LAUNDRY ADVANCED SYSTEM
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA -- Continued
The air system provides dry compressed air to the other LADS systems. Air is used to pressurize the air bags that
support the drums and to actuate ball valves, air dampers, brakes, and door locks used on the washing/drying system
and water recycle system. A small amount of air is also used to detect the water level in the wash tanks, rinse tanks,
standpipe, and still.
An air compressor is used to pressurize the air entering the system from atmospheric pressure to approximately 125
pounds per square inch gauge (psig). An inlet filter is used to prevent debris from entering the air compressor.
A coalescing filter and dehydrator are located at the compressor outlet. These items remove moisture from the
A tank stores product air under pressure. The tank contains enough air to allow the compressor to operate
intermittently while still allowing smooth operation of the air--driven components. Two pressure regulators are
mounted at the tank outlet. One regulator controls the pressure of the product air at approximately 80 psig. The other
regulator controls the inflation pressure of the air bags at 65 psig.