Baldwin Tech Tips - Part 3
With over 75 years in the filtration industry, Baldwin Filters recongises 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, we have created a series of Tech Tips where we will look at and explain the different terminology we all use.
The valve often provided in the inlet of a filter to prevent oil draining back through the oil pump.
In some systems this valve is built into the filter. In other systems, this valve is built into the casting to which the filter attaches. The valve allows oil to by-pass the filter when the filter element does not permit a proper flow of oil to lubricate the engine as in cold start or filter plugging situations.
A means of sealing against the flow of unfiltered oil outside the end caps of a filter element. The end seal is quite often fastened to the end cap with adhesive or a metal retainer device. Compression seals fit against smooth surfaces using a spring to compress.
A means of sealing the filter to a post located on the filter adapter or within the filter housing. This component seals on its inside diameter radially around the post.
This often serves to maintain a certain level of oil within the filter following engine shutdown. May also be used as the oil inlet or outlet tube and in some filters contains the pressure differential valve.
Any device that holds a component in place.
Typically found on spin-on fuel filter/water separators, this valves allows draining of water from the filter if need be prior to changing out the filter.
Water-In-Fuel (WIF) Sensor
Included within some fuel filter/water separators, sends an electrical signal to notify the end user if water has reached a certain level within the filter.
Keep your eyes out for part 4 in our series of Tech Tips!