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Velcon Filtration Division


Effective: April 2014

Standard
Filter Vessel
Installation and
Operation
Manual (VF &
HF)

Parker Hannifin Corporation


Velcon Filtration Division
1210 Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
+1 719 531 5855 Phone
+1 719 531 5690 Fax
www.velcon.com
vfsales@parker.com

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WARNING
DO NOT PRESSURE TEST
THIS VESSEL WITH AIR!
PRESSURE TESTING
WITH AIR IS A
HAZARDOUS PROCEDURE!
THIS VESSEL IS TO BE PRESSURIZED
ONLY WITH THE LIQUID FOR WHICH IT
IS INTENDED TO BE USED AND ONLY
TO THE MAXIMUM DESIGN PRESSURE
SHOWN ON THE VESSEL NAME PLATE.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
General Description .....................................................................................................................4
Installation of Vessel ....................................................................................................................5
Start-Up Procedure .....................................................................................................................6
Operating Information .................................................................................................................7
Cartridge Change or Inspection Procedure ..............................................................................13
Installation Instructions
Open-Ended Filter Cartridges ...................................................................................................10
Torque Requirements for Vessels with O-ring Closures ............................................................11
Installing Tie Rods .....................................................................................................................12
Appendix
A - Pleated Media Filter Cartridges .................................................................................... 16-17
B - F0-6xxA3 & FOH-6xxA1 - EI1590 Qualified Filter Cartriges ......................................... 18-19
C - VF Series - Vertical Filter Vessels.................................................................................. 20-21
D - Assembly Torque Recommendations ........................................................................... 22-23

DISCLAIMER: This generic vessel manual is provided for your information with the
understanding that each vessel sent out from Velcon is customized for the particular
vessel and contains accessory information not included in this document. This document makes references to other pieces of literature, such as schematics and drawings
that are added to the manual as needed depending on the vessel parameters.

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6. Cartridges are normally packed separately.
Open the vessel cover and install cartridges as
explained on page 8 and as per enclosed element
stack drawing. Tighten nuts on tie rods until the
rubber washers begin to curl. Do not over-torque.
sequence.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Velcon that you have received consists of the vessel,
filter elements, and accessory equipment to meet your
specific requirements. Descriptive literature covering the
accessories is included near the back of this manual.
A Velcon is specifically designed to remove solid
contaminants from the product being filtered. The product
enters from the inlet nozzle, rising vertically behind a baffle
until it reaches the region above the top of the highest
elements. The elements are arranged in vertical stacks
rising up from a flat division plate. The fluid enters the
outside of each element and flows toward the center of the
element. The flow then goes downward to the outlet.

7. Be sure the cover gasket is in place and properly


aligned. Replace cover and secure tightly.

NOTE FILTERS MUST BE PROVIDED WITH


PRESSURE RELIEF VALVES IF THE
SYSTEM HAS POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT
PUMPS UPSTREAM OR AUTOMATIC
SHUT-OFF VALVES DOWNSTREAM OF
THE VESSEL.

Velcon are manufactured to meet a variety of different end


uses and specifications. The finest workmanship has gone
into the building of this Velcon. It is of no value, however, if
elements are improperly installed or the unit is improperly
operated. We urge you to read the manual carefully and
follow the instructions given.

START UP PROCEDURE
If the Velcon Filter has the accessories listed below, they
should be placed in the following positions:
1. Manual drain valves closed.
2. Manual air eliminator valve open.

NOTE

Velcon has qualified the FO-6xxA3 pleated


media filter cartridges to EI Specification 1590,
Specifications and Qualification Procedures for
Aviation Fuel Microfilters.

3. The valves in the inlet and outlet piping should be


closed.
4. The pressure gauge valve to OFF position. For
Filters equipped with selector valves, this is done
by turning the handle outward so that the arrow
points toward the vessel.

INSTALLATION OF VESSEL
1. Identify the Filter inlet and outlet by the markings
provided on the vessel piping. The Filter must be
installed in the correct direction of flow to perform
properly and to avoid damage to the system.

For information on operation of accessories, turn to


Accessory Instructions in the back of the manual.

2. INLET and OUTLET PIPING should be carefully


aligned to avoid stressing the Filter connections
during installation. Installation of shut-off valves on
either side of the Filter is recommended so that it
can be independently drained for cartridge change
or inspection.

CAUTION

After the valves have been positioned as outlined, the unit


is ready to be filled.
The following operating instructions can be used for initial
start-up and for subsequent start-ups after installation of
replacement elements or servicing of the unit.
1. Start the system pump.

