STAINLESS STEEL FILTER ELEMENTS

Artrec filters manufacture with stainless steel wire cloth strands woven in various mesh patterns for best performance filtration ratings. There are many construction options like epoxy, crimped type, welded, aluminum, metal felt, nonwoven stainless steel fabric. Our stainless steel wire cloth elements are easily cleaned back into service by back flushing, ultrasonic or other non-abrasive cleaning methods.
Artrec filter media has got stainless steel wire cloth strands woven in various mesh patterns to form absolute as well as nominal filtration ratings. Using our Artrec wire cloth, there are different construction options for filter elements:
  •  Epoxy-bonded Construction
  •  Crimped Construction (for Industrial Process Cartridges)
  •  All Welded Construction
  •  Metal Felt Filter Elements (Nonwoven Stainless Steel Fabric)
 
Cleanability of Stainless Steel Filter Elements
Artrec stainless steel wire cloth elements are an idea for hostile or severe environments and applications. That is why cleanability is so important. All of our wire cloth stainless steel filter elements are easily restored back into service by back flushing, ultrasonic or other non-abrasive cleaning techniques. When used in filtration applications involving hazardous fluids, the cleanability of our stainless filter elements can significantly reduce disposal costs.
 
Epoxy-Bonded Stainless Filters
Artrec Filter also manufactures stainless steel filter elements using epoxy-bonding construction techniques. Epoxy-bonded elements provide sufficient strength for many high-pressure applications. Epoxy-bonded construction is ideal for most fluid applications.
 Artrec elements are cleanable. They are easily restored to service by back flushing, ultrasonic or other nonabrasive cleaning techniques. This is particularly valuable and cost-effective in applications involving hazardous fluids. Because our elements are cleanable, disposal costs are significantly reduced.
Artrec Stainless Filter Element Specifications:
  • Filter elements are manufactured from 304 or 316 stainless steel wire cloth material
  • Mesh Patterns — Square Weave, Twilled Dutch Weave, Plain Dutch Weave
  • Designed and tested to withstand collapse pressure ratings of 300-6,000 PSID
  • Temperature ratings from -65° to 300°F (-53° to -148°C)
  • Various micron ratings available from 2um to 1000um (nominal)
  • Various mesh sizes available
  • Artrec Stainless Steel filter elements are cleanable for long service life
 
 
Crimped Construction Stainless Filter Elements
We offer crimped construction, a process particularly applicable for Industrial Process Cartridges. Industrial process cartridges are often used in applications for batch processing. These cartridges are typically pleated or cylindrical (wrapped), with a lightweight core and a support ring. Industrial process cartridges overcome the temperature and compatibility limitations of cellulose or synthetic fiber cartridges by being manufactured of stainless steel using crimping and welding, with no brazing or epoxy bonding used. Made entirely of 304 or 316 stainless steel, our process cartridges are cleanable, reusable and can withstand differential pressures. Our industrial process cartridges are also unaffected by most corrosive fluids. Particle retention can be as fine as 5um. Element media can be pleated to increase the surface area. Cartridges rated at 100um or finer have an underlying support layer of coarser stainless steel mesh to prevent pleat collapse.
Artrec elements are cleanable. They are easily restored to service by back flushing, ultrasonic or other nonabrasive cleaning techniques. This is particularly valuable and cost-effective in applications involving hazardous fluids. Because our elements are cleanable disposal costs are significantly reduced.
 
Welded Construction Stainless Steel Filter Elements
Artrec Filter woven wire mesh cleanable elements offer rugged stainless steel components and welded construction for a wide variety of applications including:
  • Power Generation
  • Chemical and Petrochemical Processing
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Coolant Systems
  • Water Filtration
  • Pneumatic Systems
  • Extreme Temperature and Pressure Applications
Stainless steel welded construction woven wire mesh elements are ideally suited for hostile environment applications involving extreme temperatures, high pressures and corrosive fluids. These elements eliminate the harmful effects of media migration and provide precise filtration control of particles larger than the micron rating. The elements are easily cleaned to restore their useful life by back flushing or other techniques.
 Artrec woven wire mesh elements feature all stainless steel components including the end caps, center tube, and woven wire mesh. When utilized in filtration applications involving hazardous fluids, the cleanability of these elements can dramatically reduce disposal costs.
The rugged components and welded construction of the woven wire mesh elements make them ideal for many high-pressure applications.  Artrec offers elements designed for collapse pressure ratings. Applications involving extreme temperature ranges that would destroy conventional epoxy constructed elements are ideal candidates for utilizing woven wire mesh elements. Artrec anneals all welded woven wire mesh to minimize the possibility of element failure caused by the combined effects of intergranular corrosion and high pressure.
Artrec elements are available in many efficiency ratings. The precisely controlled pore size of the woven wire mesh assures absolute particle efficiency in every micron size.
Stainless Filter Element Specifications:
  • Filter elements are manufactured from 304 or 316 stainless steel wire cloth material
  • Mesh Patterns — Square Weave, Twilled Dutch Weave, Plain Dutch Weave
  • Designed and tested to withstand collapse pressure ratings of 300-6,000 PSID
  • Temperature ratings from -300 to +800 degrees F
  • Various micron ratings available from 2µm to 1000µm (nominal)
  • Various mesh sizes available
  • Artrec Stainless Steel filter elements are cleanable for long service life
 
