Knitted wire mesh has been used for decades in filtration applications. With its unique interlocking asymmetrical wire loop structure, it offers many advantages over other materials for air and liquid filtration as well as mist elimination.
Specifically grease filters made of knitted mesh are used extensively in food preparation to remove grease and cooking oils from air exhaust vents within catering establishments.
By careful selection of wire type, diameter, density and shape, it is possible to overcome the challenging filtration problems that other materials find difficult to handle. KnitMesh Technologies is able to knit mesh from any metal, mineral or man-made filament and yarn. The two most popular materials for grease filters are galvanised mesh and stainless steel.
Ian Mooney, Operations Manager at KnitMesh Technologies, says: “Our product is a simple yet effective solution for Food Manufacturers and Catering Companies. It has a number of USPs such as a very light weight and deeper crimp profile than alternative products. Our knitting processes produce materials that, when layered, spiral wound or compressed, create a tortuous path that is highly effective for both particle capture and the elimination of entrained materials and droplets in fluid flows, whilst exhibiting minimal pressure drop.”
Grease Filter Mesh from KnitMesh Technologies can be processed into a wide range of forms including: mesh filters, mesh rolls, shaped and layered pads, framed filters and compressed elements, that offer a filter solution for virtually any application or environmental condition.
The flexibility and resilience of knitted mesh enable it to withstand thermal shock and vibration without fracturing. This provides considerable advantages over paper and sintered filters and permits a tight interference fit within housings without the need for close tolerance machining.
Compressed elements exhibiting minimal pressure drop and excellent post-compression recovery characteristics can be manufactured cost-effectively due to the relatively low tooling costs associated with knitted mesh products.
“Our mesh is UK-made, competitively priced and delivery takes up to 7 days. We are proud to be supporting household names in the food and beverage manufacturing sector down to your local chip-shop” Mooney concludes.
More information here: https://knitmeshtechnologies.com/industries/filtration/