et the failure of conventional filtration to remove them is not
highlighted by traditional measuring techniques, which focus on the
size of a particle and not the threat it presents to a system.
While they are often microscopic and small enough to escape notice
in standard filtration testing, ferrous particles are the hidden
assassins of fluid systems.
Magnom’s patented technology is used to produce inexpensive
filtration units, typically fitted in addition to conventional
mechanical mesh filters. Magnom units have exceptionally long life
and a design which enables them to capture a surprisingly large
mass of ferrous material, filtering particle sizes down to 0.07 (1,
or micron = one millionth of a meter) , while never impeding fluid
flow. This makes them suitable for cleaning fluids on the inlet
suction side of pumps, so they remove particles before they enter
critical system components. More detail and diagrams of the
ingenious concept are available at www.magnom.com.
Magnom filtration is being used in hundreds of applications
worldwide, ranging from Formula 1 cars, where absolute fluid purity
is essential to avoid wear and maintain efficiency, to closed
systems such domestic heating systems where Magnom Boiler Buddy
reduces build up of ferrous material on heat exchangers and adds to
overall fuel efficiency . The long life of Magnom filters makes
them ideal for use where scheduling downtime and gaining access for
major maintenance is an issue, such as offshore wind turbines and
deep sea trawlers.
Magnom technology is now being adopted increasingly in OEM markets
such as the production and operation of off-road vehicles and
closed heating systems. These are examples of markets where
improved operating efficiency, reduced downtime and reduced
warranty claims can have a rapid and measurable impact on bottom
line productivity. The recent (Q1 2011