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How to keep industrial filters clean

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Fil-Trek Corporation is fundamentally a manufacturing based filtration company. Their goal is to become the industry's most reliable and competitive supplier with a complete line of products at the cutting edge of filtration. For more information, visit http://www.fil-trek.com/. They are located at 70 Fleming Dr Cambridge, ON N1T 2B1 (519) 623-7448.

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How to keep industrial filters clean

  1. 1. How to Keep Industrial Filters Clean
  2. 2. Industrial filters are an integral part of manydifferent manufacturing processes. Withoutthem, safety and quality would suffer to thepoint that businesses would no longer be ableto operate.It’s also important that industrial filters are cleanfor maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Hereis some information on how to keep yourindustrial filters clean and working well.
  3. 3. Read All the InformationIt is possible to clean and re-use certain types ofindustrial filters, but it’s important to to know if the typesyou have can be cleaned. Certain elements, such ashigh efficiency filter elements, coalescing filter elementsor filters with special filtration media usually can’t becleaned.Take the time to read all the information that’s providedwith your filters so you know exactly what you can andcan’t do.
  4. 4. When to Clean Your FiltersIf you have industrial filters that you can clean, youshould watch for signs that it is time for a cleaning.Watch for things like:• A noticeable reduction in air flow• A drop in the air pressure• Reduced performance• A reduction in product quality• Your maintenance schedule says it’s time
  5. 5. Hand CleaningOne method of cleaning industrial filters is by basichand cleaning. For this type ofcleaning:• Remove the filter from the housing• Hold it out vertically with one hand• Run your fingers over the fins like strumming a guitar• Most of the dirt and dust will be dislodged from thismotion
  6. 6. Compressed Air CleaningCompressed air works great for cleaning many differentmaterials, and industrial filters are on that list. Start bysettiing up the compressor to blow about 100 psi ofpressure.Then, blow the dirt and debris off the inside of the filterelement, then the outside of the cartridge and then theinside again.This should give you a relatively clean filter, but if youstill see dirt, try again until it is clean.
  7. 7. Washing the FilterIf you’ve tried the hand cleaning method and/orcompressed air method and the dust and dirt is still onthere, you may want to try washing the filter.Wash off the filter or soak it in a mild soap or detergentand water until the dirt is removed. Afterwards, use thecompressed air like before to get rid off any excessmoisture.Don’t bake the filter or expose it to high heat to try anddry it, because you may cause permanent damage.
  8. 8. Professional CleaningIf you run a fast-paced operation or just don’t have thetime to clean your industrial filters yourself, you cansend them out for professional cleaning.A professional cleaning service will unplug the filter andperform a quality check before sending the filter back.Once you find a reliable cleaning service, you will savemoney because you will be able to re-use your filtersseveral times before buying new.
  9. 9. SignificanceThe significance of having clean industrial filters as partof your operation shouldn’t be overlooked. Clean filtermean efficient filters,and the efficiency of the filters canaffect:• Product safety• Product quality• Meeting legislation and regulations• Marketing strategy• Company reputation
  10. 10. Industrial Filter ApplicationsIndustrial filters are used in many different industriesand for many different applications. Here are some ofthe most common:• Pharmaceutical• Food and Beverage• Oil and Gas• Pulp and Paper• Chemicals• Electronics
  11. 11. Advice• Fil-Trek Corporation is fundamentally a manufacturing based filtration company. Their goal is to become the industrys most reliable and competitive supplier with a complete line of products at the cutting edge of filtration. For more information, visit http://www.fil-trek.com/. They are located at 70 Fleming Dr Cambridge, ON N1T 2B1 (519) 623-7448.

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