Xclude™ Rebuildable Steel Breather
For high-flow applications

This breather unit replaces the standard dust cap or OEM breather cap on equipment. As air is drawn into equipment through the breather, the pleated filter element removes solid particulates while the desiccant extracts moisture.

While in service or during shutdown, the desiccant beads attract moisture from inside the equipment reservoir, actively drying the equipment.


  • Bulk storage
  • Chemical/harsh environments
  • Hydraulic reservoirs
  • Diesel tank storage


  • Replaceable microglass pleated filter captures airborne particles to 1-micron absolute
  • Easy-to-replace desiccant bags remove moisture from incoming air
  • Color-indicating silica gel desiccant extracts moisture (can be customized to mitigate a variety of chemicals or fumes)
  • Outside sight glass indicator (for viewing when desiccant changes colors)
  • Foam pad captures any large particles and disperses incoming air evenly
  • Integrated standpipe
  • Rugged carbon or stainless steel housing
  • Air vents
  • Threaded mounting
Unit of Measure

Customization of Materials

Steel Housings

  • Carbon steel (standard component)
  • 304 Stainless steel
  • 316 Stainless steel

Gasket/Seal Material

  • Buna-N (standard component)
  • Viton
  • EPDM
  • SBR rubber


  • Silica gel (standard component)
  • Activated Carbon
  • Molecular sieve
  • Activated alumina

Filter Material

  • Microglass (standard component)
  • Polyurethane filter
  • Plastisol filter


Qty of Package

N/A Each

Height (in/cm)

N/A 31 / 78.7

Width (in/cm)

N/A 23.5 / 59.7

Approx. Dry Weight

N/A 190 lb86.18 Kg

Amount of Desiccant

N/A 100 lb45.36 g

Max. Absorption Capacity (gal/L)

N/A 4.75 / 18

Max. Airflow Rate

N/A 270 at 0.5psid

Operating Temp.

N/A -20-220°F/-29-104°F

Connection Size

N/A 4"

Body Material

N/A Carbon steel, Polyurethane, Polypropylene, Microglass, Polycarbonate, Nomex, Buna-N (silica gel as hydrophilic agent)