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altair Oil & Gas vCell Filters

The altair vCell filter products for oil and gas installations provide best-in-class turbine protection against corrosives and enhanced protection against moisture with their unique combination of hydrophobic properties and high efficiency protection. Developed to provide extended availability of key gas turbine assets, the vCells’ high dust-holding capacity helps prolong filter life and significantly lowers operating costs. The filters are designed for low pressure loss to enable increased power output and availability.

The altair vCells are made using fully potted pleated panels to provide a complete seal and is mounted within an ABS plastic frame. Protective grids incorporated on the downstream surface deliver robust performance, even in high under-pressure conditions, which can be experienced in gas turbine applications. A specially designed closed cell, single-piece continuous gasket seals the rear contact surface of the filter frame against the holding frame of the filter house. The incorporated gasket stop protects the gasket against over compression during installation. This helps eliminate the possibility of air or water bypassing the filters when in service.

altair Advantages

  • Predictable and reliable performance significantly reduces compressor contamination and the need for unplanned maintenance
  • Water-resistant filter specifically designed for onshore oil and gas applications
  • Low pressure loss helps increase power output and/or improve fuel efficiency
  • High dust-holding capacity helps extend filter life and reduce costs
  • Available in industry-standard size
  • Durable – long filter life supports substantially reduced filtration costs
  • Quick filter change-out reduces manpower requirement and filters are easily disposable by incineration

Comparative Data

17" 12"
altair LHX
(LHRX for reverse mode)
ASHRAE 52.2 rating at 2500 cfm MERV15 MERV16 MERV16 MERV11 MERV15
EN779 rating at 4250 m3/hr F9 E10 E12 M6 F9
ASHRAE dust-holding capacity (450 Pa) at 4250 m3/hr 635 g/1.4 lb 459 g/1 lb 188 g/0.41 lb 452 g/1 lb 295 g/0.65 lb
Clean Weight 13 kg/29 lb 13 kg/29 lb 13 kg/29 lb 10.5 kg/23.1 lb 10.5 kg/23.1 lb
Operating temperature range -40ºC to 70ºC -40ºC to 70ºC -40ºC to 70ºC -40ºC to 70ºC -40ºC to 70ºC
-40ºF to 158ºF -40ºF to 158ºF -40ºF to 158ºF -40ºF to 158ºF -40ºF to 158ºF
Dimensions 595 mm H x 595 mm W x 435 mm D 595 mm H x 595 mm W x 435 mm D 595 mm H x 595 mm W x 435 mm D 595 mm H x 595 mm W x 293 mm D 595 mm H x 595 mm W x 293 mm D
23.4” H x 23.4” W x 17.1” D 23.4” H x 23.4” W x 17.1” D 23.4” H x 23.4” W x 17.1” D 23.4” H x 23.4” W x 11.6” D 23.4” H x 23.4” W x 11.6” D

Available Options

  • Filter sizes: 12” and 17” standard sizes available
  • altair LHRX reverse mode configuration for F9 efficiency
  • Range of efficiencies depending on environment, from M6-E12

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