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Guide to Dust Collection Filters

Guide to Dust Collection Filters

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For those who work in manufacturing, you understand the importance of an effective and efficient dust collection system. However, you may be unaware of the smaller details which can affect the overall quality of the dust collection system inside a workplace. 

Selecting the right type of filter media for your dust collection system is incredibly important to consider in order to ensure effectiveness and safety throughout daily operations. Filter media are designed to keep workers safe by filtering harmful airborne particles that may be produced through operations such as grinding, sanding, and more. Without the right system, you’re putting your employees, your equipment, and your products in harm’s way.


Types of Dust Collection Filters

Every machine has unique filtration needs, and the right filter can impact the efficiency of your dust collection system. A few things to consider when choosing the right type of filter include:

  • Temperature
  • Particle size and type
  • Moisture

Understanding each of these aspects of daily operations will make the process of selecting a filter easier. A few different types of dust collection filter media include:

Why are dust collection filters important?

Using ineffective filters can result in a variety of problems. Although many manufacturers may not want to invest in new filtration systems, it’s incredibly important to understand that it could save you time, money, and stress down the road. Creating a safe and comfortable work environment is important for not only your employees but also the machinery you’ve invested in. 

READ MORE: 5 Reasons to Have Your Dust Tested

Choosing a Dust Collection Filter: Things to Consider

Several factors should be considered when choosing the right type of filter for your dust collection system. With the help of professionals at Bedson REPS, you have access to the help you need to make an informed decision. Before choosing a filter media, we recommend considering a few factors. 

1. Type of Particles Being Filtered

One of the first factors to consider when selecting a filter media is the type of particles you will be filtering. Understanding the characteristics of the particles you will be filtering in your facility will really help narrow down the type of filter media you will need for successful dust collection. Dust testing is incredibly helpful in the process of analyzing particles. When analyzing particles, you should look into characteristics like size and abrasiveness.

2. Dust Combustibility

While working with any sort of dust in your facility, your facility is at risk for a dust explosion. Because dust combustion explosions can be fatal, it’s important to choose the correct filter media to prevent these disasters from happening. 


3. Degree of Moisture

Moisture level is another factor to consider when choosing the right filter media for dust collection systems. When dealing with dust with high levels of moisture, you could run into problems caused by stickiness and clogging. If your facility works with moisture-absorbent dust, you should consider looking for filter media that are sustainable in a variety of different environments. 

4. Process Temperature

Lastly, you need to consider the environmental conditions of your facility. The temperature of operating systems can play a large role in the safety of your building. If your facility undergoes extreme temperatures throughout each year, filters with a blend of cellulose and synthetic fibers are built to sustain through high operating temperatures.  

Filter Media at Bedson REPS

If you are looking to invest in new and improved filter media, the team at Bedson REPS would love to assist you in finding the right solution for your dust collection system. Our team also provides on-site consultations to help you choose the right filter for your dust collection system.
Contact us today to find out how we can best serve you.

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