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The New OAC-Plus

 Filter Pure Systems is Proud to announce the new Pentair Industrial Oil Absorbtion Cartridge!

The new OAC-Plus

This revolutionary cartridge removes dissolved and dispersed oils through instantaneous adsorption. Up to 95% of total hydrocarbons are removed in a single pass. Up to 8 times of the removal efficiency of granular activated carbon filter cartridges. It is a perfect solution for oil and gas facilities, car and truck wash stations, ballast water, surface water runoff (truck stops, airports, parking lots). This product comes in multiple sizes for custom applications and fast distribution and shipping to your location. The versatility of this filter is unsurpassed because it can be used in so many different applications from desalination water plants, bilge water to fuel. It is a perfect fit to most industrial cleaning and oil-fuel situations. For further information please contact Filter Pure Systems Industrial Account Manager Vince Paglino at 800-942-7873

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The Terrible Trio

Recently, a client came to us in regards to their company’s well water. They wanted to make sure the water was safe from pathogens and other microorganisms and free from odor. They were looking for an alternative other than using chlorine or chloramine.

After reviewing a water sample, the test results showed high levels of iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide, or what we like to call — THE TERRIBLE TRIO!!

Iron, as one of the most abundant elements in the Earth’s crust, is commonly found in well water supplies. While iron generally poses no health threat to humans and animals, it is a stain-causing and sediment-forming nuisance that feeds numerous strains of bacteria. Manganese is far less abundant than iron, but still quite common and easy to recognize from the telltale black staining. Consuming elevated levels of manganese has been linked to neurological disorders. Hydrogen sulfide’s infamous rotten egg smell distinguishes it from iron, manganese and most other contaminants that are found in well water. In addition to its unpleasant odor, hydrogen sulfide concentrations as low as 1.0 ppm are quite corrosive; even very low levels can tarnish silverware and stain porcelain fixtures. So, how can you fight the terrible trio? We suggest two solutions, ultraviolet light treatment system with pre-filtration and ozone disinfection systems. The difference between the two systems essentially is: UV kills germs with light energy, whereas ozone kills germs and odors as an oxidizer. The systems can be used alone or together. Ozone and UV technologies are comparatively priced; however, ozone systems have a slightly larger footprint than UV. Operational costs of each system vary with the local price of electricity. The minimal maintenance and reduced chemical requirements of an ozone system, however, can create cost savings that can result in a system payback of three to six years. UV lamps must be replaced every 12 months to two years and must be figured into the maintenance costs for these systems. For more information on UV and Ozone systems, please contact us at Filter Pure Systems @ 1-800-942-7873 or email at

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What are Fuel Farms?

 A fuel farm (also known as an oil depot) is an industrial facility or holding tank for the storage of oil and/or petrochemical products. Most air bases and airports have their own dedicated fuel farms with road tankers and other vehicles that transport the fuel from the fuel farm to the aircrafts. With millions invested in these aircrafts, the quality and cleanliness of the fuel is vital to maintaining the operational standards of an airbase or airport.

Filter Pure has multiple industrial filtration systems that enhance and clean the fuel. These systems would be installed at the point of entry of the fuel farms. A couple of different kinds of systems are the H88 or the M88. These systems are designed for the removal of particulates from oils, fuels and other industrial process fluids. The M88 is a liquid bag housing for lower pressure applications. It removes dirt, pipe scale, and other substances from the processed liquids. You can use either a liquid bag filter or a strainer basket. The H88 is a hydraulic cartridge housing and designed for the removal of particulates and water from oils and industrial fluids. Both of these systems are constructed to protect all downstream equipment. Another positive attribute of these systems  is the ability to be customized based on the specification/or requirements needed.  Some of the specifications are as follows and can be customized for your use:

  •  Flow rates that range from 120 to 4,600 gpm
  • Multi-round flow rates from 360 to 4,500 gpm
  • The pressure ratings 150 psi
  • Carbon steel, 304 and 316 stainless steel construction
  • Multi-round housings feature bearing assisted davit assembly
  • ASME code U or UM, depending upon model

The necessity of utilizing these filtration systems for fuel farms is important due to the great quality fuel it produces. For more information on how we can help you with these systems or others like them please contact Amy Easter at or call 800-942-7873.

