Harmful contaminants, both abrasive particles and water, enter an enclosed system from three sources:
- Built In: this is debris from manufacturing and service of the equipment. It includes dirt and dust, burrs, contaminated fluids, etc.
- Generated: such as mechanical wear, additive precipitation, hose fibers, etc.
- Ingested: which enters the tank or reservoir from the atmosphere. The breather prevents the ingested material from entering the tank and causing harm to the fluids and the equipment. The down stream filter removes contaminants that are already in the system before they do additional harm.
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