Filters are used for both vacuum and pressure applications to capture and separate contaminants in the air before they reach the blower. The filter is comprised of a filter canister which houses the filter element. The filter element is the media that must be replaced regularly.
Cleaning and replacing filters
To extend the life of your blower it is highly recommended that you check your filters regularly. If the element inside the filter housing becomes dirty you must either clean it or replace it. A dirty filter element may cause your blower to lose pressure and overheat, eventually causing the blower to fail.
Filter Monitor Gauge
The Atlantic Blowers filter monitor gauge is a device that if used correctly will show the user when the filter element must be changed. Once the arrow reach’s the red zone the user should then replace the filter element.
A relief valve is used to control or limit the amount of pressure in a blower system by allowing the pressurized air to flow through an auxiliary passage out of the system. The Atlantic Blowers relief valve may be set to open at a pre-determined set pressure to protect the blower from overheating and subsequent failure. When the set pressure is exceeded, the relief valve becomes the “path of least resistance” as the valve is forced open and a portion of the air is diverted through the auxiliary route. Atlantic Blowers relief valves can be used for both pressure applications as well as vacuum applications.
A check valve is commonly referred to as a non-return valve. The Atlantic Blowers check valve has two openings. One is for the air to flow through and the other is for air to exit. Forward air flow will not be blocked but the inner flaps will block reverse air flow. This protects the blower from sucking any liquids or solids back through the blower.
The silencer is used to muffle the noise generated by the exhaust air in a blower system. The silencer is typically installed on the exhaust port of the blower. The Atlantic Blowers silencer will typically lower the noise level generated by a blower from 10-30 decibels.