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Norgren airline filter regulators

How important are filter regulators in air preparation applications?

The short answer, is ‘very’. Using a filter application in an air preparation article will help to save your business money, and will keep your energy usage down. Here’s why you should think twice about skipping a filter application.

A filter application helps to keep costs down

In any business, keeping unnecessary costs down, is a fundamental element to its’ success. Across chemical, automotive and pharmaceutical industries, the pressure to keep monetary spend as streamlined as possible, is even more significant. That’s why it’s so important to maintain smooth and efficient processes across your business, particularly within pressure control, where the smallest fluctuation can prove catastrophic.

Within air preparation applications, such as cylinders, valves, air motors and hoists, choosing the correct filter regular is imperative. The Parker FRL filter regular is strategically designed to suit pneumatics. It has a slick, stainless steel design which meets NACE specifications. This filter application offers a two-stage filtration process, first using a deflector plate to move liquids and coarse particles in the bowl interior wall, and then forcing the air through an element where smaller particles are filtered out.

By investing in a filter regular from the outset, you will avoid facing any repercussions from badly filtered mechanics. You will face less breakages and will save on repair costs. Not only repair costs, but repair time. By filtering your equipment correctly, your business processes remain smooth, and your costs remain unaffected by bad forward-planning.

Filter applications help to save energy

Any process which works in a smooth and efficient way, will help to minimise leaked energy. This is true across all industries, whether you operate across brewery, chemical or power generation process. A healthy pressure management system will work seamlessly. It will minimise lagging and avoid any unnecessary strain across the whole system. Filter regulators across air applications will do just that. They help to keep pneumatics operating efficiently, and keep energy focused; thus resulting in a smooth pressure management system which costs less to run and stays energy efficient.

Norgen Filter Regulators have a pre-assembled design with an innovative ‘box-set’ concept. This ensures that parts can never be missing or incorrectly assembled, giving you one less thing to be concerned with. The unit includes a strong mounting bracket, pressure gauge and shut-off valve, which gives you the option of isolating the upstream supply.

Norgen Filter Regulators have two supply options; the Olympian Plus unit or the smaller Excelon unit. The Olympian offers a built-in safety feature which helps to prevent incorrect installation and unsafe removal. This saves time and provides a long-term economical benefit which is key to your business.

The Excelon allows units to be quickly and easily removed via a modular ‘quickclamp’ system, without disturbing the existing pipework. As this is a smaller unit, you will also benefit from shorter downtime on replacement, and a similar service time to Olympian units.

Are you ready to cut costs and energy wastage with a filter regulator for your air application? Take a look at our full collection here.

Here at Fluid Controls, we are experts in all things valves and filters. Find out why you should choose Fluid Controls as your filter regulator supplier.

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