How to Select Filter Elements          Image Credit: Applied Industrial Technologies Filter elements are used to remove impurities from liquids. They are used in water treatment systems and fluid processing applications. Filter elements differ by type, and use either organic or synthetic filtration media.   Particle Sizes and Levels of Filtration When selecting filter elements, buyers need to consider the relationship between particle sizes...
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Q & A on Filter Elements

We asked our users for their input on Filter Elements. Here are the results of 51 users familiar with Filter Elements.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing liquid filtration element design?
8 answers
Answers:
Media type Ease of use Use with hazardous materials
~Tom L, Process Engineer, St.Paul, MN
Compatible to liquid components, Flow Rates such as GPM and Pressures.
~Cory M, Marketing/Sales, Rayne, LA
Water: solvent mixers with product in the solvent phase; energy conservation while doing or concentrating product from the liquids.
~Prabakaran K, Process Engineer, Bangalore, India
Advances in filtration media, synthetic and bio-fuels.
~Engineering, Other, Colorado Springs, CO
Nanoparticles. Tighter emission limits.
~Albert N, Process Engineer, St. Louis, MO
Filtration media. Construction.
~Barrie L, Sourcing Specialist, Edmonton, Canada
Requirement of high pressure squeezing for higher dryness of the cakes.
~Manufacturing, Ahmedabad, India
Ultrafiltration.
~Engineering, Design, Bogota, Colombia

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative liquid filtration elements?
8 answers
Answers:
ROKI
~Tom L, Process Engineer, St.Paul, MN
Mott Layne GE Waters
~Albert N, Process Engineer, St. Louis, MO
Hydroair, Torchiani, Fairley membranes etc...
~Prabakaran K, Process Engineer, Bangalore, India
Sachin filtech p .ltd, ahmedabad,India
~Manufacturing, Ahmedabad, India
Many companies doing basically the same concept. Filtration can be simple separating liquid from liquids or solids from a liquid.
~Cory M, Marketing/Sales, Rayne, LA
There are too many specialized for applications to mention.
~Barrie L, Sourcing Specialist, Edmonton, Canada
My cmpany, of course, Velcon Filters LLC
~Engineering, Other, Colorado Springs, CO
Toray
~Engineering, Design, Bogota, Colombia

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used a liquid filtration element for?
16 answers
Answers:
Water, potable, boiler, odor taste removal. Chemical processes, Fuel water removal, particulate removal. Hydraulic oil. Construction, pulp and paper, gas and oil, pharmaceutical.
~Barrie L, Sourcing Specialist, Edmonton, Canada
Commercial aviation, military aviation, diesel, lube oil, turbine oil, hydraulic oil, storm water, etc.
~Engineering, Other, Colorado Springs, CO
Water filtration to cool down water from a cooling tower to ammonia refrigeration compressors.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Lisboa, Portugal
Effluent treatment plants, sewer treatment plants, dyes and intermediates manufacturers etc...
~Manufacturing, Ahmedabad, India
For filtration of phosphate, for e-coat, for filtration of paint
~Engineering, Consulting, Leon, Mexico
Air, Glycol, Fuels, Water - Potable and Drinking, Oil and many others
~Cory M, Marketing/Sales, Rayne, LA
Fermentation broth clarification, product concentration, etc.
~Prabakaran K, Process Engineer, Bangalore, India
Polishing applications removing trace contaminants.
~Albert N, Process Engineer, St. Louis, MO
Solution filtration for the coating industry.
~Tom L, Process Engineer, St.Paul, MN
Various- process & maintenance.
~Marketing/Sales, Franklin Park, IL
Oil and Gas, Mining, stell plant
~Marketing/Sales, Singapore, Singapore
Drinking water Bottled water
~Engineering, Design, Bogota, Colombia
Potable Water Bottling
~Engineering, Consulting, Nvo. Casas Grandes, Mexico
Hydraulic Oil, Water
~Harvey J, Maintenance Manager, Grandville, MI
Oil and gas
~Engineering, Process/Production, Melbourne, Australia
Fuel
~General Corporate Mgmt, Quilmes, Argentina

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that a liquid filtration element has been used for.
3 answers
Answers:
Performance at 80 Celsius on corrosive acidic liquid streams.
~Albert N, Process Engineer, St. Louis, MO
Ink Vegetable oil converting to vehickle fuel.
~Barrie L, Sourcing Specialist, Edmonton, Canada
Refrigeration cooling system.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Lisboa, Portugal

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of a liquid filtration element?
4 answers
Answers:
Make sure your housing is working properly, elements are sealed on both ends to avoid bypass and put a differential pressure gauge on your vessel to tell if element is working properly and when it is time for change out.
~Cory M, Marketing/Sales, Rayne, LA
Filters collapsing under pressure by not being changed out when required, led to machine failure at significant cost to replace.
~Barrie L, Sourcing Specialist, Edmonton, Canada
Removal of material you want to keep can lead to huge problems with product quality.
~Tom L, Process Engineer, St.Paul, MN
Wrong particle size rating of filtration elements.
~Albert N, Process Engineer, St. Louis, MO

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
6 answers
Answers:
Flexibility sharp particle size cut-off nylon media air bubble removal
~Tom L, Process Engineer, St.Paul, MN
Easy to mount and maintain, self cleaning, alarm monitoring and dialer.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Lisboa, Portugal
Alternate materials of construction.
~Albert N, Process Engineer, St. Louis, MO
I want water:solvent mixer separation or concentration of solvent by removing water.
~Prabakaran K, Process Engineer, Bangalore, India
More micron range.
~Barrie L, Sourcing Specialist, Edmonton, Canada
Something simple and cost effective.
~Cory M, Marketing/Sales, Rayne, LA

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of a liquid filtration element?
2 answers
Answers:
Always engage the operators who use the equipment before selection of filter type.
~Tom L, Process Engineer, St.Paul, MN
Know your system requirements.
~Barrie L, Sourcing Specialist, Edmonton, Canada

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using a liquid filtration element?
4 answers
Answers:
Know the composition of your product and the final end you want to achieve, temperature and flow, pressure of the system.
~Barrie L, Sourcing Specialist, Edmonton, Canada
Do research and weigh your options. Sometimes the more expensive product isn't the best.
~Cory M, Marketing/Sales, Rayne, LA
Test off-line first and use analytical analysis to determine fit for use.
~Tom L, Process Engineer, St.Paul, MN
Monitor closely and change as needed.
~Harvey J, Maintenance Manager, Grandville, MI


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