The Importance of Proper Filtration Maintenance
Good indoor air quality is maintained by proper filtration. Especially in an environment that deals with a lot of contaminants, industrial filters can keep the air free from unwanted particulates. Industrial filters are much stronger than regular filters and are used in HVAC systems and industrial air processing systems.
Just like other equipment, these filters can only do their job well if they are well maintained.
The proper maintenance of industrial filters starts with managing and using them correctly. Industrial filter should always be installed properly by a professional crew. Throughout its lifespan, it should be monitored and maintained well for optimum filtration capacity. Some of the major determining factors of filter performance include managing pressure drops, humidity, seasonal changes, and other variations in the conditions of the working environment.
Most of the time, manufacturers of industrial filters may suggest the installation of a differential pressure measurement device to help determine correct change-out or replacement times. These accessories come with an automatic alarm to alert the operator when it’s time to change the filter. This is much more accurate and reliable than just conducting a visual inspection or having a scheduled replacement time. Sometimes, your filter may still have a ways to go and not replacing it now will help you save some money.
One of the most important things to ensure is that your industrial filters are not loaded excessively. This can cause damage to the filter and reverse the filtration effects. This can also cause clogs and the buildup of dirt in your air ducts. This can lead to the flow capabilities of the entire air processing system being negatively affected.
There are many aspects to the upkeep of industrial filters, which is why it is necessary to have professional maintenance programs scheduled. Being prepared will help you mitigate possible damage or downtime in the future.