Parker filtration series I: creating the filter media

In this series we will be looking at the methods by which Parker produce their high-quality filter elements, following on from a visit by Simplex-Turbulo staff to their manufacturing facility in Chomutov, Czech Republic.

The filter media is that part of the element which removes the contaminant. It usually starts out in sheet form (below). Once the multiple layers have been bonded together, it is then pleated to expose more surface area to the fluid flow. This reduces pressure differential while increasing dirt holding capacity.


The media has multiple layers and a mesh backing to achieve optimum performance.
Pleating the media exposes more surface area to the fluid flow, allowing more harmful particulates to be trapped in the element.