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AIR SENTRY

The Gold Standard in

WHY AIR SENTRY®? Air Sentry® breathers first set the gold standard with their introduction in 1997. Achieving near total control of fluid system contamination, Air Sentry has led the industry by improving productivity, prolonging fluid life, reducing maintenance costs and controlling expensive downtime. The pace of a competitive world absolutely requires this level of performance. Air Sentry® breathers are designed to replace the breather cap or air filter on gear boxes, hydraulic fluid reservoirs, bulk storage tanks, oil drums, oil-filled transformers and other fluid reservoirs. Air Sentry® desiccant breathers adsorb water from the air before it enters your fluid system and remove particulate contaminants as small as 2 micron. The silica gel changes color as it becomes depleted, turning from gold to dark green. It’s easy to identify the condition of a breather and quickly replace it, maintaining the cleanliness of the fluid reservoir. Two main threats to productivity: particulates and moisture. Most machine wear-related failures are due to particulate contaminants. As particles become airborne, they can enter lubricant and fuel reservoirs and then be transported to bearings, bushings, seals, hydraulic valves, and other components. The contaminants cause lubricant degradation, reducing the service life of the lubricant. With machine clearances measured in thousandths of an inch, it doesn’t take much contamination to affect

THE GOLD


Contamination Control bearings and other sensitive components. Even particles of 10 micron or smaller can disrupt the lubricant film and cause a great amount of wear. Moisture is a continuous threat. Its presence in lubricants and hydraulic fluids creates a host of problems including rust, lubricant additive depletion, viscosity changes, oxidation and sludge formation. Air Sentry® neutralizes contamination while protecting operational efficiencies...reason enough to go for the gold. PROUD PART OF THE WHITMORE GROUP The Whitmore Group, consisting of The Whitmore Manufacturing Company, KATS Coatings®, Horizon Lubricants and Air Sentry®, is a leader in component protection technology through the manufacturing of specialized lubricants, coatings, sealants and breathers. Founded in 1893, The Whitmore Group maintains an industry-leading reputation for high quality products and customer service. Whitmore’s family of products and services are sold around the world through a distribution network committed to technical support and total customer satisfaction. Whitmore’s headquarters is based in Rockwall, Texas, and includes a fully integrated manufacturing plant, leading-edge research center, training facility and corporate offices. Well-trained and motivated employee-owners work at every level of the operation.

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D-SERIES D-SERIES

DISPOSABLE STATIONARY APPLICATIONS

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S T O R A G E TA N K S

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FLUID RESERVOIRS

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TRANSFORMERS

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PUMPS

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G E A R B OXE S

The D-Series features numerous models

feature 2-micron solid particle filtration and

in a variety of sizes, designed to satisfy the

are available with airflow ratings of 35 cfm

requirements of most stationary fluid

to 250 cfm.

management applications. The breathers

The D-Series is constructed of industrial grade

provide application flexibility by using 100% silica gel for moisture adsorption or 100% activated carbon for fume and odor control, or both when necessary. All D-Series models

raw materials, tested to ensure a wide range of chemical compatibilities, and features high impact resistant ABS top and bottom caps. The clear acrylic tube makes it easy to inspect the condition of the color-changing silica gel from a distance. The silica gel turns from gold to dark green to visually indicate the adsorption of moisture and confirm the breather is getting the job done!

Air Sentry ® – More silica gel means longer fluid life

View all sizes of D-Series breathers, with airflow from 35 to 250 cfm, at www.airsentrybreathers.com/products/d-series.htm


Z-SERIES

Z-SERIES

LIMITED SPACE APPLICATIONS

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G E A R B OXE S

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DRUMS

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TOTES

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S M A L L O I L C O N TA I N E R S

Air Sentry® Z-Series breathers are designed

volume applications where mounting space

for applications where space is limited

is limited or where a larger breather won’t fit

or air flow requirements are below 10 cubic

without remote mounting.

feet per minute (cfm). The Z-Series is

For applications with excessive oil fumes, use

typically used on gearboxes and low fluid

Air Sentry ® – When the breather’s green, the air is clean

the Z-Series breather with the VaporSentry , TM

an oil coalescing adapter. VaporSentry’s design utilizes a finned surface area to collect oil mist from the gearbox, turn the mist into heavier droplets and gravity drain them back to the gearbox. This helps block oil from entering the breather and interrupting the moisture adsorbing properties of the silica gel.

View all sizes of Z-Series breathers, with either 100% silica gel or activated carbon, at www.airsentrybreathers.com/products/z-series.htm


X-SERIES X-SERIES

HIGH HUMIDITY / HIGH DUST APPLICATIONS

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PA P E R M I LL S

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WASH-DOWN AREAS

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STEAM CLEANING ROOMS

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MINE QUARRIES

X-Series Breathers are the perfect solution

2.1 psi threshold. A 0.3 psi check valve is also

for high humidity and high dust environments.

available for exhaust.

To extend the desiccant’s life, the X-Series

When the gold silica gel has turned dark green,

incorporates 2 check valves and a reusable top cap. The check valves provide a closed system until airflow is required, extending the service life of the desiccant. Specifically, the intake check valve allows airflow into the breather only when differential pressure between the atmosphere and fluid reservoir exceeds a 0.3 psi threshold, while the exhaust check valve permits air to exit the reservoir when the differential pressure exceeds a

View all sizes of X-Series breathers, with convenient replacement cartridges, at www.airsentrybreathers.com/products/x-series.htm

remove the reusable top cap from the bottom desiccant cartridge, dispose of the spent dark green desiccant cartridge, then use the same top cap with a replacement cartridge.