STEPS 3 AND 4 SHOULD BE


PERFORMED BEFORE REMOVING HINGE OR PIVOT MOUNTED
COVER TO ENSURE STABILITY OF
THE FILTER.

2. Slightly open the inlet valve, allowing the Filter to


slowly fill with fluid. (Take about 10 15 minutes
to fill the vessel to eliminate the possibility of an
internal fire.)
3. If the unit is equipped with a manual air eliminator
valve, leave the valve cracked open until the fluid
flows from the opening; then close quickly.

3. Bolt the filter to a stable base.


4. Carefully install correct gaskets on the inlet and
outlet connections and connect to the inlet and
outlet piping.

4. If equipped with an automatic air eliminator, the


unit is filled when the air eliminator stops flowing
air. When the Velcon Filter is filled with fluid, slowly
open the valve on the inlet line, then slowly open

5. Connect any accessories that are not already


installed. See Accessory Parts List and literature
as required.

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the valve on the outlet line.

If the filter/separator is equipped with a pressure


gauge and a selector valve, use the following
procedure for determining differential pressure:

5. When the unit is in operation, open the pressure


gauge, take a differential pressure reading and
record the reading. If there is no pressure differential, the system should be shut down and the Filter
inspected for broken seals or possibly elements left
out. See Differential Pressure Readings on Page 5

A. Turn the handle one way and record the


pressure reading.
B. Turn the handle the other way (90 or 180,
depending on the type of valve) and record the
pressure reading.

OPERATING INFORMATION

C. Subtract the lower reading from the higher


reading to determine differential pressure. The
higher reading is inlet pressure.

Below are the Velcon recommendations for operating


procedures. Your Company Maintenance and/or Quality
Control procedures may provide alternate instructions on
these matters.

Differential pressure readings should be taken at


least once during every operating week and more
frequently in high throughput installations or when
the differential is increasing rapidly. Records of
the differential pressure and throughput should be
maintained to determine when cartridges should
be changed.

1. FILTER CARTRIDGES should be changed in accordance with one of the following (whichever comes
first):
A. When the differential pressure reaches the level
specified on the cover page of this manual.
For Filters equipped with differential pressure
gauges, see paragraph 2 below.

A sudden drop in pressure differential is an indication of a possible problem. Check first to be sure
that readings were taken at equivalent flow rates.
If so, shut the system down, open the Filter, and
inspect for the following:

B. When the flow rate is reduced to an unacceptable level because the cartridges are plugged
with contaminant.
C. Whenever effluent product is unacceptably
contaminated.

A. Collapsed or ruptured cartridges caused by


severe pressure differential or shocks in excess
of design limits.

2. DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE READINGS Differential


pressure is the difference between the pressure
upstream and downstream of the Filter. Differential
pressure increases when contaminant is filtered by
the filter cartridges and causes flow restriction.

B. Ruptured seals. Check to see that all O-ring


seals and gaskets seals are in place and have
the same alignment as when the elements and
parts were installed.
C. Broken end plates. Inspect all of the end plates
of the elements.

Readings should be taken when the system


is flowing at maximum capacity. If the Filter is
equipped with a direct reading differential pressure
gauge, the reading shown on the gauge is the differential pressure across the Filter.

D. If any of the above are observed, check the


system for possible hydraulic shock conditions. If the system is not provided with adequate surge controls, the sudden start-up of a
high-pressure pump can create extremely high
shock

If the Filter is equipped with a pressure gauge and


a selector valve, use the following procedure for
determining differential pressure:

CARTRIDGE CHANGE OR INSPECTION PROCEDURE

A. Turn the handle one way and record the pressure reading.

A. Shut off the pump.

B. Turn the handle the other way (90 or 180,


depending on the type of valve) and record the
pressure reading.

B. Close the inlet and outlet pipe valves.


C. Open the drain valves and remove the product
from the Filter.

C. Subtract the lower reading from the higher


reading to determine differential pressure. (The
higher reading is inlet pressure.)

D. Open the manual air eliminator valve. This will


permit the unit to drain faster.

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E.

Open the cover and inspect the cover gasket


replace the gasket if it is damaged.

F.

Completely drain filter chamber.

G. Remove spent cartridges for cartridge change.


H. Wipe off or wash down any foreign matter from
the vessel interior.
I.

Install the cartridges in accordance with instructions on page 8.

J.

Tighten nuts on tie rods until the rubber washers begin to curl. Do not over-torque.

