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Coalescer filters have historically been specified by micron rating and percentage of retention. If you're not familiar with Filtration Grades for coalescing filters, here is an easy guide:
Grade 4 coalescing filter elements are typically 0.01 micron with 99.99% efficiency. They are highly efficient coalescer filters used for elevated pressures or lighter weight gases. This is recommended when system pressure exceeds 500 PSIG.
Grade 6 filter elements are used when complete removal of liquid aerosols and suspended fines is required. This filtration grade is most often used when system pressure is below 500 PSIG.
Grade 7CVP filter elements are made with two layers of filtration media. The inner layer traps dirt particles and acts as a pre-filter to protect and extend the life of the outer layer. The outer layer of media consists of a dense matrix of glass fibers which provide highly efficient aerosol removal.
Grade 8 filter elements provide high efficiency filtration in combination with high flow rate and long element life.
Grade 10 filters are typically 1 micron. They are used as pre-filters for Grade 6 filters to remove large amounts of aerosols or tenacious aerosols which are difficult to drain. This grade is often used as a "coarse" coalescer.
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Some of the most commonly used hydraulic fluids include mineral oil based fluids, with additives, as well as water and synthetic fire resistant fluids. It is important to know what type of hydraulic fluid you are using when specifying a hydraulic filter element. Mineral OilHL: Oil with no active additives HL: Oil with additives to protect against corrosion [...]
Parker Filtration has slowly been purchasing major filter manufacturers and taking over the industrial filtration market. Popular brands such as Balston Filters are now owned by Parker, and a Balston 100-12-BX part number may now be referred to as a Parker 100-12-BX. We still refer to them as Balston filters.In 2016, Parker Hannifin paid 4.3 billion [...]
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If you have read our "Filter Element Secrets the OEMs Don't Want You To Know" infographic, you'll know that filter OEM's like Ingersoll Rand typically charge two to five times the price of our filters. However, today set a new historic high for Ingersoll Rand filter prices. Our customer called asking for an Ingersoll Rand 32012957 [...]
Using high quality filter elements and keeping them clean is our obvious first recommendation for reducing compressed air use and costs. Consuming less compressed air is the easiest way to reduce air compressed air costs. Besides using clean filters, here are some other ways to reduce costs.Form a leakage problem program and consistently repair leaks [...]
We recently wrote about "How To Clean Compressed Air Filter Elements" in this news section, but many filter manufacturers do not recommend cleaning their filter elements. For some manufacturers, self-cleaning a filter will void the warranty. It is possible to clean many types of compressed air filters, but there are things you should be aware [...]
Many industrial filter elements can be cleaned and re-used. It is important to confirm if your filter elements are the type that can be cleaned. Coalescing filter elements, high efficiency filter elements and filters with special filtration media typically cannot be cleaned.A dirty filter cartridge must be cleaned when the pressure drop causes a noticeable [...]
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