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Flow-Max® Pleated Filter Cartridges

Greater surface area for longer life and reduced filtration costs.

Flow-Max filter cartridges outperform wound, spun, melt blown, resin bonded and other ”depth” type filter elements because our cartridges are pleated to provide increased surface area and longer life.

Lower pressure drop is another significant advantage, using Flow-Max pleated cartridges, which allows for increased flow rates and the use of smaller filter housings to reduce capital equipment costs.

Further savings are provided because our 100% synthetic filter media is cleanable, five micron and up, to lower cartridge replacement costs.

Flow-Max filter cartridges outperform other pleated elements because our high performance filter media is systematically produced using 100% synthetic fibers, with no binders or additives to leave a residue, foam or contaminate.

Our filter media is dramatically thicker than other products. For this reason, Flow-Max cartridges provide “depth” filtration for greater sediment removal, along with more surface area with our pleated design.

Highly efficient, five ply filter media
Our one micron absolute and 0.35 micron filter cartridges use a five ply filter media for greater efficiency and longer life. They are ideal for surface water filtration to reduce Cryptosporidium and Giardia cysts.


Features
  • Filter media is pleated for greater surface area.
  • Synthetic filter media is cellulose-free.
  • “Thicker” filter media has a greater capacity to capture and retain particles, compared to thin, more rigid media types, which have less void space for particle retention.
  • One micron absolute and 0.35 media use a multi-ply laminate for superior performance.
  • Long lengths have netting to hold pleats in place.
  • All cartridge types and lengths are wrapped.
  • Full product line (types, lengths & micron ratings).
  Benefits
  • Low pressure drop; long life; reduced filtration costs, compared to wound and spun cartridges.
  • No additives or binders, which may cause foaming.
  • Increased dirt holding capacity; longer life; fewer cartridge replacements needed; and reduced filtration costs, compared to other pleated cartridge suppliers.
  • Increased particle removal efficiency; longer life; and reduced cost per gallon filtered.
  • Superior performance and appearance.
  • Provides security at no additional cost.
  • Greater selection from your single source supplier!





Washable & reusable
Flow-Max® cartridges are washable and reusable, five micron and up to reduce filtration costs. For best results, direct spray into pleats to dislodge sediment. Or, let dry and brush off filter cake from surface of the media.
All Flow-Max® cartridges are individually shrink wrapped for purity

Standard 2-3/4” OD x 9-3/4” Length

Product Code Media Type Micron Rating Number Per Case
FM-1A-975 Synthetic 1 Absolute 24
FM-0.35-975 Synthetic 0.35 24
FM-1-975 Synthetic 1 24
FM-5-975 Synthetic 5 24
FM-20-975 Synthetic 20 24
FM-50-975 Synthetic 50 24
FM-100-975 Synthetic 100 24


Standard 2-3/4” OD x 9-3/4” Length

Product Code Media Type Micron Rating Number Per Case
FM-1-195 Synthetic 1 24
FM-5-195 Synthetic 5 24
FM-20-195 Synthetic 20 24


Standard 2-3/4” OD x 20” Length

Product Code Media Type Micron Rating Number Per Case
FM-1A-20 Synthetic 1 Absolute 24
FM-0.35-20 Synthetic 0.35 24
FM-1-20 Synthetic 1 24
FM-5-20 Synthetic 5 24
FM-20-20 Synthetic 20 24
FM-50-20 Synthetic 50 24



Standard 2-3/4” OD x 29-1/4” Length
Product Code Media Type Micron Rating Number Per Case
FM-1A-2925 Synthetic 1 Absolute 24
FM-0.35-2925 Synthetic 0.35 24
FM-1-2925 Synthetic 1 24
FM-5-2925 Synthetic 5 24
FM-20-2925 Synthetic 20 24
FM-50-2925 Synthetic 50 24



Specifications
Filter media Synthetic (100% cellulose-free)
End caps Plastisol (PVC)
Center tubes Polypropylene
Temperature range 40°F - 140°F (4.4°C - 60°C)
Maximum Pressure 40 PSID
Recommended change out 20 - 30 PSID
Flow rate per 10” cartridge 3-10 GPM, depending on micron rating


Full-Flow (B-B) 4-1/2” OD x 9-3/4” Length

Product Code Length Media Type Micron Rating Number Per Case
FM-BB-10-1A 9-3/4” Synthetic 1 Absolute 8
FM-BB-10-0.35 9-3/4” Synthetic 0.35 8
FM-BB-10-1 9-3/4” Synthetic 1 8
FM-BB-10-5 9-3/4” Synthetic 5 8
FM-BB-10-20 9-3/4” Synthetic 20 8
FM-BB-10-50 9-3/4” Synthetic 50 8
Note: Cartridges listed above fit in Full-Flow and Big-Blue® filter housings.



