Importance of Replacing Filtration Elements to Achieve Guaranteed ISO Class 0/1/2 Air Quality

Monday, June 22, 2020

Proper maintenance of filtration elements is a must in environments where high quality, clean air is essential. In this article, we're going to discuss why replacing filtration elements to achieve guaranteed ISO class 0/1/2 air quality is so important, and why you should consider BOGE for both your air production and filtration/treatment needs.

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Importance of Replacing Filtration Elements to Achieve Guaranteed ISO Class 0/1/2 Air Quality

 

Proper maintenance of filtration elements is a must in environments where high quality, clean air is essential. In this article, we're going to discuss why replacing filtration elements to achieve guaranteed ISO class 0/1/2 air quality is so important, and why you should consider BOGE for both your air production and filtration/treatment needs.

 

The Importance of Air Filtration

Your air compressor set up will differ markedly depending on your requirements. If, like many, your air compression equipment is used in sensitive environments, then it's of paramount importance that the air output is clean. This is achieved with high quality filtration.

 

The compressed Air produced by any compressor will contain impurities such as oil(hydrocarbons), Humidity and Dirt from atmospheric air or from the compressed air system itself, So these filters should be ready to capture those particles before the air is used.

 

Whether it's clothing in the textiles industry or breathable air in the medical sector, the presence of such particles can ruin products at best and jeopardize lives at worst.

 

High quality filtration ensures that your air supply is clean and to the relevant ISO standards.

 

Why You Should Replace Your Filtration Element Each Year

Once you have selected a high-performance air filter (more on these in a moment), maintenance is needed to keep them functioning correctly. In just a matter of 12 months, the filtration efficacy of your setup can diminish and erode.

 

Even if you see no pressure differential or loss of performance after 12 months, the constant passage of particles into the filter element means that it will be near or at capacity. Once filtration capacity is reached, the filter will no longer effectively treat the air output from the compressor.

 

Let’s understand what happened to filters after 12 months of operation:

 

  • Saturation of the filter media due to particulate matter
  • Blocked filtration causing excess differential pressure of 0.35bar or more resulting higher energy costs to generate higher pressure to compensate the pressure loss across
  • Wear and tear of the filter matrix, usually after around 12 months
  • Aging of the Filter media after the first contamination with Hydrocarbons and oxygen passing through with compressed air.

 

In some instances, the breakdown of filtration efficiency can happen earlier if the wrong type of filtration is used or a lower quality air compressor has been installed. All BOGE compressors are designed to the highest of standards, ensuring that both efficiency and power needs are met at all times, while meeting international clean air standards when used with the correct filter.

 

In order to preserve that performance, a new filter Elements must be used every 12 months.

 

BOGE High-performance Compressed Air Filters

BOGE filtration has been engineered from the ground up to be the leading filtration technology for air compressors. Our high-performance filters use state of the art technology including pleated filter paper to increase the surface area of the filter element.

 

With a larger surface area, BOGE filters are able to catch more unwanted particulate matter, including oil particles. This also creates lower differential pressure as air passes through the filtration element, reducing drag and significantly increasing both filtration efficiency and energy use.

 

In fact, the differential pressure produced by our filters is the lowest available on the market.

 

Our high-performance air filters produce maximum energy savings, along with the following innovations and features:

 

  1. Independently validated to ISO 12500-1: 2007 and ISO 8573-1:2010 standards

 

  1. Removes solids

 

  1. Separates oil and water aerosols

 

  1. Removes oil vapors

 

  1. Unique CO2 balance

 

  1. Certified for sensitive applications to FDA Title 21 CFR, ensuring that our filters are a brilliant choice for sectors where sensitive air production is needed such as the food, pharmaceutical, and beverage industries

 

BOGE filtration uses coalescing filters along with a microfiber element fleece. This has been optimized with an external coating, all of which comes with a 12-month performance Guarantee. This guarantees, practically a constant Low differential pressure and removal of contaminants across its lifetime. This is supported by BOGE's 10 year guarantee on the filter housing itself.

 

Our filters are easy to install using either a wall mounting or coupling kit. This significantly saves space, so they are a great option where space is at a premium. Three filters can be combined and there's no need for any cross-section constriction. A cyclone separator can also be included as well.

 

Conclusion

There are three parts to having great filtration:

 

  1. The right compressor
  2. The right filter
  3. The right maintenance

 

After ensuring the first two steps, all you need to do with your BOGE air filter, is to replace the filter element ever year in order to keep your air output safe and reliable.

 

If you have any more questions about our air filters or any of BOGE's other products, please don't hesitate to contact us today.