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Filter/Separator Cartridges

for Aviation Fuel Handling


Typical Distribution System for Clean
Dry Aviation Fuel - Filter/Separator
EI 1581 Specication, 5th Edition

Terminal
Storage

Filter/Separator
Prefilter* Type S
Refinery (per EI 1581)

Optional dehydrator, prefilter, and clay treater vessels are not required
but are recommended to ensure delivery of clean dry fuel and to extend the
life of the coalescer and separator cartridges in the filter/separator vessels.

Ship/Barge

Rail Car

Filter/Separator
Tank Truck Type S
Dehydrator (per EI 1581)

Pipeline

VCA
(Compliant with
EI 1598)

Filter/Separator
Type S
Prefilter* Clay Treater (per EI 1581)

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CONTENTS
Coalescers Replacement Cartridges for
I Series .................................. 4 Facet SuperFlex Housings
Separators O & SO Series ..................... 17
SO Series .............................. 8 Vessel Selection Guidelines ... 19
Canister Separator EI 1581 5th Edition
SI Series .............................. 10 Specification Summary .......... 20
Military Coalescer Similarity Certification Form ... 21
I-4xxA4 & MM Series .......... 11
SO-6xxG Separator Assembly
Coalescer/Separator Installation Instructions ....... 23
OS Series ............................ 13
Maintenance Instructions
Replacement Cartridges SO Series Separators.......... 24
for Vel-Max Housings
O & SO Series ..................... 15 Cartridge Changeout Curve ... 25

Airport Storage

Three categories are based on Three types of filter/separator vessels


Filter/Separator specific fuel types: for various locations in an aviation
Type S fueling system:
(per EI 1596) r Category C: For commercial
aviation turbine fuels r Type S: Capable of handling
Category

significant amounts of water and


Type
dirt in the fuel
r Category M: For military
aviation turbine fuels and JP-8 r Type S-LD: Capable of handling
significant water and low dirt content
r Category M100: For thermal
stability enhanced JP-8 military r Type S-LW: Capable of handling
aviation turbine fuels significant dirt and low water content
General Aviation

Typical Type S-LW Locations


(as determined by end-user)

Commercial and Military Aviation


Vel-Max
Refueler

VF-61, VF-62
or VF-609

VCA
Fueling Cabinet (Compliant with
VCA EI 1598)

(Compliant with

EI 1598)

Airport Hydrant System


Dispenser

Towable Hydrant Cart

* Prefilter elements compliance with EI 1590 and vessel compliance with EI 1596 is customer dependent.
Optional EI 1583 Qualified Vessels/Absorbent Type Cartridges for jet fuel without anti-icing additive.

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Coalescer Cartridges for Aviation
I Series Coalescer

FEATURES: HOW COALESCERS WORK:


Cost effective particle and Coalescer cartridges are employed reach an intersection of strands
emulsified water removal from as the first stage in filter/separator where they combine with other
hydrocarbon fluids vessels for hydrocarbon fluids. droplets (coalesce) into large drops.
Easy installation and They perform two functions:
(1) coalesce (combine) highly These large drops are then
replacement with one-piece carried to the outside surface
design dispersed, emulsified water
particles into larger water drops of the cartridge. Having a
Choice of Threaded Base or and (2) filter-out particulate higher specific gravity than the
Open End cartridges contaminants. hydrocarbon fluid, they release
Choice of All-Fiberglass and gravity pulls the droplet to the
Media or Combination The left photo below shows a highly bottom of the vessel. The larger
Fiberglass and Pleated Media magnified view of the coalescing the drops, the faster and more
process. Tiny droplets of water efficiently they fall out. (See top
Field proven performance contact and adhere to strands right photo.) In general, particle
Ongoing qualification testing of fiberglass. Flow pushes the removal efficiency increases
to meet changing commercial droplets along the strand until they with coalescing efficiency. This
and military requirements
Used as a first-stage cartridge
in Filter/Separatos
Remove particulates and
coalesce water into large
water drops
Also available in screw base
design

Photomicrograph of coalescing Coalesced water drops releasing


process inside fiberglass media. from the knitted sock at the outside
surface of the cartridge.

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is accomplished by employing a with Threaded Base or Open results. Parker Velcons latest
tighter, finer filtration media. Ends and with Fiberglass Media coalescer designs (85, 87 and C5
or Fiberglass and Pleated Media series cartridges) achieve even
Flow direction is from inside to combinations. higher filtration and coalescing
outside of the cartridge. This efficiency by incorporating pure
minimizes surface velocity and Threaded Base Coalescers are micro-glass fibers with diameters
helps prevent the water drops from recommended for use in most of less than 1 micron in the pleated
breaking up and being carried applications. They simplify media.
downstream. installation and replacement by
eliminating the need for cover
plates, center plates, nuts, washers,
APPLICATION
and gaskets. They are for use in
Coalescer cartridges are used Parker Velcon and other make filter/
primarily to coalesce emulsified separators. Threaded base adapters
water and remove particles from are available to convert vessels
hydrocarbon fluids. The largest presently using open end elements.
single application is the filtration
of aviation jet fuel. They are also Open End Coalescers are offered
used with other types of fuels, with single unit construction which
process streams in refineries reduces the number of gasket seals
and petrochemical plants, and and improves overall reliability.
condensate streams where natural
gas is produced. All-fiberglass Media Coalescers
combine depth particulate
Other liquids can be separated filtration with a deep coalescing
if they are immiscible, the structure. All-fiberglass designs
specific gravities differ, and high have successively finer media
All-Fiberglass 6 Series Coalescer
concentrations of surface active layers to achieve depth-type
agents are not present. As a rule of filtration of particles.
thumb, if a sample of the mixture
readily separates in an hour or two, Combination Fiberglass and
a coalescer can probably be used. Pleated Media Coalescers
If the mixture hasnt separated remove particles primarily in the
after 24 hours, coalescing probably high surface area pleated core.
wont work. They have one or more layers of
pleated media inside a cylinder
of molded fiberglass laminations
CONSTRUCTION to provide an extended surface
Parker Velcon single-unit area for particulate filtration.
coalescer elements are offered Pleat corrugation and separation
materials are used to keep pleats
open for full utilization.

