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Metal sintered filters are made by powder coating metal at controlled temperatures, creating pockets that trap solid pollutants or particles from the air as it passes through. The base metal material and particle/fibre to be sintered will differ depending on the purpose of the filter. Metal sintered filters are most commonly a custom-made solution, as this will ensure the best result.
Mental sintered filters are implemented when you need a tailor-made solution, or where filtration is required to protect downwind equipment from airborne pollutants.
Suitable for: filtration systems that can experience high temperatures, high pressures, or corrosive atmospheres.
Industries that would use this: these filters are most commonly used in chemical production, petrochemical processing, power generation, pharmaceutical/medical industries, and food and beverage industries, however, can have broader applicability.
The process of sintering produces a solid mass of material, in different forms, constructed of fibres or particles. Air filtration is commonly metal. During production of these filters, carefully controlled pressure and heat is used to ensure the materials do not reach the point of liquification, forming the particles/fibres into a solid mass. This mass of material is the metal sintered filter.
Also see: carbon filters guidance sheet or metal mesh filters guidance sheet.
Page last updated on 4 Jun 2019