Small Filter HousingsVF-609
Clean Dry Fuels with High Performance
Aquacon® Filter Cartridges for Helicopter Refueling and Dispensing Pumps
- Positive Water Removal
- Aquacon cartridges remove free and emulsified water from fuels
- Positive Water Holding
- filtered water is chemically locked in and can’t be squeezed out
- Pressure Increase signals cartridge change
- Effective Dirt Removal – 98% + efficiency for 1/2, 5, or 25 micrometer particles
The VF-609 is a versatile filter housing with bolted cover, designed for use with several different high performance Aquacon filter cartridges. Refer to the cartridge selection table on the reverse side.
Aquacon cartridges filter out water by chemically locking it into layers of super-absorbent media. Water removal efficiency is not affected by surfactants or additives, and once captured, the water cannot be squeezed out.
Water capacity is as much as 1½ quarts, depending on the flow rate. These cartridges also effectively filter out dirt, rust and other particulates.
As a cartridge reaches its waterholding limit, the media expands very rapidly and restricts the flow. For fuels, the flow will completely stop, giving positive shut-off and guaranteeing water will not get downstream. For oils and other high viscosity liquids, the pressure drop will rapidly increase, signaling the need to change cartridges.
OVER PRESSURE PROTECTION
When exposed to a high concentration of water, the differential pressure across an Aquacon cartridge will immediately increase.
Pressure bypasses or other means to limit the inlet pressure to 75 psi (5 bar) should be installed to prevent the cartridge from collapsing.