Particulate Removal Systems

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Our Particulate Removal Systems (PRS) are designed to tackle particulate contamination within fluids, oils, or other liquid hydrocarbons.

Also known as Oil Reclaimers, Oil Filtration Machines, or Low Flow and High Flow Filtration, these systems include pumps to push fluids through filter housings or filter vessels.

Our Particulate Removal Systems are equipped with heaters to help lower the viscosity of the fluid being pumped so that it flows much easier with less backpressure. These heaters can also be used to perform hot lube oil flushes within a system.

Particulate Removal Systems typically use filter elements designed to directly catch particles out of liquid flow streams, a process known as direct interception.

Our Particulate Removal Systems are made with a synthetic, man-made, Micro-glass filter media common to most petroleum products.

The filter provides a higher efficiency of particle retention, enabling you to have a larger difference in upstream particle counts versus downstream particle counts. This high degree of efficiency also helps to maintain a fluid's natural lubrication properties, unlike older filter media such as paper or cellulose.

Particulate is most often removed from higher particle counts like ISO 22/21/19 to lower particle counts like ISO 16/14/11 using 5 micron Beta(c) greater than or equal to 1000 filter elements.

All of our systems have been specially designed for rapid removal of particulate contamination from liquid hydrocarbons like oils and fuels.

Our systems are available in a number of sizes and flow rate options with pre and post filter vessel options, including pleated Micro-glass filter media, bag filter elements, and depth media filter elements.

Our Particulate Removal Systems offer a variety of flow rates ranging from 1 to 3000 GPM, as well as a standard pressure to 100 PSI with options for a higher operating pressure system.

In addition, we carry other air motor options that may work better for your needs.

The typical performance of our systems produces reduced particulate counts from ISO 21/19/16 (NAS 10) to ISO 14/12/10 (NAS 5). Our systems have been designed to lower particulate contamination at 99% efficiency for low industry setting particle counts.

Many of our units can also be used with water-based hydraulic fluids, synthetic based fire retardant or EHC fluids, kidney looping of reservoirs, high-velocity flushing of system piping meant to produce turbulent flow conditions, and heaters that can increase temperature and lower your fluid's viscosity.

A Particulate Removal System can be used to transfer and filter oil from one reservoir to another. They are usually connected to one reservoir and inserted into a circulation process known as Kidney Loop Filtration. In this process, fluid is recirculated many times between the reservoir and purifier, much like how our own kidneys filter blood throughout the body. After 10 to 20 passes, particulate contamination generally meets or exceeds new oil cleanliness results.

Our Particulate Removal Systems have been manufactured in both explosion-proof options NEMA 7 and NEMA 4/12 to work with all kinds of voltage and frequency supply specifications. Most of our filtration systems are NEMA 4 Electrical Compliant and can be operated outdoors in most weather conditions. We also specialize in NEMA 7 explosion proof systems that meet Class 1, Division 2, and Groups C&D electrical specifications.

For ease of logistics and mobility, most of our systems are skid mounted with protective cages and equipped with lifting lugs and forklift slots on all four sides. Our systems can easily be moved by standard forklifts, overhead cranes, flatbed trucks, cargo containers, and trailers.

Most systems are 460 V/3 Phase Power, and require anything between 20 to 100 amps of power supply, depending on the size and load of the system. They range in size from 2 feet deep by 2 feet wide by 4 feet tall and 200 pounds, to 6 feet deep by 10 feet wide by 7 feet tall, and weighing up to 6,500 pounds.

Hydrocarbon Filtration has a wide range of filtration systems available for customers looking to rent, including vacuum dehydrators, particulate removal systems, varnish removal systems, cartridge filter vessels, bag filter housings, fuel coalescers, and transformer oil purifiers.

Our filtration equipment is housed in warehouses across the country, allowing us to have a rental system ready to meet a customer's needs within a few hours. We have many distribution opportunities available for your use.