Ventilation filters are typically installed in silos to allow air to circulate through the stored product and prevent moisture buildup. These filters are designed to allow air to pass through while trapping dust and other particles to prevent them from contaminating the stored material. Ventilation filters are typically made from a porous material such as woven fabric, mesh or pleated paper.
On the other hand, dust filters are typically installed on the top of the silo to capture any dust or other airborne particles that are generated during the loading and unloading of the silo. These filters are designed to capture particles down to a certain micron size, depending on the grade of the filter media used.
Both ventilation and dust filters are important components of silo systems, as they help to maintain the quality and safety of the stored product. It is important to regularly inspect and maintain these filters to ensure that they are functioning properly and to replace them as needed. Failure to maintain these filters can result in decreased performance and potentially hazardous conditions for workers and the surrounding environment.