TOOLS AND RESOURCES
Flow Rate Chart
The process fluid viscosity can have an impact on the flow rate and pressure drop through standard filter bags and should be considered in sizing a filtration system.
The following chart illustrated the effect of viscosity on flow rate for various filtration levels.
It contains general information and is to be used as a guide only.
Actual results may vary based on the fluid being filtered, dirt load, temperature, and other process parameters.
Chemical Compatibility Chart
The chemical composition and temperature of the process fluid must be considered in order to ensure the integrity of the filter bag in the application. Certain Chemicals and temperature combinations can cause degradation of the filtration media, resulting in bag failure and downstream contamination.
The following chart provides a general listing of the temperature and chemical compatibilities for our standard product offerings.
Contact the IFM technical sales team for further information and guidance on filter media selection.
Filter Bag Design Data
The chart below lists the dimensions, surface area, flow rate, and volume capacity for standard filter bag sizes. The data can be used in determining the optimum bag size for specific process applications. Note that process variables such as viscosity, contaminant concentration, particle shape, and size must also be taken into consideration when sizing a filter system.
Mesh/Micron Conversion Chart
The chart details the equivalents to convert from mesh to micron or vice versa. These measurements indicate the mesh or pore openings in your filter bag material.
In the automotive sector, silicone compounds, if deposited onto the automobile prior to paint application, will prevent the paint from adhering to the surface resulting in a defect known as "cratering" or "fish eye". As a result, most automotive manufacturing facilities require that suppliers provide silicone free certification.
Since 1995, IFM has created and continues to maintain a silicone-free manufacturing facility. This is achieved by controlling incoming raw materials, developing and implementing manufacturing protocols, and training and educating staff with regards to silicone contamination prevention.