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Aircel ABP Series

Aircel ABP Series

Heated Desiccant Air Dryers with Blower -40°F Dew Point (800-15,000 scfm)

The ABP Series is Aircel's new blower purge heat reactivated dual tower regenerative air dryer with standard Energy Management System (EMS) for solid peace-of-mind energy savings and consistent operation automatically controlled via an Allen Bradley PLC and a 6" LCD Color Touch Screen.

The Aircel ABP Series Dryers (800 - 15,000 scfm) utilize a standard Energy Management System (EMS) control that incorporates an integral air outlet dew point sensor to continually monitor the outlet moisture content and to display on the system color touch screen. The EMS control extends the drying time if the outlet dew point is below a preset adjustable set point saving a tremendous amount of energy, valve wear and tear (less switching) during low loading conditions. Energy saving is achieved since the overall regeneration time and dry air cooling time is reduced. The EMS control also provides an Outlet High Humidity Alarm.

• -40°F Dew Point Standard (Contact Us for -100°F)
• Energy Management System (EMS)
• Aircel Programmable Controller (APC)
• Ambient Air Temperature 38°F - 120°F
• Inlet Air Temperature 40°F - 120°F
• Operating Pressure: 60 - 135 psig
• 1 Year Standard Limited Warranty

If you have questions on how to properly select a compressed air dryer, contact our knowledgeable customer service toll-free: 866-650-1937 or send us an email request.

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Product Selection
ABP-800 800 3\" FLG 18 5 34 93 50 95 3,500

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ABP-8000 8,000 8\" FLG 160 25 235 CF* CF* CF* 31,327

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ABP-1000 1,000 3\" FLG 22 5 39 95 52 100 4,500

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ABP-10000 10,000 8\" FLG 200 30 291 CF* CF* CF* 44,755

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ABP-1200 1,200 3\" FLG 27 7.5 48 98 60 100 5,100

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ABP-1400 1,400 3\" FLG 32.5 10 55 100 70 110 6,800

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ABP-1600 1,600 4\" FLG 37 10 60 115 71 112 7,500

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ABP-2000 2,000 4\" FLG 45 10 70 117 73 112 8,850

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ABP-2500 2,500 4\" FLG 52 15 86 119 73 122 9,800

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ABP-3000 3,000 6\" FLG 64 15 101 138 79 122 12,800

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ABP-3500 3,500 6\" FLG 78 15 119 161 82 132 13,500

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ABP-4000 4,000 6\" FLG 90 15 140 163 86 135 15,600

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ABP-5000 5,000 6\" FLG 110 20 165 174 93 147 17,900

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ABP-6000 6,000 8\" FLG 120 20 178 174 93 147 22,377

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ABP-7000 7,000 8\" FLG 140 20 203 CF* CF* CF* 26,852

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Model Number Capacity1 (scfm) Connection (in.) Heater (kW) Blower (hp) Full Load Amps Lenght (in) Width (in) Height (in) Weight (lbs)

If you have questions on how to properly select a compressed air dryer, contact our knowledgeable customer service toll-free: 866-650-1937 or send us an email request.

Use our Drying Sizing Tool below to find the dryer you need based on your system specifications.

How to Size a ABP


To Size the Dryer Capacity for Actual Conditions

Adjusted Capacity = scfm x C1 x C2

To calculate the capacity of a given dryer based on non-standard operating conditions, multiply the standard capacity by the appropriate correction factor(s).

EXAMPLE: Dryer Model: ABP-1200
Standard Capacity: 1200 scfm
Actual Operating Conditions: 80°F ambient temperature: C1 = 1.15
90 psig system pressure: C2 = 0.91
Adjusted Capacity = 1200 scfm x 1.15 x 0.91 = 1256 scfm


To Select the Dryer Model for Actual Conditions

Adjusted Capacity = scfm/C1/C2

To choose a dryer based on a given flow at non-standard operating conditions, divide the given flow by the appropriate correction factor(s).

EXAMPLE: Given Flow: 1200 scfm
Actual Operating Conditions: 80°F ambient temperature: C1 = 1.15
130 psig system pressure: C2 = 1.27
Adjusted Capacity = 1200 scfm / 1.15 / 1.27 = 822 scfm

Selected Dryer Model: ABP-800


Capacity Correction Factors

The Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI) has developed standards to protect users of compressed air & gas equipment ADF 200 is the current standard for desiccant compressed air dryers. ADF 200 specifies the dryers performance to be rated at -40°F pressure dew point, 100°F inlet temperature, 100°F ambient temperature, and 100 psig system pressure. To adjust the dryer capacity from these "CAGI conditions" to your specific application, please use the correction factors below for differing inlet air temperatures (C1) and system pressures (C2).

Capacity correction factors for inlet air temperature (C1)
Ambient Temperature (°F) 70 80 90 100 105 110 120
Correction Factor 1.2 1.15 1.1 1 0.9 0.8 0.6


Capacity correction factors for system air pressure (C2)
System Pressure (psig) 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150
Correction Factor 0.65 0.73 0.82 0.91 1 1.09 1.18 1.27 1.35 1.44

Aircel ABP Efficiency ChartWhy is the ABP Series different?

For added energy savings, the ABP Series uses a high efficiency blower to take in ambient air required during the heat regeneration cycle to desorb moisture from the desiccant. No compressed air is used during this phase.

Dry compressed air is used during the dry air cooling regeneration period for reduced heat and dew point spike at tower switchover. This amounts to an average process air use of 2% of the rated capacity of the dryer.

