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Welcome to our New Education section of Commercial Filtration Supply. Here you will find articles & content related to the industrial liquid filtration industry. Topics will include product comparisons, how to choose products based on application and much more. All content is written by Commercial Filtration Supply's in-house experts.


Liquid Bag Filters vs Cartridge Filters - How to Choose

Understanding the difference between bag filters and cartridge filters is integral to the filtration process as a whole. However, the bag filter vs cartridge filter debate can sometimes seem a bit complex. While they do have some similarities, these two filter types have important differences that help explain the ways in which they can be used most successfully. 

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A bag filter’s capacity for holding dirt and its flow rates vary greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer. For this reason it is important to understand what you are looking to accomplish before you buy. For example, bag filters are a great low-cost option when it comes to filtration. They are the perfect choice for industries where the cost of self-cleaning systems would not be justified. Bag filters benefit many types of industries, from the mining and chemical to food and beverage production.

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What is the Difference Between Simplex and Duplex Strainers?

Simplex Strainer

Distinguishing the difference between simplex and duplex strainers is an important part of understanding the way that basket strainers work. While they both serve the same purpose, their individual designs set them apart from one another in significant ways.

Simplex strainers are used to remove foreign particles from pipe lines. They provide inexpensive protection to pumps, valves, and everything in between. When they become clogged or need to be cleaned, however, these systems must be shut off. Simplex strainers require that the full basket be replaced with an empty basket and only after this process is complete can the flow be resumed.

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Filter Bag Sizes: What You Need to Know


filter bagsFilter bags are the most purchased item for anyone who has a system with a filter. They are easy to replace, are generally inexpensive, and do their job well! The biggest problem with filter bags is how confusing and overwhelming it can be to find and choose the right one for your application. Between all the different bag & ring materials, sizes, and micron ratings, the options are endless! In this article we will focus on all the different filter.....

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Single Bag vs Multi Bag Housings - How to Choose


Single Bag HousingsIn the world of filtration, there are many different types of equipment you can get to filter debris out of a system. These include basket strainers, Y-strainers, duplex strainers, single cartridge housings, multi cartridge housings, single bag housings, multi bag housings, and more. Today we will focus on single and multi bag housings. Deciding on a filter housing can be difficult, since these can be expensive pieces of equipment. This blog post will look at the pros and .....

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