Installing pulse-jet style filters with PTFE membrane
When installing pulse-jet style filters that utilize a PTFE membrane, it is crucial to incorporate an installation sleeve in the process. The use of bag installation sleeves serves to prevent potential damage to pulse jet bags equipped with ePTFE membrane. Although an ePTFE membrane is relatively durable, it remains susceptible to damage if it come into contact with steel tube sheet and experience scraping or rubbing.
At Menardi, a proactive approach is taken to address this concern. As part of their comprehensive solution, bag installation sleeves are provided for all pulse jet bags featuring ePTFE membrane. The installation procedure involves the insertion of the installation sleeve into the vacant tube sheet hole.
The subsequent steps in the installation process are as follows:
- The new bag is carefully threaded through the installation sleeve.
- The bag is passed through the installation sleeve until it is loaded into the tube sheet hole, ensuring that it reaches up to the bag’s top.
- Once the bag is positioned in the tube sheet hole up to the bag’s top, the bag top is securely snapped into place within the tube sheet hole.
By utilizing these bag installation sleeves, the risk of damaging the ePTFE membrane during the installation of pulse jet bags is effectively mitigated. This approach not only helps preserve the integrity of the filtration system but also contributes to the longevity and optimal performance of the ePTFE membrane-equipped pulse jet bags.
These benefits add substantial value to your filtration operation. Here’s a breakdown of the advantages:
Filters with ePTFE membranes exhibit excellent cake release characteristics during cleaning cycles. This ensures that captured particles are effectively released from the filter surface, maintaining filtration efficiency and preventing clogging.
In summary, choosing a filter equipped with an ePTFE membrane like Menardi’s LD and Mikrotex provides numerous advantages for your filtration operation. These benefits include superior cake release, consistent pressure drop, higher throughput, reduced operating and maintenance costs, and extended overall filter life. This technology offers a cost-effective and efficient solution that contributes to improved filtration performance and operational efficiency.