Regrettably, in a dust collection system, the cartridge filters do not last forever. But when should they be replaced?

Dust collector filters are cylindrical style cartridge filters, intended to improve working conditions as well as reduce your impact on the environment by trapping wood dust, metal, powders & other particles. Standard construction contains expanded metal inner and outer cores that surround a flame-retardant cellulose filter media. The top metal end cap is closed with a bolt hole, whereas the bottom end cap is open with a gasket. Pleated media upsurge the filter area. This gives low-pressure drop and high particle-holding capacity. SAKSHAM dust collector filter is effective in removing up to 98 percent of dust particles at 0.3µ - 750µ and is a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to OEM replacement filters.

It is significant to frequently replace Dust Collector Filters to decrease dust particles from the workplace – creating a healthy and safe environment!

Filters should be inspected for damage or any sign that is not working properly.

#1: Differential Pressure

Keep your eyes on your differential pressure gauge. It is important to make certain your filters do not fail due to excessive run time. Be sure you know what the manufacturer’s suggested change  is. Sometimes the gauge can become plugged, therefore you want to make sure lines are free of dust buildup.

#2: Decrease in Air Quality

If you are observing a decrease in air quality this might be a sign that your filters are damaged & need to be changed. This can be caused by rough dust or installation issues.

#3: Wear and Tear

You do not want to use filters that have obvious damage. Things such as tears in the media, loose gaskets, damaged end caps, rust, etc. However, remember that just because a filter is caked with dust does not mean it has outlived its purpose. Dust cake means that filters are working & deal directly with efficiency.

#4: Incorrect Specifications

If the filters are not working, there may be a problem with the specifications. You want improper filters for your collector. When buying new replacement filters from a supplier like us, ensure the supplier has the correct dimensions and specifications in order to make sure the filters work with the original equipment, application, etc. For instance, certain media work better with certain applications. Try to match the four-sided footage of the media of the original filters for the replacement filters. Higher air-to-cloth ratios unswervingly affect filter life.

If all the parts of the system are working together cohesively, then the whole thing is good to go!

How Often Should You Change Filters?

In the industry, you will get a diverse answer on this depending on who you ask. A good rule of thumb is to know the manufacturers’ suggested changeout differential pressure. You should additionally know your application and system. Changes in loading, process as well as dust make-up will affect the filter function and life. As difference pressure goes up, flow is reduced, and most will adjust flow to keep the similar suction at pickup points. When changing to new filters, these adjustments are necessary to be set to the original settings for flow new filters can hastily plug because of excessive flow or too high of an air-to-cloth ratio. In other words, ensure everything lines up properly and you have all your ducks in a row.

Dust Collector Filter Replacements

At SAKSHAM, we Manufacture Dust Collector Filter replacements that are intended to meet or exceed customer requirements.

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