K. Check the cover gasket for alignment, replace the cover and secure tightly. The Filter
is now ready for the start-up procedure.SUMP
CHECKS

NOTE USE ONLY PARKER VELCON


CARTRIDGES IN THIS FILTER. VELCON
CANNOT WARRANT PERFORMANCE
IF ANY OTHER MANUFACTURERS
CARTRIDGES ARE USED.
To reorder cartridges and replacement parts or
to obtain further information, contact your Velcon
representative:
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Filtration Group
Velcon Filtration Division
1210 Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907-3410
Tel: +1 719 531 5855
Fax: +1 719 531 5690
vfsales@parker.com
www.velcon.com

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Installation
Instructions

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Installation Instruction for Open-End Filter Cartridges


1. Turn off pump. Close inlet and outlet valves and
open drain valve. Open the air eliminator or manual
bleed valve and drain the vessel.

Cartridge
Length
Greater than
33"
30"
28"
24"
22"
20"
18"
16"
14"
11"
9"

2. Open vessel after making sure the vessel is completely drained.


3. Jack-up head and swing aside. Remove the spider
(if installed). Remove nuts and washers, endcaps,
old cartridges, and center plates, if any.
4. Wipe vessel clean whenever possible or flush.
5. Place cartridge over the center rod making sure
the cartridge is centered over the guide bar or
mounting adapter attached to the deck plate. The
cartridge must be seated flat against the adapter
or deck plate.

Shift Within the Spider Hole


Full movement within the spider
hole
Less than 5/8"
(16 mm)
Less than 9/16"
(14 mm)
Less than 1/2"
(12 mm)
Less than 1/2"
(12 mm)
Less than 3/8"
(10 mm)
Less than 3/8"
(10 mm)
Less than 1/4"
(8 mm)
Less than 1/4"
(6 mm)
Less than 1/4"
(5 mm)
Less than 3/16"
(5 mm)

When the cartridges are spaced properly, tighten


the spider nuts to 5 ft-lbs.

6. For vessels with stacked cartridges, place the first


tier of filter cartridges in position at all bulkhead
ports (per step 6). Insert center plate onto center
rod and insert into each cartridge. Next, install the
second tier of cartridges over the center plates.
There must always be a center plate between
every two stacked cartridges. Be sure the circular
guide on both sides of the center plate projects
into each cartridge.

10. Inspect the cover gasket and replace it if necessary. Tighten the cover securely in a cross-pattern
process.
11. Close the drain valve and start the system pump.
12. With the outlet valve closed, slightly open the inlet
valve and allow the vessel to fill SLOWLY with fuel
until the air eliminator closes or fluid begins to flow
from the manual air vent. Close the vent valve.
Fully open the inlet valve.

7. When all cartridges are loaded, insert sealing cap


over center rod.
8. Install rubber washer, flat washer, lock washer, and
nut in that order, onto each center rod. Tighten to 4
to 5 foot pounds of torque. (DO NOT TOUCH THE
OUTER FILTER MEDIA.)

13. Open the outlet valve SLOWLY.


14. When the unit is operating, check the differential
pressure across the cartridges. There should be
indication of positive pressure, normally 1-5 psid.
This insures that all seals have been properly made
during the installation.

9. Replace the spider as follows (if spider is not included proceed to step #10):
Install the flat washer over each cartridge end and
install the spider over the ends of the cartridges.
Affix the spider to the threaded clips on the vessel
walls using the nut and lockwasher.
Adjust the spider clip nuts, so the spider lies flat on
the ends of the cartridges
Install the washer and nut over the ends of the
cartridges, to affix the spider to the cartridge ends.
Snug the nuts. DO NOT TIGHTEN YET.
Adjust the ends of each cartridge to create even
separation between the cartridges and between the
cartridge and vessel wall. Cartridges should NOT
be touching each other, nor touching the vessel
wall. The ends of the cartridges can be shifted
within the spider plate holes as follows:

OPERATING PROCEDURES
Velcon Recommended Cartridge Changeout (also
reference your company guidelines):
1 year or 15 psid for AVIATION APPLICATIONS
3 years or 25 psid for NON-AVIATION
APPLICATIONS whichever occurs first (INSPECT
VESSEL ANNUALLY)

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Torque Requirements for Vessels with O-Ring Closure


Bolted pressure vessel closures operate on the premise that
the joint is clamped closed with a force sufficient to resist
the internal pressure yet still maintain a seal. The clamping
force, or pre-load, is applied by the closure bolts and its
magnitude is controlled by the torque applied. Application
of the correct preload is essential to maintaining a
positive seal and avoiding closure failures from fatigue or
overstressed vessel components.

