Heimbach operates a laboratory designed for the requirements of filtration, in which highly valuable analyses on new or used filter elements are carried out.

In addition to the “classical” examinations such as e.g. air permeability and tensile strength as well as microscopic evaluation of filter media and dust, the following additional analyses can be performed:

  • Particle size distribution
  • Scanning electron microscope
  • Semi-quantitative elemental analysis (EDX)
  • Filtration trials with filter media test rig according to VDI 3926 
  • Analysis of polymer degradation using infra-red spectroscopy (IR) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). 
  • Solid/liquid separation trials.

Thus causes of damage, life time estimation and recommendations regarding improvement of the process can be established.