Glass Fiber Cartridges (GFC)

A high efficiency disposable filter element that is suited for a wide range of applications. The filter is constructed of pleat- ed Borosilicate Microfiberglass filter media with greater area for high system flow rate.

Glass Fiber Cartridges (GFC)

A high efficiency disposable filter element that is suited for a wide range of applications. The filter is constructed of pleat- ed Borosilicate Microfiberglass filter media with greater area for high system flow rate.

Filter Features – Benefits

  • Micron ratings from 0.2 to 50 µm – Meets most needs
  • High pore size uniformity – High removal efficiency (90-99.98%)
  • High surface area – High flow capability and dirt holding capacity
  • Long on line service – Minimize maintenance costs
  • Fixed pore construction – Eliminates dirt unloading at delta P changes

Applications

  • Food & beverage
  • Aqueous solutions
  • Chemicals
  • Blowdown post filter
  • Cosmetics
  • Ink
  • Magnetic tape coatings
  • RO Prefilters
  • Oil & Gas
Media:
Borosilicate Microfiberglass with Acrylic Binder
Inner core:
Polypropylene
End caps:
Polypropylene
Cage:
Polypropylene
O-Rings options:
Buna-N, EPDM, Silicone, Viton, Teflon
Gasket options: Contact Filter Products Company for other materials
Buna-N, EPDM, Silicone, Viton, Teflon
Micron ratings:
0.2, 0.45, 3.0, 10, 30, 50µm
Dimensions
Nominal lengths:
4 7 / 8, ” 9 3 / 4, ” 10”, 20”, 30”, 40” (12.4, 24.7, 25.1, 50.8, 76.2, 101.6 cm)
Outside diameter:
2.5” (6.35 cm)
Inside diameter:
1.0” (2.54 cm)
Maximum operating temperature:
175 °F (80°C)
Maximum differential pressure:
75 psid @ 70 °F (5.2 bar @ 21°C) 40 psid @ 150 °F (2.8 bar @ 65°C)
Recommended change-out pressure for disposal:
35 psid (2.4 bar)

Filter Removal Efficiency

Beta Ratio Efficiency

Beta 10 90%

Beta 100 95%

Beta 500 99%

Beta 1000 99.9%

Beta 5000 99.98%

0.2 micron

0.2

0.3

0.6

0.8

1.0

0.45 micron

0.45

0.6

0.8

1.8

2.0

1.0 micron

1.0

1.3

2

3.5

4.0

3.0 microns

3.0

4.0

5.5

9.0

10.0

10.0 microns

10.0

12.0

15.0

17.0

18.0

30.0 microns

30.0

35.0

38.0

42.0

45.0

50.0 microns

50.0

57.0

62.0

68.0

75.0

 

Beta Ratio = Upstream particle counts

Downstream particle counts

The micron ratings shown at various efficiency and beta ratio value levels were determined through laboratory testing, and can be used as a guide for selecting cartridges and estimating their performance. Under actual field conditions, results may vary somewhat from the values shown due to the variability of filtration parameters. Testing was conducted using the single-pass test method, water at 2.5 gpm/10” cartridge. Contaminants included latex beads, coarse and fine test dust. Removal efficiencies were determined using dual laser source particle counters.

The micron ratings shown at various efficiency and beta ratio value levels were determined through laboratory testing, and can be used as a guide for selecting cartridges and estimating their performance. Under actual field conditions, results may vary somewhat from the values shown due to the variability of filtration parameters. Testing was conducted using the single-pass test method, water at 2.5 gpm/10” cartridge. Contaminants included latex beads, coarse and fine test dust. Removal efficiencies were determined using dual laser source particle counters.

Filter Selection Guide for PowerGuard GFC Series (Select one from each column)

Product
Nominal Length/inches
Material of Construction Media, Core, End Caps
Micron Rating
End Cap Options
Gasket/O-Ring Product Options
PGGF
04 – 4 7 / 8 “ 09 – 9 3 / 4 “ 10 – 9 7 / 8 “ 20 – 20″ 30 – 30″ 40 – 40″
GP
002 – 0.2 µm 004 – 0.45 µm 010 – 1.0 µm 030 – 3.0 µm 100 – 10.0 µm 300 – 30.0 µm 500 – 50.0 µm
G1*** G2 G3 G4 G5 G6
B – Buna-N E – EPDM* S – Silicone** V – Viton TS – Teflon Encapsulated Silicone O-Rings TV-Teflon Encapsulated Viton O-Rings

Example of a Typical PowerGuard GFC Series Filter Selection

PGGFC

20

GP

4

G3

S

PowerGuard

20 inches long

Polypropylene

0.45 Micron Rating

Single open ended

Silicone

Microfiberglass

Hardware

222 O-Rings with

Cartridge

fin closed end

* Standard gasket for double open ended filter

** Standard O-Rings for filter with 222 or 226 end caps

*** A continuous extruded cage is used for all DOE cartridges.

A molded cage in joined 10 inch segments is used for all SOE cartridges

Key for filter selection guide
PGGFC PowerGuard Microfiberglass Cartridge
GP
Borosilicate microfiberglass with
acrylic binder & polypropylene
cage, core & end cap
G1
Double open ended with flat
gaskets
G2
Double open ended with flat
gaskets and extended core
G3
Single open end 222 O-Rings
with fin closed end
G4
Single open end 222 O-Rings
with flat closed end
G5
Single open end 226 O-Rings
with fin closed end
G6
Single open end 226 O-Rings