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FAQs: Regular Air Wipe

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions relating to our Aluminum Air Wipes. If you need additional help with your application and/or can't find an answer to your question, please call our factory at 1-705-770-4455 or email an Application Engineer at support@stream-tek.com.

      1. What is the recommended pressure that should be used with the Air Wipe?
      Always try to use the lowest pressure that is possible for your application. Always use a pressure regulator to increase force/airflow to the point where your application problem is rectified. The maximum pressure of the Air Wipe is 250 PSIG.
      2. Can I connect the cold end of a Vortex Tube to an Air Wipe?
      No. This would cause an airflow restriction which would instantly produce back-pressure in excess of 5 PSIG! When this back-pressure is exceeded, performance of the Vortex Tube will be negatively impacted.
      3. Why use the Air Wipe, instead of compressed air pipe with holes drilled in it?
      The compressed air is amplified with a 30:1 ratio using the surrounding air to produce its high volume airflow. This will provide enough airflow to dry, cool, and clean while paying a fraction of the cost it would be to that of using straight compressed air.
      4. What is the angle of the airflow from the Air Wipe?
      The product traveling through the Air Wipe is hit by the airflow at a 30° angle (60° included angle)
      5. What are the materials of construction for the Air Wipe?
      The STREAMTEK™ Air Wipe is available in Aluminum, and Type 303 Stainless Steel for high temperature and/or corrosive applications. Type 316 Stainless Air Wipes can be manufactured upon special request.
      6. How can i mount the Air Wipe?
      There are two (2) ways you can mount the STREAMTEK™ Air Wipe.
    • Use ridged compressed air pipe to support unit.
    • 1/4"-20 mounting holes on bottom of air wipe. The holes are 1/2" depth thread, ideal for a bracket fabricated by the customer.
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