Fluid Conditioning Products produces a wide range of filters that use perforated metals or stronger, coarser wire mesh than is typically used in wire cloth. These are called strainers.
Typically, strainers filter out particles that are 100 microns or larger. These particles can cause severe damage to pumps, valves and other major components.
Industrial basket strainers can be constructed by FCP in virtually any size or configuration. The important design parameters are generally flow, pressure drop and particle size.
Special "ground-only" air intake screens were manufactured by FCP for fighter jets. The principal objective of this strainer is to keep tools, birds and other debris from entering the jet engine through the air intake during engine servicing and storage.
In other applications, FCP has incorporated magnets into some larger strainers to capture metallic particles. We have also created basket-type strainers as tall as six feet and as small as the inlet to a 1/8th inch fitting.
FCP works closely with customers to ensure that we meet the precise specifications required by their application, and that we deliver the final product in a cost efficient and timely manner.
Fluid Conditioning Products works with several partners to develop filters for any application that requires sintered metal. We can obtain sintered material in bronze, stainless steel and many specialty alloys to suit your needs.
We can also design a housing to complement the filter, as well as custom machine or form the sintered material and braze fittings to make it work in your application.
Fluid Conditioning Products specializes in the design and manufacture of filter elements. We are known for our corrosion-resistant wire mesh filters made from stainless steel, nickel-copper, brass and bronze.
Fluid Conditioning Products can also manufacture disposable filters for various applications. We utilize materials such as cellulose, paper, spun polyester and fiberglass.
Metal filter construction results in several advantages:
FCP has designed and manufactured filter elements for a diverse array of applications that include:
Our filters are used by almost every jet engine manufacturer and can be found worldwide on helicopters, submarines, aircraft carriers, locomotives and even tanks.
As part of its full range of services, Fluid Conditioning Products builds a myriad of housings and specialized enclosures to meet the needs and specifications of our customers.
For example, filtration systems requiring reverse flow prevention are designed with the proper check valve to meet those conditions. For other systems that require a fail-safe to keep fluid flowing, we include a by-pass valve which will allow the system to function even after the filter becomes completely clogged.
These valves can work in concert with six basic types of housings that can be adapted for almost any usage:
Engineers at FCP can help you select the most cost-effective housing that meets the demands of your application.
We specialize in custom-designed and fabricated assemblies for aerospace and marine applications. Let us help you to create a design based on your needs, or to facilitate the custom manufacture of products based on your specifications or drawings.
Indicators that alert users when filters should be changed or cleaned play an important safety role in filter applications. Fluid Conditioning Products manufactures mechanical indicators which include options such as thermal lockout or anti-reset mechanisms.
We equip our filtration systems with the appropriate type of indicator to meet customer engineering specifications.
FCP indicators use a pop-up button that signals when a filter is clogged. More complex indicators may have an electrical switch that illuminates a light or triggers another response.
FCP has also developed an indicator sensitive to thermal lockout. These devices are used in differential pressure indicators to prevent false activation below a predetermined temperature. The objective is to avoid unwanted indication during periods of high fluid viscosity, such as experienced when starting aircraft and hydraulic systems in cold weather.
We continue to develop innovative ways to use indicators and ensure the proper functioning and safety of our filter units. Examples include indicators for low differential pressures or very small sizes.