Compressed Air Filtration

COMPRESSED AIR FILTRATION

WHAT IS COMPRESSED AIR?

In the food, beverage, dairy, and pharmaceutical industries, clean compressed air is required to maintain a safe final product. Also known as line filters, compressed air filters are used to filter air that has direct contact with your product or the equipment that is producing your final product. While invisible to the naked eye, compressed air is filled with unhealthy contaminates that will ruin your final product if not properly filter. It is said that about one cubic foot of compressed air can contain millions of dirt particles, large amounts of oil and water, and metals like lead and mercury. Without proper filtration, the equipment that produces your product will wear and tear significantly faster resulting in higher down time. To maintain a safe final product, abide by industry legal standards, and maximize the life cycle of your processing equipment, contact an F&H representative today to see how we can help. Fill out our contact form of give us a call at 417-881-6114.

INDUSTRIES

  • Food processing
  • Food manufacturing
  • Dairy
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Beverages
  • Brewing
  • Chemical processing
  • Mining
  • General industrial

APPLICATIONS

  • Instrumentation
  • Pneumatic tools
  • Controls
  • Sterile air pre-filtration

INDUSTRIES

APPLICATIONS

  • Food processing
  • Food manufacturing
  • Dairy
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Beverages
  • Brewing
  • Chemical processing
  • Mining
  • General industrial
  • Instrumentation
  • Pneumatic tools
  • Controls
  • Sterile air pre-filtration

WHAT KIND OF COMPRESSED AIR FILTER DO YOU NEED?

At F&H, we source a wide variety of compressed air filtration options for different industries and applications. To find your application’s optimal compressed air filter, contact us and we’d be happy to identify exactly what you need at the best value and the cheapest price! Not all applications require the same type of filtration. Pneumatic purposes can usually be supported by a standard dry particulate filter that provides filtration down to 0.01 micron. For processes that require OSHA-approval and oil vapor elimination, a charcoal activated filter is required.  For support, give us a call at 417-881-6114 or fill out our contact form and we will put you in contact with one of our industry experts.

F&H’s compressed air filter products include the following:

  • Coalescing elements
  • Chemical resistant elements
  • Housings for high pressure bulk air filtration
  • Particulate elements
  • Housings for particle and coalescing filtration
  • Activated carbon elements
  • Heat-less regenerative dryers
  • High temperature and resistant elements

AUDIT OR INSPECTION REQUEST

If you’re experiencing high cost or downtime from filter maintenance, we can help. F&H has helped some of the largest processing facilities in the nation to save money, lower lead times, and decrease filter maintenance downtime. Before sourcing their filters from F&H, several of our now current customers were experiencing delayed shipments, damaged filters, and high maintenance costs. After reaching out to one of our F&H filter specialists, we were able to help in all three areas. We can guarantee safe, on time delivery, and the best prices available for all your filtration needs. To see how F&H can help reduce your filtration costs and downtime, fill out the form below.

STERILE COMPRESSED AIR: 3 STAGE PROCESS

Sterile compressed air is a critical part of your facility because it helps to maintain a safe product and efficient operating equipment. Compressed air is used in several plant applications including ingredient mixing, storing products under positive pressure, pumping viscous products, packaging products, rejecting sub-standard products from conveyors, and cleaning product off production equipment.

Years of field testing has shown that this three stage filtration process is the safest most cost effective method for compressed air filtration. With this system, you can provide clean air to your product or equipment without jeopardizing your budget. Each stage acts as a prep for the next stage. While the first stage removes the largest dust and dirt particles, the second and third stages help with removing the tiniest microorganisms from the compressed air. Rest assured that with this industry proven three-stage method, all your compressed air will be sterile and your products and equipment will remain clean.

STAGE 1

An important and necessary starting stage, the first filter in the process should be composed of open or loose media. The open media prevents the filter from becoming blocked. Higher-end filters will use a binder-free fibrous media that is both hydrophobic and oleophobic. This allows the filter to quickly shed water and produce high flow rates at a lower pressure loss, minimizing energy consumption. This stage focuses on capturing large amounts of water or rust.

STAGE 2

In this second stage, the filter should remove all water and oil aerosols as well as remaining particles that penetrated past the first stage. A pleated media structure is ideal for this stage as it has a greater capture efficiency than the first filtration stage. The pleated structure produces greater media surface area, reducing the loss of pressure and increasing the service life by providing additional dirt holding area.

STAGE 3

The third stage is designed to remove the smallest microorganisms from the air. This filter media should be made of PTFE or borosilicate as these materials are highly resistant to steam and provide a long lasting, tightly controlled, and bacterial-retentive structure. This filter should be rated at >99.9999998% at 0.2 micrometers because this is the size of some of the smallest bacteria.

STAGE 1

STAGE 2

STAGE 3

An important and necessary starting stage, the first filter in the process should be composed of open or loose media. The open media prevents the filter from becoming blocked. Higher-end filters will use a binder-free fibrous media that is both hydrophobic and oleophobic. This allows the filter to quickly shed water and produce high flow rates at a lower pressure loss, minimizing energy consumption. This stage focuses on capturing large amounts of water or rust.

In this second stage, the filter should remove all water and oil aerosols as well as remaining particles that penetrated past the first stage. A pleated media structure is ideal for this stage as it has a greater capture efficiency than the first filtration stage. The pleated structure produces greater media surface area, reducing the loss of pressure and increasing the service life by providing additional dirt holding area.

The third stage is designed to remove the smallest microorganisms from the air. This filter media should be made of PTFE or borosilicate as these materials are highly resistant to steam and provide a long lasting, tightly controlled, and bacterial-retentive structure. This filter should be rated at >99.9999998% at 0.2 micrometers because this is the size of some of the smallest bacteria.

If you would like to learn more about our compressed air filters, give us a call at 417-881-6114! We have experienced industry experts who are here to help you!