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All About Floating Ball Valves

In this article, the industrial filtration experts at Advanced Filtration in New Jersey are going to look at another specific type of machinery that we deal with every day: floating ball valves. If you're interested in learning more about the ins and outs of the industrial filtration industry, have a look at our in-depth explanation of butterfly valves. So without further ado, let's talk about floating ball valves. What is a Floating Ball Valve? A floating ball valve is a type of valve used to control the flow of fluids through a pipeline. It gets its name from the design of the ball inside the valve, which is free to move or "float" within the valve body. The valve consists of a hollow spherical ball with a hole (bore) through its center. When the valve is open, the fluid flows through the bore, and when the valve is closed, the ball rotates to block the flow. The ball is held in place by two sealing rings or seats, one on each side of the ball. In a floating ball valve, the ball is not fixed or trunnioned within the valve body. Instead, it is held in position by the pressure…
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What Are Industrial Filters Made From?

Here at Advanced Filtration, we deal with tons of different kinds of industrial filters, for all manner of applications--from power generation to manufacturing to pharma and biotech. Similarly, the filters we sell comes in all shapes and sizes--and are made from different materials. In this article, we're going to look at what kinds of materials go into different industrial filters, and what they are used for. What Are Industrial Filters Made From? Industrial filters can be made from various materials depending on their application and requirements. Here are some common materials used in the manufacturing of industrial filters: Metal: Metal filters are made from materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, or copper. They are commonly used in applications where high-temperature resistance, durability, and robustness are required. Metal filters can be reusable and are often used in industries such as oil and gas, chemical processing, and automotive manufacturing. Synthetic Fibers: Synthetic fibers like polyester, polypropylene, and nylon are widely used in filter production. These fibers offer excellent chemical resistance, durability, and high dirt-holding capacity. Cellulose: Cellulose fibers, derived from wood pulp, are commonly used in filters. They are cost-effective and provide good filtration efficiency for many applications. Cellulose filters are often…
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All About Butterfly Valves

Here at Advanced Filtration, we work with all kinds of industrial filtration parts and equipment in all kinds of industries. One particular type of equipment that we come across is the butterfly valve, which is a quarter-turn valve regulating fluid flow through a pipe. If you're looking into butterfly valves and need to know more, look no further. Or go directly to our product page for our Islip Flow Controls (IFC) Butterfly Valves. How Does a Butterfly Valve Work? A butterfly valve is a type of quarter-turn valve that regulates the flow of fluid through a pipe. The valve consists of a disc or a plate that is mounted on a shaft. The plate is positioned in the center of the pipe and rotates around the shaft to control the flow of fluid. When the valve is fully open, the plate is positioned parallel to the pipe, allowing the fluid to flow freely. When the valve is closed, the plate is turned perpendicular to the pipe, blocking the flow of fluid. The butterfly valve is operated by turning a lever or a handwheel, which rotates the shaft and plate. The valve can be adjusted to allow for precise control of…
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Industrial Filtration Systems in Manufacturing

Industrial filtration systems remove contaminants from air and gas streams in various industrial processes. They can filter out particles like dust, oil, moisture, and vapors. Food processing companies, pharmaceuticals, electronics manufacturing, and all other industries where the purity of the air and gas streams is vital to maintaining product quality all require industrial filtration systems. In addition to removing contaminants from air and gases, they also help companies comply with environmental regulations and improve workplace safety. In this article, the manufacturing filtration experts at Advanced Filtration are going to explore how industrial filtration systems work and look at some of their popular use cases, especially for heavy machinery. How do industrial filtration systems in manufacturing work? Industrial filtration systems use scrubbers, HEPA or cartridge filters, separators, precipitators, and other equipment to get rid of fumes, gases, dust particles, oil mist aerosols, and condensed vapors not only on the inside but also on the outside. They also remove any by-products that contaminate the manufacturing equipment as well as the shop floors. Industrial filtration systems typically have different designs for different industries. Their configurations may also change depending on the use cases. Here are some popular use cases for industrial filtration systems: Purifying…
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All About Cooling Tower Filtration

A cooling tower filtration system is a filter for cleaning and removing debris to prevent clogging of a cooling tower. The mechanical components of a cooling tower need to be regularly cleaned to keep them in perfect working condition. Poorly maintained cooling towers can act as breeding grounds for illnesses. An optimally-functioning cooling tower filter minimizes the formation of corrosion and scale inside the cooling tower. Additionally, cooling tower filtration systems sanitize and filter the water passing through your tower. This keeps the tower running effectively, improving each component's performance and prolonging its lifespan. We've got three main types of cooling tower filtration units: biological, mechanical, and chemical. The best filter for your cooling tower depends on the water quality, features, and usability. Mechanical filters have filters and screens that sieve and remove unwanted particles from water. Biological filtration units break down and remove pollutants using safe bacteria. Chemical filters use resins and activated carbon to remove pollutants. Both biological and chemical filters are ideal for removing small-sized particles, while mechanical filters remove bigger particles. How do Cooling Tower Filters Work? In their normal function of reducing the temperature of water-cooled systems, cooling towers can trap and introduce airborne contaminants.…
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Industrial Filtration Systems in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Here at Advanced Filtration, we work with industrial filter systems that provide filtration for all kinds industries, such as power, chemical, cosmetics, and biotech. In addition, we service pharmaceutical companies quite a bit, as their filtration needs are both specific and large. In this article, we're going to delve deeper in to the topic of how industrial filtration works in the pharmaceutical industry. And to directly go to see what products we sell, check out our pharmaceutical manufacturing page. Types of Filtration Used in the Pharmaceutical Industry Maintaining the purity and quality of products within the pharmaceutical industry is incredibly important; and a critical component of achieving exceptional purity and quality is filtration. During the manufacturing process, the pharmaceutical industry places an enormous amount of significance on removing unwanted impurities and contaminants. This is done through industrial filtration systems utilizing various types of filtration technologies, such as: Membrane filtration Depth filtration Sterile filtration. Industrial filtration systems play an essential role in enabling companies to generate products that are of the highest quality and meet regulatory standards. Membrane Filtration There are a variety of industrial filter products that the pharmaceutical industry may rely on, each product with its own special purpose.…
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