The What, Where And Why Of Bag Filtration
Bag filters can be a more cost-effective solution than other filtration systems. Bag filters can be used prior to, say, a sub 1 micron cartridge filter to help extend the life of an expensive cartridge filter. For more information on our range of cartridge filters, click here. However, filters have vastly different capacities, so it is important to have a good understanding of what you are looking for before making a purchase.
Bag filters have a wide range of micron ratings to maintain your required cleanliness. The smaller the micron rating of the bag the cleaner the downstream fluid. A bag filter can either be single-layered or have multiple layers, which increases the amount of filtration.
It is important to consider whether you will be able to easily remove the filter for maintenance or replacement as generally the filter bags are removed from the top of the housing.
Bag filtration systems are cost-effective and efficient, since bags are cheaper to buy, and some can be cleaned and reused. A bag filter usually has a higher dirt holding capacity than a cartridge filter, so bag replacements will be fewer, keeping maintenance and disposal costs low. Depending on the material the filter bag is made from, it is possible to clean then reuse it.
Getting It Right
European Filter Solutions are here to help, with a comprehensive range of bag filter solutions and over four decades of expert experience working with leading global manufacturers. We can help you make the right choice when looking for the perfect filtration solution.