High-quality air filters are a part of any efficiently-run, safe, and effective industrial facility. Titus filtration systems can keep the air quality in your facility high and work hand-in-hand with our other air and gas system products to help control the environment in your facility and protect your products.
Without the use of an efficient air filtration system for your air dryers, your air compression equipment may actually end up harming your products.
Compressed Air-Line Filters
The quality of your compressed air system is primarily dependent on the quality of your chosen air filtration solution. At The Titus Company, we are proud to offer our customers the best filtration products currently available.
We offer the following Titus filtration products:
- THF Series (20 to 16,100 SCFM)
- High Temperature Filters (15 to 1600 SCFM)
- High Pressure Filters (94 to 1882 SCFM)
- Stainless Steel Filters (60 to 2000 SCFM)
We offer the following Atlas Copco filtration products:
- DD/PD Series Air Filters (21 to 16,951 SCFM)
- QD Series Air Filters (21 to 7628 SCFM)
Learn more about our Atlas Copco DD-PD-QD-QDT Series.
We offer the following ZEKS filtration products:
- ZTF Series Air Filters (15 to 1600 SCFM)
- ZFF Series Air Filters (1800 to 13,200 SCFM)
- ZFC Series Air Filters (22 to 1600 SCFM)
In applications where higher levels of condensed oil or water may be present, mist eliminators offer a level of contaminant-holding capacity unmatched by standard cartridge-type coalescing filters.
Mist eliminators can remove liquid from gas streams through a variety of methods, the most popular being a knitted wire mesh that captures the droplets of mist as the air passes through it. Mist eliminators may also use stacked, corrugated plates (vane mist eliminators) or a fiber bed. Fiber beds are effective for very fine mist droplets but can accommodate lower flow than kitted wire or vane eliminators.
Choose from the following three mist eliminators:
- Atlas Copco: MLME Series (85 to 17,500 SCFM)
- Van Air: VME Series (125 to 10000 SCFM)
- ZEKS: HDF Series (125 to 8000 SCFM)
Are you considering one of our mist eliminators for your industrial or manufacturing facility? Your Titus Company specialist can help you determine which mist eliminator is right for your application.
Carbon Bed Oil Vapor Filters
For applications requiring virtually oil-free or hydrocarbon free compressed air, there is no better solution than a bed of activated carbon. Activated carbon can absorb as much as 20% of its weight in oil.
Choose from our carbon bed oil vapor filters:
- Aircel:AKC Series (10 to 5000 SCFM)
- Atlas Copco: QDT Series Air Filters (45 to 655 SCFM)
One of our specialists at The Titus Company can help you select the right carbon bed oil vapor filter for your industrial facility.
At The Titus Company, we carefully select the brands and manufacturers we represent. Most customers don’t remember the company on the box but instead the company that sold them the product. Therefore, we strive to offer only products that are proven to be efficient, reliable and cost-effective for your essential applications.
In addition to air filters, we also provide compressors, dryers, chillers, pumps and other accessories for compressed air systems.
More Information on Air Filters for Compressed Air Systems
To get a better idea of how Titus Company compressed air filtration products can work for you, here is the information you need to know about how compressed air-line filters work and how you can choose the right air filter for your facility.
How Do Air Filters Work?
Compressed air systems require clean air to function properly and provide air to applications that does not damage machinery. Properly functioning air filters consist of pre-filters and after filters:
- Pre-filters: These filters trap and filter the wet, dirty air that enters the air dryer.
- After filters: These filters then filter the dry air as it leaves the dryer.
Particulate filters capture debris, oils and other coarse contaminants. The air then enters the coalescing filter, which gets rid of fine impurities like water or oil aerosols. After the air leaves the dryer, it goes through another particulate filter to make sure the air is totally clean.
What contaminants can air filters trap and filter out? The following are some of the pollutants and irritants that air filters can trap and filter:
- Animal fur
- Metal particles
- Wood particles
- Plaster particles
Mechanical filters can trap anything from pet dander to dust, though they do not trap gases. A type of mechanical filter is a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. Systems with disposable filters should be cleaned frequently, and the disposable filters must be replaced regularly.
Why Do You Need an Air Filter?
You wouldn’t be able to make your coffee without a filter. Similar to a coffeemaker, a compressed air system also requires a filter to be effective.
Why Industrial or Manufacturing Facilities Need an Air Filter
Compressed air is filled with aerosols, particles and oil vapors that contaminate the air and can potentially harm the end-users of the items that use compressed air.
By using the correct inline filter, you can help eliminate unwanted particulates, vapors and aerosols. The type and number of air filters needed depend on the quality of air that you require.
Benefits of an Air Filter
An air filter can offer many benefits to any industrial facility. In a commercial setting, an air filter can provide the following benefits:
- Improves product quality: If your manufacturing processes require exceptionally clean air, a filter will provide clean air. Aerosols and oil vapors can damage products such as semiconductors or contaminate pharmaceuticals.
- Removes airborne leftovers: In the manufacturing process, airborne leftovers as a result of the process can be potentially harmful to employees and business activities. A filter can remove these airborne filters, making the environment of the facility safer.
