Stealth ABS (Active Breather System) purges and dehydrates the headspace in lubrication and hydraulic fluid reservoirs. The system eliminates the need to continually replace conventional desiccant breathers in high contamination environments. The patented Stealth ABS technology ensures constant presence of clean and dry air in the reservoir headspace, and improves oil quality by removing dissolved moisture.
Research has shown that over half of all lubricant contamination comes from outside the system. Most machines that depend on lubrication or hydraulics are designed to ‘breathe’, making them vulnerable to moisture and particulate contamination. The conventional desiccant breathers use filter media to remove the particles, and silica gel beads to remove moisture from the air. In many environments, it can become very costly to keep replacing these breathers. Stealth ABS controls the moisture and particulate levels in the reservoir headspace, the empty (air-filled) space between the fluid and the reservoir seal that is traditionally a breather cap.
Stealth ABS eliminates the need for continuous desiccant breather replacements. It provides clean and dry air to dehydrate the headspace and remove dissolved moisture from the fluid, thus improving and conditioning the oil.
Stealth ABS makes contamination control more efficient than ever. Pentair has applied its advanced filtration and separation technologies to cost-effectively remove contaminants and minimize wear, thus ensuring reliable service life, predictable operation, and maximum uptime. Through continuous headspace dehydration, Stealth ABS actively purges and enhances reservoir breathing systems, keeping them virtually maintenance-free.