What are panel filters?
Panel filters are a common type of air filter used in many different applications. Typically made of a fibrous material such as paper, they are designed to trap particles and contaminants that pass through them. They are used in many different industries, including HVAC, automotive, and industrial applications.
There are many different types, each with their own unique features and benefits, so it’s important to choose the right one for the job. Some common types include:
Pleated panel filters.
These filters have a larger surface area than flat panel filters, which means a higher dust holding capacity and a longer service life. The pleated surface means the filters use less energy because they have a lower pressure drop. Our pleated filters are made from G4 which is the equivalent of MERV 7/8 and ISO 16890 Coarse >90%.
Washable panel filters.
These filters have the same properties as the pleated variant, however they can be washed and reused. This can be more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than using disposable filters.
Activated carbon panel filters.
These filters are designed to remove odours and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air. Activated carbon filters are not measured using MERV rating. Instead, they are typically rated based on their ability to remove specific gases and odours. They are commonly used in industrial settings where odours are a concern, such as paint booths and chemical processing plants.
Glass panel filters.
There are two types of glass panel filters, oiled glass and dry glass. Oiled glass panel filters are a low grade/coarse filter with a very high dust holding capacity, ideal for coarse sawdust and other similar sized particles. Dry glass panel filters are coated with a tackifier to arrest paint particles, both wet and dry. They can be used for overspray or for extraction from a paint booth, ideal for the automotive spraying industry or domestic spray painting.
The choice of the appropriate panel filter decides its effectiveness and the lifespan of the equipment it protects. If a filter is not effective at trapping the types of particles present in an environment, it may need to be replaced more frequently, which can be costly and time-consuming.
In addition, using the wrong type of filter can also lead to damage to the equipment it is protecting. If it’s not effective at trapping large particles, they may pass through and damage sensitive equipment components.
Do you need help selecting the right type of Panel Filter?
Selecting the right type is essential for ensuring that the air in an environment is clean and healthy, and that equipment is protected from damage. Contact our sales team if you need help choosing the right type of panel filter for the job.
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