017Coalescing Filters serve a number of important filtration functions. They are used to filter both liquids and microscopic solids. They are commonly used in the following applications:

  • Filtration of plant and instrument air streams
  • Filtration of plant gas receiving points
  • Filtration of refrigeration systems
  • Filtration of gasoline processing plants
  • Filtration of other air or gas streams

Coalescing Filters and Immiscible Liquids

They are frequently used to separate different density immiscible liquids from each other including:

  • Jet fuel
  • Diesel fuel
  • Turbine fuel
  • Insulating oil
  • Lube oil

They are particularly efficient because in addition to separating these immiscible fluids they also remove solid contaminants, thus providing clean, impurity-free effluent. A variety of different industries may utilize coalescing filters, but in particular they are found in the chemical and petrochemical industries.

Different Coalescing Filters for Different Applications

Coalescing filters are available in a variety of different retention ranges for different size micron filtration, often as small 0.3 microns up to 25 microns. They are also available in different materials, as well as different specialty service categories including:

  • Caustic
  • Surfactants
  • Emulsions
  • Aromatics

Gulf Coast Filters offers a range of different coalescing filters to best suit each different customer and application.