Case Study

FPC Helps Wolseley Replace Discontinued Desiccant Bags

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Wolseley needed additional desiccant bags, and Filter Products Company stepped up to provide custom-tailored replacements.

Wolseley Industrial Group supplies a client that uses rebuildable breathers on their machines. However, the breathers are obsolete and the manufacturer eventually stopped making the replacement desiccant bags. The breathers themselves were still serviceable, so Wolseley needed another solution for keeping them in operation for the rest of their service lives. They reached out to Filter Products Company for custom-tailored replacements.

Customer Issue

Wolseley Industrial Group is a national provider of piping, industrial maintenance, and integrated supply. A Wolseley branch in Alabama supplies a customer that uses DC/CS-10 rebuildable breathers. When these breathers eventually became hard to supply, Wolseley came to Filter Products Company. The manufacturer no longer made the breathers, and had discontinued their replacement desiccant bags just a year or two prior. Wolseley needed additional desiccant bags, and Filter Products Company stepped up to provide custom-tailored replacements.

Filter Products Company Solution

Filter Products Company offers custom manufacturing services for filters and desiccant bags. Using old product literature and an expended DC-10D bag, FPC reverse engineered the bag, calculated its geometry, and determined the correct fabric and desiccant bead to use. Since then, Filter Products Company has also recreated the DC-4D and DC-6D models of breather bags. Their line of desiccant bags can supply at least 10 models of breather.

Customer Result

Wolseley chose¬†Filter Products Company for replacing the discontinued desiccant bags. The bags match the OE product in form and function, and make the difference between replacing perfectly serviceable breathers and extending their service life and ROI. Working with FPC also follows Wolseley’s strategy of establishing direct manufacturer relationships to drive down costs for their customers.

Products Used

  • FPC replacements for Des-Case DC-4D, DC-6D, and DC-10D desiccant bags for rebuildable breathers

    FPC Replacement Desiccant Bags

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