Alfa Laval Kathabar – Consistently perfect


Leading desiccant technology

Alfa Laval Kathabar dehumidification systems are engineered solutions for temperature and humidity control for industrial, commercial, educational, institutional and green/LEED facilities. These cost-effective dehumidification and energy recovery systems have been used to clean and dehumidify air for a wide range of industries worldwide

Frequently asked questions

How often should the eliminator pads be checked or changed?

Eliminator pads should be checked on a bi-monthly basis. Disposable polyester pads can last from 6-12 months under nominal airflow. Long life PM-4 Washable pads can last 12-24 months.

Can I wash the polyester eliminator pads and reuse them?

No, they are disposable.

Can I use standard filter media in lieu of KDS OEM disposable pads?

No, KDS pads are made specifically for use as Kathene mist eliminators and do not contain oils for dust retention. They are also made to properly fit in the standard eliminator section. Non OEM pads will wet prematurely and may not be cut to fit correctly.

If my system humidity performance is lower than expected do I just add more Kathene?

Not necessarily. There may be another reason for the reduced performance.

Is there a troubleshooting guide for Kathabar units?

Yes, it is inside every Kathabar O&M Manual sent out.

Can too much Kathene be put in a system?

Yes, Concentration design limits can be exceeded, please contact KDS for recomendations.

Can the performance of the unit be increased from the original design?

Yes, the Kathabar performance can be re-designed to meet new requirements. Contact us for further assistance.

Do I need air filters on the Conditioner and Regenerator inlets?

Yes, the cleaner the air that enters the system the better it will function. Kathene has an indefinite life but it can become contaminated in time. Using our free Kathene sampling service is the best way to monitor the strength of your solution.

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Alfa Laval Kathabar

Phone +1 716-875-2000