Kinetronics Ionizer

Bob Shirk MCPF

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While we were in Las Vegas at the PPFA convention we bought the Kinetronics Ionizer. What a great tool. We bought the one that connects to a compressor. It uses an ionized charge along with the compressed air to remove dust. Usually when you use compressed air to clean something static electricity is generated and some of the dust sticks to the item you are trying to clean. The ionized charge gets rid of the static and allows the dust to be removed. I used this tool to clean the dust out of a 30” X 40” shadow box last night. What a joy. There were no tiny white specks on the glass showing up against the black mat. This is a good tool.

By the way for those of you who did not go to the PMA / PPFA convention in Las Vegas you missed a great convention. We had some wonderful educational courses, great lunch meetings, a super showing at the print competition, and excellent staff support from PMA. Start saving those dollars now so that you can enjoy next years convention in Orlando Florida.
 
Bob, is there no concern for condensation in the compressed air when using this tool? Perhaps it is a function of RH and you are in a relatively dry climate.

Orlando in Feb will be great. I'm looking forward to the change in venue. With a 2 hour drive to Orlando next years PMA/PPFA is a must.
 
OK. So what happens when that dry cold air is released through a nozzle in to a room with RH of between 70&80%. Isn't there condensate in the air stream from the room's atmosphere?
The reason I'm continuing to question this is that I am unable to use other air compressor sprayed products, deacidification sprays in particular, because of the RH.
Would that introduction of humidity have any effect on the ionizer?
I have purchased Kinetronics static brushes and have found that they do not perform as well here as they did at the trade show. I attributed it to the RH.
 
A chiller is a refrigeration unit that will draw out all water from the air. The basic process is to cool the air to a point below the dew point, thus removing all the water.
 
Originally posted by JFeig:
A chiller is a refrigeration unit that will draw out all water from the air. The basic process is to cool the air to a point below the dew point, thus removing all the water.
That is also called an Air Conditioner. The water that runs out of the unit is moister from the air.
 
Yes, except that there is a coil in the unit that cools the compress air with a fitting at each end. The air compressor tank is attached to one end and the other end to the equipment lines.
 
If the relative humidity is in the 70 to 80 percent range in your work area that is not a good thing. I would say that you need to consider using a de-humidifier in your work room. I would expect that most of the places were your frames end up have a much lower RH due to air conditioning. The air coming out of a compressor should not be cold enough to create condensation issues. This ionizer works much better than the anti static brushes.
 
Lets keep it simply.
A $25.00 moisture trap will take care of this.
 
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