Coalescing and filtration Fiberglass and Pleated Media


performance depends largely 87 Series Coalescer
on the fiber diameter and bulk
density of the fiberglass media.
Both the All-Fiberglass and the
Combination coalescer cartridge
designs incorporate phenolic
resin impregnated fiberglass
media. Several grades with fiber
diameters ranging from 1 to
10 microns are used in various
6 Diameter Threaded Base and combinations to achieve desired
Open End Coalescer End Caps 6000T Threaded Base Adapter

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DESCRIPTION that the powerful detergent additives EI* 1581 Fifth Edition Cartridges.
Model Number System. in most automotive gasolines reduce I-6xxC5 (TB), I-6xxMM, and I-6xxA4
Refer to the box at right. The one or the coalescing capability of this and Series of coalescers incorporate a
two digit Series Designator relates other cartridge designs. multi-layered pleated media designed
to the approximate micron rating to provide superior dirt holding
83 Series Cartridges. capacity in the field, combined with
of each model coalescer cartridge. The 1-micron rated 83 Series is a
Note that this is a nominal rating and 0.4 micron efficiency. The I-6xxC5
pleated media/fiberglass cartridge. (TB) replaces both the I-6xx85
should be used for reference only. The very practical 83 Series (TB) and I-6xx87 (TB) cartridges.
The 0, 2, and 4 Series all- cartridges have become the most These cartridges are available in
fiberglass cartridges are rated at 25, widely used design in applications either threaded base or open-end
5, and 3 microns respectively. The including gasoline, condensate, and configuration. See data sheets
2 and 4 Series are commonly insulating oil filtration. 1923 and 1934 for more specific
used with diesel and other fuel oils, information on EI 1581 Fifth Edition.
85 and 87 Series Cartridges.
and are a compromise between The 85 Series is rated at
filtration efficiency (cartridge life) Cartridge Dimensions. 6 diameter
0.5-micron while the 87 Series cartridges are the current industry
and water removing capability. They is rated at 0.3 micron. Both
coalesce gross water, but normally standard. They are offered in
incorporate multi-layered pleated lengths of 11, 14, 22, 28, 33, 38,
do not remove fine water haze. media. The 85 Series has 44, and 56. However, not all series
The all-fiberglass 6 Series was consistently shown superior dirt are available in all lengths or in
originally developed for jet fuel holding capacity in the field. both end cap designs.
service (the original MIL-F-8901 JF5 Series Coalescers.
specification). With a 2-micron 4 diameter cartridges are
JF5 Series Cartridges are Parker also offered for use with older
rating, it has proven to be the most Velcons newest design. Combined
cost effective design in some jet fuel equipment. They are available in a
with V5N5 Series Separators, variety of lengths ranging from 8 to
applications. 6 Series cartridges they offer higher flow rates and
are also used in gasoline filtration 40 inches.
extended service life.
service. However, it should be noted

Parker Velcon Model Numbers include significant


product information. Example:
I - 6 2 8 C 5 T B
Bolt in End Cap
Threaded Base Type
1 or 2 Character Series Designator
Approx. Length in inches
Approx. Diameter in inches
Inside-to-Outside Flow
Coalescer Cartridge
Note that I-628C5 would designate the open end version of this cartridge.

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
75 psi maximum pressure Aluminum end caps are
differential rating standard on 6 diameter open
end cartridges
5 to 9 pH range
All 6 diameter cartridge end
150160F max. operating
caps are bonded directly
temperature
to the media with high
Aluminum center tube strength epoxy or urethane
Buna-N gaskets 4 diameter cartridge have
Injection molded end caps molded polyester resin or
are standard on 6 diameter injection molded end caps
threaded base coalescers;
*EI (Energy Institute) is the new specification authority. API (American Petroleum
Institute) is no longer involved in aviation fuel filtration specifications.

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EI1581 5TH EDITION QUALIFIED COALESCERS
The I-6xxC5 (TB), I-6xxMM, coalescer products for this Another aspect of the EI 1581
I-6xxA4. and I-6xxJF5 (TB) Series category are the I-6xxMM Series 5th Edition specification is the
coalescers (xx denotes nominal cartridges. description of filter/separators
cartridge length) incorporate as Type S (water and dirt), Type
multi-layered pleated media Category M qualified cartridges S-LW (for applications where low
designed to provide superior also qualify for Category C. amounts of water are expected)
dirt holding capacity in the field, and Type S-LD (for applications
combined with 0.4 micron CATEGORY M100 where low amounts of dirt are
efficiency. The I-6xxC5 (TB) expected). Products qualified for
replaces both Parker Velcons This category is for military fuels Type S are also qualified for Types
I-6xx85 (TB) and I-6xx87 (TB) such as JP8+100. The +100 S-LD and Type S-LW.
cartridges. These cartridges are additive allows fuels to run at
available in either threaded base higher operating temperatures To obtain your authorized Parker
or open-end configuration. and reduces maintenance for Velcon EI 1581 5th Edition
high per-formance military jet Similarity Data Report for existing
CATEGORY FUELS engines. Parker Velcons coalescer vessels, please complete the
cartridges for the M100 Category Similarity Certification form
Parker Velcon has tested and are the I-6xxA4 Series. (#VEL1728)
qualified a comprehensive range
of products to meet the EI 1581
5th Edition Specification. For a ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
complete listing of Parker Velcons The 5th Edition also allows
current qualification tests, please operators to incorporate third
visit our website at www.velcon. stage filter cartridges with each
com/vessels. category. Parker Velcon has
currently qualified the CDF-2xx
The categories for this Series monitor (water absorbing)
specification are: cartridges for Category C and the
FOW-2xx Series filter cartridges for
CATEGORY C Category M100.
This category replaces the previous
class A, B, & C of EI 1581 Third
Edition. Parker Velcons new
coalescer cartridges that meet
Category C requirements are
the I-6xxC5 Series (xx denotes
I-614C5TB Coalescer
nominal cartridge length). These
cartridges have been developed
to provide better water removal
performance in surfactant-laden
fuels, and improved filtration
efficiency combined with longer life.
Category C cartridges can be used
at any point in the fuel distribution
system from refineries to into-
plane fueling.

CATEGORY M
This category covers military
fuels, such as JP8 (similar to Jet
A but containing anti-icing and
other additives). Parker Velcons EI 1581 5th Edition Separator and Coalescer

