Maintenance Tip - Why Should I Use a Breather on Centrifugal Pumps?

During normal operations, pumps will breathe causing dirty, and often moist, plant air to enter the bearing housing. Using a desiccant breather that contains a 3 micron particle filter media in conjunction with a silica gel desiccant to remove moisture helps ensure that any air that enters the pump through the vent/breather port is both clean and dry.