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Filter Elements

For a Wide Variety of


Filtration Applications

Process Designer and


Manufacturer of Filtration
& Separation Equipment
Filter Elements

FASAM Protects Your System From Costly


Damage
Contaminants entering a process system can easily cause costly damage to
machinery and sensitive equipment as well as contaminating the system.
FASAM’s high quality filter elements prevent unwanted contaminants from
entering your system by stopping them at the inlet point. Dirty process streams
can be attributed to several factors such as:
1. Degradation Products
2. Incoming Dirt
3. Corrosion Products
4. Reaction Products
5. Improper Filtration
FASAM’s elements are engineered, designed, and manufactured, in a variety of
medias, to provide the reliability and consistency in performance.
This is necessary for the delivery of outstanding operating efficiency in a wide
variety of filtration applications.
FASAM’s experienced Sales and Application Engineers can assist you in selecting
the correct element to solve your particular filtration problem.

GAS ELEMENTS

Fiberglass Filter Elements


FASAM’s CF series fiberglass elements are made of only the finest seamless
fiberglass filter tubes and reinforced with phenolic resin. The fibers are specially
compressed to the optimum density for the best possible filtration with the lowest
pressure drop. These elements are suitable for wet and/or dry gas and air filtration
service and coalesces fine mist into recoverable liquids as well as removing fine
solid particles. We use a Polyester core wrap to prevent media migration, as
fiberglass fibers are very abrasive. Normal flow direction for these elements is
from outside-in. FASAM fiberglass elements are available in various dimensions
and in 0.5 to 50 micron nominal particle removal ratings.
(Nominal Efficiency Rating - 98%)

Liquid Aerosol Coalescing Elements


(Includes prefilter for solid removal)
FASAM’s exclusive series CFP coalescing elements are specially designed to
coalesce extremely fine aerosol mists from natural gas, primarly lubricating oil
downstream of a compressor. Series CFP is designed to be utilized in place of
the CF series where it is desired to utilize the additional surface area and ultra
efficiency for solids stage (through pleated paper) and the coalescence of liquid
mists (through pleated micro-fiberglass).
This additional surface area also reduces the differential pressure when flowing
high flowrates.
The CFP element is guaranteed to coalesce and remove 99.5% of all liquid
droplets 0.3 micron and larger and 99.99% of all solid particles 0.3 micron and
larger from gas streams. Flow direction through element is from inside-out which
enhances the coalescing process via velocity-reduction.

Pleated Paper Filter Elements


FASAM makes series FP pleated paper filter elements from highly controlled resin
impregnated cellulose. The media is pleated to provide a large filter area and
dirt holding capacity. These elements deliver top performance in filtering refined
hydrocarbon products such as lubricating oil, diesel, jet fuels, gasoline, and
naphta as well as natural gas and natural gas products such as ethane, ethylene,
propane, butane and hexane. They are available in 2, 5, 10, and 20 micron ratings
in sizes.
(Nominal Efficiency Rating - 98%)
LIQUID ELEMENTS

Wound Filter Element


FASAM’s wound filter elements are designed to meet a wide range of filtration
duties. They offer an economic, easily installed and maintained filtration system
for the removal of particulate from liquid. Filter media is wound onto a support
core to form precise and accurately tapered spiral passageways to form the depth
filter matrix.
The board range of filter media; polypropylene, pre-rinsed polypropylene, cotton,
fiberglass, polyester, nylon, and rayon used combined with a suited core guarantee
high thermal and chemical compatibility with nearly any application where fine
filtration is concerned.
FASAM’s wound filter elements range from 1 to 500 micron, allows for consistent
and exact depth filtration. Elements are available in very flexible range of diameters
and lengths to fit most applications.
Applications for FASAM wound filter elements are:
process and waste water treatment, drinking water treatment, beverages,
vegtables oil, organic solvents, diluted acids, organic acids, alkalies, and other
corrosive or high temperature services up to 400 °C.

Activated Carbon Filter Elements


FASAM’s activated carbon canisters elements are an effective and economical
method of removing dissolved impurities from water, amines, glycols, and other
process liquids. These impurities, if left in the solutions, can cause foaming, odor,
and other process problems. The activated carbon used in FASAM elements is
designed to adsorb liquid hydrocarbons, corrosion inhibitors, color bodies, and
other dissolved organics. Our carbon has been specifically formulated to provide
long service life and excellent solvent purification. Both radial and vertical flow
models are available in a variety of sizes to fit all popular housing.
FASAM activated carbon is also available in bulk form for use in fixed-bed
adsorbers.

Phase Separator Elements


FASAM elements with three different types of repelling media are offered for a
variety of services:
◗ Teflon Coated Screen (TCS ) Cartridges are, by far, the most popular type
of separator element with proper cleaning and inspection, cost effective TCS
elements can be reused over many coalescer cartridge changeout cycles.
◗ Pleated Paper Elements cannot be reused and are replaced at every
coalescer cartridge changeout when are using in liquid phase separator. They
are often used with diesel and other fuel oils which may contain materials that
adhere to TCS cartridges and cannot be cleaned off.
◗ Synthetic Media Elements can be cleaned a maximum of two times. They
are lower in price than TCS cartridges and are intended for customers who
don’t want to take the time to clean separators.

