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We’ve written several articles on the benefits of using bag filters in industrial water applications.

Should You Select Bag Or Cartridge Filters For Your Industrial Application?

When it comes to industrial filtration, there are several different filter types to choose from when working with industrial grade liquids, including both bag filters and cartridge filters. Ultimately, however, the final choice comes down to choosing the right filtration technology to meet the performance demands of your facility, while remaining within your projected operating costs. Both bag and cartridge style filters offer removable media, but the final decision should be based on the application, as each type of media has its advantages and disadvantages.

Bag Filters

Bag filters are often the best choice for any number of industrial applications. These types of filters use a wide range of filtration media based on the application, such as activated carbon, needle felt, and nylon monofilament mesh. The operate by trapping waste solids inside the bag and are considered to be a relatively low-cost form of industrial filtration.

However, these filters have a smaller surface area than most cartridge filters. The low overall operating cost makes bag filters an excellent choice for small batch operations where the cost of a self-cleaning system would not be justified. Along with this, small operations will not have a high bag replacement frequency leading to lower disposal costs. Bag filtration systems tent to produce less solid waste than cartridge filters, making them an excellent choice for applications where the user wants to minimize their volume of waste.

Cartridge Filters

Cartridge filters capture solid contaminants on the outer surfaces of the filter media. These types of filters run the gamut from inexpensive bonded units to more expensive models made from a variety of high-capacity pleated types of media. These filters can be used for a wide range of applications where sub-micron filtration is needed. These include beverage and food production facilities, chemical and paint plants, and applications where the filtration of acids and bases is required. Cartridge filters are also ideal for pharmaceutical applications as well as those in which ultra-pure water filtration is required.

The Utility Of Bag And Cartridge Filters

At Filtra-Systems, our role in providing innovative filtration solutions is unique in the market. Our dedication and expertise extends to the use of industrial bag filters in a wide range of industries. Bag filters remove solids from wastewater in a number of applications. The bag filter is placed within the bag filter housing and can be used in the treatment of industrial process water, wastewater, groundwater, and cooling water. Filtra-Systems stands out by providing industrial bag filters that are both effective and meet the operational needs of each of our customers.

The brewing industry uses bag filters to separate grains from sugars, remove proteins that can slow the fermentation process, and remove any unwanted solids prior to bottling. They also use bags to remove any contaminants from their source water. This means different bags are needed, as the tighter bags used towards the end of the process can have adverse effects if used in the early stages. Other applications bag filters can be used for include the mining and chemical industries.

In these industries, bag filters must be stainless steel and frequently carry an ASME stamp. Filtering wastewater for reuse means having the capacity to eliminate all types and sizes of contaminants to meet regulations and ensure safety. Depending on the type and size of particles that are in the water, different industrial bag filters may be used for the job.

An industrial cartridge filter is preferred when there are low levels of contamination, and fine particles need to be removed. Most water purification processes choose industrial cartridge filters as the final step in the water purification process. The design and materials in an industrial cartridge filter determines how effective it will be to separate particulate from liquid. There are many industrial filters in the market. At Filtra-Systems, we make the process of finding the most appropriate solution for your company a simple process.

Our carefully engineered and designed filters offer flexibility for any industrial filtration system regardless of size, media, or required characteristics. Filtra-Systems has worked across a broad range of industries to provide them with the industrial bag filters and cartridge filters needed for different applications.

Contact us to find out the best filter options for your business.

Choosing The Right Filtration System For Your Flow Requirements

Finding the proper industrial water filtration system for your needs can be challenging, to say the least. There are a lot of factors that someone has to consider when investigating the options in their industry. Luckily, Filtra-Systems has over 30 years of experience and some of the most well-versed professionals to assist you and make the process easier. Some of the determining factors will be the liquid flow rate, the size of expected contaminants, the hardness or pH of the expected operating environment, and the intended use of the filtered water.

There are many options available, and with the help of a Filtra-Systems professional, you can find the best industrial water filtration equipment for your needs. Desired flow rate is extremely important when choosing a filtration option. Cartridge filters, bag filters and walnut shell filters are all sized differently. The liquid flow rate can have a large on the size of the filter. It is important to have an idea of how much fluid you will need to pass through your industrial water filter to meet your production needs.

Some questions may arise when choosing between a single bag filter or a multi-bag filter. A multi-bag filtration system will most commonly be used in higher flow rate applications, and can contribute to increasing the time between bag changes. The FSSB multi-bag filter housing is available for flow rates up to 1200 gpm, and FSQC housings can process flow rates as high as 2300 gpm. A low profile provides easy access, and spring balanced lids can be opened with just one hand. A single-bag filter option is typically used for lower flow rates.

Of course, every application is unique and we want to make sure you find the exact solution that you are looking for, so reach out to a Filtra-Systems professional and ask all the questions you have to find your industrial water filtration solution.

