Filter bags and accessories

We provide the best filter media, bag design and other related products to optimize the performance of your air pollution control equipment.

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  • Overview
  • Filter bags
  • Pleated filters
  • Filter media
  • Membranes
  • Environmental regulations
  • Fiber selection chart

Unmatched experience in filter bag manufacturing

FLSmidth AFT manufacturing facility

FLSmidth Inc - AFT Operations (Advanced Filtration Technologies) is a major manufacturer and supplier of dust collector filter bags and Air Pollution Control replacement parts to the waste energy, power generation, cement, lime and steel industries.

FLSmidth AFT is highly regarded for the quality and performance of its products to most every major Original Equipment Manufacturer as well as countless individual plants.

With years of experience in the manufacture and application of filter bags, FLSmidth AFT’s state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and outstanding fabrication techniques ensure the highest quality possible.

In early 2000, FLSmidth AFT began manufacturing dust collector filter bags from their world-class facility in Evans, Georgia, USA, under the name AFT (Advanced Filtration Technologies).

Products, air pollution control services and benefits

The range of products offered includes AFT™ dust collector filter bags, cartridges, cages, installation and technical services, and other fabric filter accessories designed to exceed customers’ performance expectations.

FLSmidth AFT value-added services include:

  • World-class manufacturing facility and fabrication techniques
  • On-site filter media seminars and training
  • Dirty baghouse filter bag analysis
  • Baghouse evaluations

 

Contact us today for more information

Tel: +1 706 228 3382

Toll Free: 888 440 8884

Mail: info.aft@flsmidth.com

Dust collector filter bags

 

FLSmidth AFT can fabricate filter bags from most filtration media for all types of dust collectors including pulse-jet, reverse-air and shaker baghouses.

FLSmidth AFT’s manufacturing process ensures strict quality control measures at every stage, from order placement to delivery. It spans high-standard raw materials, modern manufacturing equipment, skilled craftsmanship and full control over every step of the production line.

Engineers review every individual customer order to ensure proper bag-to-cage fit, taking into consideration the specific process requirements and features of the filter media and equipment. A proper fit is paramount in obtaining the longest possible service life.

 

Features and Benefits

 

ePTFE membrane filter bags - for increased throughput, lowest differential pressure and longer bag life

Fiberglass filter bags - for best performance for applications with temperature constraints of 200oC to 260oC

PPS filter bags - for improved acid resistance over Aramid at higher temperatures, with a temperature limit of 375°F (190°C)

 

Pleated filters and cartridges

Pleated filters provide 2–3 times additional cloth area over standard bags in dust collectors where increased production demands have overwhelmed original capacity. FLSmidth AFT offers cartridges and pleated filters made of cellulose, synthetic blends, Aramid, PPS and spun bond polyester with special coatings, finishes or PTFE membrane. These can be constructed using galvanized or stainless components, designed to meet a variety of conditions and temperature requirements.

Features & benefits

Properly applied, pleated filters will:

  • Reduce pressure drop
  • Increase collection efficiency 
  • Lower pulse air consumption
  • Provide 2-3 times additional cloth area

Unsurpassed filter media

FLSmidth supplies a wide range of filter media, parts and accessories to refurbish and improve your air pollution control equipment. Our parts and accessories are designed to meet or exceed the OEM specification to increase dependability and reduce costly downtime.

AFT™ filter bag media 

AFT™ filter bags are made from a wide range of filter media, including:

  • PTFE Membrane
  • Polyester
  • Fiberglass
  • Aramid
  • Huyglas
  • PPS
  • Polypropylene
  • Basalt
  • P-84
  • Cotton
  • Teflon® / PTFE
  • Wool
  • Acrylic
  • Nylon
  • Mixed Felts
  • Blends

 

 

Finishes

 

To meet demanding environmental and process requirements AFT developed finishes to enhance the performance of traditional filter media. Each finish is designed to achieve performance objectives such as enhanced release, chemical resistance and flex resistance. Our technical support team will recommend the finish best suited for your process.

AFT™ finishes

  • PTFE
  • Tri-Component silicone/graphite/PTFE
  • Acid Resistant 
  • Singed
  • Glazed
  • Silicone
  • Oleophobic
  • Hydrophobic
  • Many more

PTFE membrane

ePTFE membrane

A wide range of woven and felt filter media with ePTFE membrane is available. The membrane lamination serves as a primary filter surface allowing air to pass through while the fine particulate is collected. The membrane allows for excellent dust release and particle retention, keeping the filter bags as clean as possible for longer life.  

Benefits

  • Lower differential pressure 
  • Higher throughput
  • Much more efficient in capturing submicron dust particles
  • Less filter bag cleaning to reduce compressed air usage
  • Longer filter bag life

Environmental regulation standards

FLSmidth AFT engineers have extensive field experience in all industries and applications worldwide including cement, minerals, utilities, metals, chemicals and carbon black. FLSmidth AFT works with customers to develop a total strategy to ensure compliance with environmental requirements such as:

  • NESHAP (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants)
  • MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standards)
  • MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technology Compliance)
  • CISWI (Commercial/Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators)
  • IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) – European Union

 Fiber selection chart

Fiber

Continuous

Acid

Alkali

Abrasion

Flex

Temperature

Resistance

Resistance

Resistance

Resistance

Cotton

180˚F  (82˚C)

Poor

Excellent

Average

Very Good

Polypropylene

212˚F  (100˚C)

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Very Good

Acrylic

260˚F  (126˚C)

Good

Average

Good

Very Good

Polyester

275˚F  (135˚C)

Fair

Fair

Excellent

Very Good

PPS

374˚F  (190˚C)

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Aramid

392˚F  (200˚C)

Fair/Poor

Good

Excellent

Excellent

P-84®

473˚F  ( 245˚C)

Good

Fair

Good

Good

PTFE/Teflon®

500˚F  (260˚C)

Excellent

Excellent

Fair/Poor

Good

Fiberglass

500˚F  (260˚C)

Good

Fair

Average

Average

 


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