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Air Filter Housings Guide
Air Filter Housings, Air Filter Frames, Air Filter Accessories

by Richard Carrow (Danforth Air Filtration & Air Purification, Buffalo, NY)

To effectively filter particulate and/or gaseous phase contaminants from Your air, all Air Filters must be correctly supported within the airstream. Efficient filter operation requires optimum selection of both Air Filter Housings and Air Filter Frames.

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Introduction To Air Filter Housings & Air Filter Frames

To work effectively, all Air Filters must be correctly supported within the airstream that they are intended to filter particulate and/or gaseous phase contaminants from. These supporting components of the air filtration system are generally recognized as:

  • Air Filter Holding Frames
  • Air Filter Housings

Efficient Air Filter Operation requires optimum selection of both Air Filter Housings and Air Filter Frames to provide proper support and filter functionality.

Supporting Your Air Filters Correctly

The optimum type of Air Filter Support required in any given application depends on the particular Air Filter Type being used, and the specific Configuration of the air filtration system that it is being used within. In this article we will cover:


1. Air Filter Housing Selection

It is important to ensure that you select the appropriate air filter Housing Type and Housing Size so that you minimize or eliminate any potential for dirty air bypass within your HVAC systems’ filtration section.

1.1. Air Filter Housing Type

Air Filter Housings can generally be categorized as the following types (with examples):

1.1.1. Side Access Air Filter Housings

  • Flanders K-Trac Modular Filter Framing System
  • Flanders Surepleat Side Access Air Filter Housing
  • Flanders SureFlo V-Bank High Volume Filter Housing
  • Flanders Sureseal Two-Stage Air Filter Housing

1.1.2. Front Loading Air Filter Housings

These are typically built up in the field using Universal Air Filter Holding Frames.

1.1.3. HEPA Filter Housings

  • Flanders Surelock B- Bolt Lock HEPA Housing
  • Flanders Surelock C- Crank Lock HEPA Housing

1.1.4. Bag In and Bag Out Air Filter Housings

  • Flanders BK Type Bag in and Bag Out HEPA filter Housings

1.1.5. Carbon Adsorber Air Filter Housings

  • Surecarb 90 Side Access Carbon Tray Housing

1.2. Air Filter Housing Size

The optimum required Air Filter Housing Size depends on several criteria including:

  • Design Airflow Volume
  • Manufacturer’s recommended air filter Airflow Capacity
  • Ambient air environmental conditions such as:
    Temperature
    Humidity
    Corrosivity
  • Air Filter Section access for maintenance
  • Selected Air Filter quantities and sizes
  • Air Filter product type(s) and their required frame configuration(s), examples include:
    Prefilters
    Final Filters
    HEPA Filters
    Carbon Filters
    Paint Spray Booth Filters
  • Air Filter Housing Material of Construction, most often:
    Galvanized Steel
    Stainless Steel
    Aluminum
  • Critical Environments and Maintenance Staff Protection may require:
    Bag In and Bag Out Air Filter Housings
    Isolation Air Filter Housings

2. Air Filter Holding Frame Selection

It is important to ensure that you select the appropriate air filter Frame Type and Frame Size to fit the type of air filter(s) that you are using in your filtration sysytem

2.1. Air Filter Holding Frame Type

Air Filter Holding Frames can generally be categorized as the following Types: (with Examples):

2.1.1 ASHRAE Type Air Filter Holding Frames

  • Flanders Burke Astr, PF-1, or Type 9 Holding Frame
  • Smith NS- 100 Holding Frames with integral retaining clips

2.1.2. Pad Holding Frames

  • Flanders Uni-Frame Universal Pad Holding Frames
  • Smith S-76 Universal Pad Holding Frame

2.1.3. Paint Booth Exhaust Blanket Holding Track

  • Airflow Technologies Q-Lock™ Track System

2.1.4. HEPA Filter Holding Frames

  • Alpha B-1 Gasket Seal HEPA Filter Holding Frame
  • Alpha B-4 Gel Seal HEPA Filter Holding Frame

NEXT>> Custom Air Filter Housings

Air Filter Housings & Frames Summary

To work effectively, all Air Filters must be correctly supported in their frame and housing.

Optimum Frame and Housing selection requires that several criteria be taken into account.

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