Basically, a panel filter is a simple type of air filter that employs a negative pressure system to collect particles that range from 1 to 50 microns. It is designed to protect the moving parts of a machine or system from potential damages caused by particle abrasion. If used in housing vents, the filter helps prolong the service life of the machine while also improving the air quality inside a home or commercial building. To elaborate further on these types of industrial filters, here is a basic overview of this equipment.
The fundamentals of a panel filter.
What type of impurities can a panel filter remove?
Panel filters are capable of removing a multitude of air pollutants such as pollen, mites, mould spores, lead dust, milled flour, exhaust particles, carpet and textile fibres, soil dust, pet furs, pet danders, legionella, and more.
How does a panel filter work?
The ambient air is drawn into the filter media by the fan and once it comes in contact with the surface of the panel filter, the medium uses its unique mechanism to collect the contaminants and clean the air. Particles that are bigger than the pore size of the filter element are removed through the sieve effect. Smaller or lighter particles are captured by the filter media through turbulent flow while the remaining particles are removed through diffusion.
What are the various components of a panel filter?
Typically, a panel filter primarily comprises the filter medium and holding frames that can be made using different metals or cardboards. Plastics can also be used to build the casing while rivets are used to secure the frame. As for filter media, most manufacturers use natural or bonded synthetic materials for this purpose. Typically, the element is held together using clips inside the frame and are placed between two wire mesh to keep them securely in place.
What are the advantages of employing a panel filter?
Finally, using a panel filter in your system brings a lot of benefits. It enhances indoor air quality, protects sensitive devices downstream, is easy to use and replace, and is also efficient and cost-effective in removing dust. Moreover, because it is a non-hygroscopic synthetic media, it prevents the growth of microorganisms. These are only a few features and benefits of panel filters and more will be discussed in detail in future blogs.
Lastly, while deciding on the material you want to use in your panel filters, it’s important to consider the specific requirements of your filtration system. If you need assistance in this matter, or if you are perhaps looking for a custom filter that is efficient and cost-effective, then simply reach out to us at Dynamic Filtration. To know more about our collection and services, give us a call today.