Correct closure torquing will result in many years of


trouble-free vessel operation. Occasional inspections
for bolt cracks or clip damage is good practice to detect
possible closure problems before they occur.

TABLE ONE*

The short term, and most obvious effect of grossly undertorqued bolts is insufficient clamping force resulting
in a leaking closure. A more ominous result of undertorqued bolts in systems which see a great number of
pressure cycles (such as refuelers, loading racks etc.), is
bolt fatigue failure. Repeated applications of stress to the
bolt eventually create a small crack at the surface of the
bolt which continues to grow until the bolt breaks and the
closure fails.

Bolt Diameter
mm (in.)

Recommended Torque
m-kgs (ft-lb)

13 (1/2)

3 (20)

19 (3/4)

6 (45)

25 (1)

14 (100)

32 (1-1/4)

22 (160)

38 (1-1/2)

36 (260)

*NOTE: These recommended torque values are only for vessels with an
O-Ring closure.

It is a good idea to re-torque the closure bolts after they


have been in use for a month or so to ensure the joint has
not relaxed and the preload reduced.
Over-torquing closure bolts will result in breaking or
bending vessel bolt clips or actually breaking the bolt
itself. Table One lists guideline torque values for lubricated
bolts for common sizes used for vessel closures. Always
use lubricated bolts, as this reduces the required torque,
improves torque accuracy, and retards corrosion.
A common cause of inaccurate bolt torque is inappropriate
bolt torquing procedures. Key elements to the procedure
are application of the torque in stages and in a specific
cross-torquing sequence. For most applications, torque
is applied to all bolts to 30% of full torque, then to all bolts
to 60% of full torque, and finally to all bolts to 100% of full
torque. Each torquing cycle is carried out in the applicable
cross-torquing sequence. Torquing sequences vary with
the number of bolts on the cover.
The tightening pattern is as follows: Tighten two bolts
diametrically opposite from each other, then tighten a
second pair of bolts diametrically opposite each other,
approximately 90 degrees away from the first pair, and so
on until all bolts have been tightened.
Using a clock as an example, the sequence would be: 12 - 6,
9 - 3, 11 - 5, 10 - 4, 7 - 1, and 8 - 2.
On large vessels, the cross-torquing process is tedious
but the addition of a second operator applying torque
improves the situation vastly.

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Installation of Tie Rods


REFERENCE MATERIAL

7. Place an end seal plate on the top or end of the


cartridge (or cartridge stack) with the tie rod extending out from the end seal plate tie rod hole.

Form 1801- Assembly Torque Recommendations


VESSELS WITH TIE RODS

8. Adjust the tie rod by screwing it in or out until the


amount extending beyond the end cap is 1-5/8.
Remove the cartridges, spacers, and caps.

Filter vessels
Clay vessels

9. Screw the nut at the end of the tie rod down


against the mounting adapter while preventing the
tie rod from turning.

Monitor vessels containing 6 Aquacon cartridges


Filter/separator vessels (for coalescer and separators)
HARDWARE

10. Tighten the nut to 5 foot pounds of torque.

Tie rods

11. Install the other tie rods so that they extend out
from the mounting adapters the same length as
the first rod.

Hardware (nuts, flat washers, lock washers, seal nuts)


Cartridges
Mounting adapters

VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL OPEN ENDED


CARTRIDGES WITH NO SPIDER PLATE:

Center spacers
End caps

1. Screw a nut on one end of the tie rod to about 2


from the end. (See note below.)

MOUNTING CONFIGURATIONS

2. Slide a lock washer up against the nut on the


shortened side of the tie rod.

With spider
Without spider

3. Slide a mounting adapter (on vessels with integral


cast-in or welded-in mounting adapters, no additional adapter is required) on the short side of the
tie rod with the cartridge seal side facing the nut
and washer.

With seal nut


VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL OPEN ENDED
CARTRIDGES WITH SPIDER PLATE:
1. Screw a nut on one end of the tie rod to about 2
from the end (see note on bottom of page 2).

4. While holding the mounting adapter on the end of


the rod, screw the short end of the tie rod into the
tie rod bar on the vessel. Screw in about one inch.

2. Slide a lock washer up against the nut on the


shortened side of the tie rod.

5. Install a cartridge over the tie rod and into place on


the mounting adapter.

3. Slide a mounting adapter (on vessels with integral


cast-in or welded-in mounting adapters, no additional adapter is required) on the short side of the
tie rod with the cartridge seal side facing the nut
and washer.

