In recent years, the elements used for filtration have been improving their technology to offer better and better results. The use of new materials and designs, as well as new developments such as nanofibre layers or coatings have made the filters used in the industry more efficient.
So much so, that not only has an improvement in the processes of the machinery been achieved, but also filters that reduce the energy consumption of the companies that use them, adjusting their costs and making the companies more sustainable.
Filters are used in many industries and applications. For example, in the bio-sanitary sector, filters purify and decontaminate the air to increase the safety of processes, workers and patients. Another example is in industries that need oil or water to carry out their processes, which must be free of any contaminants.
To achieve process efficiency, we need all filtration systems to be in good condition at all times: free of damage, pores or clogged with dirt (clogged). If this is not the case, the company runs various risks:
- Suffer a substantial loss of energy efficiency.
- Have reduced performance of machinery or processes.
- Severely damage systems.
- Problems related to workers' health.
- Release of toxic substances into the environment.
For these reasons, a correct maintenance in the filtration systems guarantees a better functioning of the machinery and, to achieve this, it is important to have control over the state of the filters.
The experience of the Cartés Group professionals is that, even today, the condition of the filters is not well monitored and they are changed according to replacement schedules or as a result of visual inspections by service technicians.
The reality we face is that, in most cases, filters are changed too late, resulting in reduced safety, energy efficiency and performance.
In other words, preventive maintenance is not carried out.
What are differential pressure sensors?
In order to have a better control over the state of the filters of a machinery it is convenient to have a differential pressure sensor installed.
A differential pressure sensor is a device capable of measuring the pressure of gases or liquids. In this context, pressure is an expression of the force required to prevent the expansion of a fluid. For example, dirt that prevents air, water or oil from passing through a system.
To warn of this condition, differential pressure sensors generate information that is periodically read out by the service manager, or they emit a signal depending on when they detect a drop in pressure through the oil or air filters.
Extend time between maintenance with a redesign of your systems
In many occasions it happens that the machinery of the industries is not well dimensioned to lodge the necessary filters for its activity, or its components are not of very good quality -to reduce costs-. In this way, companies are faced with the problem of having to change filters very often.
In cases where there is an error in the design of the systems, the Cartés Group professionals carry out a study and redesign and resize the necessary elements to ensure the correct operation of the machinery, extend its useful life and improve the energy efficiency of the company.
With this solution, at Grupo Cartés we do engineering work, technical work and help professionals to guarantee the correct functioning of their processes and cost savings.