Depending on the operation, a panel filter may work endlessly separating impurities from air flowing through a machine or ventilation system. Filters are an essential part to any vacuum, air compressor, or ventilation unit as it ensures the air being produced is clean and rid of any particulates that may negatively affect the interior mechanism of a machine or the resulting air quality. All filters are required to be replaced after a certain amount of time and use depending on the application.
Here are a few signs of when you may want to consider changing your filters.
6 to 12 Months of Usage
Depending on the application, an industrial panel filter may last a very long time and some are able to be reused after a thorough cleaning. For some machines, after 6 to 12 months of heavy usage, the filter material can slowly wear down compromising your machine or ventilation system. It is a good idea to check your filters regularly for wear and tear, but once you reach a certain point, it is recommended to consider replacing the filter.
Dust and Bacterial Growth
Dust can easily be removed from most reusable filters with a thorough cleaning. The problem arises when you start noticing bacterial growth on your filter. Moisture in the surrounding environment may be trapped by your machine’s filter which may encourage bacterial growth on your panel filter. Consider changing your filter right away if you continue to notice bacterial growth spreading throughout your filter and your machine.
Wear and Tear
Over a long period of time, your air filter will gradually be faced with dust and debris that may be able to damage the surface and eventually the other layers as well. Vacuums and air compressors intake and produce air at high suction rates which may create a lot of stress on your filter. If you notice any damaged areas in your filter during a regularly scheduled maintenance check, replace it immediately.
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