Benefits and drawbacks of industrial filtration systems
We’ve discussed some of the main industrial filtration systems used by treatment facilities and plant operators, but what are their benefits and potential drawbacks? Let’s dive a little deeper into liquid and air filters.
Starting with liquid filters, these are used to separate suspended solids from a fluid stream. To do the job, they use a physical barrier called the filter medium. You’ll find liquid filters in industries like food and beverage manufacturing, bioprocessing, pharmaceuticals, medical facilities, and wastewater treatment. You can also find small-scale filters such as bag filters and cartridge filters in some homes, offices, and laboratories.
Liquid filters are important because they help maintain the quality of the liquid and improve the efficiency of downstream processes. However, they can be expensive, and the maintenance and replacement of filters will also add up.
Advantages of liquid filters:
- Effective in removing impurities, contaminants, and solids from liquids.
- Improves the quality of the liquid.
- Increases the efficiency and lifespan of downstream processes.
- Can be expensive, especially for large scale filtration.
- Maintenance and replacement of filters can be costly.
- May not be effective in removing all impurities from the liquid.
Air filtration systems:
Industrial air and particulate filtration systems are a must-have for industrial manufacturers to ensure air quality, protect workers from inhaling hazardous pollutants, and keep machinery running smoothly. They’re great at removing solid particles, dust, and debris from the air, which improves air quality and reduces respiratory problems. They’re also used to remove solids or particulates from gas streams.
- Protects workers from inhaling hazardous pollutants in the air.
- Effective in removing solid particles, dust, and debris from the air and gas streams.
- Improves air quality and reduces respiratory problems.
- Increases the efficiency and lifespan of machinery by preventing air pollutants from getting into the facility’s equipment.
- Can be costly, especially for commercial air filtration
- Hidden maintenance costs
- Filters need to be regularly changed – old filters can actually worsen air quality
- May not be effective in removing all particulates from the air or gas stream, especially when filtering smaller pollutants
So, there you have it, a quick rundown of the benefits and drawbacks of liquid and air filters in industrial filtration systems! Of course, there are many other options we’d love to chat to you about. Give us a call on 1-800-367-4180 (toll-free) to find out more or check out our range of filters online.
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