offering better filtration to protect against even the smallest particulates that destroy the effectiveness of your machinery, and cause downtime and costly repairs. Whether in service or during shut-down, the Desiccant media attracts moisture from inside the equipment reservoir, actively drying the equipment.

When particulate contaminated air enters the top of the Breather, it passes through layered Filter media, preventing solid particles from contaminating the fluid, causing undue wear to your equipment surfaces. In turn the Filtered air then passes through a bed of LSM TankCare® Descant Silica Beads, which removes harmful moisture from the air. The LSM TankCare® Descant Silica Beads also work to attract moisture from inside the equipment reservoir during service or shut-down, keeping the equipment dry.

LSM Technologies also provides application Engineering services and Breather selection advice. This ensures that you receive the best designed Breather for your application, with maximum protection of the storage system, OH&S requirements and the longevity of your assets.

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LSM TankCare®- Disposable Desiccant Breathers

LSM TankCare® Disposable Breathers are the latest in technology with many feature and benefits- some of which are:

  • Water Vapour absorbent: Maximises water  / moisture absorption with specialised non- harmful Silica Gel beads. 
  • Integrated Standpipe: Resilient construction provides durability and allows oil mist to coalesce and drain back into the Reservoir / Tank.  
  • Filter Element: Large Multi- tiered Filtration process with 3.0 micron Particulate Filter Element. 
  • Housing: Resilient clear polycarbonate, impact resistant- not plastic and with bi- directional air flow control. 
  • Powder Coated Carbon Steel: Handles high temperatures and extreme environments, prevents corrosion. 
  • Replacement Indication: Colour Indicator for easy Breather monitoring for replacement- colour changes from Blue (new) to Pink (saturated) for replacement.

LSM Standard Disposable Breathersare suited to Intermittent operations, gearboxes, hydraulic reservoirs, transformers, small storage tanks, totes, drum dispensing, kidney loop systems. 

LSM Hybrid Bladder BreathersThermal expansion / contraction in gearboxes and other low flow applications, wash- down applications, pumps, closed loop systems, bearing housing, etc. 

Oil Coalescing Non- Desiccant Breathers:  ow humidity applications, arid, high dust environments, continuous operations with frequent wash- down's, applications that create “oil misting", mobile plant applications (cranes, earthmoving equipment, etc). 

Extreme XD Breathers: Harsh environments, high temperatures, mobile equipment, marine applications, high vibration. 

Speciality Breathers- Double Media: This is a speciality range of LSM TankCare® Breathers with a combination of Desiccant and Activated Charcoal, Molecular Sieve to remove toxic fumes from the Air.

LSM Technologies also provides application Engineering services and Breather selection advice. This ensures that you receive the best designed Breather for your application, with maximum protection of the storage system, OH&S requirements and the longevity of your assets.

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LSM TankCare® Rebuidalbe Steel Tank Breathers

LSM TankCare® Rebuildable Steel Breathers and Filters are the latest in technology.

They are utilised for large Fluid Storage Tank capacities of 1,000 to 300,000 litres each Breather and so the sizing of Tanks suited to our Breathers is extensive indeed.

Manifolding multiple LSM TankCare® Rebuildable Breathers can provide for protecting massive Storage Tank volumes.

Some specific benefits / features of our LSM TankCare® Rebuildable Breathers are: :

  • Extensive Size / Capacity: From 3.0 kg to 90.0 kg Desiccant Bags that can absorb and hold  up to 36 kg of water.
  • Integrated Standpipe: Resilient construction provides durability and allows oil mist to coalesce and drain back into a Tank / Reservoir. 
  • Pleated Filter Element: Replaceable Plastisol microglass chemically resistant Particulate Filter Element. Filters particles to 1.0 micron absolute from entering the system and is resistant against corrosive fluids / vapours eg Sulphuric acid.
  • Desiccant Bags: The Desiccant is not loose but contained in easy to handle and secured bags. Also eliminates the risk of contaminating tank / fluid during Rebuilds.
  • Housings: Powder coated Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel- 304 or 316. 
  • Seals: Viton, EDPM, SBR Rubber.
  • Sight Glass Indicator: The sight- glass Indicator on the side of the Breather turns to a "pink" colour and signifies required Breather Rebuild.
  • Rebuild Intervals: When correctly selected our quality LSM TankCare® Rebuildable Breathers can provide re- build intervals of 3-12 months.
  • Rebuild Kits:. LSM TankCare® Rebuildable Breathers do not need to be removed for rebuilding / replacing components. Simple Desiccant bags / Seal, Filter Element, sight- glass components are in each kit.
  • OH&S: LSM TankCare® Rebuildable Breathers do not require removal for rebuilds.

Careful selection and design of the right LSM TankCare® Rebuildable Breather is important and is dependent on numerous factors such as tank volume, number of tanks in the farm, dispensing / filling cycle rates, environmental conditions, airborne particulate exposure, humidity, type of fluid, etc. 

LSM Technologies provides application Engineering services and Breather design / selection advice.

This ensures that you receive the best designed Breather for your application, with maximum protection of the storage system, OH&S requirements and the longevity of your assets. 

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Did You Know

A couple of significant facts: 

Industry spends billions of dollars annually treating the negative effects of fluid contamination though filtration, which in asset management / equipment reliability terms is reactive rather than proactive

It costs ten times as much to remove contamination with filtration, as it does to keep it out in the first place.

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