We are talking about viscosity liquids products such as coatings, glues, silicone, effect paint, chocolate, PVC slurry, dough, starch, surimi paste, varnishes, industrial paints, chemicals, oils, emulsions, water of various kinds, mayonnaise, caramel, surimi, pancake batter, gelatin, tomato paste, honey, paint......
Viscosity plays an important role in filtration because it impacts the speed at which the fluid can be pushed through a filter to remove contaminants.
Viscosity plays an important role in filtration because it impacts the speed at which the fluid can be pushed through a filter to remove contaminants. As fluid viscosity increases, the flow rate that is pumped through a filter must be decreased. This is because higher-viscosity fluids have a higher resistance to flow resulting in a higher pressure drop and shorter filter life. Selecting a filter with a larger micron size will help decrease the pressure drop since there will be less resistance moving through the filter.
At YUBO Filtration we take many different factors into consideration when making a recommendation for you. Fluid viscosity and temperature are two of the main influencers in our decision-making. Extensive testing is performed at our facility using our variety of filter elements to determine proper flow rates for all fluid viscosities. We are dedicated to providing the proper filters and filter elements to ensure you get the filtration results you desire, and the longest possible filter life to help maximize your investment.
Filtration means filter media, filter media means obstacle and obstacle means flow resistance.
The finer the filter media, the more difficult it will be to make a viscous product pass through it, whatever the nature of the filter (stainless steel or synthetic material). The material of the filter changes little or not at all. The structure of the filter has an impact.
The more viscous a product is, the more complicated it is to get it through a filter.
At the same flow rate, a viscous product will need a larger filtration surface and therefore a large filter.
For low-viscosity products: wedge wire screen pipe, Rotary Drum Screen, stainless steel water filter Nozzle,etc.
For medium viscosity fluids: stainless steel bag filter housing
For high-viscosity fluids: high-quality self cleaning filter housing