Dust Control and Steel Mills: Baghouse Solutions

The Micronics Engineered Filtration Group excels in the manufacture of high-quality, high-performance filter media for a host of dry filtration applications such as air pollution control (APC) and the reliable reduction of emissions for steel mills, non-ferrous metal production, and foundries. Southern Filter Media (SFM), has a state-of-the-art filter media manufacturing facility in centrally-located Chattanooga, TN that allows us to provide you with just the proper filter media for optimal dust removal in metallurgical production facilities.

Choosing the correct filter media for your operation is critical to minimizing downtime and optimizing baghouse performance!

In steel production, particulate matter (PM) can be generated in many parts of the operation including Electric Arc Furnaces (EAF) and Ladle Metallurgy Furnaces (LMF). The characteristics of the particulate will vary based on the process; proper media selection is critical to achieving long filter media life, baghouse performance, and environmental compliance.

EAF & LMF Filter Media Requirements

For EAF Baghouses & LMF applications, specific requirements for filter media include:

• Resistance to hydrolysis
• Resistance to sparks
• Abrasion resistance
• Capture of fine particulate matter
• Durability and reliability through the cleaning cycles
• Particulate Matter (PM) compliance

Filter Media for the Steel Industry

Southern Filter Media offers a range of fabrics and finishes to reduce the effect of sparks, provide resistance to high-temperature environments, provide resistance to acidic gases, and provide longer bag life. Ask us about our ePTFE membrane laminates, spark resistant, and acid-resistant (AR) finishes.

For the steel industry, we offer:

• Reverse Air Filter Bags
• Pulse Jet Dust Collector Bags
• Cartridge Filters

Custom Filters for Steel Industry Applications

We will work with you to optimize filter media solutions for your baghouse operation and dust collector design. We manufacture our filter bags custom to your baghouse and will work with your team to ensure proper fit to your tube sheet construction, tension assembly (for Reverse Air systems), and cage construction (for Pulse Jet systems).

In addition to filter media for steel production, we are well-known for the quality and reliability of our baghouse services including filter bag changeout services, and ongoing maintenance of dust collectors in EAF and LMF applications. The Micronics Engineered Filtration Group is a one-stop-shop for air pollution control media and services for steel production as well as for non-ferrous metal production.


Jason and the knowledgeable, helpful dry filtration team are here to meet your facility’s air pollution control needs. You can trust Southern Filter Media (“SFM”) and Micronics Engineered Filtration to help you with APC compliance to ensure cleaner air, a safer work environment for employees at the plants, and safer neighborhoods surrounding the plants.

Contact Us to put our filter media expertise to work in your metallurgical processing applications including steel and non-ferrous metal industries.

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