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Separator Cartridges
Filter/Separator 2nd Stage Elements
FEATURES Pleated Paper Cartridges cannot be
reused and are replaced at every
Optimum 2nd stage water coalescer cartridge changeout. They
removal are often used with diesel and other
Choice of Teflon Coated fuel oils which may contain materials
Screen, Synthetic or that adhere to TCS cartridges and
Pleated Paper Media cannot be cleaned off.
Field proven performance Synthetic Media Cartridges can be
Largest selection of replacement cleaned a maximum of two times.
elements They are intended for customers
who do not want to take the time to
clean and re-use separators.
DESCRIPTION
Separator Cartridges are employed SEPARATOR CARTRIDGE
as the second stage in filter/ PERFORMANCE
separator vessels. Their sole function Maintaining a uniform flow
is to repel coalesced water drops Coalesced water drops
d from the first
along the length of the cartridge stage are shown (above) intruding
produced by the first stage cartridges optimizes performance and upon the surface of the TCS Separator
while allowing hydro-carbon fluids reduces the number of cartridges Cartridge. The droplets are repelled
to pass through. Water drops settle required. Flow is controlled by by the Teflon coated screen, enabling
into the filter/ separator sump and a tube, inside each cartridge, the droplets from passing through. The
are not carried downstream. All through which the hydrocarbon screen magnification shows how the
particle filtering is done by the first fluid exits the cartridge and droplets form on the surface of the
stage coalescer cartridge. the filter/separator vessel. Two Teflon coating.
styles of inner tube are offered. INNER TUBE HOLE PATTERN
Flow direction is from outside- See bottom photo.
to-inside. The top photo insert
shows water being repelled by the Cartridges with uniform hole
hydrophobic separator medium pattern inner tubes are adequate
on the cartridges outside surface. for many applications. However,
Hydrocarbon fluids, on the other where optimum flow distribution
hand, easily pass through and exit is required, cartridges with
the separator cartridge. Cartridges variable hole pattern inner
with three different types of tubes are recommended. When
repelling media are offered: converting older equipment, a
lesser number of variable hole
Teflon Coated Screen (TCS) pattern cartridges is usually
Cartridges are, by far, the most required. Operating costs will
popular type of separator therefore be reduced.
cartridge. With proper cleaning Uniform Variable
and inspection, cost effective SEPARATOR CARTRIDGES
TCS elements can be reused over Model numbers containing
many changeout cycles. And, TCS a C in denotes a uniform
cartridges generate considerably hole pattern on the inner
less static charge than pleated paper tube with TCS media,
cartridges. These features have while the codes with a V
made them the preferred choice for signifies a variable hole
aircraft fueling applications. pattern with TCS media.
Blind caps have a hole for
the tie rod.

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CARTRIDGE CODE IDENTIFICATION (TCS) cartridges. SO-6xxVSN(5),
Flow Dimensions (inches) SO-6xxPVSN(5), and SO-6xxVASN (5)
Control are synthetic separator cartridges. To
(perfora- Mounting Opposite achieve optimum flow distribution
Model tion) OD End ID End ID Media all of these cartridges incorporate
SO-3xxC Uniform 1
3 16 2 Blind TCS a variable hole pattern inner tube
SO-3xxV Variable 3116 2 Blind TCS combined with a uniform hole pattern
SO-4xxC Uniform 4916 3 Blind TCS
outer tube specifically designed for
SO-4xxV Variable 4916 3 Blind TCS
installation in vertical filter/separators.
Please refer to Parker Velcons
SO-6xxC Uniform 6 3 3 TCS
data sheet #1521 for overall separator
SO-6xxCA Uniform 6 3 Blind TCS
dimensions and general specifications.
SO-6xxCM Uniform 6 4 Blind TCS

SO-6xxVA(5) Variable 6 3 Blind TCS


CATEGORY FUELS
SO-6xxV(5) Variable 6 4 Blind TCS

SO-6xxPV(5) Variable 6 41/8 Blind TCS Parker Velcon has tested and
SO-6xxPLF3 *
Uniform 6 3 3 Pleated Paper
qualified a comprehensive range
SO-6xxPLBZ * Uniform 6 3 Blind Pleated Paper
of products to meet the EI 1581 5th
Edition Specification. For a complete
SO-6xxVASN(5) Variable 6 3 Blind Synthetic
listing of Parker Velcons current
SO-6xxVSN(5) Variable 6 4 Blind Synthetic
qualification tests, please visit our
SO-6xxPVSN(5) Variable 6 418 Blind Synthetic
website at www.velcon.com/vessels.
*The shelf life for pleated paper separators (for example, SO-xxxPLF3 and SO-6xxPLBZ) is
one year. The categories for this specification are:
SPECIFICATIONS
CATEGORY C
TCS medium is 200 mesh and 33 inches. SO-6xxPLBZ pleated
stainless steel screen coated separators come in lengths of 22, 29, All of Parker Velcons TCS Separator
on both sides with green 33, and 44 inches. Cartridges are qualified for Category C.
Teflon
The screen is lockseam SO-6xxC cartridges are available in
these same stackable lengths plus CATEGORY M
folded and fastened with an
internal aluminum clip longer lengths. Single-unit designs, This category covers military fuels, such
Pleated medium is silicone however, are recommended for as JP8 (similar to Jet A but containing anti-
treated resin impregnated installation ease and lower cost. icing and other additives). Parker Velcons
paper with a protective outer Other styles listed in the table are not separators for this category are currently
aluminum screen jacket intended to be stacked. TCS Separators SO-6xxV5, SO-6xxVA5,
Aluminum Tube and SO-6xxPV5, as well as Synthetic
Parker Velcon variable size hole Separators SO-6xxVSN, SO-6xxPVSN,
Aluminum and/or glass filled pattern cartridges should not be SO-6xxVSN5 and SO-6xxVASN.
nylon endcaps replaced with uniform hole pattern
Buna-N gaskets cartridges unless appropriate full- Category M qualified cartridges also
pH range: 5 to 9 scale test data can be supplied qualify for Category C.
showing equivalent performance.
Maximum operating
temperature: 200F CATEGORY M100
SO-6xxVASN/VSN/PVSN separators
SO SERIES CARTRIDGES are intended for customers who want This category is for military
a separator for disposal use rather fuels such as JP8+100. The TCS
The code identification table to the than a re-useable filter, which can be Separators for
left are the most commonly used. A cleaned a maximum of two times. M100 are currently
variety of other styles are available for the SO-6xxCM and
special applications. Contact a local SO-6xxGS (three-
area distributor for details. EI 1581 5TH EDITION
QUALIFIED SEPARATORS stage).
SO-6xxPLF3 pleated separators To obtain your
The SO-6xxV5, SO-6xxPV5, and SO-
come in lengths of 11,14, 16, 29, authorized Parker
6xxVA5 are Teflon Coated Screen
Velcon EI 1581 5th
Edition Similarity
Data Report for existing vessels, 9
please complete Velcon Similarity
Certification form # 1728.
Canister Separator
SI-xxxx Series
Fully Qualied to EI 1581 5th Edition, Category M

DESCRIPTION
The SI-xxxx Series separator canister is composed of an inner Teflon-
coated 200 mesh screen. The open endcap on the five inch canister has
a locking bayonet mount with wavy spring. The blind end has a nozzle to
fit a DOD coalescer o-ring endcap.

These separators are qualified to Category M and M100 of the EI 1581


5th Edition Specification.

APPLICATION
The SI-xxxx Series separator canisters are made to fit over first stage
coalescers in DOD military vessels such as those originally made to the
MIL-F-27629, MIL-F- 27630, and MIL-PRF-52308 specifications. Open endcap with bayonet mount

The inner Teflon coating repels water droplets as fuel exits the canisters,
adding another layer of protection to the fueling system. The water
droplets in the annular gap between the outside diameter of the
coalescer and the inside diameter of the separator canister fall to the
sump area at the bottom of the filter vessel, where they can then be
drained.

