Hi-line Industries adds that filter elements are consumable wear parts that are essential in providing the maximum protection to downstream equipment and production processes. However these products can also fall in the ‘fit and forget’ category, with damage caused to capital equipment or production output if they become blocked with particulate or otherwise operate at high differential pressures.Hi-line claims that it can supply over 147,000 different filter elements through cross referencing its own electronic software. The ‘one-stop’ filtration service for industry is aimed at supplying both original filtration equipment as well as optional, highly-economic alternative cartridges wherever applicable. The range of filter elements fit into existing filter housings without modification, and will be of equal performance as the original branded products, or in many cases will outperform them, says the company.Hi-line adds that its elements are all manufactured to ISO 8573-1:2010 with a pleated media construction which provides more than four times the filtration area than conventional wrapped or rolled media filters. In addition they ensure less oil carry-over, with longer service life and lower differential pressure. The larger cross section filtration areas require a much lower energy source during operation, and the Hi-line alternative filter elements can also be less expensive than original part replacements.Replacement filter elements can be supplied for a wide range of fluid applications including compressed air (coalescing, air drying and vacuum), hydraulics, water, grease, gas (using microfibre technology) and chemicals (absolute and semi-absolute). Special purpose filters can be supplied for compressors (filters, separators and intake) autoclave (venting), panel filters (reloadable filter frames), bag filters and filter baskets. The varying specialised filtration functions cover self-cleaning and backflushing, stainless steel filters and strainers as well as Duplex and Simplex strainers. Specialised media available includes activated carbon and HEPA filters, together with spun bond polypropylene and wound cartridges. Process filtration can be supplied for breweries, dairies, pharmaceutical and general manufacturing, together with sterile filters for medical, laboratory and dental applications.