Water Absorbent Cellulose Series

Water Absorbent Cellulose Series Filters

People often association contamination with particles; however, water can also be a contaminant to a hydraulic or lube system. Water vapor can cause fluid breakdown, rust and create various emulsions within the lubrication system fluid. The result is equipment damage or major downtime. Since water is always present in oil- based liquids, it’s imperative to control the water ingression, bacterial growth and water reactions that can cause equipment failures within the lubrication system.

Filtration Point’s water absorbent cellulose filter element design absorbs free water from fluids and provides for strong particulate filtration. As water droplets pass through the filter, they are absorbed by a special high-tech polymer absorbent contained in the middle layer of the filter and are chemically locked in place. Additional filter media removes particulates as a normal filter does. In addition to removing the water and dirt, the cartridge itself informs the operator the it is time to change the filter by signaling an increase in pressure differential and ultimately shutting off the flow. Your system must have differential pressure gages to properly use a “Shut-Off water absorbing filter.”

Another benefit of this type of filter is the ease in which the operator can both install and remove the cartridge.

Filtration Point offers over 50 different SKUs of water absorbent cellulose filter cartridges.

The major OEM brands include:

  • Filtermart
  • Facet
  • Fluitek
  • Grainger
  • Hy-Pro
  • Hilco
  • Jonell
  • Kaydon
  • Refilco
  • Royal Filter
  • Velcon

If you need more advice about which water absorbent cellulose filter element to choose, do not hesitate to contact Filtration Point by phone, chat or email, and we will be happy to help you locate the right one for your equipment.