Full-Flow (B-B) 4-1/2” OD x 20” Length

Product Code Length Media Type Micron Rating Number Per Case
FM-BB-20-1A 20” Synthetic 1 Absolute 4
FM-BB-20-0.35 20” Synthetic 0.35 4
FM-BB-20-1 20” Synthetic 1 4
FM-BB-20-5 20” Synthetic 5 4
FM-BB-20-20 20” Synthetic 20 4
FM-BB-20-50 20” Synthetic 50 4
Note: Cartridges listed above fit in Full-Flow and Big-Blue® filter housings.


Specifications

Maximum temperature 140°F (60°C) Center tubes PVC
Minimum temperature 40°F (4.4°C) End caps Molded Urethane
Maximum pressure 40 PSID Maximum flow rate, model 40 50 GPM (12m3HR)
Recommended change out 25-30 PSID Maximum flow rate, model 90 100 GPM (24m3HR)
Filter media PE & PP Maximum flow rate, model 170 150 GPM (36m3HR)

  

Watts® Pleated Cartridges

Greater surface area, longer life, reduced filtration costs!

Watts pleated cartridges outperform wound, spun, melt blown, resin bonded and other “depth” style filter elements because our pleated cartridges provide increased surface area, lower pressure drop and longer service life. Our 100% synthetic media is washable and cleanable, five micron and up, to reduce filtration costs.

Features
  • Filter media is pleated…
  • Cellulose-FREE, 100% synthetic media
  • Wide range of lengths and micron ratings
  • Individually wrapped for purity
  • Washable and reusable, 5 micron and up
  • Color-coded end caps (2-3/4” OD)
  • Economical price
Benefits
  • More surface area for greater dirt holding capacity; lower initial pressure drop; higher flow rates; longer life; reduced filtration costs.
  • Superior performance with no additives or binders to break down which may cause foaming and filter degradation.
  • Full product line to satisfy your application.
  • Additional security at no additional charge.
  • Reduce filter replacement costs.
  • Easily identify standard OD replacements.
  • Reduced filter costs for higher profits.
Pleated cartridges have eight times the surface area as depth cartridges!
This is why Watts® pleated cartridges cost less to use, regardless of what they cost to buy!


Not all pleated cartridges perform the same!




Flow Rates

Maximum flow rate guidelines for watts cartridges are shown below:
Micron rating
(Nominal)
Standard Cartridges (2-3/4” OD)  Full-Flow (B-B) 
9-3/4"
20"
29-1/4"
9-3/4"
20"
1 Micron
4
8
12
10
15
5 Micron
7
14
21
15
25
20 Micron
8
16
24
15
25
50 Micron
10
20
30
15
25


Watts Pleated Specifications
Maximum temperature 140°F (60°C)
Minimum Temperature 40°F (4.4°C)
Maximum pressure 40 psid
Recommended change out 25 psid
Filter media (1 & 5 micron) Polypropylene
Filter media (20 & 50 micron) Polyester
Material - center tube Polypropylene
Material - end caps Molded Polyurethane
ID 1-1/6”
 
  Washable And Reusable
Watts pleated cartridges are washable and reusable, five micron and up to reduce filtration costs. For best results, direct spray into the pleats to dislodge the sediment. 


Standard 2-3/4” OD X 9-3/4” Length

Product Code Media Type Micron Color Case / qty.
WPC1-975 Synthetic 1 Tan 25
WPC5-975 Synthetic 5 White 25
WPC20-975 Synthetic 20 Blue 25
WPC50-975 Synthetic 50 Yellow 25


Standard 2-3/4” OD X 20” Length

Product Code Media Type Micron Color Case / qty.
WPC1-20 Synthetic 1 Tan 25
WPC5-20 Synthetic 5 White 25
WPC20-20 Synthetic 20 Blue 25
WPC50-20 Synthetic 50 Yellow 25


Standard 2-3/4” OD X 29-1/4” Length

Product Code Media Type Micron Color Case / qty.
WPC1-2925 Synthetic 1 Tan 25
WPC5-2925 Synthetic 5 White 25
WPC20-2925 Synthetic 20 Blue 25
WPC50-2925 Synthetic 50 Yellow 25


Standard 2-3/4” OD X 40” Length

Product Code Media Type Micron Color Case / qty.
WPC1-40 Synthetic 1 Tan 25
WPC5-40 Synthetic 5 White 25
WPC20-40 Synthetic 20 Blue 25
WPC50-40 Synthetic 50 Yellow 25


Full-Flow (B-B) 4-1/2” OD X 9-3/4” Length

Product Code Media Type Micron Color Case / qty.
WPC1FF975 Synthetic 1 Embossed 18
WPC5FF975 Synthetic 5 Embossed 18
WPC20FF975 Synthetic 20 Embossed 18
WPC50FF975 Synthetic 50 Embossed 18


Full-Flow (B-B) 4-1/2” OD X 20” Length

Product Code Media Type Micron Color Case / qty.
WPC1FF20 Synthetic 1 Embossed 9
WPC5FF20 Synthetic 5 Embossed 9
WPC20FF20 Synthetic 20 Embossed 9
WPC50FF20 Synthetic 50 Embossed 9