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Metal Filter Housings

Our customers are always looking for the most versatile and reliable products available. When they ask us how to take care of high flow rates, high temperature, high pressure or a variation of the three, one of our suggestions are Pentair line of metal filter housings, which have the largest range of applications.

Commercial Water

Food Service

Industrial Chemical

Industrial Water

Residential Pre-filtration


General Industrial

Oil and Gas


Hot water

Point of use

Diesel Fuel

Fuel Oils

Hydraulic Fluids

Industrial Process Fluids

Mineral Oil


Transformer Oils

  There are 6 different types of metals to choose from, depending on your specifications.

  • Aluminum
  • Carbon Steel
    • Not recommended for water use as the epoxy coating is not designed as a corrosion inhibitor
  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • 316 Stainless Steel
  • 304L SS
  • 316L SS

It is our responsibility to educate our customers so they can make the most informed and correct equipment purchase for their applications. If you have questions related to your current filter applications or need information on industrial filtration equipment, please contact Vince Paglino at  or 800-942-7873.

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Don’t Forget About the O-Ring!

First, what is an O-ring? An O-ring is a doughnut, or torus shaped seal typically used to prevent the passing of air or fluid. O-rings are used to keep fluid or air IN or OUT of a defined space. This device helps to keep the water tight or air tight integrity of a filter housing or filter application. O-rings come in a wide variety of sizes and different types of materials; Types of Material

  • Buna-N®
  • Ethylene, Propylene
  • Silicon Encapsulated with FEP, an FDA-approved material
  • Silicone (Solid)
  • Teflon® (Solid)
  • Teflon® Encapsulated with FEP
  • Viton® (Solid)

    To extend the o-ring’s effectiveness there are some things you can do: Remove and inspect the o-ring at every filter change or every time the housing is opened, as well as applying the manufacturer’s approved lubricant. The protectant/gel, usually made of silicon is inexpensive and is easy to apply. If there are signs of any wear or improper form of the o-ring, the o-ring must be replaced immediately prior to restarting the filter system.    The life of an o-ring varies based on how you take care of it and what it is made of. It is very important to your operation to make sure you have the proper o-ring for your filtration application. If you have any questions on changing out your o-rings or whether you are using the proper o-ring for your system, I invite you to submit a question below or call our team at 1-800-942-7873. Click here to ask us a question!

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A Word from Our Industrial Sector

My name is Vince Paglino and I am the Industrial Filtration  specialist at Filter Pure Systems.  We specialize in Chemical Feed Pumps, Chlorinators & Air Injection, Commercial Softening & ION Exchange, Commercial Reverse Osmosis, Industrial Water Remediation, UV Sterilization and Industrial filtration systems. I wanted to share with you a recent industrial experience. We were approached by a large ice manufacturer to help them find a resolution for their scale problem. The limescale accumulation  was so bad that it had clogged the compressors and starved the equipment of water that it needed to produce the 360,000 pounds of ice it manufactured daily. We visited the location and immediately took water samples and investigated the type of equipment they were using and noticed the large amount of limescale remnants and corrosion it was causing to their equipment. They were using 2 large cartridge housings to filter the water down to 5 microns. After a few weeks of limescale buildup all of the ice manufacturing equipment was shut down and at a standstill without any ice production. Once the water tests were completed, the results noted that the Ph level was very high at 9.3 & 9.4 (the range should be between 7.0 – 7.5) and both the bicarbonate and carbonate alkalinity levels were elevated as well. The results indicated that the solution required softening the water and reducing the Ph levels at the same time to eliminate the problems of limescale accumulation. We customized a solution to handle the 40,000+ gallons of water that they use daily. A large duplex softening unit that continuously treats the water even while servicing one tank at a time when it cycles to backwash. A chemical pulse feeder that will introduce Muriatic Acid after the softener to reduce the Ph levels in the water. The solution is also modular so equipment can be added at a later date to handle any ice production growth and added manufacturing equipment. The delivery of this equipment was not only timely but it was delivered several days early to the customers delight. The manufacturer’s representative scheduled a time for installation training for the company representatives to ensure normal and ongoing operational use and maintenance of the equipment. Our Industrial sector is dedicated to insure that our customers are able to achieve the most efficient and cost effective solution for their industrial water problems. Our client support, industrial technical expertise and follow up is unmatched in the industry.

