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Dust Filter Addresses Flame, Static

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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Air filtration product manufacturer Camfil APC has announced the release of a new dust collector filter.

The HemiPleat FR Carbon dust collector filter is the first to combine flame retardant and conductive properties in a single filter that also offers high efficiency, long service life and energy-efficient performance, according to the company.

The special carbon-impregnated filtration media is designed for dust-handling applications that require flame resistance as well as dissipation of static charges, the company says. Such application may include many metal dusts; fumed silica dust; plastic, PVC or composite dusts; pharmaceutical dusts and carbon black/toner dusts, Camfil adds.

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Camfil says its HemiPleat FR Carbon dust collector filter (not shown) is designed for applications that require flame resistance as well as dissipation of static charges, such as many metal dusts; fumed silica dust; and plastic, PVC or composite dusts.

The cartridge filters are particularly suited to explosive dust applications, the company states, making it possible to conform to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Atmosphères Explosibles (ATEX) requirements and lessen the risk of ignition sources due to static electricity charges. 

Camfil adds that its new “two-in-one” conductive/flame retardant filters often allow the use of dry media-type dust collectors in applications where they otherwise could not have been used.

The filters are available in a choice of two media types: the standard HemiPleat open-pleat high efficiency media, or the HemiPleat eXtreme nano fiber media which offers a MERV 15 efficiency rating and enhanced performance on difficult dust/fume applications and highly explosive processes, the company says.

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Tagged categories: Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control; Combustible Dust; Dust Collectors; Equipment manufacturers; Health & Safety; North America; Silica

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