SPECIFICATIONS

Micron
OAL OD ID
Model # NSN # Rating
(in.) (in.) (in.)
(m)

SI-422A* 4330-01-152-2376 21.56 4.46 4 140

SI-443* 4930-01-561-5968 43 4.6 4.5 140

SI-522 4330-01-511-8316 22.44 5.23 4 140

SI-522E 4330-00-112-0256 22.44 5.23 4 140

SI-542 4330-01-511-8274 42.5 5.23 4 140


*SI-422A and SI-443 have open endcap with no bayonet mount, and are not EI 1581
qualified. SI-443 is not qualified to any of the MIL specs listed above.

SI-542 Separator

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Teflon is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc.
Military Coalescer
I-4xxA4 & MM Family
Qualied to API/EI 1581 5th Edition, Category M, M100,
MIL-PRF-52308J, MIL-PRF-32148
DESCRIPTION
The I-4xxMM filter/coalescer
cartridge has an internal multi-
layer pleat block with a large
surface area for greater dirt holding
capacity. A fine fiber micro-glass
shell provides optimum water
removal characteristics. The
advanced composition of our
MM Series media allows most
vessel configurations to meet EI
1581 5th Edition, Category M,
performance requirements.
BottomMounting end
Identical in form and fit to the TopBlind cap
with O-ring seal
I-4xxMM, the I-4xxA4 filter/
coalescer cartridges allows most
vessel configurations to meet EI
1581 5th Edition, Category M100
performance requirements.

APPLICATION
These cartridges are designed
to fit in DOD military vessels
such as those originally made
to the MIL-F-27629 and 27630
specifications.
GTP-5935-M Alignment Pin
I-440MM filter/coalescer (NSN
4330-01-511-8268) has been top blind cap to provide a locator for
specifically designed to replace spider plate alignment.
a stack of two standard DOD
I-440AMM has an o-ring at each
filter/coalescers (NSN 4330-
end to accommodate a few existing
00-983-0998). The I-440MM is
filter/separator vessels that use
also a direct replacement for
tie rods instead of spider plates to
the previous 3rd Edition model,
hold the cartridges. I-420MM (NSN
I-44087 (NSN 4330-01-407-3548).
4330-01-511-8209) and I-420MMA
An objective of the 40-inch cartridge (NSN 4330-01-477-7985), the
is to eliminate three potential leakage 20-inch coalescers, also have an
points (there are o-rings at each end o-ring at each end and are direct
of a 20-inch cartridge). The I-440MM replacements for the 20-inch DOD
has a top blind end and an o-ring cartridge. No alignment pin is
at the lower end. Use one Gammon required for any of these models. I-440MM*
GTP-5935-M alignment pin in the * I-440AMM: Alternative version
with O-Ring seals on both ends

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CARTRIDGE SELECTION
NSN Dim (in.) Max
Parker (National Rated
Velcon Stock Blind Flow
P/N Number) Spec. OAL OD Endcaps Seal Cap (USGPM)

548-4867
4330-01-
I-420A4

Category M100:
API/EI 1581, 5th
Ed.
511-8209
4330-01-
I-420MM

Injection molded
O-ring,
20 3.625 glass filled nylon N/A 20
both ends
6/6
Category M: API/EI
1581, 5th Ed. and
MIL-PRF-52308J
I-420MMA

477-7985
4330-01-
I-420MMF

931-2472
4330-00-

Flat
20.125 3.75 Aluminum N/A 17.5
gaskets

MIL-PRF-32148
I-424MMF

931-2473
4330-00-

Flat
24.125 3.75 Aluminum N/A 21
gaskets
548-6906
4330-01-
I-440A4

Category M100: Injection molded


O-ring, Opposite
API/EI 1581, 5th 39.875 3.625 glass filled nylon 40
one end End
Edition 6/6
511-8268
4330-01-
I-440MM

Category M: API/EI Injection molded


O-ring, Opposite
1581, 5th Ed. and 39.875 3.625 glass filled nylon 40
one end End
MIL-PRF-52308J 6/6
I-440AMM

Injection molded
Category M: API/EI O-ring,
N/A

39.875 3.625 glass filled nylon N/A 40


1581, 5th Ed. both ends
6/6
516-6994
4330-01-
I-620MM

Category M: API/EI Flat


20.125 6.0 Aluminum N/A 45.5
1581, 5th Ed. gaskets

SPECIFICATIONS
Changeout Differential Pressure: 15 psid
Maximum Pressure Ratin: 75 psid
Maximum Operating Temperature: 160 F
Micron Rating: 0.4

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OS Series Coalescer/Separator
Cartridges
Designed for superior performance in VF-61 & VF-609
Housings, Facets VFCS-21 & VFCS-22 Filter/Separator
Vessels & Racors FBO-10 & FBO-14 Housings

FEATURES

Can be used with pre-mixed The OS Series combination


fuel containing coalescer/separator cartridges
anti-icing additive filter dirt and remove water from
One piece replacement aviation and diesel fuels. They are
combination coalescer and designed to fit into VF-61, VF-609,
separator cartridge VF-64 & VF-65 housings, Facet's
VFCS-21 and VFCS-22 filter/
OS-51288 Cartridge: separator housings.
Laboratory tested to 0.2%
water in incoming fuel, 10 ppm Performance is improved due to
in effluent* Teflon coated screen separators
Teflon coated screen and reliable radial sump seals.
separator
Reliable radial sump seal
design
Nominal 0.5 micron particle
efficiency for jet fuel and
avgas; 5 micron for diesel fuel
Minimum 75 psid collapse
strength OS-51288 Cartridge
Flow direction outside to
inside
Operating temperatures up to
240F (115C)
5 - 9 operating pH range

*Fuel was additive free and tested at 35USGPM


Teflon is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. OS-60988 Cartridge

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DESCRIPTION
Flow is from outside to inside
through the cartridge. Coalesced
water is repelled by the separator and
drops to the sump for daily draining. Flow
Flow
Clean, dry fuel exits the cartridge
through the nozzle at the top. Coalesced water
Coalescer drops to sump
Clean,
dry
Separator
fuel

Flow Flow

Radial Radial
sump sump
seal seal
Sump

CARTRIDGE SELECTION TABLE


FLOW DIMENSIONS
VESSEL RATE OD LENGTH
MODEL MODEL FOR USGPM MICRON
NUMBER NUMBER PRODUCT (max) RATING in. mm in. mm

Jet Fuel/
OS-51288 VF-61 35/45 0.5 6 152 1134 298
Avgas

VF-609
Jet Fuel/
OS-60988 VFCS-21 35/45 0.5 6 152 9 229
Avgas
FBO-10

VFCS-22 Jet Fuel/


OS-61288 50/60 0.5 6 152 13 330
FBO-14 Avgas

OS-51286 VF-61 Diesel Fuel 18 5 6 152 1134 298

VF-609
OS-60986 VFCS-21 Diesel Fuel 18 5 6 152 9 229
FBO-10

VFCS-22
OS-61286 Diesel Fuel 24 5 6 152 13 330
FBO-14

Replace the cartridge when the differential pressure exceeds 15 psi or after 1 year of service, whichever occurs first.
*Because of the limited sump space in these vessels, IT IS IMPERATIVE to drain the sump at EVERY FUELING. It is also important to
recognize that these OS cartridges by themselves do not provide a water defense system. One water defense option is to use the Water
Detection Probe, Velcon part number 125-Q.