Air Sentry® – Rebuildable, reusable, economical X-Series


R-SERIES

R-SERIES

HIGH VIBRATION APPLICATIONS

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CRANES

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R A I L R O A D M A I N T E N A N C E O F W AY E Q U I P M E N T

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CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES

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OFF-ROAD TRUCKS

Most heavy equipment — productive and on the move — is outfitted with hydraulic fluid tanks or reservoirs which breathe in the dirty outside air. R-Series breathers are ideal for these high vibration, mobile applications, including offroad, construction and farm vehicles. R-Series desiccant breathers are easily mounted in place of standard breather caps via rugged steel pipe threads and a reusable metal base. When the gold silica gel cartridge turns dark

Air Sentry® – Quick desiccant replacement, always on the move

green, simply install a new replacement cartridge to keep things moving!

View all sizes of R-Series breathers, with airflow from 15 to 100 cfm, at www.airsentrybreathers.com/products/r-series.htm


XR-SERIES XR-SERIES

EXTREME ENVIRONMENT APPLICATIONS

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W I N D M I L L S A N D W I N D P O W E R G E N E R AT I O N

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MINING EQUIPMENT

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FA R M I M P L E M E N T S

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OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

Air Sentry® XR-Series breathers, originally conceived for the wind power industry,

Air Sentry® – Extremely reliable and economical

are designed to perform in any extreme environment where protection from dust, moisture and vibration are critical. XR-Series breathers include a metal reinforced base available with male NPT threads to adapt to your equipment. The base is designed to handle the rigors of high vibration applications. The top cap uses two check valves to prevent outside moisture and solid contaminants from entering the breather until there is a need for airflow. The rebuildable design allows for economical replacement of the desiccant cartridge.

View all sizes of XR-Series breathers and replacement cartridges, with airflow from 15 to 100 cfm, at www.airsentrybreathers.com/products/xr-series.htm


L-SERIES

L-SERIES

IN-LINE LOW AIRFLOW APPLICATIONS

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AIR EXHAUST LINES

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VA C U U M L I N E S

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LOW PRESSURE COMPRESSED AIR LINES

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MARINE VEHICLES

AIR SENTRY® In-Line Filter/Dryers remove water

Air enters the filter/dryer in one end and is clean

vapor and solid contaminants from air exhaust

and dry when leaving the other end. Water vapor

lines, low pressure compressed air lines, vacuum

and solid particles down to 2 micron are removed.

lines, and other in-line airflow applications where

The L-Series is rated up to 60 psi and mounted

clean, dry air is required.

on the regulated side of the air line. This series

The L-Series breathers are available with 100%

offers the following benefits:

silica gel or activated carbon, or a combination of

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Minimize rust & corrosion

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Reduce component wear

both, as necessary.

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Reduce maintenance costs

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Prolong fluid life

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Reduce oil oxidation

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Eliminate fumes & odors

Air Sentry® – Always more silica gel for less cost

View all sizes of L-Series breathers at www.airsentrybreathers.com/products/l-series.htm


M-SERIES M-SERIES

HEAVY DUTY APPLICATIONS

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS:

M-Series breathers are designed from heavyduty materials capable of handling the

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H I G H T E M P E R AT U R E S

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CORROSIVE CHEMICALS

Air Sentry® – Prolonging fluid life saves money and downtime

requirements of the most severe environments. They replace the standard breather cap or vent tube on fuel tanks and fluid reservoirs. Pipe threads on the bottom standpipe make the units easy to install in moments. All M-Series designs have 2 micron pleated filters and silica gel bags that are easily replaced. They also feature the proprietary Splash Sentry®, which prevents foaming or splashing fluids from entering the breather during normal operating conditions.

View all sizes of M-Series breathers, with replacement pleated filters and silica gel, at www.airsentrybreathers.com/products/m-series.htm


F-SERIES

F-SERIES

CAUSTIC FUMES / GASEOUS APPLICATIONS

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AIRPORT BOARDING BRIDGES

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HYDRAULIC FLUID RESERVOIRS

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FORKLIFTS

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BAGGAGE HAULERS

Air Sentry® Gas Neutralization System (GNS)

GNS breathers are easy to install using valves

breathers provide an economical and simple

attached to the battery vents and plastic tubing

solution to the problem of gases being produced

which transports the exhaust gases to the GNS

during the battery charging process. Health and

mounting point, located either on or off the

safety regulations often require that battery

equipment. This flexibility allows the charging

charging be performed in a specially designated

to take place at the work site or in an enclosed

area, away from personnel, electrical equipment

work area.

or possible ignition sources.

Air Sentry® GNS Breathers were designed in cooperation with a major international airline/

Air Sentry® – Gases neutralized, health and safety ensured

air cargo company for use on ground support equipment. This real-world solution is ready for duty!

View all sizes of F-Series breathers and desiccant replacement cartridges at www.airsentrybreathers.com/products/f-series.htm


T H E G O L D S TA N DA R D I N CO NTA M I N AT I O N CO NT RO L

Air Sentry® breathers are manufactured in the USA under ISO 9001, ISO / TS 16949 and ISO 14001 Certified Quality Systems.

AIR SENTRY

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A DIVISION OF THE WHITMORE GROUP 930 Whitmore Drive • P. O. Box 9300 • Rockwall, Texas 75087 800.699.6318 ext. 249 • FAX 972.722.4561 www.airsentrybreathers.com


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