Reduce Operating Costs With Removable Bag Filtration Systems

Bag filters have been used as an industrial water filtration solution in many applications such as cooling tower water, injection water, biodiesel production, coolant filtration, remediation sites, and RO protection. Depending on your needs a Filtra-Systems professional can assist you, and help you find the right bag filter and bag filter housing in order to optimize water cleanliness. Bag filters and bag filter housings are able to remove solid waste materials from wastewater in an effective and eco-friendly manner. Bag filters are an easy and efficient option because they are low-cost and easy to use. Filtra-Systems takes pride in our bag filter housings and we use our own bag filters in our other filtration systems, which gives us both the technical and commercial experience to identify what filtration solution will be best for your needs.

Regardless of your industry and why you need to clean your water, bag filters can be used to solve your problems. In the brewing industry, bag filters are used to clean water at the start of the process. They also remove proteins from slowing the fermentation process and any unwanted solids prior to bottling. The brewing process requires different bags, as tighter bags are used towards the end of the process to remove the fine particulate. In the mining and chemical industry, bag filters are used to filter particulate. They are usually stainless steel, and frequently carry an ASME stamp. The food and beverage production industry takes advantage of industrial bag filters because of the low cost and outstanding reliability. To remove contaminants from water, bag filters are used along with other purification methods. It is clear that bag filter and filter housing options from Filtra-Systems can be a solution to a variety of needs.

What Type Of Water Treatment System Is Right For Your Processing Needs?

An outdated industrial water filtration system can be a major source of inefficiency in an operation. Using an aged water filter can directly affect your pocketbook. The good news is that Filtra-Systems has a large variety of options that will help your company save on operating expenses, energy, repairs and general maintenance. Filtra-Systems industrial bag filters and cartridge filters are utilized in a number of industries to separate solid particulate from liquids as they pass through filter media. The type of industrial filtration system that you choose depends on your specific needs. The two main factors are the amount and size of particulate that needs to be removed. It is important to identify the industrial filtration system that most appropriately fits your specific needs. Whether you choose a bag filter, cartridge filters, or walnut shell filter, the decision should be aimed towards your goals. Contact a Filtra-Systems professional to help determine your needs when choosing a filtration solution.

Bag filters are used to remove solids from liquid. As the liquid flows from the inside of the bag to the outside, particulate is caught in the bag. An industrial cartridge filter is another option that is preferred when there are very low levels of contamination and fine particles need to be removed. In many instances, a cartridge filter is used as a final purification step.

Filtra-Systems engineers products to maximize efficiency by providing high-quality products that are tested to last the test of time. It is important to keep in mind the benefits of a high-quality product versus a cheaper alternative. The successful companies that have invested in a Filtra-Systems product have recognized that a quality filtration system saves money in the long run. The commitment to continued growth and efficiency is what allows Filtra-Systems to stay ahead of the curve and provide cutting edge technology to companies that will continue to be successful for years to come.

Preventing Ferrous Material Buildup In Coolant

Ferrous material buildup can be a concern because it can have a negative effect on both the coolant filtration systems and also the quality of products that are produced. Ferrous buildup can seriously damage cutting tools and have a negative effect on the cleanliness and quality of finished parts. Bag filter systems can help eliminate this unwanted material within your operations, and many companies across various industries are taking steps to mitigate these problems. Additionally, Filtra-Systems magnetic inserts are beneficial to companies that use bag filters in their operations.

These magnetic inserts increase the lifespan of bag filters and also increase effectiveness by preventing the buildup of ferrous material. Typically a bag filter system removes material from the coolant by the bag alone. Bags, however, have a limit to the size of the particles they can remove. Bags that are sized too tightly will have a negative effect by removing coolant additives in addition to the intended waste. This will also cause them to prematurely blind, increasing the necessary budget for bags. Magnetic bars are much more effective in this regard as they are able to remove sub-micron magnetic particles that would otherwise pass through the pores of the bag, and limit the overall mass of particulate that even reaches the bag. Flux should be low so that the fluid has the greatest possible contact time with the magnets. The bag filter system should always operate with a laminar flow in order to maximize fluid contact time with the magnetic bar.

Filtra-Systems bag filter systems that don’t use magnetic bars rely strictly on the bag to filter out ferrous material. Therefore, bags have to be replaced by workers when they have reached the end of their useful life. Magnetic inserts increase the longevity of the bags by removing particulate before it even contacts the bag. Since the bags are removing less material (because it is being captured by the magnets), they last longer and their lifespan is dramatically increased. Contact one of our professionals today to get started! We have over 30 years of experience that we would love to share with you as you search for the right product.

Selecting The Right Bag Filter Media

When it comes to selecting the right bag and cartridge filter media, there are a few options to fit your needs. Nylon bags are mostly used to filter solvent, and in other applications where porous filters are needed. Nylon monofilament mesh filter bags are welded with nylon monofilament plain weave fabric. This nylon mesh filter material provides a fixed aperture and constant filtration efficiency. There are a variety of pore sizes available, between 100 and 425 micron.

If you are looking for extraordinary adsorption properties for organic chemical compounds, activated carbon filter bags would be your best bet. Typically, these bag and cartridge filters are used for removal of trace amounts of organics, color, or odors from hazardous waste water streams.

The most economical filter material are the needle felt filter bags. They are made from the most cost effective disposable filter material available. These are often used for low and medium viscosity liquids. There is a wide variety of filter ratings available, and materials offered are polypropylene and polyester.

