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Question: What filter element material or trapping media is best for my application in my foreline trap?

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Copper Wire Mesh filter: Corrosive-resistant filter with large surface area, traps condensable particles and oil vapors. This type of filter has also demontrated trapping media ability. It was the first material to be used in foreline traps Activated Alumina trapping media: Prevents oil backstreaming and traps water and acid vapors. This was the second type of material to be used in foreline traps. Polyester filter: Pleated filter for high dirt-holding capacity of 99+% removal efficiency standard to 5 micron Paper filer: Pleated filter for high dirt-holding capacity 99+ removal efficiency standard to 2 micron Activated Carbon trapping media: Wound A.C. impregnated polyester media provides dual filtration; stops both particulate matter, gas or vapor odors, and contaminants S.S. Wire Mesh filter: Corrosive-resistant filter with large surface area, traps condensable particles and oil vapors A.C. Granulate trapping media: Granulate-filled cartridge provides greatest capacity to absorb gas or vapor odors


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