Originally Posted by jaguarxk120
It does not matter as log as you get the temperture below the dew point and condense the vapor into water. Then have a good water trap at the discharge of the air drier. It is amazing how much water will condense during a very humid day. The trap will remove the condensate and you will have dry air.
True, that's the way it works but a tank full of heated air will pass more water vapor into the lines than a tank full of cold air. When the air is cooler in the tank more of the moisture will wind up being drained from the tank at the end of the day while overheated air from an overworked compressor will pass more of the water vapor out of the tank and into the air lines, the hotter the air the more vapor it will contain. In the end the total amount of water collected will theoretically remain the same it is just a matter of where it will end up, in the tank or in the water separator.