Depht Filter Elements


FASAM depth type filter elements, are made from a special blend of natural and
synthetic fibers selected for chemical compatibility, filtration efficiency, and dirt
holding capacity and are among the most widely used elements for the filtration
of process liquids, well completion fluids, process water, and lubricating oils. The
filter mat produced by the exclusive FASAM process gives a uniform gradient
density to the filter media that provides long life and high particulate retention
capacity. These elements are available in nominal micron ratings ranging from 2
to 100 and a wide range of medias including:
Filter Elements

◗ Blend (FS)
Suitable for the filtration of a wide variety of liquids including water,
lubricating oil, process fluids, engine fuels, quench oils, solvents, and process
fluids. The composition is 60% cotton and 40% polyester.
◗ Polypropylene (FY)
Suitable for the filtration of process fluids, salt water, solvents, boiler feed
water, and water.
◗ White Cotton (FN)
Used where the purity of the liquids to be filtered is of the utmost importance
and no dyes or lubricants can be tolerated. Suitable for engine fuels, solvents,
and process fluids.
(Nominal Efficiency Rating - 98%)

SYNTHETIC ELEMENTS PRODUCTS


FASAM’s pleated synthetic filter elements are absolute rated and available in
100% polyester or polypropylene construction with a wide selection of gasket
and O-ring materials. The pleated construction provides a large surface area
for increased contaminate loading. End caps, media, cores and netting are all
thermally bonded to provide a high degree of compatibility with a wide range of
process fluids. Various micron ratings and lengths are available.
A board range of efficiencies with Beta ratios of 50 to 5000 provides the flexibility
to address any application or upset condition. Application for FASAM synthetic
pleated media elements are: gas processing liquids, injection water, solvents,
acids, wet/dry gas, lube oils, water, boiler feed water and in food/beverage,
coatings applications.

Metal Fibers Filter Element


FASAM’s serie FZ-P metal fibers filter elements are very versatile in the good
requirements of the filtration for the liquids and gases, capable of withstanding
differential pressure over 1000 psi and temperatures up to 600° with filtration
ranges 0,5 to 60 microns absolute, are compatible with most chemicals.
Filter elements composed of metal fiber are extremely stable and offer extended
performance without need for replacement. Cartridges are completely welded and
are not subject to crack which can be caused by severe vibrations in chemical
filtration systems. In addition, metal fiber elements are easily cleanable and can
be used in applications where cleaning-in-place (CIP) is required since there is no
trespassing of dust when the filter element is cleaned by backpulsing.
Cartridges are supplied with three media types:
◗ Sintered stainless steel fibre for absolute filtration ranges of 3 to 60 microns
for liquids and 1 to 15 microns for gases.
The stainless steel fibre cartridges benefit from high permeability, hence
low differential pressures, high dirt capacity, excellent on-stream life and a
guaranteed absolute rating of beta>5000 (>99.98% efficient).
◗ Sintered stainless steel powder for absolute filtration ranges of 6 to 60
microns for liquids and 0,4 to 10 microns for gases.
The stainless steel powder capsules are less permeable than fibre but still
have high dirt holding capacity and benefit from high differential strength and
a robust construction that allows for excellent performance even in the most
extreme of operating conditions.
◗ Stainless steel woven wire mesh for nominal filtration ratings of 2 microns
upwards for liquids and absolute filtration ratings of 3,5 to 85 microns for
gases.
The nominal mesh products also offer high permeability and well defined
filtration ratings at lower costs for less demanding applications.
In addition to stainless steel, other alloys are also available including Monel,
Inconel, Hastelloy and Fecralloy.
Filter Elements

Main application for FASAM stainless steel filter elements are:


high temperature fluids, High viscosity fluids, Toxicor hazardous fluids, process
steam, hydraulic oil, natural or process gases, corrosive liquids and gases,
eryogenic fluids, precious particulate recovery, and sterilization steam.

Wedge Wire Filter Element


FASAM’s exclusive series FZ-Y slotted wedge wire element is constructed by
helically winding a continuous triangular-shaped wire around a series of vertical
stringers. They are welded to the stringers at measured spacing to from an
independently strong element. One of the flat sides of the triangular wire is the
circumference of the element giving it an overall smooth surface. This improves
both manual and backwashing cleaning. This is usually the best element in
terms of backwash cleaning effiency resulting from a venturi effect at the screen
opening. Slotted screens have proven best for applications with fibrous solids:
because of the durability of slotted wedge wire elements, they are specified
for critical service applications where it is not feasible to remove the element
periodically for routine inspection. An example would be in Petroleum refinery
applications where the filters are used on continuous, high temperature, and high
pressure applications.
The higher cost of slotted element is also easy to justify for remote installations
where extraordinary long screen life is vital.
Filters available with different filtration rating with wide effective filtration surface.
Integrally manufactured from corrosion-proof material (AISI 316L, Duplex stainless
steel, 25% Cr. Duplex stainless steel, Monel, etc), these rugged elements withstand
differential pressure over 10 bar, both side. Normal flow direction through element
is from inside-out.

Element Efficiencies
Nominal efficiency rating is defined as 98% removal of the stated particle size and larger.
Absolute efficiency is defined as 99.98% removal of the stated particle size and larger.
To determine the removal ratings of an element, FASAM uses a standard filter test dust
Beta Ratio (B) % Removal and measures the dirt content of the inlet and outlet of the filter. From this information,
1 0 the Beta Ratio (B) can be calculated. FASAM uses the most stringent of rating methods,
the “first pass” efficiency to determine the Beta Ratio.
2 50
The following chart shows the relationship of the Beta Ratio (B) and Percent removal.
10 90
50 98 From the chart, it can be seen that the nominal rating of an element is the micron rating
at which the element attains a Beta Ratio (B) of 50 (98% removal). The absolute rating
100 99
of an element is the micron rating at which the element attains a Beta Ratio (B) of 5,000
1,000 99.9 (99.98% removal).
5,000 99.98 The Percent (%) Removal Efficiency can be obtained from the (B) value and can be
calculated as follows:

% Removal Efficiency = B-1 x 1000


B
FASAM offers both nominal and absolute rated elements.
Consult a Fasam Specialist for your Separations,
Retrofit, and Spares Requirements

FASAM S.r.l.
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