Aircels unique parallel cooling mode further reduces the heat and dew point spike prior to tower switchover. During the parallel cooling mode both inlet valves are open for a 10 minute period and divert half-load to each tower further cooling the previously regenerated desiccant bed with a larger volume of air.











Standard Equipment Features:

  • Optional mounted prefilter and afterfilter, ASME code stamped filter housing, differential pressure gauge, automatic drain valve and initial filter element.
  • Energy Efficient: Purge air consumption reduced down to an average of 2% or less.
  • Outlet Dew Point Sensor: Standard digital readout, adjustable alarms and Energy Management System control
  • Thermal Relief Valves: ASME UV stamped set @ 150 psi
  • Tower Pressure Gauges: Large easy-to-read 3.5" display
  • Desiccant Drain Port: For easy desiccant removal of premium grade Activated Alumina (3/16") with high moisture capacity
  • High Performance Butterfly Valve: Highly reliable with long-life consistent operation designed to reduce seal wear and leakage.
  • Angle-Body Purge Exhaust Valve: Durable 10 year longevity
  • Purge Exhaust Mufflers: For low noise with built-in safety relief valve
  • High Temperature Tubing: UV resistant and easy component replacement
  • Regulated & Filtered Pilot Air: Ensures reliable pneumatic control operation
  • ASME Carbon Steel Vessels: 150 psi @ 450°F
  • NEMA 4 Immersion Heater: Incoloy sheath material that is highly corrosion and heat resistant with low watt density
  • High-Efficiency Blower: Utilizes atmospheric air for regeneration. Easy maintenance and a rugged construction with TEFC premium motor that includes filtered air intake.
  • Pressure Control: Accurate stainless tower transducers that are reliable and rugged with safety alarms (see how it works)Aircel ABP Controller Face

Standard Control Features:

  • NEMA 4 Steel Enclosure
  • UL/cUL-508a Control Assembly
  • Allen Bradley MicroLogix 1100E PLC Controller
  • 6" LCD Color Touch Screen
  • Outlet Dew Point Reading (using EMS Sensor)
  • On-Screen Display of Dryer Operation Status
  • Service Mode of OperationAircel ABP MicroLogix
  • 10/100 MB/s Ethernet with Built-in Peer-to-Peer Messaging
  • Communication Through RS-232/RS-485 Combo Port
  • UL/CUL, CE, C-Tick and Class1-Div2 Certified
  • Data Logging - Time Based or Event Triggered
  • Supports DHCP
  • Up to 4 Add on 1762 I/O Modules


How it Works

Aircel ABP How it WorksHow The ABP Series Works

  1. Pre-filtered wet compressed air enters the bottom of the on-line vessel.
  2. Compressed air passes upward through the desiccant bed; moisture is removed, lowering the dew point to -40º F.
  3. Dry compressed air exits the top of the vessel and flows downstream to the after-filter, monitored constantly via standard dew point sensor. This EMS feature extends the drying period until the target dew point occurs. This greatly reducing energy costs.
  4. Prior to regeneration, saturated online vessel goes offline and depressurizes to ambient through an angle seat valve and muffler.
  5. After the off-line vessel has depressurized, a blower draws in ambient air for regeneration.
  6. This air passes thru an immersion heater, check valve, and enters top of regenerating vessel.
  7. As the hot ambient air passes downward through the desiccant bed, water molecules are released from the surface of the desiccant.
  8. Hot regeneration air passes through a butterfly valve and exhausts to atmosphere. Heating phase may terminate early due to low load conditions; this energy savings is automatically passed onto the customer and allows for earlier cooling process to begin.
  9. At the end of the heating phase of the cycle, the desiccant bed, although regenerated, remains hot. The temperature of the bed must be lowered to reduce dew point and temperature spikes in the process air when the bed goes back on-line. This is accomplished by allowing a slipstream of dry process air, controlled by an automatic valve, to flow from the on-line vessel into the off-line vessel. This slipstream is also used to repressurize the offline vessel after it has been cooled placing the unit into standby. The EMS control continues to save by extending the drying period through outlet dew point monitoring until the target dew point is reached.
  10. Unique to the Aircel ABP is our parallel running period 10 minutes after vessel switchover. During this period, the incoming flow of wet compressed air is directed through both vessels. This step further reduces the dew point and temperature spikes associated with heated dryers. This parallel cooling mode requires no purge air.

Available Options

  • Prefilter & Afterfilter Package (includes ASME code stamped filter housing, econometer differential pressure gauge, automatic drain valve and initial filter element)
  • Mounted 3-Valve Bypass
  • -100°F pressure dew point for critical applications
  • Low ambient temperature with heated pre-filter drain
  • Class I, Division II, Group C & D, Z-Purge Enclosure
  • Vessel insulation to optimize efficiency of regeneration
  • Aircels Zero Purge AZP Series air dryer

Contact our customer service team by calling toll-free 866-650-1937 or email for more information about the ABP dryer or for customized options and quotes.

Replacement Parts & Service

eCompressedair has partnered with Aircel which gives our customers direct distributor discounted pricing and access to the entire Aircel product line.

Purchasing an Aircel dryer from eCompressedair gives you access to factory-direct replacement parts, kits and maintenance information for all Aircel dryers. Contact our customer service team by calling toll-free 866-650-1937 or email for more information about the ABP dryer replacement parts, kits or maintenance information.


Aircel ABP Heated Blower Purge Regenerative Desiccant Dryer Series

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Contact our customer service team by calling toll-free 866-650-1937 or email for more information about the ABP dryer or for customized options and quotes.

The ABP Series replaces the legacy HRE Series.