Alfa Laval 290 filters provide fine filtration with virtually no pressure drop. They are suited to a number of applications, such as filtration of lubricating oil for four-stroke engines and filtration of hydraulic control oil for two-stroke engines. The filters may be available with different sludge removal devices, such as a diversion chamber or Eliminator combination.
Alfa Laval 290 lubricating oil filter for four-stroke engines
The Alfa Laval 290 lubricating oil filter for four-stroke engines covers a large range of efficiencies and offers finer filtration than traditional filters. Highly compact and adaptable, it fits easily into today’s stringent four-stroke engine designs.
The filter is especially suited to the new generation of four-stroke engines designed to fulfil IMO Tier IV regulations. By providing fine filtration with almost no pressure drop, it ensures a correct and constant feed of oil to the engine.
The filter’s design creates multiple installation possibilities. The filter can be installed in a conventional stand-alone set up, but it can also be bolted on or even integrated into the engine for maximum compactness. Thanks to its limited footprint, it can be placed with considerable freedom in the space around the engine.
The filter is available in an Eliminator version, which provides backflush treatment in a high-efficiency centrifuge. This treatment, which can be either separate (standard) or integrated (on demand), improves pollution removal and extends the lubricating oil lifetime.
Alfa Laval 290 hydraulic control oil filter
The Alfa Laval 290 hydraulic control oil (HCO) filter is a fine-filtration solution for the new generation of two-stroke engines where traditional camshafts have been replaced by hydraulic control systems. Between its high performance and its compact nature, it removes much of the cost and installation complexity associated with hydraulic control system protection.
The hydraulic control system core components are dedicated valves fed with oil from the main system flow, which must be very finely filtered with minimal pressure drop. Due to the sensitivity of the large centrifugal main pumps used to move the hydraulic oil, additional pressure drop across the filter would ultimately risk engine damage. The Alfa Laval 290 HCO filter provides filtration at the required level of 6 μm, but flow and pressure across the filter are practically unaffected. This ensures a safe margin for the engine.
A further advantage of the ample flow through the Alfa Laval 290 HCO filter is the ability to backflush continuously. Unlike sequential backflushing, continuous backflushing prevents even temporary accumulation of pollutants. This, too, ensures there is no increase in pressure drop.
Because the backflushing is treated in a diversion chamber in the filter, it contributes to a compact and easily installed solution. No additional tank or separator is required, nor is any air or electrical connection needed, since backflushing is driven by the hydraulic motor.
Basé sur la technologie Atrium d'Alfa Laval
Une surface de filtration étendue est essentielle pour la filtration fine, par exemple au grade très fin de 6 μm requis pour l'huile de commande hydraulique. Grâce à la nouvelle technologie Atrium d'Alfa Laval, les filtres de la gamme Alfa Laval 290 offrent une augmentation considérable de la surface filtrante, sans pratiquement aucun impact sur la perte de charge.
Cela est possible grâce à la forme spéciale brevetée des éléments filtrants Atrium, ainsi qu'à leur système de distribution du flux plus petit et hautement optimisé. La technologie Atrium crée le meilleur rapport du marché entre la surface filtrante disponible et l'empreinte totale/volume du filtre.
La technologie Atrium est aujourd'hui présente dans les filtres à huile de lubrification pour les moteurs à quatre temps et les filtres à huile de commande hydraulique pour les moteurs à deux temps, mais elle a un potentiel dans de multiples applications de filtration au fur et à mesure que la gamme de filtres 290 d'Alfa Laval s'étend.