Food / drink
Oils / lubricants / coolants
|Filtration range (mm / µm)||
25 to 500
|Operating temperature (°C)||
0 - 250
up to 300 litres/minute
up to 40 bar G
Self-cleaning filters have been protecting equipment from harmful solids in fluids for almost 100 years. 10 GA filters are used on all types of oil to remove unwanted particles, but they have been used on fluids ranging from water through to viscous resins, liquefied gases and high temperature steam.
10 GA self-cleaning filters work on the edge cleaning principle, where the fluid is passed through a series of narrow slots in the wall of a cylindrical element.
The liquid flows from outside to inside the element and, as it passes through the slots, any solids are captured on the edge of the outer plates.
Cleaning is either manual or motorised. By turning the handle or shaft, the cleaner blades remove any solids, which are then discharged to the sump.
The key feature of these filters is that they are self-cleaning whilst in service, so the flow of the fluid is not interrupted. They also have long life: the filters on the triple-expansion steam engine at Kempton Park Water Works are still in operation after 60 years.