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Des-Case Breathers

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Des-Case Breathers

Des-Case Desiccant Breathers

Our desiccant air filters and water vapour removal systems designed to replace traditional breather caps on fluid containing reservoirs, storage tanks and gearboxes. The desiccant breathers prevent the ingress of moisture and solid contaminants in these systems, thereby improving performance and reliability, prolonging oil life and reducing component failures. 

Minature Disposable Breathers DCE1-DCEBB

Suitable Environments, Intermittent Operations, Gearboxes, Hydraulic reservoirs ,Transformers, Storage Tanks Drums.

Standard Disposable Breathers - DCE2-DCE3

Suitable Environments Intermittent Operations,Gearboxes, Hydraulic Reservoir Transformers, Storage Tanks Drums.

Hydrguard Hybrid Breathers - DC-VG-HG

Ideal for low-flow applications.

Suitable Environments Thermal expansion / contraction only, Gearboxes, Wash down applications.

Extreme Duty Breathers - DC-XDS

Ideal for harsh environments.

Suitable Environments, Harsh environments,High temperature, Mobile equipment, Nautical applications.

Rebuildable Steel Breathers

Suitable for High flow and Harsh environments, High temperature, Mobile equipment. Nautical applications.

Breather Accessories

Descase provides a range of disposable breather accessories for easy adaption to your specific applications and working environment.

Adaptor Kits

Easy to install adaptor Kits incorporate smart technology to make fluid handling a simple task, requiring less equipment and labour while reducing system contamination.

What are Desiccant Breathers?

Desiccant’ refers to a substance that is a drying agent. Des case breathers remove humidity from the air as it’s passed through the filter, this stops air particles and moisture from entering the system. Desiccant breathers combine carbon, silica and filtration elements to control these air and water ingress levels. They are fitted by replacing the standard dust cap or OEM breather cap on applications.

A big cause of hydraulic machinery and components wearing down or breaking is from the machines breathing in dirty and wet air – over time, this leads to a massive decrease in the machine’s lifespan and reliability. Air, moisture and contaminants from the working environment are filtered out by des case breathers to protect the power unit’s breathing system, this helps prolong the life of the power unit along with making it more efficient.

Whilst in shut down or active, silica beads in a Des Case Breather attract moisture and dirt. The desiccant’s layered filtration element removes the dirt while the silica beads absorb the water. Water left over that wasn’t trapped by the silica goes through a carbon layer which binds it and prevents the machine from breathing the water in. 

Interested in a Des Case Breather for your hydraulic machine? Contact the friendly team at Antech Hydraulics today for information on ordering.


“Des-Case provided us with a contamination control solution we had never seen before. The Hydroguard™ breather proved to be the perfect solution for our industry’s needs.”

Plant Maintenance Manager., Central Ohio Water Treatment Plant

“The Des-Case Extreme Duty Breather is a one-of-a-kind contamination control product that is cost efficient and performed beyond our expectations.”

Machinery Lubrication Technician II & Vibration Analysis, Tembec Inc.

“The Des-Case solution was intuitively engineered and the service ability was best in class when compared to other options.”

Engine Technical Director, Earnhardt –Childress Racing