Baldwin Filter Tech Tips - Part 5

Tech Tips - Part 5

With over 75 years in the filtration industry, Baldwin Filters recognises that there is specific terminology we all use to communication different aspects related back to filters, filter maintenance and performance, filter components etc. In order to help us all understand the different characteristics of filters, regardless of the brand, Baldwin have created a series of Tech Tips where they will look at and explain the different terminology we all use

Filter Element Types

This type is limited to the use of screens, either as a single or multiple unit. The materials are non-absorbent and are of a metallic or woven fabric. In some cases, a bulk pack of vegetable fibers is used for a depth type of screening operation.

This type consists of a bulk or mass of material through which the liquid must flow. The materials used can be of the absorbent or the non-absorbent type or a mixture of both.

Combination Depth
This element consists of several kinds of materials formed with different densities. One material, usually non-absorbent, is used to give fast flow and another absorbent material is used to obtain the maximum of efficiency.

Treated paper or specified materials is formed to create a large area of surface. The shapes assumed to give large areas of surface are generally of the radial pleat or accordion pleat design.

Filter Media Types

Cellulose fibres, wood based materials, are irregular in shape and size and have the ability to trap small contaminant particles while holding a significant amount of those contaminants.

Cellulose Blends
This media, uses cellulose as a base and adds glass or synthetic fibres to it, to provide other properties to the media.

Layered Blends
Combines layers of cellulose and synthetic medias to increase contaminant removal efficiency and contaminant holding capacity.

Synthetic Blends
Synthetic or blown glass fibres are sandwiched between nylon and polyester. This media may be reinforced with wire or other types of backing. Provides excellent flow properties and less restriction to flow or pressure drop across the media.

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