The types of filter elements, according to pores sizes, are:
• Micro filter elements - They have pores sizes ranging from 0.1 to 10 µm.
• Ultra filter elements - They filter particulates between the size of 0.001 and 0.1 µm.
• Nano filter - These filter elements remove particles by size, and thus, it is used to filter water as it can filter all sizes of particulates.
Therefore, filter are made specifically for the particle to be removed. The most common kinds of elements are hydraulic and gas filters. Hydraulic filter elements are used to removes contaminants while gas filter elements are used to remove debris from the air.
Manufacturing companies use compressed air system as a source of energy. The pressure in the compressed air system is usually higher than the atmospheric pressure. Therefore, it is susceptible to debris. For this reason, elements are used to clean the air before it is released to the valves.
Filter in a Compressed Air System
Quality air is a vital issue in the manufacturing field. The primary filter in a compressed air system include:
Particulate Air Filters
These filters are used to remove dust particles from the air. Lack of dust will allow the air to travel fast in the pipes, thus preventing clogging. The membrane material blocks anything that is not air from entering the piping systems.
These filter are used to remove any oil or moisture droplets in the compressed air system. Air flowing in a tight space like the compressed air system causes condensation, which can lead to moisture or oil droplets. Therefore, coalescing filters are significant. Other than maintaining the quality air, they prolong the life of the piping system because they prevent rusting.
Activated Carbon Filters
Activated carbon filters are also used in a compressed air system to remove odors and vapors. Carbon is used to attract all the contaminants, and thus, only air will go to the piping system. This filer is mostly used in food processing industries.
All these filters and other compressed air parts are found at PMJ International. The compressed parts available are from high-end brands such as Boge, Ingersoll Rand, and Mattei, among others.
Many OEMs use these filters including Atlas Copco, Ingersoll Rand among others. PMJ International has been working for years, and thus, you are guaranteed to receive high-quality products. The company will respond on time once you place your order because customer satisfaction is vital.