6. If cartridges are stacked, install center spacers


between cartridges.
7. Place an end seal plate on the top or end of the
cartridge (or cartridge stack) with the tie rod extending out from the end seal plate tie rod hole.

4. While holding the mounting adapter on the end of


the rod, screw the short end of the tie rod into the
tie rod bar on the vessel. Screw in about one inch.

8. Adjust the tie rod by screwing it in or out until the


amount extending beyond the end seal plate is
one (1) inch.

5. Install a cartridge over the tie rod and into place on


the mounting adapter.

9. Remove the cartridges, spacers, and seal plates.

6. If cartridges are stacked, install center spacers


between cartridges.

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10. Screw the nut at the end of the tie rod down
against the mounting adapter while preventing the
tie rod from turning.

NOTE 1. In AHM06xxx, AVM06xxx, HM06xxx,


and VM06xxx Aquacon vessels, the
nut should be screwed on to the tie
rod to about 4 from the end instead
of 2.

11. Tighten the nut to 5 foot pounds of torque.


12. Install the other tie rods so that they extend out
from the mounting adapters the same length as
the first rod.

2. In three stage HVM-xxxx filter/separator vessels, the nut on the separator tie rods should be screwed on to
the tie rod to about 4 from the end
instead of 2.

SEPARATOR WITH SEAL NUT (WITH OR WITHOUT


SPIDER PLATE):
1. Screw a nut on one end of the tie rod to about 2
from the end. (See note below.)
2. Slide a lock washer up against the nut on the
shortened side of the tie rod.
3. Slide a mounting adapter (on vessels with integral
cast-in or welded-in mounting adapters, no additional adapter is required) on the short side of the
tie rod with the cartridge seal side facing the nut
and washer.
4. While holding the mounting adapter on the end of
the rod, screw the short end of the tie rod into the
tie rod bar on the vessel. Screw in about one inch.
5. Install a separator over the tie rod and into place
on the mounting adapter so the tie rod extends
from the end seal cap tie rod hole.
6. On double open ended separators, place an end
seal plate on the top or end of the separator, with
the tie rod extending out from the end seal plate tie
rod hole.
7. Adjust the tie rod by screwing it in or out until the
amount extending beyond the end seal plate is
one (1) inch.
8. Remove the cartridges, spacers, and seal plates.
9. Screw the nut at the end of the tie rod down
against the mounting adapter while preventing the
tie rod from turning.
10. Tighten the nut to 5 foot pounds of torque.
11. Install the other tie rods so that they extend out
from the mounting adapters the same length as
the first rod.

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Appendix / Accessories

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Pleated Media Filter Cartridges


High Efficiency, Long Life Cartridges for Aviation Fuel
FEATURES

SPECIFICATIONS

Large Surface Area Allows high


flow rate with low initial pressure
drop and maximum
contaminant holding capacity.

75 psi Collapse strength

5 - 9 Operating pH range

Micron ratings from 1/4 to 75

Resin Impregnated Media


Maintains strength, resists effects
of water and heat.

98%+ Nominal filtration


efficiency

250F Maximum operating


temperature

Recommended changeout
differential pressure - 25 psid

Multi-pass (Beta Ratio) data


available on request

75 psi Collapse Strength Heavy


gauge carbon steel endcaps and
center tube give safety margin
against pressure surges.
Coated Steel Components
Resist corrosion from most
industrial fluids.
Corrugated Media Prevents
pleat pinch-off, assuring all
filtration media is utilized.
Buna-N Gaskets The best
general gasket material available
assures positive seal in most
fluids.

For information about Flow Ratings with


various viscosity fluids, refer to Form #1532
Please note The outer wrap of a cartridge can
be either nylon jacket, beaming paper, or PVCcoated screen wrap. Actual cartridges may not
look exactly like those shown in photo.

Thermoset Bonding Material


Durable endcap-to-media bond
prevents internal bypassing.
Threaded base filter elements
Available for easier installation.

FO-412PLxx

FO-614PLFxx

FO-512PLxx

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CARTRIDGE INFORMATION
The following table lists a few of the broad range
of available Velcon cartridges. Your local Velcon
representative can provide more complete information.
Model
FO-412PL2
FO-412PL5
FO-418PL5
FO-418PL15

Nominal
Micron
Rating

Protective Outer
Wrap

4 x 12
x 1 ID

No

No

4 x 18
x 1 ID

No

15

No

No

No

Dim.

