Increasing Lifespans of Industrial Filters.

All industrial filters, with time, wear out and become ineffective. Companies have to periodically endure the cost of replacing such industrial filters as drum filters, bag filters, centrifuges and dust filters. What makes the replacement even costlier is that such media are installed in complex systems and the process completely interrupts a company’s operations. Additionally, newly installed dry-industrial filters increase a company’s carbon footprint before they adapt to its systematic functioning. Therefore, apart from the capital cost of buying and installing new filtration devices, the operational costs of firms also spike momentarily. For these reasons, scientists have constantly been working towards figuring out the best practices to make industrial filters last longer and adapt to the ever dynamic legal requirements on emissions. Some of these practices may include:

• Purchasing durable and high-quality devices
It is common knowledge that industrial filters come in different qualities. Some companies have outstanding reputations of producing long-lasting devices that perform optimally for longer than regular industrial filters. These high-quality filters feature expanded surface areas and other superior qualities that guarantee companies extended time frames of excellent industrial filtration. Many firms rush to purchase cheap filters in large qualities to match the performance of fewer high-quality ones but forget it would ultimately cost them much more to replace the systems. Cheap is always expensive in the long run.

• Timely cleaning the filters
By installing smart controllers, company staff can monitor the operational efficiency of filters. Cleaning these systems eats into the operations of a company, and if done more than necessary, it could cause early damage of dust bags and unnecessary pulsing. The point is to clean at the right time, not regularly, to prevent clogging up of the systems. Therefore, companies need smart controllers to determine the appropriate times to clean their filtration systems for extended lifespans.

• Regular maintenance
Filter media does need regular maintenance for sustained performance. Dust collectors, especially, require attention to operate for longer. They may succumb to pressure and lead to regular down times, increased operational costs, and safety hazards unless they are regularly inspected and serviced. Service includes fastening screws, removing clogs and making repairs on worn out parts. By doing so, companies can ensure that they continuously meet environmental regulations by reducing emissions and complying with safety standards.

• Installing custom filter media
Every company has particular operational tendencies that make their filtration needs specific. Installing the right kind filter media can optimize such a company’s productivity. When a company manages to match its operational needs with the right filter media, even the media lasts longer as it is neither overworked nor under-worked.

Global Trends in the Pumps Production Industry

Man has been using some form of pumps for centuries. However, the changes that have been witnessed in this industry over the last half a century are truly remarkable. Today, we have major players manufacturing major quality products such as Durco pumps in large scale and which are available in nearly every corner of the globe.

The industry continues to change in response to customer needs, as well as global and economic changes.

New Pumps Designs

One major trend has been the rising importance of displacement pumps, especially the rotary types. Peristaltic, progressing cavity and rotary pumps are all gaining great prominence as their unique capabilities are being introduced to new world markets as a result improved transport and communication networks. Increasing competition and more products in the market means customers can experiment more as they seek the ideal pump. Far flung markets have also prompted manufacturers to develop innovative pump packing.

Global environmental concerns have also impacted the pump market. Rising levels of environmental awareness are giving a major production boost to pumps without shaft seals, such as some of the special Durco pumps. Canned motor and magnetic drive units are thriving and even being produced as a hybrid that combines these two technologies.

Pump shaft packing and sealing has also seen dramatic changes. Today, Asbestos in packing is outlawed in nearly all countries and a bigger portion of new pumps are now being supplied using special pump packing as well as with mechanical seals. They are in factory-assembled cartridge format designed to avert the risk of face damage during handling and transportation.

New Pump Materials

Pump materials have continued to evolve. Sea-water based pumps have witnessed aluminium bronze and gunmetal being replaced by super-duplex stainless and highly alloyed super-austenitic steels. Tungsten/silicon carbide and ceramics have vastly brought down the wear rates in pumps.

Technology Taking Over

Computers and electronics are literally taking over nearly all aspects of our lives and even the world of pumps has not been spared in the form of condition monitoring equipment and variable speed drives systems. Computer selection software has greatly speeded up the pump selection process as well throwing more marketing opportunities.

Industry Mergers and Diversification

In recent years, the pump industry has witnessed merger talks and takeovers on a wide scale. In fact, over the last half a century there is not a single major global pumps brand that has not seen some change in ownership.


Probably the most remarkable single change seen in the industry has been rapid transition from the local to an international marketplace. About 50 years ago, products like Durco pumps were only available in their original country of production. Today, inter-company relations at the global level have facilitated franchising, making the pump industry today truly globally connected.