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How Often to Replace Dust Collector Filters

Author: Lisa Frank

As your trusted after-market replacement filter supplier, our team is proud to provide customers with durable and efficient solutions to keep their operations moving both swiftly and safely. This includes providing dust collector filter cartridges to accommodate a variety of machining processes and industry standards.

For the best results for your company, find out when you should be replacing dust collector filters on your equipment by reading our guide.

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Ensure Better Air Quality and Productivity by Replacing Dust Collector Filters

If you’re wondering when or how often to replace dust collector filters, there are a few things to consider. When dust accumulates on your filter, airflow and efficiency are reduced. By regularly changing your air filters, you can ensure better air quality in your facility, as well as promote the increased productivity of staff and machinery.

Replacement Needs Vary Based on Application and Facility

The needs of every plant vary when it comes to your air filtration system and how often filters need to be changed. Air filters on a dust collector should be checked on a regular basis. When you monitor the condition of the dust collector filter over time you can predict the typical lifespan of filters in your plant.

When Replacing Your Dust Collector Filters Is Necessary

If you have visibly noticeable particles in the air, it is probably time to replace your filters. However, we do not suggest relying on this as the only way to gauge the condition of your air filters. AirMax has the following recommended guidelines to help you determine when you should replace your dust collector air filters.

How Often to Replace Dust Collector Filters – Guidelines to Consider Going Forward

Here are some essential tips to keep in mind when assessing the overall health of your dust collector filter:

  • Check your dust collector filter condition regularly.
  • The first indication of a filter’s condition is the pressure differential gauge. When the gauge reads higher than 6”, filters need to be replaced. Results vary depending on the application.
  • If the pressure rises above 6”, there may be a drop in airflow.
  • Trust your senses. If there are noticeable dust particles in the air, your filters may be clogged and may need to be replaced.

Still wondering just how often to replace dust collector filters? As part of the proper care and routine maintenance of your equipment, you should be replacing dust collector filters every 3 to 6 months.

FAQs on Replacing Dust Collector Filters

How does filter performance change with ongoing use?

With consistent use, a dust collector filter is less able to clean the air due to a buildup of dust and other particles. That’s why our team recommends routinely inspecting your filters to ensure that the filter itself, as well as your machine, is operating at peak performance.

Should I include the make and model when ordering my replacement filter?

Yes, you should be searching for the make and model of a new filter when replacing dust collector filters. This is to ensure that your new dust collector filter fits properly and meets your operation’s needs.

If you’re looking for a specific product from our catalog, simply search for the product using the compatible part number, brand name, or AMX# to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Can I clean my dust collector filter before replacing it?

Yes. When deciding how often to replace dust collector filters or best practices for cleaning them, check out our informational post about cleaning vs. replacing your filter to determine which practice is right for you.

Need Products for Replacing Dust Collector Filters? Contact Us Today

AirMax, a division of AM Industrial Group, provides premium cartridges, bag filters, industrial blowers, and cages for all dust collection systems.

If you have any questions about selecting the right filter or when to replace your air filters, contact us here or call 216-716-8200.

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