Category: inline filters

Mesh vs Micron

Inline Filters November 28, 2016

By: Travis Scott

As the Director of Marketing at ISM, I am responsible for managing our advertising programs, one of which is Google AdWords. One of my weekly tasks is to analyze the keywords and phrases people use to find the search ads we have created and look for opportunities to create more targeted ads and keywords we bid on.

Recently I’ve noticed a phrase that shows up time after time - “mesh vs micron” Since this seems to be a common search/question that people have I thought it would be helpful to provide some insight into these two measurements...

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Inline Filters for Miniature Flow Control Component Protection

Inline Filters February 17, 2016

Many systems use in-line filters in combination with check valves or precision orifices for enhanced performance

Introduction
Miniature flow-control components such as in-line filters are usually installed in air, gas, vacuum and fluid flow systems to perform very specific functions related to flow control. It is frequently useful to pair critical components in complimentary combinations. Although the function of inline filters is often  ...

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How to Choose an In-line Filter – Physical Connections

Inline Filters June 23, 2015

In-line Filter Physical Connections

There are many considerations in carefully choosing an in-line filter. Common choices focus on the expected particle load and the chemical exposure. Sample tests will show that it works in the intended operating environment. However, critical options exists with the physical connections on in-line filters. This post will review connection choices for in-line filters: barbed, threaded, Luer and push-in connections.

Barbed Connections
A barbed connection has one or more ridges or barbs. This is the section of an in-line filter pushed into a tube during installation. Pushing a tube end over a barb causes it to expand and then ...

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How to Choose an In-line Filter – Operating Conditions

Inline Filters May 27, 2015

A look at how to match filter specs to your in-line filter needs.

We all realize that it is important to select the right filter so that something doesn’t go wrong later. For example, perhaps the efficiency of flow is too low. How do you know you made the right choice? Well, we already know about chemical compatibility requirements (see my previous post, How to Choose an In-line Filter – Chemical Compatibility). Now we need to think about operating conditions. I will go over flow rate, volume of solids, operating pressure and ...

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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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