Designing An Efficient And Clean Fluid System - Options In Fluid Filtration Systems

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Involving yourself in producing tangible products in an industrial field can be an extremely satisfying way of making a living. Setting up your mechanical process, however, comes with many complications and requires you to be a jack of all trades.

One of these trades that you need to expand your knowledge about is filtering the fluid that's key to your operation. Whether you need to pump water as a coolant, oil to feed an engine, hydraulic fluid to operate mechanics, or any other industrial fluid, the guide below will help you understand the available filtration systems and allow you to pick the one that will best serve your needs.

Mechanical Filters

Perhaps the most common type of fluid filter, a mechanical filter works in the way that most filters are commonly understood to work. A fine mesh is set up in the path of the flowing liquid, and your fluid pushed through at high pressures to try to remove as much contamination as possible.

When selecting your mechanical filtration system, it's important that you take into account factors such as the temperature and viscosity of your industrial fluids. Doing so is an essential part of making sure that excessive pressures don't risk system collapse and that high temperature operations don't create a fire hazard when compacted.

Adsorbent Filters

If you need to filter a particularly thick liquid, adsorbent filters may be the correct choice for you. Many layers of porous material such as cotton, cloth, or wood are laid in the path of your fluid and compacted in thick layers that will allow particulate matter to cling to them.

These filters can be a great choice if you're concerned about introducing additional metallic elements or if you prefer a more natural filtration process. While they do require additional care and replacement of filtration material, the natural fibers do a great job of filtering out unnatural elements.

Absorbent Filters

Absorbent filters, rather than relying on introducing a firm barrier to your filtration system, instead use fine particle material in order to scrub your fluid on a molecular level. Activated carbon, activated clay, and fuller's earth are some of the materials that are laid in a fine layer in the bottom of your fluid pipeline, and as the liquid moves over that layer, very hard to detect particles of contamination are separated out and laid to rest in your filtration system.

Now that you know a little more about industrial filtration products, you have a foundation on which to stand when deciding which type is right for your business.


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