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DRYPOINT RA compressed air dryer now with R513A refrigerant

Neuss, June 13, 2023 - Fluorinated refrigerants are often used in compressed air drying, which damage the climate as so-called F-gases. BEKO TECHNOLOGIES is now offering the proven DYRPOINT RA refrigeration dryer in a version that uses the significantly more environmentally and ozone-friendly refrigerant R513A. Users are thus equipped to meet the legal requirements of the future without any loss of performance.

Under the EU's F-Gas Regulation, environmentally harmful refrigerants with a high global warming potential (GWP) are being phased out of the market. The progressive shortage endangers the repair of leaking systems and therefore new systems should be equipped with climate-friendly refrigerants. The DYRPOINT RA R513A refrigeration dryer is an economical standard solution combined with low global warming potential, making it the first choice for applications with stable operating conditions and constant pressure dew points of + 3 °C. BEKO TECHNOLOGIES offers the right model for every requirement for capacities from 20 to 17,600 m³/h. Features include reliable drying, minimal pressure and compressed air loss, and low energy consumption even with varying workloads.

German companies that decide to install a DYRPOINT RA R513A refrigeration dryer can also count on government support. The German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) subsidizes the purchase with up to 40 percent as part of the National Climate Protection Initiative (Refrigeration Climate Directive. 

"The refrigerant R513A poses the challenge of requiring more volume for small capacity. Nevertheless, the Drypoint RA compressed air dryer achieves the usual reliability with approximately the same energy efficiency," says Pascal Böhm, product manager at BEKO TECHNOLOGIES.


How it works

DYRPOINT RA dries the compressed air by counter flow heat exchange over the entire distance. The counter-flow heat exchanger consists of an air-to-air heat exchanger and an air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger and cools the compressed air down to a temperature of +3 °C. The size of the heat exchanger not only promotes effective cooling, but also reduces the flow resistance to an absolute minimum. The incoming warm, moisture-saturated compressed air is precooled in the air-to-air heat exchanger, which reduces the cooling power required in the downstream air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger and makes the system energy efficient.


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