FilterSense

Process filtration systems and technology are critical for industrial productivity, employee health and safety and protection of the environment. Particulate filtration equipment such as fabric filter baghouses, cyclones, mist eliminators, ESPs (Electrostatic Precipitators) and cartridge dust collectors require technology and system integration investment at initial design and on an ongoing basis, before maintenance problems, equipment damage or fines occur. To ensure Quality and Customer Satisfaction to our world-wide customer base, FilterSense is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Company details

800 Cummings Center, 355W , Beverly , MA 01915 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Air and Climate - Air Filtration
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

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Founded in 1994, FilterSense is a division of Impolit Environmental Control Corp., a privately owned Massachusetts C corporation. Under continuous management since our inception, FilterSense has consistently demonstrated results and customer satisfaction over our history as reflected in the chart below.

Primary Business
We engineer industrial sensors, monitoring instruments, diagnostic and optimization control systems, automation, and EPA compliance software for powder processes and particulate filtration systems such as dust collection systems, air pollution control, industrial ventilation systems, and powder recovery filters. Related support, engineering, and consulting services are integral to the company’s offerings.

Customers
FilterSense’s customers are leading global industrial corporations. We have over 1,000 customers worldwide and more than 10,000 installation points. FilterSense can provide specific customer references upon request at the discretion of the customer.

Sales & Support
We market and support our products directly through inside and traveling regional sales engineers, local factory-trained representatives, international distributors, industry partners, resellers, and OEMs.

Location

First-class office, engineering, R&D, and manufacturing operations are located at the Cummings Center in Beverly, Massachusetts. The Cummings Center is one of the Boston area’s most desirable technology business parks. It is the site of the former United Shoe Machinery Company (aka The Shoe) built in 1902. The site is one of America’s most important architectural and corporation landmarks.

FilterSense offers a comprehensive range of reliable, easy-to-use instrumentation, controls, software and services to prevent problems before they occur. At the same time FilterSense solutions provide a 1-2 year return on investment through additional benefits such as reduced maintenance costs, improved process performance, equipment protection, energy savings and automated EPA reporting.

The products and services offered by FilterSense enable industrial plants throughout the world to Analyze filtration system performance, Optimize process control and Comply with regulations.

FilterSense is improving process filtration through innovation, quality products and professional services. Products are engineered and manufactured with the belief that exceptional quality can only be achieved with an unflagging attention to detail. When you purchase from FilterSense, you are buying a product that is engineered to perform, built to last, and designed to provide a return on investment.

Electronics

Because FilterSense products operate in harsh industrial environments, extra steps are taken to ensure reliability and durability. All critical circuit boards are conformally coated for protection against exposure to dust, moisture, and corrosive gases. During manufacturing, circuit boards are tested for up to 100 hours including thermal shock and humidity testing.

Inputs, outputs, power supplies, and signal processing circuits are isolated for protection against EMI and RFI. In addition to conformal coating and isolation circuits, circuit boards are mechanically protected with metal shields. Final electronic modules are then mounted in heavy-duty metal enclosures. While these additional measures may add cost, they provide the robustness necessary for long-term operation in industrial facilities providing a lower total cost of ownership over the long term.

Sensors

FilterSense sensors are of the highest quality. Many are designed with remote electronics that enhance signal-to-noise ratios and facilitates easier installation and service when mounted in the hard to access locations typical of process filtration systems. Sensors are constructed with heavy-duty materials with corrosion resistance matched to the application needs. Particulate and pressure sensors are available with intrinsic safety approvals. FilterSense develops specialized test chambers for temperature and pressure testing as well as other performance measurements.

Documentation

Whether you purchase a production product or contract us for engineering services, FilterSense provides comprehensive documentation. Please contact us for a sample manual or project documentation set.

Total Cost of Ownership

In today’s processing and manufacturing facilities, efficiency and performance are required and downtime must be prevented. While some FilterSense products may have a higher initial purchase price, the company's approach to quality is based on quickly improving plant performance and providing a true return on investment.

Product Approvals

Most products are CE and CSA approved for ordinary locations to both U.S./UL and Canadian standards. For industrial hazardous areas, many products are offered with Class I or II approvals by CSA. Particulate sensors are available with CSA approval to all classes and groups including Class I Division I.  ATEX and other foreign body hazardous area approvals are pending. Control panels can be manufactured with UL, CE, CSA, and other agency approvals.

