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Condensate management 101

Compressed air condensate is hazardous waste. Here's how to manage it safely.

By Mark Krisa, Ingersoll Rand Compression Technologies and Services
Dec 8, 2016

How a facility manages its compressed air condensate influences operational reliability and, because of the hazardous waste that condensate contains, affects a plant’s impact on the environment. It’s important that compressed air systems have a condensate management network in place. Knowing the environmental factors that produce more or less condensate, understanding the drain and piping systems, and identifying what condensate is made of are integral to properly maintaining a compressed air system.

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