If you need to remove oil and other impurities from water or wastewater in industrial applications, our high-efficiency oil absorption filter bags may be for you. They are made from melt-blown polypropylene fiber, which has a large oil-absorbing filter area, and excellent absorption capability. Additionally, it is acid proof, alkaline proof, and resistant to tearing. These efficient oil bag filters have multiple layers, which gives them over 90% removal efficiency, and a high oil holding capacity.

Single Bag Versus Multi-Bag Filter Housings

Over 30 years of experience is one of the reasons that Filtra-Systems has been able to develop such effective industrial filtration systems. We have produced a number of bag filter housing options for customers to fit their specific needs in the field.

Choosing whether a single bag filter or a multi-bag filter is best for your specific need is a common question. If you’re looking for higher flow rates and less frequent bag changes, a multi-bag filter housing may be the best option. Multi-bag filter housings provide a fast turnaround. Spring balanced lid and swing bolts make bag changes fast and efficient. Our compression style bag clamps guarantee bag sealing. Multiple bags means higher flow rates and less downtime for bag changes, so you’re not spending your day and dollars with unnecessary tasks. The ergonomic design provides a low profile for easier access, and the spring-balanced lid can be opened single-handedly. A highly convenient feature of the multi-bag filter housings is that they accept both industry standard #2 bags and pleated cartridges. It also allows alternate inlet and outlet flange placement, and orientation can be specified.

However, a multi-bag filter housing may not always be necessary. Filtra-Systems single bag filter housings can serve a variety of purposes as well. What are some of the advantages of a single bag filter housing? First of all, price. It is economically designed and therefore the simple design that has been perfected over three decades allows for a single bag filter to be efficient and effective regardless of your budget. No tools are required to change bags. V-Clamp cover closures make changing bags fast and easy, so you aren’t spending your time on these tasks. Vessel housings are electropolished stainless steel, so they are incredibly easy to clean and maintain. Like the multi-bag options, the single bag filter housings also take standard or pleated bags.

Choosing the proper bag and cartridge filter can be complicated, so if you have questions about our bag filter housings or cartridge filter housings, contact our team of experienced applications engineers, who will review your process and make a recommendation.

The Role Of Bag Filters In Industrial Water Filtration

Depending on your industry, the needs of your manufacturing plant will require a specific type of bag filter and industrial water filtration. At Filtra-Systems, we offer a wide selection of bag filters, and the ability to design new ones to meet your needs.

Bag Filters are used with bag filter housings to remove solid materials from wastewater. Because they are densely packed and easily removable from their housing, bag filters make industrial water filtration both easy and efficient. When combined with one of our many bag filter housings, bag filter media will be able to help you get rid of wastewater in an effective and eco-friendly way. In heavy manufacturing and production plants, this is especially important so that the removal of waste will meet your requirements.

Our bag filters can be used for a variety of applications, including cooling tower water, brewing, injection water, biodiesel production, coolant filtration, remediation sites and RO protection. Based on your needs, we’ll find the right pairing of bag filter and bag filter housing so that we can maximize cost efficiency and cleanliness.

At Filtra-Systems, we take pride in our bag filter housings. We use our own bag filters in our other filtration systems, which gives us both the technical and commercial expertise needed to serve you best. We know exactly how each one works, and because we don’t use distributors, you’ll always get the best pricing. Therefore, we’ll be able to provide you our technology, our expertise, and we’ll also save you money.

So, what are you waiting for? Our team at Filtra-Systems will make it easy for you to find a cost effective industrial water filtration solution for your company. To learn more about our products and talk to a representative, please call 248-427-9090.

How To Choose The Right Filtration Equipment For Your Needs

We know how confusing and intimidating choosing the right filtration equipment for your business can be, which is why our team at Filtra-Systems is specially trained to serve you and make sure we meet your needs and exceed expectations. We offer a wide selection of products, including fully designed industrial wastewater treatments, bag filters and housings, cartridge filters and more. To make sure that you make the best decision and investment, it’s important to consider legal requirements, your plant’s needs, and long-term costs.

Most heavy manufacturing and production plants are required to meet some expectations, such as effective and safe ways to get rid of waste. Usually, if a plant does not meet those requirements, the business can be faced with fines and penalties, resulting in expensive costs and even shutdowns. Our team will research these requirements to make sure that whichever system you choose will result in only revenue, not costly fees.

You also need to consider your plant’s needs. At Filtra-Systems, we’ll work with you from beginning to end to customize, design and produce a unique industrial water filtration system so that you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting the best quality for your needs. With our system and your input and feedback, we’ll make sure that your plant can meet its potential in effectiveness and productivity.

With our team at Filtra-Systems, you won’t need to worry about extra costs. We work with you throughout the entire life of the product, even after installation and through routine maintenance and occasional repairs. Because our systems consist of only our products, including bag filters and housings, we can provide you with expert advice and technological know-how so that you can make the best decisions for your business.

So what are you waiting for? Our team at Filtra-Systems will make it easy for you to find a cost-effective industrial water filtration solution for your company. To learn more about our products and talk to a representative, please call 248-427-9090.