Edmac Europe is an online supplier and distributor of high-quality activated alumina beads from numerous major OEM brands like: Almig, Beko, Boge, Compair, Ingersoll Rand and Kaeser. We offer activated alumina desiccants in all quantities and in sizes 2-5mm, 3-5 mm, 4-6mm and 4-8mm. To make things easy, you can search via your own reference or through our Edmac reference. This way you will certainly find what you are looking for.
Activated alumina has capabilities as a desiccant, catalyst and adsorbent. It can be used in many industrial processes like water treatment applications or as catalyst in gas and oil industries. Being highly customizable, it is often used to improve handling and performance characteristics.
Why should you use high-quality air dryer activated alumina desiccants?
Activated alumina is a highly porous aluminum oxide which exhibits a tremendous surface area. Resistant to abrasion and thermal shocks, activated alumina will not soften, shrink, disintegrate or swell while being immersed in water. The bead size uniformity minimizes pressure drop and prevents gas flow channeling. When choosing the right alumina, quality should be the number 1 priority. Below we list what the benefits are.
Premium activated alumina beads provide a reliable operation of the compressed air dryer. High-quality activated alumina ensures a better crush strength, lower attrition loss and higher water-loading capacity. We certainly do not recommend choosing lower quality alumina, as low-quality desiccants can physically degrade in service, resulting in pressure drops in compressed air dryers. Once physically deteriorated, compressed air dryers will quickly require the replacement of the activated alumina beads.
The finest activated desiccants have a better balance regarding the critical parameters of surface area, porosity and bulk density. This means more water removal per cycle for desiccant air dryers. The balance of low-quality active alumina beads is not optimized and will result in a much lower water-loading capacity, which can allow water to enter the air systems. This can cause freezing, corrosion or malfunctioning equipment.
In air dryers, high-quality activated alumina desiccants showcase a low attrition loss. With lower quality products, activated alumina desiccants may create dust, causing clogged valves, tubes and gauges. This will require frequent maintenance or replacement.
And last but certainly not least: a longer service life is assured when buying high-quality activated alumina. This will save money in the future, as replacement and maintenance in your compressed air dryers will occur less frequently.
What can I expect from Edmac activated alumina desiccants?
Because of the lower cost, alternative activated alumina beads can be more attractive to casual buyers. Yet there are always suspicions that the quality will be less, as the alternatives are not provided by the OEM manufacturer. However, we can reassure you. Our Edmac alternative activated alumina desiccants are made with the same materials and have the same characteristics as the best OEM brands. While being less expensive, our Edmac alternatives meet or exceed the strict OEM standards. We can therefore guarantee that our products will do as good and will last as long.
Where to buy activated alumina?
Edmac Europe is the place to find OEM and alternative activated alumina desiccants to keep your machines running effectively, efficiently and operating at full capacity. To make things easy, you can search via your reference to find the right part.
At our webshop you can find more than 100 items from leading OEM brands. All the items we offer meet or exceed OEM specifications and are all competitively priced, while still delivering the best performance. In addition to the vast OEM collection of activated alumina on this website, we also offer Edmac alternatives, which guarantee the same superb quality at a lower cost.
Of course you will find other types of desiccants with us to keep your industrial machines up and running.
Order activated alumina online at Edmac Europe and have them delivered to you
You can have OEM and/or Edmac alternative activated alumina beads delivered to you. We prepare your package carefully and ensure fast delivery. All you have to do is place the order. We take care of the rest.