The generic word ‘filtration’ can encompass many applications across a wide range of industries, the majority of which can be served by the commonly available filter media where process temperatures are low and / or the environment inert.
It therefore takes a very special medium to tackle the difficult and unusual conditions found in today's chemical, petrochemical or general process industries.
Mantec Technical Ceramics solves these difficult problems by supplying porous ceramic media that are chemically inert, stable and available in a variety of controlled and special grades, with temperature capabilities of up to 900ºC.
Mantec's filtration tubes are generally manufactured from Pyrolith or Coralith material. Please click here to download our Material Data Sheet.
Applications for filtration tubes fall into two main groups, each explained further on their own page:
- Controlled pore size
- Controlled porosity and permeability
- Coalescing capability
- Chemically inert - can handle acidic gases
- High Temperature capability to 900ºC
- Range of standard element sizes
- Low cost of ownership
Available Ceramic Filter Media
Mantec Technical Ceramics has a range of standard ceramic materials. Each has its unique characteristics and capabilities. The materials used most commonly are Pyrolith and Coralith.
Aluminosilicate particles bonded by glass. Pyrolith can withstand hot and cold acids (not hydrofluoric acid or acid fluorides), alkaline solutions up to pH9 and hot gases up to 900°C.
Aluminosilicate particles bonded by glass. Coralith can withstand hot and cold acids (not hydrofluoric acid or acid fluorides), alkaline solutions up to pH9 and hot gases up to 900°C.
Typical Filtration Tube Sizes
Mantec Technical Ceramics has a range of standard ceramic elements. These can be fitted into our range of Aerox filter units or custom manufactured for inclusion into existing or purpose built customer housings.
Specific sizes are available on request but vary from 114mm long x 29mm OD x 13mm ID to 1000mm long x 70mm OD x 40mm ID.
Flow / Pressure Drop Charts
The following charts show the air / liquid flow versus the pressure drop for each of the Pyrolith and Coralith grades offered. This information is based on a 1 m2 filtration area with a thickness of 10mm.