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Replacement Cartridges
for Vel-Max Housings
O Series Coalescer and SO Separator Remove Water
and Dirt from Diesel, Jet Fuel and Avgas
Reduces free and emulsified water to less than 50 ppm
in diesel, and less than 15 ppm in jet fuel/avgas.
Used in place of Aquacon cartridges for continuous
removal of free water
For use in the Parker Velcon Vel-Max housings

DESCRIPTION
The Parker Velcon coalescer and separator are installed
together in the Vel-Max housing to remove water and dirt
from fuel. The fuel passes from the outside to the inside
through the coalescer. Dirt is filtered out of the fuel and free/
emulsified water in fuel is coalesced. The coalesced water
droplets, which form on the inside of the coalescer, are
repelled from going further down-stream by the separator. O-81588 and SO-415VX5
The water settles down to the sump where it is manually Separator
drained.

VELMAX FILTER/SEPARATOR CONFIGURATION SPECIFICATIONS

VENT RELIEF Maximum Operating Temperature is 160F / 71C


VALVE Flow direction: outside to inside
pH range: 5 to 9
INLET Coalescer Changeout at 15 psid

COALESCER MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED FLOW RATES


HI DP

Housing Jet Avgas Diesel


WATER PROBE with
Cartridges gpm lpm gpm lpm gpm lpm
CONNECTION
ON BACK VX-1 37 140 55 208 25 95
VX-2 75 284 100 378 50 189

VX-3 112 424 168 636 75 284

SIGHT For more information on the Vel-Max Filter Vessel please refer to data
SEPARATOR GLASS sheet #1961. Vel-Max and Aquacon are registered trademarks of
Parker Hannifin.

DRAIN
LO DP

OUTLET

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CARTRIDGE SELECTION TABLES FOR VELMAX HOUSINGS

JET & AVGAS APPLICATIONS

Mi- Dimensions (in.) NOTES:


Hous- cron 1. If converting from Parker
ing Cartridge Model # Rating OAL ID OD Velcons Aquacon water
Coalescer O-81588 0.5 15.0 5.625 7.625 absorbing cartridges to
VX-1 coalescer/separator car-
Separator SO-415VX5 N/A 15.0 1.875 4.0
tridges, please order Part
Coalescer O-83088 0.5 30.0 5.625 7.625 Number EA35 end seal
VX-2
Separator SO-430VX5 N/A 30.0 1 .875 4.0 plate.
Coalescer O-84488 0.5 44.0 5.625 7.625 2. Separators used for jet fuel
VX-3
Separator SO-444C N/A 44.0 1.875 4.0 and avgas applications
(SO-4xxVX5) are Teflon-
DIESEL APPLICATIONS coated and can be cleaned
Dimensions (in.) and re-used. See data
Hous- Micron sheet #1242 for cleaning
ing Cartridge Model # Rating OAL ID OD and maintenance instruc-
Coalescer O-8150 25 tions.
Coalescer O-8152 5 3. Separators used for diesel
15.0 5.625 7.625
VX-1 Coalescer O-8154 3 applications (SO-4xxPL) are
Coalescer O-8156 2 made with pleated media.
Changeout at 15 psid.
Separator SO-415PL N/A 15.0 1.875 4.0
Coalescer O-8300 25
Coalescer O-8302 5
30.0 5.625 7.625
VX-2 Coalescer O-8304 3
Coalescer O-8306 2
Separator SO-430PL N/A 30.0 1.875 4.0
Coalescer O-8440 25
Coalescer O-8442 5
44.0 5.625 7.625
VX-3 Coalescer O-8444 3
Coalescer O-8446 2
Separator SO-444PL N/A 44.0 1.875 4.0

For information on other types of Parker Velcon filter cartridges that can be used in the Vel-Max Hous-
ing, see below and corresponding data sheet as marked.
Type 1-High 2-High 3-High Data Sheet #
Micronic Filter Pleated Paper FO-614PLFxx* FO-629PLFxx FO-644PLFxx 1549
Cartridges Fiberglass Depth FO-614FGxx FO-629FGxx FO-644FGxx 1550
Jet Fuel/Avgas ACO-61401L ACO-62901L ACO-64401L 1681
Aquacon
Gasoline AC-61405 AC-62905 AC-64405 1582
Cartridges
Diesel AD-61425 AD-62925 AD-64425 1655
CDF Jet Fuel CDF-215N CDF-230N N/A 1962

*The suffix xx on the part number denotes the micron rating of the cartridge.
Example: FO-614PLF5 is a 5 micron filter.

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Replacement Cartridges for Facet
SuperFlex Housings
O Series Coalescer and SO Separator Remove Water
and Dirt from Diesel, Jet Fuel and Avgas
Reduces free and emulsified water to less than 50 ppm in
diesel, and less than 15 ppm in jet fuel/avgas.
Used in place of Aquacon cartridges for continuous
removal of free water
For use in the Facet SuperFlex housings in diesel and jet fuel/
avgas service

DESCRIPTION
The Parker Velcon coalescer and separator are installed together
in the Facet SuperFlex housing to remove water and dirt from
fuel. The fuel passes from the outside to the inside through the
coalescer. Dirt is filtered out of the fuel and free/emulsified water
in fuel is coalesced. The coalesced water droplets, which form on
the inside of the coalescer, are repelled from going further down-
stream by the separator. The water settles down to the sump where
it is manually drained. O-81488 Coalescer and SO-412V5
Separator
SPECIFICATIONS

Maximum Operating Temperature is 160F / 71C


Flow direction: outside to inside SuperFlex Housing (1-High)

pH range: 5 to 9
VENT
Coalescer Changeout at 15 psid
INLET
MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED FLOW RATES COALESCER

Housing with Jet Avgas Diesel


Cartridges gpm lpm gpm lpm gpm lpm

1-High 37 140 55 208 25 95

2-High 75 284 100 378 50 189

3-High 112 424 168 636 75 284

SEPARATOR

DRAIN
OUTLET

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CARTRIDGE SELECTION TABLES FOR SUPERFLEX HOUSINGS

JET FUEL & AVGAS APPLICATIONS

Mi- Dimensions (Inches) NOTES:


