Are you buying the right oil filter?

Team Minimac

Feb 24, 2022 · 2 min read

Have you ever thought when you raise a requirement for a particular filter let’s say a 10-micron filter you get a range of prices some being ridiculously low and some being higher than most, and all claim to give the best 10-micron filter? We get tricked at this point and without looking at differences we think that the only differentiator is the profit margin and procure the filter with the least price. For filter check contact - +91 7030901266.

Let’s try to understand the real reason for the price difference. There are two types of filter ratings:

  1. Absolute: Filter Rating meaning 99.9% of the particles larger than a specified micron rating will be trapped on or within the filter.
  2. Nominal: Filter Rating indicating the approximate size particle, the majority of which will not pass through the filter. It is generally interpreted as meaning that 85% of the particles of the size equal to the nominal filter rating will be retained by the filter.

So, a vendor quoting for an Absolute 10-micron filter will have higher prices than the one quoting for a 10-micron nominal filter. So, the key is to always look for the datasheets of these filters and compare them basis the Beta Factor.

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