clean pleated dust bagPleated Dust Bags (Cleaning)    

Cleaning a pleated dust bag will lower your maintenance cost by 50 to 70%. (Filter cleaning verses new filter) FilterPro is by far the leader in the filter cleaning / reconditioning industry, and pleated elements are our bread and butter.  We literally clean thousands of filters a month.  FilterPro cleans both top and bottom load pleated bags.  We are able to clean virtually all the media choices and treatments restoring them to original Factory new specifications.  Every filter goes through our ten step process, and rigid quality control.

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You will be amazed at our results.  Be sure to visit our “Wall of Fame” link below.

Click here (.xls file)” to determine your plant savings by cleaning your cartridge filters.

Click here” to learn more about filter cleaning methods.

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What is a Pleated Dust Bag?

Pleated dust bags or pleated elements are used in bag houses to remove dust. They were designed to replace the filter bags in a baghouse. Unlike cartridge filters a pleated dust bag is only made of the polyspun material. They are generally smaller than a cartridge or canister filter, but can be up to 96” in length. Pleated bags are normally manufactured the same diameter as the bag that they replace.  There are many advantages to a pleated element over a filter bag.

A correctly sized pleated dust bag:

  • Can increase the collector’s air to cloth ratio.
  • Will last in a system 2-3 times longer than a cloth filter bag.
  • Less labor intensive to change.
The big dis-advantage of using a pleated bag is the cost.  A pleated element can cost from$40.00 to $100.00 each depending on the media, and the size.

dirty filter cleaningHow Many Times Can I Clean a Pleated Element?

FilterPro has cleaned the same pleated bag 20 times for one customer.  Of course, results will vary depending on the use, and dust collector. The two biggest reasons a pleated filter is rejected are: a) The inner core is smashed.  b) The filter was removed with pliers or vice-grips (top load). The inner core being smashed is caused by dropping the filter from a height, or running the system too long. If you do not monitor the mag gage on the collector the differential pressure will rise and crush the filters.  This can be a very expensive lesson at 70 bucks a filter.

Pleated bag elements are cleaned in a very similar method to the cartridge filters. For more information about the methods to clean a filter and the characteristics of polyspun material visit “filter cleaning methods” page by using the link above.

Can FilterPro clean strange things out of my pleated bags?

Whatever the dirt or dust, easy or hard, we love your cleaning challenge. Trust your filter to the company that has been cleaning baghouse filters since 1983.

We just finished cleaning a filter full of precious metal. The company’s main objective is not the filter but the dust.  We are cleaning the filter for re-use, and collecting all the byproduct down to a 25 micron particle.  We collected 5 pounds of metal out of a single filter. The “waste product” out of the filter was sealed into a bag and shipped back with the cartridges. A new cleaning challenge with a twist.
Talking about challenging examples The filter below was out of a food process plant.  It was one of our tougher filters to clean.  We did however get the filter cleaned and sanitized.

FilterPro offers an initial test of one filter from your system.  This allows us to evaluate your filter, determine cleaning methods, and prove our capabilities.  This is a ”no cost no obligation” test.  The cleaned filter will be returned to you to prove our abilities.  The only cost involved is you sending us the filter.

Note: FilterPro requires an MSDS of all particulate and dusts in a filter for our protection and yours.  FilterPro will not accept, clean or handle any filter containing “hazardous materials”
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