Did you know that you can estimate the lifecycle of industrial high efficiency filters? By knowing how long you can expect them to last, you can spot changes in your system that can indicate less efficiency. If a filter typically last three months and now doesn’t last three weeks, you know there’s something amiss in your system that needs to be fixed.
Industrial high efficiency filters come in many different filtration media, filter frame sizes, and other configurations. Each, however, is intended to filter particles to protect equipment and the environment. The more the filter has to screen out of the environment, the harder it has to work, and the faster you’ll need to change it.
When looking at the lifecycle of your filters, consider the following:
- Pressure drop: The pressure drop measures the resistance to airflow before and after the filter. A high pressure drop means greater resistance. Resistance is caused by blocking or restricting the airflow across the filter. Dirty or clogged filters offer a higher resistance since there are fewer pores or cells in the filter to permit air to move across the filter itself. This directly effects motor work and wear.
- Initial investment and maintenance costs: When considering the lifecycle of your filters, weigh the cost of the filter and any subsequent maintenance costs against the perceived lifecycle of the filter itself. If you pay more for a filter but get more use out of it, it may pay for itself.
- Energy consumption: Industrial high efficiency filters can also affect the energy consumption of the equipment. Measuring energy consumption can help you weigh the value that better filters bring to your company.
- Disposal costs: If your industrial high efficiency filters require special disposal, this can increase costs. Consider using the Twin City Filter Service replacement filter service that comes to your workplace with new filters, changes them for you, and disposes of the used filters properly.
By understanding these costs and how they impact your industrial high efficiency filters, you can know which things to change to improve energy use, save money, and get the most from your filters.
Twin City Filter Service offers a wide range of filter materials, pads, frames and more. Custom filters are also available. Commercial air filters, bulk media, and other materials are available at our location or upon request. We ship same day to customers coast to coast and offer next day delivery in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota. Twin City Filter Service may be reached at (612) 721-2001.