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How Reverse Filter Pulse Cleaning Works – Part I

Here at Advanced Filtration, we're all about making sure our customers have optimized industrial filtration systems to ensure efficiency and financial savings without compromising air quality. One of the best ways of doing this is by using reverse pulse dust filters, which work in an innovative way to remove dust particles from the workplace. But how does a reverse pulse filter work? In this article, which is Part I of a two-part series on Reverse Filter Pulse Cleaning Systems, the industrial filter experts at Advanced Filtration will explore the mechanics of a reverse pulse filter, the various components, and operational guidelines for best results. Check out Part II here. What Are Reverse Filter Pulse Cleaning Systems? Let's start with some definitions. A reverse pulse, also known as a "pulse jet" or "reverse jet," is a type of filter cleaning system. While simple in design, the system produces effective results. The system follows the same basic mechanics as a regular dust collector — but with a twist. Air flows from the outside of the filter to the center, leaving filtered dust particles on the outside of the filter. A blast of compressed air is pushed through the filter's center, causing the dust…
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Why Industrial Filtration Is Important To Power Generators

Effective filtration of power generation engines is critical in order to avoid costly downtime and repairs. Industrial filtration systems remove contaminants from the engine oil, fuel, and coolant before they can cause damage. By preventing wear and corrosion, industrial filters help power generators run more efficiently and last longer. In this article, the industrial filtration experts at Advanced Filtration will discuss the different types of industrial filtration systems and how they work to protect power generators. We will also touch on the importance of proper maintenance and replacement of filters to keep power generators running smoothly. Why is filtration so important? Industrial filters are important because they prevent wear and corrosion by removing contaminants before they can cause damage. They also help power generators run more efficiently by preventing clogs and keeping engines clean. Without effective filtration, power generators would be at risk of damage from dirt, dust, and other airborne contaminants. This could lead to a loss of power or even a complete shutdown of the generator. That’s why it’s so important to have an industrial filtration system in place to protect your investment. Not only will it save you money in the long run, but it will also…
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The History of Industrial Filtration

We here at Advanced Filtration like to think of ourselves as veterans of the field--but the field itself goes back... way, way back. In fact, industrial water filtration, surprisingly, is not a new concept. It actually goes back 7,000 years, to one of the most advanced ancient civilizations at the time. And while we salute the Ancient Egyptians for their ingenuity, 21st Century filtration methods are probably a bit more sanitary and secure. In this article, we're going to take a look at the history of industrial filtration, and see how it has advanced and improved over time, to get us to where we are today.   4,000 Years Ago The Ancient Egyptians loved papyrus, the reeds that grew along the banks of the Nile River. They wove them into baskets, and also water filters. They also made porous clay pots to filter water as the world’s first ceramic filters around 2,000 BCE. 2,700 Years Ago Ancient Hindu cultures in India describe using rocks, sand, and gravel to filter water. Surprisingly, these media also tend to work today as well. 2,500 Years Ago Greek physician Hippocrates (who invented the Hippocratic Oath) invented a sleeve that used cloth to filter out impurities…
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How Industrial Filters Reduce Air Pollution

Pollution has become a major problem, and we're all guilty of contributing to it. Did you know that 60% of the dust in your home is from outside and that it's not all OK to breathe in? It's also estimated that about 90% of CO2 emissions in big cities come from road vehicles. While there are several ways to reduce these pollutants, industrial air filters are one great place to start. Purification systems and air pollution control equipment have been developed to help significantly reduce the number of harmful pollutants released into the atmosphere. Advanced Filtration is a well-known provider of industrial filters and custom-made filter products used in the construction industry. The team of engineers are experts in filter design and offer effective solutions for controlling air pollution problems. Why Pollution Is an Issue Sharecare estimates that the average American breathes 11,000 liters of air each day. The air you breathe today is equivalent to 2,000 gallons, about enough to fill 360 large milk jugs. As a result, air pollution poses serious health risks and threatens the quality of life for humans worldwide. Air pollution has become a major issue in urban areas worldwide. According to the World Health…
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Filtering Out Differing Types of Filters

No pun intended, but in this article, the industrial filter experts at Advanced Filtration are going to look at various types of filters and filtration systems and discuss some of the main differences, especially as they are applied to industrial, chemical, and business use, versus consumer use and auto use. Filtering Out The Filters Not all filters are created equal. While they all do the job of separating particles from liquids or gasses, different filters are designed for different purposes. For example, there’s a big difference between standard car filters and those used by high-octane motorsport vehicles, and it can make a huge difference when it comes to horsepower, speed, and other important factors in performance. So, how do they work? And what sets these filters apart from industrial filters? Keep reading to find out. How Do Automotive Filters Work? Filters are an uncelebrated feature in an automobile’s build. However, they perform a vital function to keep cars running smoothly. Automobiles require air to operate. Without it, the fuel wouldn’t ignite, and the engine wouldn’t run. That’s why all cars have air intake pipes to direct external air toward the engine. However, it’s easy for dirt and other debris to…
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Understanding the Transition To Renewable Energy

