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Biodiesel Filter Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of biodiesel filter manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source biodiesel filter manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate biodiesel filter companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture biodiesel filters for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading biodiesel filter manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for  biodiesel fuel filters, biodiesel filter systems, or biodiesel distillation.

  • Middletown, CT 800-543-5843

    Turn to Shelco Filters for top of the line biodiesel filters. These products are reliable and our company is known for providing the very best in the industry. We have manufacturing experience dating back to 1973 and over the years we have grown into a leading supplier in our industry. Please give one of our representatives a call today!

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  • Montreal, QC 514-342-5656

    Our liquid filtration systems, process heating equipment and automatic scraper-strainers are unmatched in the industry in terms of their quality and value. Since our founding in 1956, we have dedicated ourselves to the growth of our company our commitment to providing top quality liquid filters. Visit our website to learn more about how our company can fulfill the needs of your application.

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  • Hudson, MA 978-562-7700

    Polytech is a manufacturer of industrial filters for those who use tool coolants in their machining process. Some of our filters include cartridge filters, vacuum filters, gravity bed filters, roll media for vacuum and gravity bed filters. Bag, disc, and mobile filters are also available as well as a variety of accessories. Visit our website for more information.

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  • Greensboro, NC 800-852-4449

    Purolator® Facet is a leading manufacturer of industrial liquid filter products. Examples of our products include fuel filters, chemical filters, lubrication oil and hydraulic filters. Purolator® Facet serves a variety of industries including aerospace, chemical processing and more.

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  • Mira Loma, CA 800-360-8380

    Everfilt® is a manufacturer of water filter systems and wastewater treatment systems. Our products include industrial water filters, cartridge filters and activated carbon filters. We also feature sand and media filters, cooling tower filter systems, ion exchange systems, and pressure and gravity screen filters.

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  • Cambridge, ON 519-623-7448

    Fil-Trek is a filtration provider; our liquid filters are used for many purposes. We manufacture cartridge filters: resin bonded, melt blown, & metallic. Our bag filters are deep pleated, eco-flow single layer bags or high performance pomf bags. Our filter systems come in stainless steel & carbon steel. Visit our website to see our full line of products or give us a call today!

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Biodiesel Filter

As with all fuels, it is imperative that biodiesel be filtered on a regular basis to prevent contaminants from entering into an engine where they may cause significant and irreparable damage. Liquid filters are therefore used to remove suspended debris and impurities in multi-stage filtration processes before biodiesel enters a vehicle. In-line filters, similar to the gas filters in non-diesel vehicles, are also available.

Biodiesel filters are used to clean and clarify biodegradable and environmentally friendly fuel alternatives to petroleum diesel. The process of creating biodiesel involves separation of glycerin and methyl esters from animal fats or vegetable oils. Glycerin is filtered out, most often through cake filtration as the collected substance itself is highly marketable. The remaining esters must also be carefully filtered. Made with oilseed crops such as soybeans, canola corn and mustard seed as well as used restaurant oil, biodiesel often carries remnants of the plants or processed foods. Additionally, environmental and processing impurities such as dust, smoke and chemical vapors may also be present. Thorough filtration can eliminate these impurities allowing for the increased use of biodiesels in a number of industrial, commercial and consumer applications as a sustainable substitute for traditional diesel. Farm equipment, commercial trucks, cars, municipal vehicles, tractor trailers, marine vessels and aircraft frequently use biodiesel, which may also be used in heating applications.

The two most common types of inline biodiesel filters are bag filters and cartridge filters. Each are widely available in various materials and with a wide range of filtration rates and pore sizes. Bag housing is a fibrous sheet or sack through which the biodiesel flows while the cartridge models feature cylinders of pleated or folded filter media. These types of filters differ significantly from the industrial filters used in the pre-use processing of biodiesel components. Often much more complex, these use drums and wire or otherwise durable meshes to run the raw materials through a multi-stage filtration process. As the process of filtering biodiesel fuel involves heating the solution to a high temperature for prolonged periods, it is essential to use filter media that have a sustainable high resistance to heat. Metal meshes are made of aluminum, stainless steel and steel. The drums or containers are likewise made of these durable and heat resistant materials. The biodiesel is first run through a rough mesh with a large micron size, ranging from 30 to 200 microns depending upon the number of filters used. This removes large debris. The remaining materials are then heated in the drum to remove water vapors. This process is repeated several times with progressively smaller mesh porosity. Micron ratings of five or less should be used during the final filtration to ensure the level of purity needed for safe use in diesel engines.

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