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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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Farr “Tenkay” Flange Top Pulse Filter

How Reverse Filter Pulse Cleaning Works – Part II

Welcome to Part 2 of our 2-part article series, "How Reverse Filter Pulse Cleaning Works." In our previous article, we looked at what a reverse filter pulse cleaning system is, how it works, and what it's used for. We also discussed the main components of a reverse filter pulse cleaning system, including the compressed air reservoir, the pulse valve, the timer, and of course the filter. In this article, we'll review some operation tips to keep your system running well, some common issues to prevent wasting compressed air, as well the key terms you need to know when working with this technology. Operational Tips for Reverse Pulse Cleaning Systems Each system may have nuanced differences in materials and layouts. For example, the compressed air connection can be plumbed using heavy-duty rubber tubing or black pipe. Regardless of these differences, however, the following tips should be kept in mind for streamlined operation: Take care of the compressed air connection’s inline air regulator to maintain desired PSI (pounds of force per square inch) level Ensure temperature control to prevent condensation Pulse cleaning should operate at 90 PSI to avoid damage to the filter Keep the electrical requirements for the solenoids front of…
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What Is a HEPA Filter and Why Is It Important in Industrial Filtration?

In this article, the industrial filter experts at Advanced Filtration are going to answer the question: what are HEPA filters and why are they important? As the owner of a company or industry, you want to make sure that your workers are breathing in clean air. This is not only for their health but also for their productivity. If your workers are constantly coughing and sneezing, they're not going to be working at their full potential. Besides, workplace illnesses from poor indoor air quality(IAQ) can lead to high health insurance costs and a lot of lost productive time. One way to ensure that your workplace has good air quality is to install a HEPA filter in your industrial filtration system. But what exactly is a HEPA filter? How does it work? And why is it so important? Read on to find out. What Is a HEPA Filter and How Does It Work? The acronym "HEPA" stands for "high-efficiency particulate air." A HEPA filter is a type of mechanical air filter that works by trapping particles in a mesh of very fine fibers. HEPA filters are designed to meet certain standards set by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). To be…
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Suez Flotrex AP (all polypropylene) capsule filters (CFAP)

Polypropylene and Polypropylene Resin for Industrial Filters

In this article, the industrial filtration experts at Advanced Filtration in New Jersey are getting specific: we're discussing talking all about polypropylene and polypropylene resin for filters. Industrial filtration companies are constantly on the lookout for new and improved ways to keep their systems running smoothly. In recent times, polypropylene has become an increasingly popular choice. This is especially true for many industrial applications. Polypropylene is known for its excellent strength and durability. It is also resistant to most chemicals, making it an ideal material for filters. In this blog post, we'll take a look at polypropylene and its properties. We'll also take a look at how effective polypropylene resin is for filters. Suez Flotrex AP (all polypropylene) capsule filters (CFAP) What is polypropylene? Polypropylene, also known as polypropene, is a thermoplastic polymer. It is made up of long chains of propylene monomers. Polypropylene is a tough and rigid plastic. It has a high melting point, making it ideal for many industrial applications. Polypropylene is used in many different industries. This includes the automotive, electrical, and medical industries. It is also frequently used in the production of packaging and food containers. The history of polypropylene Polypropylene…
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What Are Power Breathers, How Do They Work, and Why Are They Important?

If you work with any sort of industrial equipment, you've probably heard the term "Power Breather" before. Large-scale machinery, gearboxes, sumps and reservoirs, and other types of production equipment make use of them. But if you're not sure what they are or how they work, then you're in the right place. In this article, the industrial filtration experts at Advanced Filtration will not only go over the basics of Power Breathers, but also we'll explain why they are an important component for your critical machinery. What is a Power Breather? The Power Breather belongs to the family of devices known as desiccant breathers. Desiccants are materials that both attract and hold water molecules--technically known as a hygroscopic substance. Desiccants produce a state of dryness around them, and are commonly found in items we buy regularly. The small packet labeled "Do Not Eat" found inside a pack of beef jerky or a bottle of medication is a desiccant. Another place you commonly see desiccants are new shoes. Basically any product that could be ruined or spoiled by moisture or humidity is likely to ship with some sort of desiccant included. Desiccant breathers are devices installed on a machine that not only…
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Keeping Groundwater Safe

While we here at Advanced Filtration work with a lot of manufacturers, industry, power companies, biotech, and the like, we are also normal everyday people who live in New Jersey and are engaged with the well-being of our planet. Which is why, when we're looking at topics such as the safety of groundwater, we think of it both on an industrial/professional level, and on a personal and residential level. To that end, we're going to discuss a wide variety of issues regarding groundwater, and how to keep it clean and safe--and why that is so important. Water covers a whole lot of the Earth. In fact, it exists in cracks, crevices, and beneath the earth’s surfaces where we wouldn’t even think to look. It makes up most of the human body and is vital for all living things. This just further proves just how important clean water is. It becomes apparent how important water quality is during the warm months where everyone is out enjoying our beautiful lakes, oceans, and rivers. If you’re looking to have an impact on your water quality, here are some ways you can be a part of the solution. Why Is Groundwater Important? Very often,…
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Biodegradable vs. Compostable – Is There A Difference?

Here at Advanced Filtration, we are constantly looking at new trends in our industry as well as movements around the world. In recent years, environmental conservation has become a crucial topic for everyone—not just the ecologically-conscious—and many organizations are working towards implementing policies that will drive this agenda. Because of this, not only are many companies, governmental agencies, and other organizations switching to green energy sources whenever possible, but manufacturers are also making environmental products that people can recycle and reuse. However, it can sometimes become difficult for a company to choose which products are the best to make, or which to choose for their everyday use. In this article, we want to explore this topic further, and clear up some of the confusion. When people talk about environmentally friendly products, “compostable” and “biodegradable” are some of the words they use often. However, is there a difference between biodegradable and compostable products, or are they interchangeable terms? What Is Biodegradable? Biodegradable is a term we see a lot in the things we buy, from clothes to products such as soap. When used in this way, the term “biodegradable” typically means that the items will break down easily, quickly, and safely…
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