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PBH Bag Filter Housing Sizing Guide

Sizing guide for PBH Bag Filter Housing and BP & BN Series Filter Bags

 
This sizing guide provides information for the initial sizing and selection of PBH Bag Filter Housing and BP & BN Series filter Bags

 

Where to use?

Removal of coarse and fine particles
Prefiltration
 
 
Protection of fine filters (e.g. fine filter cartridges)
Straining applications
 
 
CNC machine coolant
Food & beverage

 


Which filter bag material to use?  

Polypropylene felt for general reduction of particulates. Available micron ratings 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200
Nylon mesh for removing particulates of a specific size or straining applications. Available micron ratings 50, 100, 200, 400, 600

Typical water flow rates:

Filter size
Flow rate
PBH Size 10 Housing
50 lpm (3 m3/h)
PBH Size 20 Housing
100 lpm (6 m3/h)
* With 25 micron PP felt bags
* * Please note that flow rates may vary depending on application – i.e. dirt load, viscosity, micron rating etc.

What is the micron rating of various particles?

A micron is a unit of measure and equals one thousandth of a millimetre.
1mm = 1000 microns (micrometer)
1 inch = 24,500 microns (imcrometer)
 
Paint pigments
0.1 – 5 micron
Corn starch
0.1 – 10 micron
Face powder
0.1 – 30 micron
Bacteria (Pharmaceutical applications)
0.2 micron
Bacteria (Food applications, beer)
0.45 or 0.65 micron
Fine clay
0.5 – 1 micron
Copier toner
0.5 – 15 micron
Coal dust
1 – 100 micron
Yeast (food applications, beer)
3 – 40 micron (average)
Silt, fine
8 – 13 micron
Silt, coarse
37 micron
Coffee
5 – 400 micron
Ginger
25 – 40 micron
Sand, very fine
60 micron
Sand, fine
125 – 250 micron
Beach sand
500 – 700 micron
Coffee, espresso
200 – 500 micron

Notice:
The information in this guide is accurate to the best of our knowledge and provided for preliminary selection. It is your responsibility to determine if additional testing or information is required and if this product is fit for a particular purpose. Siga Filtration will not be responsible for any damages resulting from the use of this information.  


 

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