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Hy-Pro's DFE Rated Filter Element vs. Brand X Filter Element

Wed, Jun. 07, 2017

The Problem: Too Much Filter-Related Downtime

A paper machine was experiencing excessive downtime as maintenance personnel was frequently servicing a Brand X filter element installed on the lube system. The element would reach terminal ∆P and require replacement every 8.5 days on average.

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The Solution

Fluid samples were taken upstream (20/18/14) and downstream (16/13/10) of the Brand X element before it was discarded and replaced with a Hy-Pro DFE Rated G8 Dualglass element engineered for superior dirt holding capacity and contamination removal efficiency.

The Results

The Hy-Pro element reached terminal ∆P 17 days after installation, doubling the element life of the previous element. This increased productivity and decreased maintenance hours and expenses. Upstream (19/17/14) and downstream (15/14/11) fluid samples also verified an increase in contaminant removal efficiency which will increase component and fluid life.

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Written by Jim Harlan


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