041Gulf Coast Filters does more than supply outstanding filters and filtration systems from top vendors; we are also committed to helping our customers care for those filters once they have them. That is why we provide ultrasonic filter cleaning services.

What Is Ultrasonic Filter Cleaning?

Ultrasonic filter cleaning is performed using a specially designed ultrasonic cleaning device that emits ultrasound. Ultrasound refers to any frequency that is above the range of normal hearing and is generally defined as anything over 20,000 Hz (20 kHz). Ultrasonic filter cleaners typically operate in the range of 20 kHz to 400 kHz and make use of a suitable cleaning solvent in order to safely and effectively clean the delicate filter media. Often this cleaning solvent is ordinary water; however, the solvent may also be selected to best remove the particular type of contaminants present.

The process works by cavitation of the cleaning solvent by the ultrasonic waves. Cavitation refers to the process of transforming a liquid into its vapor state using reduced pressure but constant temperature. It is thus analogous to “boiling” the liquid with pressure rather than heat. This results in agitation which in turn penetrates deeply into cracks, recesses, and other openings present on the filter media to thoroughly remove the particulates soiling the filter.

The Benefits of Ultrasonic Filter Cleaning

Ultrasonic cleaning provides a number of great benefits including the following:

  • Safely removes contaminants without damaging the filter
  • Extends the service life of the filter
  • Is less expensive than replacing the filter element
  • Can be performed with a fast turnaround to minimize downtime
  • Improves the performance and efficiency of the filter

Gulf Coast Filters is always on hand to answer questions from customers about ultrasonic cleaning, to determine if cleaning is right for their filter and situation, and to schedule cleaning sessions. Please contact us for more information.