Hous- cron 1. If converting from Parker
ing Cartridge Model # Rating OAL ID OD Velcons Aquacon water
Coalescer O-81488 0.5 13.6875 5.625 7.625 absorbing cartridges to co-
1-High alescer/separator cartridges,
Separator SO-412V5 N/A 11.5 1.875 4.0 please order Part Number
Coalescer O-82888 0.5 27.5 5.625 7.625 EA35A end seal plate.
2-High
Separator SO-422V5 N/A 21.5 1.875 4.0 2. Separators used for jet fuel/
Coalescer O-84288 0.5 41.3125 5.625 7.625 avgas applications (SO-
3-High 4xxV5) are Teflon-coated
Separator SO-432V5 N/A 31.5 1.875 4.0 and can be cleaned and re-
used. See data sheet #1242
DIESEL APPLICATIONS
for cleaning and mainte-
Mi- Dimensions (Inches) nance instructions.
Hous- cron
3. Separators used for diesel
ing Cartridge Model # Rating OAL ID OD
applications (SO-4xxPL) are
Coalescer O-8140 25 made with pleated media.
Coalescer O-8142 5 Changeout at 15 psid.
13.6875 5.625 7.625
1-High Coalescer O-8144 3
Coalescer O-8146 2
Separator SO-410PL N/A 10.5 1.875 4.0
Coalescer O-8280 25
Coalescer O-8282 5
27.5 5.625 7.625
2-High Coalescer O-8284 3
Coalescer O-8286 2
Separator SO-422PL N/A 21.5 1.875 4.0
Coalescer O-8420 25
Coalescer O-8422 5
41.3125 5.625 7.625
3-High Coalescer O-8424 3
Coalescer O-8426 2
Separator SO-432PL N/A 31.5 1.875 4.0
For information on other types of Parker Velcon filter cartridges that can be used in the SuperFlex Housing, see below
and corresponding data sheet as marked.

Data
Type 1-High 2-High 3-High Sheet #
Micronic Filter Pleated Paper FO-614PLFx* FO-629PLFxx FO-644PLFxx 1549
Cartridges Fiberglass Depth FO-614FGx FO-629FGxx FO-644FGxx 1550
Jet Fuel/Avgas ACO-61401L ACO-62901L ACO-64401L 1681
Aquacon
Gasoline AC-61405 AC-62905 AC-64405 1582
Cartridges
Diesel AD-61425 AD-62925 AD-64425 1655

*The suffix x or xx on the part number denotes the micron rating of the cartridge.
Example: FO-614PLF5 is a 5 micron filter.

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Vessel Selection Guidelines
Aviation Fuel Filtration in to calculate total inches of NOTES
commercial applications is coalescer required.
These guidelines assume a
governed by the complex, stringent
2. Select cartridge model and specific gravity of 0.92 or less, and
requirements of EI 1581, 5th
calculate quantity required: an influent water concentration
Edition. Refer to the appropriate
of 3% or less. In general, if the
Parker Velcon literature or contact a. Choose model (type and Interfacial Tension (IFT) of
your Parker Velcon Representative length) cartridge to use. the hydrocarbon over water is
for assistance. For non-aviation 83 Series Coalescers are 36 dynes per centimeter or greater,
applications the following recommended for most effluent water levels of 15 ppm or
guidelines have proven to be useful. applications. Other types less can be achieved.
Note, however, that these guidelines and sizes are offered for
are general in nature and should be special applications Surfactants will significantly lower
used for guidance only. IFT with a corresponding decrease
b. Calculate minimum number
of cartridges required in coalescing performance.
1. Determine total length (inches) by dividing total inches Surfactants can occur naturally
of 6 diameter cartridge (from Step 1) by length of (diesel fuel) or they can be
required: cartridge selected. intentionally added as corrosion
inhibitors (pipelines, lube and
a. Find the approximate 3. Select the Filter/Separator hydraulic oils) and detergent
viscosity of your Vessel for your application: dispersants (automotive gasoline).
hydrocarbon fluid on the
Chart Y-axis. a. Refer to the Parker Velcon As previously discussed, diesel
literature for HV (horizontal) and fuel oils are a special
b. Find the corresponding or VV (vertical) Filter/
Specific Flow Rate (gpm/ category. 2 or 4 Series Coalescer
Separators. Cartridges are commonly used.
inch) on the X-axis.
b. Find the appropriate vessel Pleated paper separator cartridges
c. Divide Total Flow Rate for the model and quantity are typically specified since diesel
(gpm) of your application Coalescer Cartridge often contains materials that
by this Specific Flow Rate selected in Step 2. adhere to Teflon separators and
cannot be cleaned off nullifying
their cost effectiveness. Refer to
Parker Velcon V Series Filter/
Separator Vessels literature.

Oversizing filtration equipment


improves performance and
extends cartridge life.

Strong bases (high pH fluids)


attack glass microfibers and break
down the coalescing media.
Caustic washing or applications
with high concentrations of MEA
or DEA should be limited.

Initial differential pressure (with


clean coalescer cartridges) will be
less than 5 psi. Cartridges should
be changed when the differential
pressure reaches 15 psi or after
one year whichever occurs first.
Specific Flow Rate gpm per Inch of Coalescer Length
for 6 Diameter Cartridges

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EI 1581 5th Edition
Specication Summary
EI 1581 5th Edition Specication* Key Points
1. Category C filter/ where significant levels of Specification 1582** details
separators are for use water but minimal amounts the similarity specifications
in commercial Jet-A or of dirt can be expected. that have to be met in order
Jet-A1 fuel are tested in for a filter/separator to be
fuel containing anti-static 6. Type S-LW filter/separators qualified by similarity.
additive Stadis 450 and can be used for mobile
corrosion inhibitor DCI-4A. applications where minimal 10. In order for a filter/separator
amounts of water can be to be accepted as meeting
2. Category M filter/ expected in the jet fuel. the EI specification, it
separators are for use in must be tested to the
military JP-8 or JP-5 fuel. 7. Multi-Stage Systems can specification with an official
They are tested in fuel be used at all filtration witness designated by the
containing Stadis 450, DCI- points in addition to filter/ EI committee present. This
4A, and anti-icing additive separators where additional witness ensures that all
Di-EGME. (Note: testing to performance is desired. procedures are followed per
Category M also qualifies Multi-stage devices can specification and that all test
for include upstream pre-filters results meet the specification
Category C.) and downstream water requirements. EI then issues
absorbing filters. a qualification approval for
3. Category M100 filter/ the:
separators are for use 8. The EI specification
in military JP8+100 fuel. procedures qualify the a. Elements
They are tested in fuel entire filter/separator, not b. Housing
containing Stadis 450, DCI- just the elements. Elements c. Flowrate
4A, Di-EGME, and thermal are used in an EI qualified d. Fuel Category
stability additive Spec Aid filter/separator but the
* EI Specification 1581, Fifth Edition,
8Q462. qualification would apply to Specifications and Qualification
the corresponding elements Procedures for Aviation Jet Fuel Filter/
4. Type S filter/separators and vessels as a whole. Separators, July 2002.
are used at filtration points Addendum 20th Dec. 2006: Added to
where significant levels of 9. A filter/separator of similar section 3.2.2.7 vessel sump design
both dirt and water can be geometry to the tested must allow for water drainage flat
vessel can be qualified by sumps are not allowed.
expected. (Note: testing to
Type S also qualifies for similarity providing that a ** EI Specification 1582, Specifications
complex set of criteria are for Similarity For API/IP 1581 Aviation
both Type S-LD and Type Jet Fuel Filter/Separators, February,
S-LW.) met. This is particularly 2001
significant in establishing
5. Type S-LD filter/separators EI qualification for existing
are used at filtration points equipment in the field. EI