Third-Party Products

When FilterSense employs the use of third-party products in larger plant-wide systems, only high-quality vendors and products are used. FilterSense is a leading OEM of Wonderware and Allen-Bradley products. FilterSense also has extensive experience with GE, Siemens, and Modicon automation products.

FilterSense engineering specializes in ultra-low-level, low-noise instrumentation design and innovative controller hardware/firmware development utilizing 32-bit Digital Signal Processors (DSP) micro-controllers from Texas Instruments (TI) and TI’s associated firmware tools such as Code Composer for embedded systems development. DSP technology is enabling significant advancements with FilterSense sensing and diagnostic technologies. FilterSense engineering also specializes in designing products to withstand harsh physical environments and to perform reliably in the electrically noisy environments found in processing plants. The engineering department also oversees the company’s field applications personnel and startup staff providing hands-on interaction with product in operation and ensuring high quality customer support.

All FilterSense products are conceptualized and designed in-house utilizing the latest development tools. For electronic circuit development, we employ circuit simulation applications such as Multisim and Matlab to verify designs and to identify possible errors before they propagate further through the product development process and for interactive simulation shortening time-to-market. Design for manufacturing is aided by circuit board layout software such as OrCAD. Mechanical design and fabrication is aided by 3D modeling software such as SolidWorks.

Programming skills include C, C++, visual basic, and programming of leading process control PLCs and HMI/SCADA software from Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Modicon, Wonderware, Intellution, and more.

Engineering Design Standards include the following as a minimum. Specific customer requirements can be provided and approved by a third party such as CSA, FM or UL.

  • PC board design:  IEC 60079-15
  • PC board fabrication:  FR4 fiberglass base, 1oz copper cladding minimum, SR1000 blue solder mask and white silkscreen, UL94-V0 flammability rating, electrically test each fabrication fully before assembly.
  • PC board assembly manufacturing:  IPC-610C or latest rev
  • Control panel electrical design and wiring:  NFPA 79 (UL 508A) 
  • Product design:  IEC61010-1, ISA S82.02.01

FilterSense is improving process filtration through innovation, quality products and professional services. Products are engineered and manufactured with the belief that exceptional quality can only be achieved with an unflagging attention to detail. When you purchase from FilterSense, you are buying a product that is engineered to perform, built to last, and designed to provide a return on investment.

Electronics
Because FilterSense products operate in harsh industrial environments, extra steps are taken to ensure reliability and durability. All critical circuit boards are conformally coated for protection against exposure to dust, moisture, and corrosive gases. During manufacturing, circuit boards are tested for up to 100 hours including thermal shock and humidity testing.

Inputs, outputs, power supplies, and signal processing circuits are isolated for protection against EMI and RFI. In addition to conformal coating and isolation circuits, circuit boards are mechanically protected with metal shields. Final electronic modules are then mounted in heavy-duty metal enclosures. While these additional measures may add cost, they provide the robustness necessary for long-term operation in industrial facilities providing a lower total cost of ownership over the long term.

Sensors
FilterSense sensors are of the highest quality. Many are designed with remote electronics that enhance signal-to-noise ratios and facilitates easier installation and service when mounted in the hard to access locations typical of process filtration systems. Sensors are constructed with heavy-duty materials with corrosion resistance matched to the application needs. Particulate and pressure sensors are available with intrinsic safety approvals. FilterSense develops specialized test chambers for temperature and pressure testing as well as other performance measurements.

Documentation
Whether you purchase a production product or contract us for engineering services, FilterSense provides comprehensive documentation. Please contact us for a sample manual or project documentation set.

Total Cost of Ownership
In today’s processing and manufacturing facilities, efficiency and performance are required and downtime must be prevented. While some FilterSense products may have a higher initial purchase price, the company's approach to quality is based on quickly improving plant performance and providing a true return on investment.

Product Approvals
Most products are CE and CSA approved for ordinary locations to both U.S./UL and Canadian standards. For industrial hazardous areas, many products are offered with Class I or II approvals by CSA. Particulate sensors are available with CSA approval to all classes and groups including Class I Division I. ATEX and other foreign body hazardous area approvals are pending. Control panels can be manufactured with UL, CE, CSA, and other agency approvals.

Third-Party Products
When FilterSense employs the use of third-party products in larger plant-wide systems, only high-quality vendors and products are used. FilterSense is a leading OEM of Wonderware and Allen-Bradley products. FilterSense also has extensive experience with GE, Siemens, and Modicon automation products.