FO-512PL1/2
FO-512PL05

For VF-61
Housing

FO-512PL25

25

No

FO-614PLF

No

FO-614PLF1

No

FO-614PLF2

No

FO-614PLF5

No

FO-614PLF5M

Yes

FO-614PLF10

6 x 14
x 3 ID

10

No

FO-614PLF15

15

No

FO-614PLF15M

15

Yes

FO-614PLF25

25

No

FO-614PLF25M

25

Yes

FO-614PLF75

75

No

FO-629PLF1/4

Yes

FO-629PLF1/2

Yes

FO-629PLF1

Yes

Yes

Yes

FO-629PLF10

10

Yes

FO-629PLF20

20

Yes

FO-629PLF25

25

Yes

FO-629PLF1/2TB

Yes

Yes

Yes

FO-629PLF5TB

Yes

FO-629PLF25TB

25

Yes

FO-644PLF1/2

No

FO-644PLF1M

Yes

Yes

Yes

FO-644PLF10M

10

FO-644PLF15M
FO-644PLF25M

FO-629PLF2
FO-629PLF5

6 x 29
x 3 ID

FO-629PLF1TB
FO-629PLF2TB

6 x 29
Threaded Base

FO-644PLF2M
FO-644PLF5M

6 x 44
x 3 ID

Model
FO-644PLF1/4TB
FO-644PLF1/2TB
FO-644PLF1TB
FO-644PLF2TB
FO-644PLF5TB
FO-644PLF10TB
FO-644PLF25TB
FO-656PLF1M
FO-656PLF1/2TB
FO-656PLF1TB
FO-656PLF2TB
FO-656PLF5TB
FO-656PLF25TB
FO-718PLP3
FO-718PL1/2
FO-718PL01
FO-718PL02
FO-718PL05
FO-718PL10
FO-718PL15
FO-718PL25
FO-718PL50
FO-736PLP3
FO-736PL1/2
FO-736PL05
FO-736PL15
FO-822PLP3
FO-822PL1/2
FO-822PL05
FO-829PL05

Dim.

6 x 44
Threaded
Base

6 x 56 x 3 ID
6 x 56
Threaded
Base

6 x 18 x 2
16 ID

6 x 36
2 916 ID

8 x 22 18 x 2 ID
8 x 29 2 ID
FOH

Nominal
Micron
Rating

Protective Outer
Wrap

1
2
5
10
25
1

1
2
5
25
0.3

1
2
5
10
15
25
50
0.3

5
15
0.3

5
5

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No

FOH-644PLF1

6 x 44 x 3 ID

Yes

FOH-644PLF1/2

6 x 44 x 3 ID

0.5

Yes

Yes

FOH-644PLF1TB

Yes

Yes

FOH-644PLF2TB

6 x 44
Threaded Base

15

Yes

25

Yes

FOH-644PLF5

6 x 44 x 3 ID

Yes

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F0-6xxA3 & FOH-6xxA1


EI 1590 Qualified Filter Cartridges. 1 and 3 Micron Rated
Cartridges for Aviation Fuel
Description
Primarily designed to be used as prefilter (micronic)
cartridges for use in jet fuel handling systems.
Used to extend the life of coalescer cartridges in filter/
separator vessels described in EI 1581.
Velcon has qualified cellulose and microfiberglass media
filter cartridges to EI Specification 1590, Specifications
and Qualification Procedures for Aviation Fuel
Microfilters.
Product Features:
Large Surface Area Allows high flow rate with low
initial pressure drop and maximum contaminant holding
capacity.
Resin Impregnated Microfiberglass/Cellulose Media
Maintains strength, resists effects of water and heat.
75 psi Collapse Strength Heavy gauge carbon steel
endcaps and center tube give safety margin against pressure
surges.
Coated Steel Components Resist corrosion from
most industrial fluids.
Corrugated Media Prevents pleat pinch-off, assuring
all filtration media is utilized.
Buna-N Gaskets The best general gasket material
available assures positive seal in most fluids.
Epoxy Bonding Material Endcaps epoxy-bonded to
media to prevent internal bypassing.
Threaded Base also available

FO-614A3

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SPECIFICATIONS
75 psi Collapse strength
1 & 3 micron efficiency (per EI
1590)
5 - 9 Operating pH range
250F Maximum operating
temperature
CARTRIDGE INFORMATION
VELCON MODEL
NUMBER