EI SPEC 1581

Category C Category M Category M100


Commercial Military Military w/+100

Type Type Type Type Type Type Type Type Type


S S-LD S-LW S S-LD S-LW S S-LD S-LW

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FILTER/SEPARATOR SPECIFICATIONS

MAJOR MECHANICAL, TEST, & PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Criteria Specification Requirement


Category C 1.0 mg/l STADIS 450 + 15.0 mg/l DCI-4A
2.0 mg/l STADIS 450 + 15 mg/l DCI-4A + 0.15% DI-
Test Fuel Additives Category M
EGME
2.0 mg/l STADIS 450 + 15 mg/l DCI-4A + 0.15% DI-
Category M100
EGME + 256 mg/l SPEC AID 8Q462
Single element
Test Series To Be Run
Full scale
Single Element Single pass from 1 tank to another
Fuel Handling
Full Scale Recirculate
Minimum Temperature 40F
Maximum Temperature 90F
Fuel Temperature
Deviation From Test Start
+/- 11F
Temperature
Maximum Clean Initial Differential Pressure 6 psid across filter/coalescer stage, 10 psid across vessel
Structural Strength Of Filter/Coalescer Element 75 psid with no rupture, bypassing of seals, or pinhole leaks
Structural Integrity Of Filter/Coalescer Element No media or structural deterioration such as leaks or tears
Fiber Content 10 fibers per liter
Maximum Effluent Contaminant
Solids Content 1.0 milligram per gallon
Levels During Tests
Free Water Content 15 parts per million
3 gpm for single element test, 10% of rated flow for
Flow Rate
Conditioning Run Test full scale test
Test Duration 30 minutes
Flow Rate Rated flow
Water Coalescence Test -
Test Duration 30 minutes
Clean Element
Water Inection Rate 0.01% By volume
Flow Rate Rated flow
Test Duration - Type S 75 minutes for single element, 45 min for full scale
Add solids until pressure reaches 22.5 psid,
Test Duration - Type S-LD
Then run additional 45 minutes with no addition
Solids Holding Test Solids Injection Rate 72 mg/gal
Maximum Delta P At
15 psid
50 Minutes - Type S
Maximum Pressure At
45 psid
75 Minutes - Type S
Flow Rate Rated flow
Test Duration - Single
Water Coalescence Test 1st period: 150 minutes, 2nd period: 30 minutes
Element
- Dirty Element
- Full Scale 1st period: 90 minutes, 2nd period: 15 minutes
Water Injection Rate 1st period: 0.01%, 2nd period: 3.0% (0.5% For S-LW)

Vertical Vessel Length To Vessel 24 Inches 1.75


Diameter Ratio Vessel > 24 Inches 2.5
Minimum Spacing Between Elements And Between Element &
0.5 inches
Vessel Wall

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Similarity Certication Form
(See form VEL1739 on our website or print out this form and send to contact info below)
Email: velconquotes@parker.com Date: _________________________________________
Fax No.: 719-531-5690 From: _________________________________________
To: Parker Velcon Company: _________________________________________
1210 Garden of the Gods Road Address: _________________________________________
Colorado Springs, CO 80907-3410 _________________________________________
Attn: Aviation Products Manager Phone: _________________________________________
Email: _________________________________________
Please recommend coalescer cartridges, separators, monitor cartridges and conversion hardware, if any,
for the vessels listed below to qualify them to EI 1581 5th Edition, or EI Certificate as appropriate, to satisfy
requirements of ATA 103 and JIG.
1 Vessel Model No. Max Flow Rate USGPM
Serial No. Unit No. Cover Gasket No.
Presently Installed: Qty Model No. Coalescer Cartridges
Qty Model No. Separator Cartridges
Qty Model No. Monitor Cartridges
Fixed ( ) Mobile ( )
API/EI - 1581 5th Edition: Category C ( ) Category M ( ) Category M100 ( )
EI 1583 Certificate ( )

2 Vessel Model No. Max Flow Rate USGPM


Serial No. Unit No. Cover Gasket No.
Presently Installed: Qty Model No. Coalescer Cartridges
Qty Model No. Separator Cartridges
Qty Model No. Monitor Cartridges
Fixed ( ) Mobile ( )
API/EI - 1581 5th Edition: Category C ( ) Category M ( ) Category M100 ( )
EI 1583 Certificate ( )

3 Vessel Model No. Max Flow Rate USGPM


Serial No. Unit No. Cover Gasket No.
Presently Installed: Qty Model No. Coalescer Cartridges
Qty Model No. Separator Cartridges
Qty Model No. Monitor Cartridges
Fixed ( ) Mobile ( )
EI - 1581 5th Edition: Category C ( ) Category M ( ) Category M100 ( )
EI 1583 Certificate ( )

EXAMPLE (For EI 1581 5th Edition Conversion)


Vessel Model No. HV-2833M150 Max Flow Rate 755 USGPM
Serial No. SO54321 Unit No. Truck #127 Cover Gasket No. G-0769
Presently Installed: Qty 7 Model No. I-633C5TB Coalescer Cartridges
Qty 2 Model No. SO-636V Separator Cartridges
Qty Model No. Monitor Cartridges
Fixed ( ) Mobile (X )
API/EI - 1581 5th Edition: Category C (X ) Category M ( ) Category M100 ( )
EI 1583 Certificate ( )

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SO-6xxG Separator Assembly
Installation Instructions
3/8 TIE ROD S/S
(P/N PER CHART) TIE ROD DATA
TIE ROD DATA

LENGTH
TIE ROD
ASSEM-
BLY P/N
ASSEMBLY TIE ROD LENGTH

(IN.)
P/N
P/N P/N (in)
SEPARATOR SEAL NUT (K20A)
SO-606G T11.0-6D 11
INCLUDES O-RING (G-1089)
TORQUE TO 5 FT-LBS SO-613G T18.0-6D 18
SO-616G T21.0-6D
SO-606G T11.0-6D 21 11
END CAP ALUMM (12-02E) SO-623G T28.0-6D 28
SO-613G T18.0-6D 18
SO-633G T38.0-6D 38
3/8 UNC HEX NUT S/S (K07)
TORQUE TO 5 FT-LBS SO-616G T21.0-6D 21

SO-623G T28.0-6D 28
3/8 LOCKWASHER S/S (K05)
SO-633G T38.0-6D 38
3/8 FLATWASHER S/S (K06)