 
Metal Felt Filter Elements
Artrec metal felt filter media is made with thin filaments of nonwoven stainless steel. These porous metal felt filter elements are ideal for high pressure, highly corrosive, highly viscous or radioactive applications. They feature extremely high porosity, high flow rates and very long life. These elements are the same we use in our high-pressure filter assemblies, which are often employed in highly challenging applications.
Random fiber filtration (metal felt) can provide absolute particle retention, longer on-stream time and high dirt-holding capacity. Although more expensive, it often offers clear advantages over wire cloth, sintered metal or non-metallic fibers. Its high temperature, high pressure and corrosion resistance combined with almost unending cleanability, make it highly economical for hostile environments.
Metal Felt Filter Element Specifications
Artrec metal felt filter elements have a random matrix of 316-L stainless steel filaments with diameters from 4 to 25 microns. The finer the micron, the more open area is provided in a pure crosshatch pattern. When sinter bonded, this random matrix can provide:
  • Extremely high porosity (up to 85%)
o   high flow rates: up to 20 times higher than other media types
o   long on-stream lifetime
o   downscaling is possible (less filter surface is needed to filter the same volume)
  • Low-pressure drop: The high porosity of our metal fiber media allows a very low-pressure drop (and thus lower energy cost), even at high filtration velocities
  • Ease of cleaning: The open structure of porous metal media allows you to clean in situ by back flushing or backwashing
  • High strength: The sintering process creates strong fiber bonds and guarantees a high strength filter medium. Combined with an appropriate inner core, our filter elements can withstand thermal shock, high pressures, and frequent back flushing.
  • Heat & corrosion resistance: Our filter media can be used in high temperature (up to 1000° C, depending on the alloy) and/or corrosive applications - where non-metallic textile, ceramic or polymer products fail
  • Can be used for surface or depth filtration. Our filter media enables you to achieve high efficiencies through a cake build-up (surface filtration) and also offer high dirt holding capacity for depth particles capture (depth filtration)
  • Stainless steel and other alloys available: not brittle, chemical cleaning is possible, weldable, low thermal expansion, maintains structure (no thermal shock) Depending on the performance you require, we select the proper alloy to provide the required resistance and strength
For filtration, the absolute filter ratings are:
  • for liquids — 1 to 80 µm
  • for air & gases — below 0.1 µm is possible (HEPA, ULPA)
Applications
  • Polymer filtration: polyamides, Kevlar®, polyesters, polypropylene, polyamide, Nylon®
  • Spinning polymers
  • Automotive:
o   air filters
o   lubricant filters
o   filters for airbag inflators
  • Chemical and catalyst recovery
o   High-temperature liquids
o   Cryogenic fluids
o   Solvents, ketones, esters, liquid hydrocarbons
o   Feed water and make-up water
o   Ethylene glycol
o   High-efficiency solids recovery or liquid recycling
  • Hot gas filtration
  • Medical and pharmaceutical
  • Hydraulic and fuel
  • Nuclear venting
  • Food and beverage:
o   Process steam filtration
o   Catalyst recovery from hydrogenation reactors
o   Polishing of syrups, liquors, and other liquids
o   Catalyst removal from flavor ingredients and other food specialties
o   Activated carbon removal and de-colorization
  • HEPA & ULPA filtration
  • Burners: Made of high-temperature resistant alloy, sintered metal fibers are used as radiation material for burner applications
  • Refinery: High flow rates in continuous operations typical in refinery applications
  • Web: Non-woven metal fibers are used in liquid-liquid separation (coalescing and liquid-gas separation (demisting) systems
 
Wedge Wire Filter Elements: High Strength, High Pressure, Cleanable
Artrec wedge wire filter elements are ideal for many challenging filtration applications. Their design provides:
  • Optimum structural strength for heavy loads
  • Minimal plugging and blinding
  • High pressure/pulsating pressure capability
  • Corrosive application suitability
  • Thermal resistance
  • Long-life — almost endless cleanability
  • Sterile application/food industry suitability
  • Low-pressure drop
  • High flow rate
High-Performance Filtration for Many Applications
If your process involves any aspect of fluid/solid separation, we have the products and experience to help you achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Filtration
  • Separation
  • Straining
Industries That Can Benefit From Wedge Wire Filtration
  • Pulp and paper
  • Chemical
  • Petrochemical
  • Automotive
  • Mineral and aggregate processing
  • Plastics extrusion
  • Adhesive/sealant filtration
  • Coatings
  • Other highly viscous fluids in many industries

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