OUTER
WRAP

API MICRON
EFFICIENCY

MAXIMUM FLOW
RATE

FO-614A3

DIMENSIONS
6 x 141/2 x 31/2 ID

NO

53

FO-614A3TB

6 x 141/2 x 31/2 ID

NO

47

FO-629A3

6 x 29 x 31/2 ID

YES

111

FO-629A3TB

6 x 29 x 31/2 ID

YES

105

FO-644A3

6 x 44 x 31/2 ID

YES

171

FO-644A3TB

6 x 44 x 31/2 ID

YES

165

FO-656A3

6 x 56 x 31/2 ID

YES

219

FO-656A3TB

6 x 56 x 31/2 ID

YES

213

FOH-614A1K

6 x 141/2 x 31/2 ID

YES

53

FOH-614A1TB

6 x 141/2 x 31/2 ID

YES

47

FOH-629A1K

6 x 29 x 31/2 ID

YES

111

FOH-629A1TB

6 x 29 x 31/2 ID

YES

105

FOH-644A1K

6 x 44 x 31/2 ID

YES

171

FOH-644A1TB

6 x 44 x 31/2 ID

YES

165

FOH-656A1K

6 x 56 x 31/2 ID

YES

219

FOH-656A1TB

6 x 56 x 31/2 ID

YES

213

Please see Data Sheet #1936 for more information about the FOH Series Cartridges.

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VF Series
Vertical Filter Vessels

DESCRIPTION
Consult our cartridge data sheets
to select the micron rating and
type of cartridge that is right for your
application PLF Series (pleated surface type filtration), FG Series (fiberglass depth type filtration), or
Aquacon Series (dehydration and
filtration).
Filter vessels VF814 through VF844,
such as the VF814150 shown at
right, have through-bolt covers, NPT
connections, and include fittings for
drain, pressure gauge and air vent.
VF1614 and larger vessels, such as
the VF2044150 shown at top right,
are provided with swing bolt closure,
RF flange connections and fittings
for pressure gauge, air eliminator,
pressure relief valve and drain valve.
Note: In applications where increased dirt
contamination is present, it may be desirable
to oversize filtration equipment.
Contact Velcon for oversizing recommendations. For API/EI applications, please consult
Velcon

VF2044150

APPLICATION

STANDARD DESIGN FEATURES

Jet Fuel

150 psi welded steel ASME Code


construction.

Diesel Fuel
Gasoline

VF814150

RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL
ACCESSORIES
Automatic Air Eliminator

Choice of micron rating from 0.5


to 75 microns.

Pressure Relief Valve

Choice of pleated or depth type


media.

Drain Valve(s)

Epoxy coated interior, primed


exterior.

ASME Code Stamp

Differential Pressure Gauge


Sampling Probes

Buna-N O-ring cover seals.

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Qty.

65

14

133

136

130

29

Volume U.S.
Gallons

Length

68

Fig. No.

Diesel

67

Figure 2
Weight with
Skid, lbs.

VF829

FO
Series

Gasoline

VF814

Maximum Flow
USGPM
Jet Fuel

Vessel
Model
Number

Figure 1

225

265

Dimensions in Inches

858

24

26

39

13

1038

8 8

39

41 8

68

13

10 8

VF844

200

204

195

44

8 8

57 16

59 16

101

13

10 8

305

11

VF1614

267

272

260

14

16

15

371316

401316

52

24

758

758

18716

500

22

15

13

13

7 8

7 8

18 16

560

35

VF1629

533

544

520

29

16

52 16

55 16

82

24

VF1644

800

816

780

44

16

15

66

69

110

24

7 8

7 8

18 16

620

48

VF2029

800

816

780

29

20

19

6018

6558

89

28

13

26

1000

67

VF2044 1200 1224 1170 44

20

19

7458

80716

118

28

13

26

1100

88

VF2829 1600 1632 1560 29

12

28

24

48

64

77

36

18

35

1500

125

VF2844 2400 2448 2340 44

12

28

24

6438

79

108

36

18

35

1600

165

VF3644 3600 3672 3510 44

18

3658

26

6338

84

109

10

48

23

12

12

44

2250

288

110

12

54

28

13

13

52

3800

400

VF4244 5400 5508 5265 44

27

42

28

66

87 8

1.

Flow rates are for FO-614PLF series pleated paper cartridges. For higher viscosity fluids, consult your Velcon Representative.

2.

VF Series Filters are designed to accommodate our standard 6 in. O.D., 31/2 in. I.D., 141/2 in. long cartridges that are stacked one, two, or three
high. Many cartridges are available in longer lengths that eliminate stacking. For example, a 44 inch long FO-644PLF1M could be used in place of
three 141/2 inch long cartridges. This makes for easier and less expensive changeouts.

3.

A number of threaded base filter cartridges (e.g. FO-644PLF5TB) are available, which allow for easier cartridge changeout and removal of
particulate matter from the deckplates. See data sheet #1549. The threaded base cartridges mount on the 6000T Adapters.

