Filter elements remove suspended debris from the fluid system. Filtration is a physical or mechanical process which removes insoluble particles from a liquid or gas. You can also filter particulates and contaminants by using filter elements. Base fluids may be coolants, corrosive chemicals, gasoline, diesel fuel, hydraulic fluid, lubricants, water, oil, inks, dies, and paints.
Filter elements come in different types such as an air filter element, an oil filter element, a water filter element, an AC filter element and a spa filter element. These types of filter elements indicate the media they filter or their application.
Some important parameters you must consider before buying filter elements are:
- Element type: micro filtration, ultra filtration, nano filtration, reverse osmosis
- Housing material: aluminum, plastic, steel, stainless steel and teflon
- Configurations of the filter elements: bulk filter media, cartridge, housing only, and housing and filter assembly
- Filter media: activated carbon, diatomaceous earth, cellulose, ceramic
- Other parameters: water absorption, pressure drop, maximum liquid flow, and maximum gas flow
Buy filter elements from a reliable manufacturerOnce you understand your application requirements, you can buy filter elements from reliable filter element suppliers.
Buy customized filter elements from a reputable custom manufacturerYou can opt for specialty or customized filter elements if the filter elements available in the market do not meet your requirements.
Buy filter elements from a reputable distributorYou can compare different filter elements based on features and prices at distributors or retailers' websites. You can also check out the replacement filter elements available in the market.
- Check for the filtration grade or beta ratio of the filter elements, as it indicates filter element's ability to remove contaminants.
- Check if the filter elements are portable, reusable, disposable or have integral bypass.
- Check if the filter elements meet requirements from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).