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Common Types Of Industrial Filters For Dust Collection

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In the metalworking industry, it’s important that you choose the best, most efficient filter for your facilities needs. According to 60 Minutes, CBSNews, there have been 350 explosions in the U.S. since 1980, in most cases due to the lack of efficiency in dust collection. Purchasing effective dust collection systems and researching types of industrial filters are crucial for maintaining safety standards.

types of industrial filtersDust Collection Management Can Be a Matter of Life and Death

On October 29, 2003, the Hayes Lemmerz factory exploded into a huge ball of fire due to aluminum dust that had piled up and detonated. A gentleman named Shawn Boone suffered from third and fourth degree burns across 92%-100% of his body. Due to the severity of the burns to his outside and internal organs, there was nothing that could be done for him. He was one of 15 people killed in dust explosions that year.

Along with the many others who have been seriously injured, or lost their lives due to dust explosions, there are those who have never experienced the depravity of such things. As a metalworking industry, it is important to keep your facility up to standard with only the best machinery and materials to keep your employees safe.

Here at Imperial Systems, we have compiled a list of the different types of industrial filters that many facilities use, but only one will stand out above the rest.Can you guess the most reliable, long-lasting filter?

Types of Industrial Filters

  • Cyclone Filters. Used as a simple way to remove dust from an air stream, it is more commonly used as a pre-filter for a dust collector. Cyclone’s require very little maintenance, with a discharge valve and fan to operate it.
  • Electro Static Precipitator (ESP). This filter electrically charges particulates in the air with high voltage. the charged particulate is collected on charged plates as the air stream passes through. ESP’s are high maintenance and expensive.
  • Cartridge Filters. These filters are best for metalwork (grinding, sandblasting, welding fumes, fine powders and more). Pleated media and DeltaMAXX’s Nanofiber technology allows for easy cleaning, double the average filter life and run at a 99% efficiency.

*Please note these are only a few examples of the types of industrial filters used for dust and particulates.

For more information on what types of industrial filters are best for your metalworking facility, give Imperial a call today at 800-918-3013.

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