A filter company recently announced an expanded line of filter elements for the wind industry. SwiftGreen filter elements are engineered for wind-turbine gearbox lubrication lines. The filters have a reusable machined-aluminum bypass valve assembly which reduces expenses and cuts disposal volume. When it is time to replace a used element, the bypass is removed and inserted into a fresh SwiftGreen element. The bypass valve assembly can be used indefinitely, says the company.
SwiftGreen filter elements are ideal replacements for OEM filters on General Electric 1.5-MW Series wind turbines. “As end-of-warranty deadlines approach, many wind turbine owners have switched to the new filter elements,” said James Lapsley, Manager Wind Turbine Products, Swift Filters. “For example, we provide direct replacements for filters that have less hazardous waste disposal costs and lower replacement costs. These fit on GE, Siemens, and Mitsubishi turbines. We help reduce the turbine owner’s environmental ‘footprint’ as well as save typically 35 to 40% over traditional (non-recyclable) return line filter elements.”
The elements can be used as direct replacements for most major OEM filter elements. All elements employ the latest generation of SwiftGlass Bx(C) ≥ 1000 (per ISO 16889) microfiber glass filter media. This media provides high levels of fluid cleanliness while maintaining low pressure-drop characteristics. SwiftGreen filter elements are used on the return side of hydraulic and lubrication circuits, including those found in wind turbines, power generation, machine tools, and other industrial applications. They are interchangeable with filter elements from many original equipment manufacturers.
Swift Filters, Inc.
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