The Filmax Filtration System Element is sealed unlike any other depth filter in today’s marketplace. The two types of depth filters manufactured utilize cross flow and axial flow. Cross flow depth filters stack filter medium on top of each other to provide more surface area. They are similar to pleated filters and are known not to be as efficient as axial flow depth filters.
Depth filters with axial flow use a sealing method to achieve parallel flow with the filters center tube. Mechanical seals, such as plastic disks using vertical compression, are one type of sealing device. This type of seal, when exposed to water, allows media to swell beyond the disk and bypass. Other depth filters apply a perimeter wrap with flow ports to achieve axial flow. These types of filters are known to have problems with pressure differential on the filter and for not utilizing all the filtration media.
The Filmax Element is manufactured by applying
Hot Melt Adhesives
at 425 degrees to guarantee the integrity of the element and provide maximum filtration. All critical areas of the element are sealed with high temperature adhesive around the center tube and around the outer perimeter of the collector screens. Filmaxs’ positive sealing system eliminates any chance of media separation, channeling or bypassing of fluid. As a result, it is the most effective axial flow depth product in today’s marketplace. The Filmax element holds over ¾ pounds of particulate and up to one gallon of water. Filmax provides maximum extra fine filtration because it is over 99.3% efficient removing water and particulate contamination, eliminating and removing the precursors that lead to varnish and sludge.