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Metals shine bright at FILTECH 2022

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John Crane sees filtration as a key and growing component of its solution set for the process industries

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Hydraulic filtration challenges and opportunities

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The SinterPore range of materials is produced by DDD company Porous Metal Filters. Photo courtesy of Porous Metal Filters

With benefits including precisely tailored flow rates and accuracy – wire diameters and mesh apertures can be customized to perfectly match targeted contaminants – woven metallic filter fabrics continue to be essential for many demanding filtration operations. In addition, metal mesh filters – primarily made from stainless steel – can withstand a wide range of …

Thomas Grimm-Bosbach

Founded more than 100 years ago, John Crane is a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to the process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety of products, including filtration systems, mechanical seals and systems, couplings, and predictive digital monitoring technologies. All accomplished through a global network of more …

In a hydraulic system, there may be a number of components involved

Hydraulic filters, sometimes referred to as strainers, are part of the hydraulic system and function simply to remove foreign contaminants from the system. There are four basic types of hydraulic filter media: traditional cellulose, synthetic, wire mesh and hygroscopic (water absorbing) medias. Standard filter elements have several pleated support and filtration layers. An ideal hydraulic …

Figure 1. Edge seal technology protects media pleats from damage.

It is widely accepted that gas turbines (GT) require an inlet filtration system to protect them from contaminants contained within the vast quantities of air they consume. Having the correct system in place will protect GT performance, help maintain power output levels, increase reliability and availability, reduce maintenance overheads, and help prevent unscheduled shutdowns. Inlet …

Andritz ME2500 filter press

Andritz introduced the ME2500 filter press, completing its A4F and the SE series filter presses for the mining and minerals industry. The ME2500 is designed for the processing of tailings or mining concentrates like iron, copper, lead or zinc. The design, with an hourly capacity of up to 450 kg/m2 and a filtration area of …