- Protects your tools: An air filter can keep your compressed air tools in good working order. Contaminants could damage your tools, causing excessive repairs or early replacement.
An air filter is more than an enhancement in an industrial facility — it’s a necessity. Poor air filtration can cause pipe corrosion and pressure drops, as well as cause your compressor to work harder, leading to higher energy costs, unexpected downtime and expensive repairs. An air filter keeps your compressed air system clean and running well.
Does the Quality of Your Air Filter Matter?
Why does the quality of your air filter matter? In an industrial or manufacturing setting, installing a high-quality air filter is crucial to ensuring the effectiveness of your air filtration system.
Benefits of a Good Quality Air Filter
A high-quality air filter is essential for preventing damage to the tools and electronics inside the facility.
An air filter of superior quality will eliminate particles and contaminants from your compressed air system so every component stays clean and functions properly, allowing your system to run longer without breakdowns. With a good air filter, you won’t have to worry about debris and dust damaging important technologies and components in your facility.
Additionally, a good quality air filter will save you money on energy costs. Cheap filters must be replaced frequently and do not remove pollutants as effectively, costing you more money over the long run. Having a clean air filtration system means your system can operate efficiently and reduce your energy costs.
No matter how high-quality your air filter and system are, you’ll need to perform routine maintenance to ensure your air filtration system has a long lifespan and continues to function effectively. Keeping your system clean is imperative to ensuring your system runs successfully. When the system is dirty, repairs can become costly and you may be forced to install a new system before you anticipated.
Benefits of Regularly Changing Air Filters
Along with cleaner air, regularly changing out your air filters will offer the following benefits to your industrial facility:
- Improves the effectiveness of your air filtration system: With a clean air filter, your compressed air system can be more effective.
- Prevents contaminants from reentering the environment: A dirty air filter can send contaminants back into your facility.
- Promotes air flow for proper operation: A clean filter will allow for the airflow needed to keep the filtration system operating properly. A dirty air filter can cause malfunctions in the system.
- Keeps other components functional: A dirty air filter can cause other components in the system to become dirty and malfunction.
- Lowers energy consumption: A clean air filter would lower your system’s energy consumption, as a dirty air filter makes your compressor run harder, increasing its energy consumption and how much you pay for that energy.
Tips for Air Filter Maintenance
Maintenance is crucial for keeping industrial air filtration systems clean and functioning properly. Follow these tips to maintain your air filter:
- Make changing out the filter an easy task: Make labels with important information, such as the type of filter and the date it was changed, and place these labels on the units.
- Change out filters while your facility is unoccupied: If possible, try to change out filters when your facility is not occupied. This will help you avoid problems that could potentially arise out of a system disruption.
- Establish the right change-out frequency: If condensation occurs in the system, mold and bacteria may begin to grow. To prevent this, you will need to establish a frequency for changing out the filter that is appropriate for your industrial facility.
- Document all corrective actions and inspections: To ensure that your air filters are properly maintained, you should document all of the corrective actions and inspections that are performed.
- Change the filter immediately as needed: A filter should be changed immediately if it becomes damaged or collapses or if microbial growth becomes visible.
Most importantly, follow the maintenance recommendations provided by the manufacturer of your air filters. Make note of the changing procedures and the frequency of maintenance that is specified by the supplier.
How Often You Should Change Your Air Filter
The simple answer is that you should change out your air filter when it gets dirty. However, what factors influence how often your filter gets dirty and needs to be changed? Consider these factors when determining how frequently you should change out your air filter:
- The amount of dust and contaminants in the air
- How often the system runs
- Whether you have other air filters and how effective they are
At the least, checking your air filter should be part of your regular maintenance plan.
What Types of Air Filters Are Used for Different Applications?
- Military applications
- Energy industry applications
- Food and beverage applications
- Petrochemical applications
- Pharmaceutical applications
We have filters with the design to suit your particular industrial needs, including high-temperature filters, high-pressure filters and stainless-steel filters.
We also offer the best brands when it comes to air filters, from our own high-quality Titus filters to the Zeks air filter, the Atlas Copco air filter and more. For situations where very high water levels are present, you may wish to consider our mist eliminators, and for air compressors that must be oil-free or hydrocarbon-free, we offer activated carbon bed vapor filters.
If you are not sure which air filter or air filters you need for your commercial grade air compressor system, The Titus Company is happy to help. Contact us now for more information on our air filters, and one of our friendly and professional experts can help you determine which one is right for you and your business.
Get Air Filtration You Can Trust
We can’t overstate the importance of effective air filtration in an industrial setting. To ensure that your air compressor and the associated components are functioning smoothly, you will need a top-tier inline air compressor filter. Without inline air compressor filters, your company will struggle with regular equipment failure, costly downtime and premature wear and tear of your entire system.
At The Titus Company, we offer a wide range of air compressor filters and the related components. Are you looking to optimize your air compressor’s performance? If so, you can find the right custom air filter for your facility. Take advantage of our free equipment service review or our free compressed air system review. Contact us at The Titus Company today for air filtration you can trust.