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News From Pentair's Water Initiatives

More than one billion people around the world, most of them in developing nations, lack access to safe water. The result is that preventable waterborne diseases continue to be a leading cause of illness and death globally. Every day, approximately 25,000 people, mainly children in developing countries, die from preventable waterborne diseases, according to the World Health Organization. Pentair has been in search of a solution that not only brings safe water to communities in need, but also ensures that the solution is sustainable at the community level, taking into consideration the complex economic, cultural and geographical constraints that need to be addressed. The solution also needs to have validating methods and standard practices that can be replicated around the world. To accomplish this, the Pentair Foundation funded a multi-year research program in remote Colón, Honduras. The results of the five year program and the impact on the lives of the people in Colón have been profound. The results demonstrated that sustainable access to safe water and adequate sanitation can be provided cost-effectively, and that the health and welfare of the recipients can be significantly improved. Additionally, to ensure that safe treated water continues to be available beyond Pentair’s initial funding period, a microenterprise business model was established, where the local community owns the water treatment systems and users pay their communities a nominal fee for potable water. The individual user fee is established by the local community to cover the ongoing operation and maintenance of their system. Once installed, the system costs pennies per person per day to operate. Leveraging this success, Pentair is partnering around the world by putting its grants, technology and talent to work for communities in need of clean drinking water. By engaging community partners and equipping them with our extensive product portfolio and technical water distribution systems expertise, we are measurably improving water safety and sanitation worldwide. Understanding that everyone’s efforts add up to more effective answers, Pentair is leading through partnership to find a sustainable solution to the global water crisis. Pentair invites others to join in working toward a world where everyone has access to quality water supply. We are making our findings and models publicly available to other organizations and municipalities interested in replicating these cost-effective methods. By turning industry insights into collaborative proactive plans and on-the-ground tools, we are confident that even the most challenging issues can be solved when we unite around smart ideas. Reference:    

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Pentair Reports Exceptional Growth

Pentair Incorporated, one of FilterPure Systems leading brands has shown record growth over the last 52 weeks and during the first financial quarter 2011. Driven by sales growth in emerging markets as well as across Europe and the United States, Pentair reported $790 million in first quarter sales, improving company financials and prospects for future growth. “The first quarter was a great start to the year, with 12 percent organic revenue growth, meaningful margin expansion and excellent earnings growth. Our investments are yielding positive results, particularly evident in our geographic expansion, strong innovation and productivity gains,” said Randall J. Hogan, Pentair chairman and chief executive officer. Hogan added “Strong demand in the industrial end markets continued, along with rapid growth in fast growth markets, led by China where sales were up 26 percent. While the U.S. residential end market continues its modest recovery, demand for our energy-efficient and sustainable product offerings remains solid.” Pentair and investors alike are taking these improvements to be a positive signal for the future. While the company is banking on its hefty Q1 sales figures and growth in working capital to push free cash flow north of $240 million for the whole of 2011, investors are fixated on the firm’s 18.3 P/E ratio, a healthy margin below the industry average of 19.9, making Pentair the obvious immediate choice when considering the addition of water or technical products to the portfolio. Additionally, Pentair offered a 2.1% dividend yield, adding further allure to their present stock. The future looks bright as well. According to Hogan, Pentair’s plans for the remainder of the fiscal year include margin expansion, as well as “pricing and productivity [that] more than offset inflation.” Further bolstering Pentair’s outlook is the recently announced acquisition by the firm of Norit’s Clean Process Technologies, the 2011 winner of the Global Water Summit’s “Water Technology Company of the Year” award.