4.

Dimensions shown are for estimating purposes only. For exact dimensions, obtain certified drawing.

5.

VF16 and VF20 Series vessels have flat covers. VF16 Series vessels do not have hydraulic lift jacks.

6.

Available Aquacon Cartridges are AC-6xx05 and AD-6xx25 where xx represents cartridge lengths of 14, 29, and 44 inches.

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Worldwide Filtration Manufacturing Locations


North America

Europe

Asia Pacific

Compressed Air Treatment

Compressed Air Treatment

Australia

Filtration & Separation/Balston

domnick hunter Filtration & Separation

Haverhill, MA
978 858 0505
www.parker.com/balston

Gateshead, England
+44 (0) 191 402 9000
www.parker.com/dhfns

Castle Hill, Australia


+61 2 9634 7777
www.parker.com/australia

Finite Airtek Filtration


Airtek/domnick hunter/Zander

Parker Gas Separations

Lancaster, NY
716 686 6400
www.parker.com/faf

Finite Airtek Filtration/Finite


Oxford, MI
248 628 6400
www.parker.com/finitefilter

Engine Filtration &


Water Purification
Racor
Modesto, CA
209 521 7860
www.parker.com/racor
Holly Springs, MS
662 252 2656
www.parker.com/racor
Beaufort, SC
843 846 3200
www.parker.com/racor

Racor Village Marine Tec.


Gardena, CA
310 516 9911
desalination.parker.com

Parker Sea Recovery


Carson, CA
310 637 3400
www.searecovery.com

Hydraulic Filtration
Hydraulic Filter
Metamora, OH
419 644 4311
www.parker.com/hydraulicfilter
Laval, QC Canada
450 629 9594
www.parkerfarr.com

Etten-Leur, Netherlands
+31 76 508 5300
www.parker.com/dhfns

Hiross Zander
Padova Business Unit
Padova, Italy
+39 049 9712 111
www.parker.com/hzd

Hiross Zander
Essen Business Unit
Essen, Germany
+49 2054 9340
www.parker.com/hzd

Engine Filtration &


Water Purification
Racor
Dewsbury, England
+44 (0) 1924 487 000
www.parker.com/rfde

Racor Research & Development


Stuttgart, Germany
+49 (0)711 7071 290-10
www.parker.com/rfde

domnick hunter Process Filtration


Oxnard, CA
805 604 3400
www.parker.com/processfiltration
Madison, WI
608 824 0500
www.scilog.com
Phoenixville, PA
610 933 1600
www.parker.com/processfiltration

Aerospace Filtration

Shanghai, China
+86 21 5031 2525
www.parker.com/china

India
Navi Mumbai, India
+91 22 651 370 8185
www.parker.com/india

Parker Fowler
Bangalore, India
+91 80 2783 6794
www.johnfowlerindia.com

Japan
Tokyo, Japan
+81 45 870 1522
www.parker.com/japan

Parker Techno
Osaka, Japan
+81 66 340 1600
www.techno.taiyo-ltd.co.jp

Korea
Hwaseon-City
+82 31 359 0852
www.parker.com/korea

Singapore

Hydraulic Filtration
Hydraulic Filter
Arnhem, Holland
+31 26 3760376
www.parker.com/hfde

Urjala Operation
Urjala, Finland
+358 20 753 2500
www.parker.com/hfde

Condition Monitoring Centre


Norfolk, England
+44 (0) 1842 763 299
www.parker.com/hfde

Parker Kittiwake

Process Filtration

China

West Sussex, England


+44 (0) 1903 731 470
www.kittiwake.com

Jurong Town, Singapore


+65 6887 6300
www.parker.com/singapore

Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2186 7000
www.parker.com/thailand

Latin America
Parker Comercio Ltda.
Filtration Division
Sao Paulo, Brazil
+55 12 4009 3500
www.parker.com/br

Pan American Division

Parker Procal

Miami, FL
305 470 8800
www.parker.com/panam

Peterborough, England
+44 (0) 1733 232 495
www.kittiwake.com

Africa

Process Filtration
domnick hunter Process Filtration

Aeroport Kempton Park, South Africa


+27 11 9610700
www.parker.com/africa

Birtley, England
+44 (0) 191 410 5121
www.parker.com/processfiltration

Velcon Filtration

Parker Twin Filter BV

Colorado Springs, CO
719 531 5855
www.velcon.com

Zaandam, Netherlands
+31(0)75 655 50 00
www.twinfilter.com

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