Bag Filters in Edmonton

At MacGregor-Sharpe Filtering Equipment, we understand how important it is to you and your employees that you have a fully functioning, well-cleaned bag filter. Edmonton and the surrounding area is home to many different types of commercial and industrial plants that require this type of filtration system, including pharmaceutical and chemical producers, steel mills, power plants, food manufacturers, and more. Our inspections include a thorough examination of welds and bolts, inspecting the hoppers for wear, checking the gaskets, checking for corrosion on the pain of the baghouse, as well as further measures.


Keeping a bag filter clean is part of what maintains the system. There are two different ways to clean a bag filter:

  • Intermittently – In this type of cleaning, each compartment is cleaned by removing it from service. The cleaning of the compartments is rotated, allowing continuous use unless it is bag filter that is quite small.
  • Continuously – In this type of cleaning, cleaning is automatic and the filtration process can continue during the cleaning. There is always a set of bags being cleaned with continuous cleaning.


When you require bag filter services in Edmonton, look no further than McGregor-Sharp Filtering Equipment. We treat your business like our own.


What is a Bag Filter?

Bag filters, which are also referred to as baghouses and fabric filters, are instrumental in maintaining good air quality at a commercial or industrial site. Essentially, they are air filters that reduce air pollution and remove particulates from the air. Their performance does not vary widely: a baghouse that is functioning well typically collects particulates at 99% efficiency. This stays true even when the particulates are very small.

Bag filters are usually made up of cylindrical tubes or bags that are made out of woven or felt fabric. This is the filter medium. When the air enters the filter, a cake of dust or other particulates forms on the surface of the fabric. There are three different types of bag filters:


  • Mechanical shakers – wide side range, simple design and operation, low air-to-cloth ratio
  • Reverse air – allow for continuous operation, cleaned with reverse air flow, rigid rings sewn into the bags to prevent collapse
  • Pulse jet – cleaned with a short burst of compressed air, allow for continuous operation, the bag can be changed without having to enter the baghouse


What is the Filter Bag Made Out Of?

The filter bag itself is usually made of cotton, nylon, polyester, and fiberglass, as well as other materials. Both woven and nonwoven materials are used. When the nonwoven material is felted, it is fixed onto a woven backing called a scrim. When the nonwoven fabric is instead a thin, porous membrane, it is bound to the same scrim. Woven materials are usually plain weave, twill weave, or sateen weave, which allows for either an increase or a decrease in the space between individual fibers depending on the type of weave.


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Ensure that your bag filter is in good working condition when you choose the services of McGregor-Sharpe Filtering Equipment. Contact us today!

Call Jeremy at 780-438-1045 for more information on our filter cleaning service.

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