Below you will find published articles written by Valin's own experts and information from our suppliers.   
Submitted by Norman Hall || Valin Corporation
on Wed, 12/02/2020
Understanding the Feedstock with Valin

The only way to achieve a specified purity levels is to select and install proper filtration, with the job intended and the task fully understood. Norman Hall, Filtration Business Unit Manager for Valin Corporation, suggests a correct approach.

Submitted by Tim Tritch || Valin Corporation
on Wed, 03/04/2020
Filtration Strategy

Proper filtration is essential to process flow operation. Improper filtration or lack of filtration can wreak havoc on components, reducing their life and changing the final product. If left unaddressed, this can lead to equipment failure, process upsets, increased quality issues and in some cases, unplanned shutdown. Thus, making an investment in the correct filter for the process is a wise choice.

Submitted by Frank Schollmeier || Valin Corporation
on Tue, 12/17/2019
Magnetic Filtration

In many machines as much as 90% of all particles suspended in the oil can be iron or steel and can be particularly troublesome to operators. This article looks at the advantages and benefits of magnetic filtration and how it can often outperform traditional methods.

Submitted by Tim Tritch || Valin Corporation
on Mon, 06/03/2019
High Flow Cartridges

For many years, the industry has been guided to a liquid filter cartridge with an outside diameter (OD) measuring 2.5” or so with an inside diameter (ID) measuring 1”, and a length that varied from 5” to 40”. Of course, there are always a few exceptions to the length, but in general, these specifications were very much the standard.

Submitted by Patrick Hill || Mott
on Tue, 03/05/2019
Mott Advanced Porous Metal Filtration Technology

In today’s refining and chemical manufacturing environments, the devil is always in the details. Choosing the right process design and the right equipment to ensure you’re operating efficiently without significant downtime is always a challenge. Your organization’s reputation, product quality, worker safety, and cost control are on the line all day, every day.

Submitted by Patrick Hill || Mott
on Tue, 03/05/2019
Mott Advanced Porous Metal Filtration Technology

When working with highly technical equipment and toxic chemicals, safety in process filtration remains the top priority on the job. Fortunately, with the right technology, you have tools available to stay safe and get the work done quickly and efficiently.

Submitted by Kevin McGuffin || Mott High Purity Filtration
on Wed, 02/13/2019
Mott Filtration Challenges

Today, the average computer chip is comprised of more than 10 billion individual transistors that require more than 1,000 steps to assemble into working components. Estimates show that the loss of just one die per wafer can equate to more than U.S. $1 million in lost revenues each year. And, a major contributor of faulty dies is contaminant particles.

Submitted by Brian Sullivan, Frank Schollmeier, Tim Tritch || Valin Corporation
on Wed, 11/21/2018

Depending on the industry and specific environment, different rooms will have different cleanroom classification requirements. There is a litany of information out there regarding how classifications are tested and determined, but not as much about how to improve a specific room’s classification ranking.

Submitted by Parker
on Sun, 01/21/2018
Parker Fulflo® EcoBond Filter Cartridges

Parker’s Fulflo® EcoBond™ Cartridges are the most economical high purity filter cartridges available. Featuring a graded density matrix of uniform polypropylene fibers, the EcoBond™ provides consistent filtration for a wide variety of fluids. 

Submitted by Chris Sullivan || Valin Corporation
on Wed, 11/01/2017

Proper filtration is one of the most important functions performed inside refineries. Filtration is the removal of contaminants through some type of synthetic, paper, pleated or wound media. The goal of this process is to achieve a specific level of cleanliness.

Submitted by Tim Tritch || Valin Corporation
on Thu, 08/17/2017
Mott Metal Filter

Semiconductors are the basis of most electronic circuits and exist in virtually all electronic devices. The manufacturing of these integrated circuits, also referred to as chips, is a multi-step process involving an intricate design system. The yield (chips or die) of these processes rely heavily on the effectiveness of point of use (POU) filters.

Submitted by Casey Sullivan
on Wed, 05/04/2016

According to the United States Energy Information Administration, coal power accounted for 39 percent of the country’s electricity production last year.

Submitted by Cory Calderon
on Mon, 01/18/2016

Inside power generation plants, there is a need to eliminate the dangerous oil mist produced by lubrication systems.  In any set of circumstances where there is significant metal on metal contact, there should be some form of lubrication system installed that will increase the lifespan of the machinery.

Submitted by Cory Calderon
on Tue, 12/08/2015
Dry Resin Ion-Exchange Cartridges

Dry Resin Ion-Exchange Cartridges have become the international choice for reducing Total Acid Number (TAN) in lubricating, hydraulic and insulating oil systems.

Submitted by Frank Schollmeier, Featured in Processing Magazine
on Fri, 05/09/2014

A primary goal of many a plant manager is maintaining continuous and cost-effective operation of a plant’s turbine engines. When considering this goal, it is important for plant managers to be aware of recent advances in filter designs for turbine air intakes.