A filter element that, in addition to its filter medium, has a magnet or magnets incorporated into its structure to attract and hold ferromagnetic particles.



Related Terms

IN-LINE FILTER

A filter assembly in which the inlet, outlet and filter element axes are in a straight line.

BUBBLE POINT

The differential gas pressure at which the first steady stream of gas bubbles is emitted from a wetted filter element under specified test conditions.

CLEANABLE

A filter element which, when loaded, can be restored by a suitable process, to an acceptable percentage of its original dirt capacity.

BURST PRESSURE RATING

The maximum specified inside-out differential pressure that can be applied to a filter element without outward structural or filter-medium failure.

PLEATED FILTER

A filter element whose medium consists of a series of uniform folds and has the geometric form of a cylinder, cone, disc, plate, etc. Synonymous with 'convoluted' and 'corrugated'.

FLOW FATIGUE RATING

The ability of a filter element to resist a structural failure of the filter medium due to flexing caused by cyclic differential pressure.

ADSORBENT FILTER

A filter medium primarily intended to hold soluble and insoluble contaminants on its surface by molecular adhesion.

COLLAPSE

An inward structural failure of a filter element which can occur due to abnormally high pressure drop (differential pressure) or resistance to flow.

MANIFOLD FILTER

A filter in which the inlet and outlet port axes are at right angles, and the filter element axis is parallel to either port axis.

STRAINER

A coarse filter element (pore size over approximately 40 μm) .

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