If there is one thing that every OEM should know is that one size does not fit all. This does not exempt industrial air filtration wherein a custom filter makes a huge difference between a failed and a successful application. Air filter elements can be customized and integrated to suit most of your application requirements. Whether it is for an industrial air compressor or a cooling tower, or even for any of your enclosure purposes, a customized air filter element will provide you with greater benefits.
In terms of material for your custom filter, it can be made from various choices that range from metal mesh to bonded aluminum. It works the same for other factors such as shapes, thicknesses, and densities. Likewise, the framing choices are also plenty, including galvanized vinyl or steel. Finally deciding on your particular option, hence, is not an easy job. It needs to take into account all the elements required to achieve optimization of air filtration application. These involve many factors, such as the airflow restriction, the particulate efficiency needed, size restrictions, and more.
When all of these aspects have been determined, the designer and manufacturer can then deliver the engineering design service, initial processing and fabrication, assembly through to shipment of the customized filter. The filter element can either be disposable, washable or cleanable, depending on your particular preference. But though a custom-fit air filter works great, the selection process begins in product prototyping. It officially starts with you choosing the best filtration element, followed by designing the final product, and lastly, manufacturing the custom filter following your exact specifications. When it comes to the time needed to finish the whole process, it can be as fast as within a week or longer. It depends on the size and type of the filter you specify, and the overall complexity of the steps involved in manufacturing the final product.