How to Choose an In-line Filter – Chemical Compatibility

Inline Filters April 30, 2015

Selecting in-line filters for chemical compatibility

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed when I consider how many different chemicals we encounter in our daily lives. This bleeds over into technical considerations at work. We need to know the chemical compatibility of metals and plastics. This is critical when it comes to choosing in-line filters. In this post, I will go over the importance of chemical compatibility as well as some other tips to choosing components for your process.

Plastics and chemical compatibility
Chemicals can change a plastic’s physical properties. They can ...

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How to Choose an In-line Filter – Mesh and Particle Size

Inline Filters April 7, 2015

Filter Mesh, Microns and In-line Filter Choice

Filtration is filtration right? Well, like all things technical it is not as simple as that when it comes to particle separation. The easiest way to start thinking about in-line filter choice is by looking first at filter mesh. In this post I want to give you a simple mental picture of what filter mesh or screen is and an overview of how different sizes of mesh are described.

Filtration Basics
Fishing net is basically a filter used to separate fish from water. Like fishing net, filter mesh is woven metal wire or plastic strands which stops particles that are too large from passing through openings...

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How to Choose an In-line Filter – 4 Key Things to Know

Inline Filters February 23, 2015

Selecting the Right In-line Filter

What happens when you set out to find the right in-line filter? This is tougher when looking for a miniature filter. I always think about the one I have and go looking for another just like it. What if there is no specific example to replace? Try searching for how to choose a filter using Google. Sorting through what matters and what doesn’t is a chore.

I’m going to review some tips on how to think about filter features so you end up with more filter options with less effort.  This blog refers to commercial filtration. Choosing medical filtration involves different ...

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