4 Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a Face Mask

In addition to social distancing and hand washing, the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to the CDC, is to wear a face mask. As businesses continue to reopen, face masks are instrumental in keeping workers, customers, and the community safe.  There are all kinds of face masks available — fashion masks, athletic masks, adjustable, shield-style, cloth, paper, disposable, etc., —... Read More »
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Understanding the MERV Rating System and how to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Improving indoor air quality (IAQ) has been a major focus in manufacturing, industrial, and other commercial environments for decades, given that poor IAQ can not only cause immediate deleterious effects but can also lead to long-term damage.    Then, COVID-19 entered the picture, and it became increasingly important to analyze the filtration systems in commercial HVAC units to gauge their... Read More »
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Increasing the Life of Dust Collector Cartridge Filters in Metalworking Plants

The amount of dust created in metalworking applications calls for plant engineers and maintenance managers to make careful selections in their mitigation measures and equipment. While dust collectors are carefully engineered to handle the load, they are often overcome as production expands. In bronze manufacturing, for example, there is a strong need to find ways to extend filter life due to the... Read More »
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Is Air Bypass Costing You Money?

Are you considering high-efficiency filters for your HVAC system? Perhaps you've already made the investment and wonder why you're not seeing improvements you expected. Whether it's to improve air quality or reduce change-outs, there are several products on the market with higher Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) ratings that claim to help you meet both objectives. However, a filter with a... Read More »
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Best Practices for Safely Changing HVAC Filters During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Every day HVAC technicians help keep people comfortable by installing and servicing HVAC systems. HVAC technicians also play an integral role in improving the quality of indoor air by regularly changing the air filters designed to trap microbial contaminants such as mold, bacteria, and viruses along with allergens that can induce mild to serious health effects. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic,... Read More »
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Improving CNC Machine Filtration for an International Technology Company

TFS filter experts significantly lowered the total cost of ownership for an international technology company by recommending a better liquid cartridge solution for their computer-controlled cutting (CNC) machines, resulting in reduced change-outs and labor savings. Read the full blog to learn how this was achieved.   The challenge The customer in this case study is an international technology company... Read More »
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HVAC Air Filters Help Facility Managers Reduce Transmission of Infection

Today, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping workers, patients and families safe from the spread of disease in facilities is more important than ever. For facilities managers, this means employing various strategies that can reduce the threat of transmission in: Industrial manufacturing plants Hospitals and healthcare facilities Commercial office buildings Hotels and entertainment complexes Foo... Read More »
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5 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Pleated Filter for an HVAC System

When selecting a pleated air filter for your HVAC system, there are several factors to consider before making a purchase. Whether you are new to purchasing air filters or responsible for maintenance at your facility, this blog post aims to take some of the guesswork out of filter selection and help you make the right choice, the first time.    Choosing the right filter for the application On a daily... Read More »
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Improving Paint Booth Operations for a Tier-one Automotive Supplier

Extensive experience in paint booth management allowed Total Filtration Services field experts to provide technical support and improve the performance of paint booth operations for suppliers to the automotive industry.  In this blog, we will explore how TFS recommendations resulted in extending filter life and reducing labor costs and disposal of hazardous waste by 50%.   The challenge The customer... Read More »
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Delivering Filtration Solutions to the Food and Beverage Industry

At Total Filtration Services, we understand the food and beverage industry is one of the most highly regulated industries in the world. We also understand brand protection is of critical importance. Rigid standards for the creation and preparation of the food and beverages that people consume every day are paramount to the health and safety of the public, which is why we are dedicated to... Read More »
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3 Reasons why the Aerospace Industry Partners with Total Filtration Services

In the industrial world, the aerospace industry represents highly diverse filtration needs. These diverse needs are what makes companies in the aerospace industry ideally suited for partnership with Total Filtration Services. This blog will discuss 3 key reasons why aircraft manufacturers and parts suppliers continue to depend on us for all of their filtration needs and how we can help you meet... Read More »
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Delivering Innovative Filtration Solutions to the Automotive Industry

In 1989, Total Filtration Services built its foundation on meeting and exceeding the needs of the automotive industry. With its headquarters located in Auburn Hills, Michigan, TFS has forged strong partnerships with automotive customers and pioneered the concept of Total Filtration Management, as well as cost-per-unit programs specific to each customer facility. Today, we continue to build on our... Read More »
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Lowering the Total Cost of Ownership for Commercial Buildings

When purchasing filters for your facility, it is important to work with a supplier with the experience and technical knowledge needed to recommend the right product for your applications and troubleshoot issues should they arise. Although commercial buildings mostly use air filters, TFS understands the importance of maintaining air quality, as well as consistent airflow throughout the facility... Read More »
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Improving Clean Room Filtration for an Appliance Manufacturer

TFS assistance and recommendation to replace under-performing commercial pleated air filters in a clean room delivered costs savings and process improvements for a major appliance manufacturer in the Memphis, TN area. Read the full case study to learn how TFS helped this customer choose the best filter for their challenging application.     The challenge This case study focuses on TFS helping a... Read More »
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4 Key Reasons Your Filter Supplier Should Perform a Site Survey

Filtration plays a significant role at each manufacturing facility and impacts employee and consumer safety, product quality, labor costs, productivity, waste reduction, and energy efficiency. While many industrial suppliers and distributors are adept at fulfilling orders of many MRO (maintenance, repair and operating supply) items, they lack the technical expertise needed to recommend the correct... Read More »
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Developing a Custom Filtration Solution for an Aerospace Customer

  This case study focuses on Total Filtration Services' success in delivering significant costs savings to a major aerospace customer located in the mid-western region of the United States as a result of its technical expertise and strong relationships with filter manufacturers. Read the full blog post to learn why it's important to partner with a filtration supplier that has a deep... Read More »
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Resolving a Bag Filter Issue for a Food Processing Plant

When purchasing filters for critical processes, it is important to work with a supplier with the experience and technical knowledge needed to recommend the right product for your applications and troubleshoot issues should they arise. This case study is just one of many examples where TFS has applied its technical capabilities and utilized its large network of manufacturing partners to deliver a... Read More »
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Resolving a Product Quality Issue for a Major Cheese Factory

The food and beverage industry is one of the most highly regulated industries in the world. Rigid standards for the creation and preparation of the food and beverages that people consume every day is paramount to the health and safety of the public, which is why Total Filtration Services is dedicated to ensuring that in every stage of production. Our Food and Beverage clients are meeting every... Read More »
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Resolving a Fouling Issue for a Wind Turbine Manufacturer

The company involved in this case study is a multi-national manufacturer of wind turbines that meets the needs of alternative energy production worldwide. Despite having the turbines installed in the ideal location, seasonal conditions brought upon a unique set of issues that required technical support to resolve. Continue reading to learn how TFS partnered with the customer to resolve their... Read More »
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Achieving Significant Cost Savings at an Automotive Assembly Plant

Extensive experience in paint booth management allowed TFS field experts to provide technical support and improve the performance of paint booth operations at a large automotive assembly plant.  Read the full blog post to learn how TFS recommendations resulted in cost savings exceeding $156,000!   The challenge A major automotive manufacturer and current customer asked TFS to review the filtration... Read More »
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