At one time or another, the air we breathe and the equipment used at home will probably come into contact with elements and materials such as water, dust and oil. The equipment coming into contact with the above materials will wear out quickly, become clogged or completely destroyed. In order to prevent this quick wearing out of equipment in homes and industries, manufacturers have made compressed air filters.
But for compressed air filter to fully serve the purpose you install it for, there are a few things you need to always consider. It is important that you observe these things keenly as failure to do so makes your equipment wear out just as it would have if the filters were absent. Compressed air filters are usually specific to whether they filter the air for dust, oils, odors or solid materials. In order to ensure that you buy the right filer for your industry or home, it is important that you single out the very element you know will affect your equipment. This categorization of filters according to the type of material will make easy your choice of a filter when buying one.
The consideration of the power consumption of a compressed air filter is one you need to take very seriously. You are very likely to make losses or lower your profits if you get an air filter with a high power consumption rate. The ability of a filter to get rid of the materials it has filtered out will determine its power consumption. A pressure drop will result at any time a filter retains what it has cleaned from the air. The higher the pressure drop, the more a filter consumes power. It is advisable that if your equipment works in a place with a lot of dust and particles, you need to get a filter with a waste collection part other than those which retain them.
A closer look has also to be done on the size of filter you get. You will today find in the market both big and small compressed air filters. The ideal places for use of small filters are the small industries and those areas with little air contaminants. If a small filter is used in a place with a lot of particles or in a big industry it will get filled with the particle in a very short period. What this calls for is the constant replacement of the filters or parts. To avoid the constant change or cleaning with small filters, you might have to buy and install many. Getting the right size of a compressed air filter will eliminate all the hustle of small filters in a big area.