Removal of solids from liquids or gasses
Filtration is the removal of solids from liquids or gasses by flowing the contaminated liquid or gas through a filter media that will retain the solids and will only let clean product pass through.
Fuels, both liquid and gas, are usually travelling through the system once and are consumed at the end of the line. Since the process stream carries new contamination on a continues basis the amount of solids to be removed can be much higher than in any hydraulic system. The requirements for cleanliness of fuels are part of the fuel specifications and these specifications are met using nominal filtration. (Hydraulic and lubricating oils, which are circulated again and again through the same equipment, require absolute filtration for the best performance of the equipment).
The purpose of the filtration is the protection of the system components further downstream in the system, such as injection pumps, injection nozzles and other engine parts. The contamination consists among others of sand, pipe scale and dust, and are originated from the production process, the transport and the storage.
If liquid fuels are contaminated with water, or gas fuels are contaminated with liquids, the fuel can be treated with a filter water separator or monitor. We refer to our Separation page.
Hydro-Carbon Filtration & Separation offers filters with sizes according to the widely accepted industrial standard of 6′ (152 mm) OD, 3.5′ (89 mm) ID and length in multiples of 11′ and 14.5′. The standardisation provides the possibility to install filters with different filtration ratings and different filtration mechanism.
Microfilters are used to efficiently and continuously remove solids and reduce particulate concentration to meet fluid specifications. Hydro-Carbon Diesel F Type microfilters are highly efficient and cost effective due to their large filter surface areas. F Type Microfilters are designed for use in tough industrial diesel filtration applications where high-flow rates and large volumes are required. Incorporate F-Type microfilters in your overall contaminant and control systems in order to deliver high purity diesel fuel.
Applications in fuel filtration systems include – but are not limited to – naphtha, diesel fuel, gas oil, gasoline, propylene, butane, propane, etc.