CDF RETAINER ALUMM (N94)

SEPARATOR CARTRIDGE
P/N SO-6xxGS

CDF CARTRIDGE (CDF-2xxx)


QTY OF 5
OR FOW CARTRIDGE (FOW-2xxx)
QTY OF 5

3/8 UNC HEX NUT S/S (K07) NOTE:


TORQUE TO 5 FT-LBS THESE NUTS AND WASHERS ARE
LOCATED AT UNDERSIDE OF THE
3/8 LOCKWASHER S/S (K05) ADAPTER WHEN SHIPPED.
AT INSTALLATION, RELOCATE AS SHOWN
3/8 FLATWASHER S/S (K06) AT LEFT WITH TIE ROD PROTRUDING
1-1/4 BELOW BASE OF ADAPTER.
BUNA-N GASKET (G-0305)

MOUNTING ADAPTER ALUMM (EA4)


(INCLUDES G-0118)

GASKET BUNA-N (G-0118 - GLUED TO ADAPTER)

OPENING IN VESSEL BULKHEAD

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Maintenance Instructions
Teon Coated Screen Separator Cartridges
DO NOT THROW TEFLON COATED SCREEN SEPARATOR CARTRIDGES AWAY WHEN CHANGING
COALESCERS. These separators are designed to eliminate the costly practice of replacing paper separators. It
is recommended, however, that the separators be inspected, tested and cleaned at every coalescer change to
assure prolonged, effective separation life. The procedure for this is described below:
1. Throughout the entire procedure, AVOID 4. WATER TEST.
LETTING SCREEN COME IN CONTACT Be sure that the
WITH YOUR BARE SKIN, particularly after the separator is fuel-
cartridge has wetted before
been cleaned. performing this test.
Hold the Hold the cartridge
cartridge by by the end-cap
the end-caps. at an angle, and
If necessary gradually pour water
to handle the over the entire screen
screen during surface. Do not
removal or spray the water and
installation, do not let it fall more
use a clean, than a distance of
dry, non- three inches before
abrasive contacting the
material, such screen.
as a poly-bag
from one of the coalescers, between your hand 5. The water will bead and roll off the surface of
and the screen. properly functioning separators (as it would on a
freshly-waxed car). If this is the case, the separator
2. After removing the cartridge from the vessel, has passed the Water Test and can be reused.
submerge it in clean fuel and gently scrub the
entire screen surface with a soft bristle brush or
a lint free cloth.

6. If any portion of the Teflon coated screen is


wetted by the water (the water will seep into the
pores of the screen; this is very obvious to the
3. SURFACE INSPECTION. Holding the cartridge eye), the cartridge has failed the Water Test. The
by the endcaps, visually inspect the entire wetted area must be cleaned again (see Step
surface of the screen for any nicks or cuts. 7), and the recleaned cartridge should pass the
If there are any visible flaws, they should be Water Test before it is reinstalled.
patched (see Step 6).
NOTE: The separator in the photo above has been
purposely disarmed to show a water-wetted surface.

24 Teflon is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc.


RIGHT WAY WRONG WAY
Handle
Cartridge
Carefully
Do Not
Touch
the Teon
Sides!
7. If the separator passes the Surface Inspection 9. If a separator fails the Water Test due to visible
and Water Test, rinse it thoroughly in clean fuel wetted areas, try washing the cartridge with
to remove traces of water. Let the separators air hot water. Use pressurized hot water from a
dry prior to reinstalling. tap or hose and thoroughly spray the wetted
area. Scrubbing with a soft brush will often
8. If a separator fails the Surface Inspection due to help on stubborn areas. Allow the cartridge to
visible nicks, cuts, or other flaws in the screen dry, then perform the Water Test again. If the
that can be caused by mishandling, they can cartridge continues to fail the Water Test, it
be patched if they are smaller than 18 inch (size must be replaced.
of dot ). Use two-part epoxy base putty.
Thoroughly clean area with isopropyl alcohol 10. If gaskets should become dislodged,
before applying putty. thoroughly clean gasket and end-cap surfaces
with a solvent such as MEK or Acetone. Apply
a cyanoacrylate adhesive, such as Bostik
#7432, to end-cap. Place gasket onto end-
ALWAYS REPEAT THE WATER TEST cap, applying pressure over entire surface of
gasket. Let dry approximately 30 seconds.
TO INSURE A GOOD PATCH.
11. REMINDER. While reinstalling the Teflon
coated screen separators, be sure to avoid
BE SURE THAT THE SEPARATOR handling the screen with your bare hands. If
you must handle the screen, use a clean, dry,
IS FUEL-WETTED BEFORE non-abrasive material, such as a poly-bag. Be
sure to remove all poly-bags prior to closing
PERFORMING THIS TEST. vessel.

NOTE: The above cleaning instructions are


also applicable to the Parker Velcon synthetic
media separators. These can be cleaned a
maximum of two times before they should be
replaced.

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Cartridge Changeout Curve
Coalescer and Monitor Cartridge Changeout Curve
For Cartridges at Reduced Flow Rates
20
Vessel Differential Pressure (psid)

15
Change cartridges for
readings above curve.

10

Do not change cartridges


5 for readings below curve.

0
30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Percent of Rated Flow (or Percent of System Flow Limit)

Parker Velcon recommends which are plugged to the extent EXCEPTION:


changing coalescer and monitor that they would show a 15 If the system in this example is
cartridges when the pressure PSID differential at rated flow. limited to a maximum flow of 750
differential reaches 15 PSID and The graph below contains this GPM by pump capacity or some
the filter/ separator is being information for Parker Velcon other factor, then 750 GPM should
operated at its rated flow. The cartridges. be considered 100% of rated flow
system, however, will often be rather than higher rating of the
operating at lower flow rates with Vessel pressure drop
characteristics for coalescer and filter/separator. In this case, the 600
a corresponding lower differential GPM flow would be 80% of rated
pressure. If, for example, a 600 monitor cartridges complying with
ATA Specification 103. flow and the differential at this
GPM filter/separator shows a rate can be as high as 111/2 PSID
differential of 12 PSID at 300 GPM without changing elements.
and the flow rate was increased EXAMPLES:
to 600 GPM, the differential
would be about 28 PSID which A 1000 GPM filter/separator NOTE:
is considerably above the is operating at 600 GPM (60%
of rated flow). If the pressure Stick-on labels (Form #VEL1979)
recommended pressure drop for of the above graph can be
changing cartridges. differential is less than 8 PSID,
the cartridges do not require obtained from Parker Velcon,
changing. If the pressure Colorado Springs. These labels
It is important, therefore, to
differential is 8 PSID or more, can be affixed to the vessel near
know the pressure differential
however, the elements are due for the differential pressure gauge.
characteristics at lower flow rates
for a set of coalescer cartridges a changeout.

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Notes

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