Here at Advanced Filtration, we're working with some of the most forward-thinking manufacturers and energy companies in the United States, and across the world. And as we see what our partners are doing, we continue to notice an increasing trend toward renewable energy as our global community seeks better ways to be environmentally friendly. This move crucial to the survival of our species on this planet, and in this article we want to dig deeper into understanding why the transition to renewable energy so important. Carbon-Based Fuels are in Limited Supply According to the Millennium Alliance for Humanity & the Biosphere at Stanford University, energy consumption worldwide grew by 2.3% in 2018, nearly twice the average rate of growth since 2010 (see full article here). Indeed, some experts estimate that we will run out of fossil fuels within a century, and this adds pressure to our world leaders to come up with a sustainable solution. As demand for more energy goes up, there’s more pressure for sustainable solutions. Renewable Energy is Clean Energy Renewable energy isn’t just sustainable – it’s also better for our planet. Carbon emissions contribute to more carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere, harming our ozone layer.…
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Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Environmentalism in Industrial Filtration

It’s no secret that sustainability and fighting climate change have become the major focus and mission of many individuals and businesses these days. As local governments around the world begin to steadily increase their environmental-protection mandates, and consumers of all stripes continue to demand more sustainable solutions, many businesses in a variety of industries are focusing on implementing sustainability efforts into their product innovation practices. Similarly, investors around the world are becoming more interested in sustainability-focused businesses (for example, the enormous global financial and wealth management firm UBS has an entire field dedicated to this practice, as evidenced by their investor goals). The chemical and industrial filtration industry is just as influenced by this trend, and we here Advanced Filtration take it very seriously. Things are changing for the better, though, especially when it comes to the connection between product innovation and social responsibility in the chemical and industrial filtration industry. From implementing biodegradable products to taking advantage of the waste produced, our industry has found that creating much more efficient and beneficial products is a necessity in today’s age in the wake of the climate crisis. How Product Innovation can Positively Affect Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Environmentalism These days,…
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Industrial Vacuum Systems and Pumps

In this article, the industrial filtration experts at Advanced Filtration in New Jersey are going to take a look at a common, though not always understood, mechanism that occurs frequently in manufacturing: vacuum systems and vacuum pumps. In common use, people think of vacuums for cleaning their carpets or vacuum sealing food, but in fact vacuum pumps have a huge application in industry all over the world. What Industries Use Vacuum Pumps? Tons of different industries use vacuum pump systems and filters, from packaging and medical to chemicals and plastics. Food & bev uses vacuum systems, as do the mining and pharma industries. Electrical power is also a huge consumer of these materials, and we carry a lot of products to meet this need. For example, one of our largest partners, Kaydon Filtration, is our banner line to the power generation industry and includes hydraulic, turbine oil, and coolant filtration; clean fuel filters and filterdyne equipment; and of course, vacuum systems. There are different types of vacuum pump systems, from gas transfer pumps (the two kinds being kinetic and positive displacement pumps) to entrapment pumps. Generally speaking, most vacuum pumps work using the same technique, or operating principle; that is, to…
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What You Need to Know About Duplex Strainers

We at Advanced Filtration have been working with industrial filters for decades, and it comes pretty naturally to us by now. But we appreciate that for people who are new to the business, filtration can be a complicated topic, and it can be frustrating to find simple answers to your questions about duplex strainers. To help simplify matters for both our customers and for people in the field who are looking for more information, we've written this quick guide to what you need to know about duplex strainers, starting with the most basic question: what is a duplex strainer? Duplex strainers are filters – A filter is any device which removes impurities from a substance that passes through it. One type of filter is a “strainer,” which physically blocks unwanted substances from moving through a pipeline system, and one type of strainer is a duplex strainer, which can be used to remove contaminants or to control the size of particles. Operation is straightforward - Although there are many types of duplex strainer, the general principle is straightforward. There are two baskets, and each performs the function of an ordinary simplex strainer: removing impurities, particles, or debris from the substance passing…
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The Many Types of Industrial Filtration Used Commercially These Days

Although the filter experts at Advanced Filtration have made our entire business about them, we must admit that the term “industrial filters” are not the most exciting topic for most people. In fact, because filters operate within a machine, rather than on the exterior of it, most people don’t even notice them at all. But as any engineer or quality assurance professional will attest, they are crucial to the operational activities of most industry processes being done these days. Industrial filters are an important part of manufacturing, and are used in several different industries, including pharmaceutical, energy, food and beverage, cosmetics, and chemicals. Without effective, high quality filters, the final products would be inferior, in some instances, can put the safety of end users and consumers at risk, as well as the employees working in the facility. In most cases, the filtration process removes suspended waste particles from raw materials (usually liquids) used for production, or removes particles from air. This process takes place with the help of a filter—and there are hundreds of types of filters—which removes unwanted, impure solid particles from the given material, all of which might impact the product negatively. Following are a few different types…
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Application of Kaydon Filtration on any Turbine

It’s easy to get stuck in a routine; using the same turbine oil filtration system is one of those routines that one can get so accustomed to. However, in the oil filtration industry, it’s vital to teach a dog new tricks because keeping up with modern innovations is key to being as successfully operational as possible. Read how Advanced Filtration helped a large combined cycle plant in Georgia that didn’t follow the traditional thinking and demonstrated how modern innovation can improve the quality of performance.
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