What Are The Different Types of Compressed Air Filters?

Problem: I need some compressed air filters, but I'm not sure what the different types are or which ones I need.

Solution: Pneumatech offers multiple compressed air filters for any type of application. When using compressed air, it is almost always necessary to use a compressed air filter. These filters range in style from threaded, flanged, carbon and high pressure. Each filter style has a unique purpose for specific applications and the right filter must be selected to keep your compressed air system efficient.

What is the difference in filter styles?

Threaded filters are basic filters that are easy to maintain that have die case aluminum housings with special anodized treatment outside and inside to protect against corrosion. Pneumatech's line of threaded filters come in coalescing, particulate and adsorber options.

Flanged filters are higher grade filters that have a special coating insuring a housing lifetime of at least 20 years and also have higher performance. These filters also come in coalescing, particulate and adsorber options and have up to 10,594 nominal cfm flow.

Carbon filters are high-efficiency filters that are capable of removing hydrocarbons, odors and oil vapors from compressed air. When combined with Pneumatech oil coalescing filters, these filters can prodce Class 1 air according to ISO 8573-1:2010.

High pressure filters handle high PSI levels coming from the air compressor and are used in high pressure applications. These filters have the maximum contaminant removal using highly efficient glass fiber and fleece media. These filters allow low pressure losses, increased energy savings and lower operating costs.

In addition to threaded, flanged, carbon and high-pressure filters, each of these types of filters also comes in coalescing, high-performance, particulate, and oil and vapor grades. Pneumatech filters are as described below:

  • P - Coalescing and particulate general purpose pre-filter
  • G - Coalescing filters for general purpose protection, removing solid particles and oil aerosol
  • C - High performance coalescing filters for general purpose protection removing solid particles and oil aerosol
  • S - Particulate filters for dust protection, removing solid particles
  • D - High performance particulate filters for dust protection, removing solid particles
  • V - Oil vapor and odor removal filter

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