Demystify Mist Eliminators. Here's Why You Need Them.

How Mist Eliminators Protect Your HVAC Investments

At Filters Unlimited, we’ve always been at the forefront of HVAC solutions, ensuring that the air we breathe is of the highest quality. Today, we’re focusing on a critical component that plays a pivotal role in maintaining this standard: the mist eliminator. Within industries where even a moment’s downtime is unacceptable, a mist eliminator becomes not just a component but a crucial safeguard. These devices offer essential protection for HVAC equipment against the potentially damaging effects of liquid droplets and contamination. But what is it about mist eliminators that makes them so indispensable, and how exactly do they work to protect your systems?

What Is A Mist Eliminator, And Why Is It Important?

A mist eliminator is installed on the outside of HVAC equipment, where it plays a key role in reducing product contamination. Mist eliminators use both motion and a barrier filter to eliminate particulates, condensation and oil from process air effectively. It collects oil or other droplets from the air stream and redirects them away from the cooling coils and into the appropriate drains. These devices are especially valuable in settings such as manufacturing plants, chemical processing facilities, and other industrial environments where liquid droplets pose a direct threat to equipment integrity.

Without a proper collection mechanism, mist can be drawn in and amalgamate into a solidified substance (also known as fouling), presenting operational problems and a serious fire hazard. Therefore, the role of a mist eliminator extends beyond just filtering those particulates out—it acts as a preventative measure to keep equipment and people safe.

The Benefits of a Mist Eliminator

Improves Air Quality: Mist eliminators maintain a safe and clean working environment by capturing and removing particles that reduce indoor air quality (IAQ), such as aerosols, particulate matter, and chemical vapors. This is particularly crucial in industries like metalwork, pharmaceutical manufacturing, or food processing, where various outputs result in large quantities of fine droplets that can pose a potential threat to IAQ.

Promotes Well-Being: Studies, including one from the Harvard School of Public Health, have shown that poor IAQ results in lower cognition and reduced productivity. Installing filters with high particulate efficiency, such as mist eliminators, becomes critical in efficiently trapping harmful particles. By removing them from the air, mist eliminators subsequently promote the well-being and performance of workers.

Keeps Equipment Running: Mist, when left uncontrolled, threatens industrial equipment, including cooling towers and heat exchangers. If not addressed, it can result in a cascade of issues, such as decreased operational efficiency, heightened maintenance requirements, and equipment failure. A mist eliminator acts as a protective barrier to prevent mist from reaching and adversely affecting these industrial assets.

Protects Workers: Depending on the industry, chemical solvents, VOCs, or other biological agents can seep back onto manufacturing floors through exhausts. These hazardous substances pose health risks upon inhalation or skin contact. Eventually, constant contact can even result in chronic health conditions. By installing mist eliminators, you remove the risk and create a safer workplace by minimizing personnel exposure to these potentially harmful particles.

Eliminate Stress With A Mist Eliminator from Permatron

Permatron mist eliminators excel in even the harshest environments. They are designed with aluminum slits and are expanded into a mesh of differing densities with hundreds of baffle-like surfaces to ensure maximum filtration and internal loading capabilities. Our Model MME takes this innovative design further by being constructed of multiple layers of bonded and corrugated aluminum with a 1” or 2” thick galvanized steel frame. These filters are lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and excel in high-heat applications.

Rigid Polyester Pad Air Filter

If you’re looking for an innovative solution, PermaFlo is an excellent mist eliminator. It is designed to offer lower resistance to airflow while maintaining the outstanding performance of polyester air filter media. With exceptional MERV 8, MERV 6, and MERV 5 ratings, high particulate efficiency, antimicrobial protection, and a bi-directional airflow design, it is a superior alternative to metal mesh mist eliminators.

  • Self-supporting, rigid polyester fiber with a proprietary binder
  • Media is washable and will stand up well in moist applications
  • Media can be easily cut-to-fit as a standalone air filter or placed within a pad stabilizing frame
  • Available in 1/2” or 1” nominal thickness
  • Available in service rolls/bulk media

Applications: Aerospace, Aftermarket Products, Computers, Electronics, Filter Banks, Food Service, HVACR, Ice Machines, Industrial Enclosures, Marine, Medical, Military, Portable Cooling, Power Generation, PTAC, Reach-In Coolers, Refrigerated Display Cases, Telecom, Transportation, Wind Turbine

PermaFlo Mist Filter

Stabilizing Air Filter Frame

Permatron’s air filter frames maximize PermaFlo efficiency, while its disposable media simplifies changeouts.

  • 28-gauge galvanized steel frame with an expanded metal support grid on one side
  • 2 crisscrossed wire supports
  • Also available in stainless steel or aluminum upon request
  • Custom-sized to fit your application 1/2″, 1″ or 2″ thickness
  • 5-year warranty

Applications: Aerospace, Aftermarket Products, Computers, Electronics, Filter Banks, Food Service, HVACR, Ice Machines, Industrial Enclosures, Marine, Medical, Military, Portable Cooling, Power Generation, PTAC, Reach-In Coolers, Refrigerated Display Cases, Telecom, Transportation, Wind Turbine

Stabilizing Frame For Any Filter Media

Why Choose Filters Unlimited?

Our legacy in providing top-tier HVAC solutions speaks for itself. When you choose Filters Unlimited, you’re not just opting for a product but investing in a promise of unparalleled quality and innovation.

If you have any questions or need some expert, friendly advice on which air filters are the best for your application. Call Filters Unlimited DE today: (302) 445-0551

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