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By: Ronnie Brown on October 20th, 2023

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Woven Wire Pressure Loads: How Do They Affect My Process?

Wire Mesh | Filtration

Woven wire mesh is widely considered one of the most versatile screening materials on the market. From plastic extrusion to low-pressure die casting, woven wire has the ability to perform in a wide range of applications.

Now, it is important to understand the various parameters of the operation to ensure you implement a weave that can efficiently withstand the process. Understanding the pressure loads within your system, for example, will allow you to implement a mesh that delivers optimal filtration for long periods of time.

So, what happens when that pressure begins to deviate?

W.S. Tyler has helped countless industries implement woven wire mesh for over 150 years and is here to help grow your confidence in your mesh’s ability to deliver accurate and repeatable results.

For that reason, this article will cover the various effects of variating system pressure loads on woven wire mesh. You will learn:

  • The definition of woven wire pressure loads
  • What happens when too much pressure is exerted on woven wire
  • What happens when too little pressure is exerted on woven wire
  • How pressure load can affect your operational expenses


What Are Wove Wire Pressure Loads?


Woven wire pressure loads are best defined as the forces that are placed on the mesh through external pressure. This pressure can come from mechanical forces, thermal forces, fluid flow, environmental loads, and thermal expansion.

These pressure loads should play an integral role to the design of your woven wire. By taking these pressures into consideration, you are bettering the odds of implementing an efficient woven wire.


What Are the Effects of Placing Too Much Pressure on Woven Wire?

Placing too much pressure on your woven wire mesh can cause a handful of performance hindering effects. First and foremost, excision pressure can cause your mesh to deform.

This deformation can suppress the performance of your mesh and cause excessive fatigue.

Subjecting woven wire to too much pressure loads can also create breaks and faults throughout the weave. Creating more tears, breaks, and faults ultimately diminishes the longevity of the weave.

To that end, weld seams can become weakened under too much pressure, again, creating breaks and faults alongside the seams.

This all goes to say that placing too much pressure on your woven wire can create a slew of safety concerns. Not to mention an increase in operation expenses as there will be an increased number of repairs and replacements.


What Are the Effects of Pacing Too Little Pressure on Woven Wire?

Much like placing too much pressure on your woven wire, placing too little pressure can create several operational problems. More specifically, the performance and durability of your mesh.

For instance, not applying enough pressure can leave particles unable to pass through the mesh. The resulting effect is increased particle accumulation that can eventually lead to clogs.

In addition to hindering filtration performance, this accumulation is known to subject woven wire to increased wear and tear. With a dip in woven wire performance and accelerated wear, the overall quality of the final product will most likely become compromised.

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How Does Woven Wire Pressure Load Variations Affect Operational Expenses?

As stated above, having too little system pressure can result in performance-hindering clogs and material accumulation. Sometimes causing permanent damage to the mesh, this can lead to increased maintenance and replacement expenses.

But on the other hand, placing too much pressure on your mesh can lead to deformation and broken wires. Again, this raises concern for increased maintenance and replacement costs, not only for your mesh but any equipment that is damaged from loose wire fragments.

Now, when pressure loads are too low, production is subsequently slowed down. Naturally, this raises labor and energy costs.

Not to mention, the reduction in product quality that can come with pressure load variations often leads to costly recalls and potential legal battles.


Get To Know Pressure Drop Coefficient To Create a Well-Balanced System

Whether it be mechanical forces, thermal forces, fluid flow, environmental loads, or thermal expansion, the pressure loads that are placed on your woven wire are critical to operational success. Placing too much or too little can cause a handful of issues that all comprise the quality of the final product.

With pressure playing such a critical role in the performance of your woven wire, it is important that you get to know the ins and outs of pressure drop coefficient. This knowledge will allow you to fine-tune both your woven wire specifications and system pressure loads, creating a well-balanced operation.

Having been in the woven wire business for over 150 years, W.S. Tyler strives to share the experiences we’ve had so you resolve any concerns you may have about the material, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your process.

To learn everything you need to know about pressure drop coefficient and how it affects woven wire mesh, read the article below:

About Ronnie Brown

Ronnie is the Content Writer for W.S. Tyler and has four years of experience as a professional writer. He strives to expand his knowledge on all things particle analysis and woven wire mesh to leverage his exceptional writing and graphic design skills, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for customers.