Bag & Cartridge Filtration

There are three basic filter types to consider when specifying a liquid processing filter; bag filters, cartridge filters, and clean-in-place (CIP) filters. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared with the others, and the different types are appropriate for different applications.
CIP filters are typically most appropriate for applications where flow rate are high, filter media replacement costs are high, or exposure of the process liquid to workers or the environment is undesirable. They can be used to remove suspended solids of approximately one micron and larger for all types of liquid process streams. Bags and cartridge filters can both remove suspended solids for applications with lower flow rates, where exposure to the process liquid is not a problem, and where lower volumes of solids must be removed.