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We Offer Donaldson Engine and Hydraulic Aftermarket Filters to replace Baldwin Filters in the UK.

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We Offer Donaldson Engine and Hydraulic Aftermarket Filters to replace Baldwin Filters in the UK.

At Sterling Filtration Ltd we offer over 3,000 Donaldson equivalent filters to replace your Baldwin filters. They cover a huge range of engine filters (main air, safety air, lubricating oil, fuel, fuel water separators) and hydraulic system filters.

Please check out our range by clicking on the Donaldson Brand Icon below.

If you have any requirements for Baldwin equivalent filters please give us a call today on 01902 491118. We are here to service your filter needs!

Filters for Trucks

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Filters for Trucks.

The range of trucks in the haulage and transportation sector in the UK is vast and they all require engine and hydraulic filter elements. Our range of aftermarket filters covers a huge range of these applications including filters for: Dennis Eagle, ERF, Foden, Hino, Hyundai, Isuzu, Iveco, DAF, MAN, Mercedes, Scania, Volvo and many, many more.

Regular, scheduled maintenance of your engine and hydraulic circuit filters can avoid breakdowns and lengthy downtime of your machine. Holding a set of filters in stock can also reduce the amount of time that your machine is down when the lead time for replacement filters is more than a few days.

At Sterling Filtration we endeavour to hold as much stock for as many machines as possible. If you have an urgent filter requirement, a breakdown to repair or are just looking for competitively priced filters for stock please give us a call today.

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Heavy Duty Applications

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Our aftermarket filtration range covers a huge section of heavy duty applications.

The heavy duty aftermarket in the UK is made up of many hundreds of machines and static equipment that require regular filter servicing to maintain their optimum performance. We can identify and hold large stocks of filters for machines including: Atlast Copco, Barford, Benford, Bomag, Case Poclain, Caterpillar, Doosan Daewoo, Demag, Fiat Hitachi and Kobelco, Fuchs, Hanix, Hyundai, Iveco, John Deere, Kaeser, Komatsu, Kubota, Liebherr, Lombardini, Massey Ferguson, Matbro, Mitsubishi, New Holland, Samsung, Shaeff, Sennebogen, Takeuchi, Terex, Volvo, Yanmar and many, many more.

Regular, scheduled maintenance of your engine and hydraulic circuit filters can avoid breakdowns and lengthy downtime of your machine. Holding a set of filters in stock can also reduce the amount of time that your machine is down when the lead time for replacement filters is more than a few days.

At Sterling Filtration we endeavour to hold as much stock for as many machines as possible. If you have an urgent filter requirement, a breakdown to repair or are just looking for competitively priced filters for stock please give us a call today.

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Worried About Water in Your Air Intake System?

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Worried About Water in Your Air Intake System?

Sometimes you can’t help operating equipment in extreme moisture environments especially during the spring when the weather is unpredictable, but it’s good to be mindful of a few things to help keep your air intake system running at top efficiency.

Typical Symptoms of Water Ingestion:

  • High Restriction indications.
  • Mud caked in the VacValve
  • Wet, wavy air filter media
  • System rust, corrosion and/or water damage
  • Moisture-related environmental problems such as icing

Simple Tips to Keep Water Out of Your System:

  • Check and clear the VacValve daily
  • Make sure the air cleaner cover and filter are installed properly
  • Inspect air intake system for any leaks

Remember, a water-soaked air filter will occasionally lock-up a restriction indicator. Wet filters should always be replaced as they are prone to tear at weak, wet spots on the media. This would then allow the air flow to bypass the filter allowing dirt and debris into your air intake.

A restriction indicators ‘lock-up” restriction level is generally marked on the indicator itself. To check an indicator, remove it, wipe the base clean, then apply a small amount of vacuum. If the indicator locks up, it should still be okay to reuse this way. If not be sure to replace the indicator.

Donaldson Air cleaner assemblies and accessories are available to buy from Sterling Filtration Ltd.

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Ultra-Web® Cartridge – Donaldson Torit Filters.

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A Genuine Torit-Built® Filter Engineered for Dust Collection

  • Nanofiber layer ensures longest filter life at a significantly lower pressure drop.

  • Substrate media features increased rigidity, higher durability, and superior cleanability.

  • MERV* 13 filtration efficiency rating per ASHRAE 52.2-1999.

  • Start-up efficiency of 99.9% on 0.2-2 μm dust particles reflects highest industry standard (BIA Class M).

  • Superior particle release due to surface filtration.

  • Lightweight and easy to install.

  • Flame retardant media available.

  • Stainless steel construction available.

Above: Ultraweb Media magnified 600x

Applications

  • Premium performance on extremely fine, dry, and nonfibrous dust.
  • Durable for more abrasive dust.
  • Outer liner available for most applications.
  • Outer liner removed for agglomerative dust applications.

Call Sterling Filtration on 01902 491118 with your Donaldson Torit filter enquiries.

Duralite Air Cleaners

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ECB, ECC Duralite Air Cleaners. 

The Duralite Air Cleaners are disposable, one-stage, dry air cleaners. They are used on light-duty applications like air compressors, pumps, material handling equipment, propulsion units, breathers, welders, generator sets, lawn vehicles, recreation vehicles and many more. Ideal for high pulsating small engines. They are tough, non-metallic, lightweight, self supporting and completely disposable. They are easy to install, durable, and reliable. They are designed to function well under high and severe pulsation conditions found in many applications, especially two and three cylinder engines. Vibration-resistant media is potted into molded housings of rugged ABS plastic so they don’t fall apart as other designs might.

PART NUMBER STYLE AIRFLOW RANGE DIMENSIONS
M³/MIN OD HEIGHT ID
B085001 ECB 6.2 – 12.0 216 279 76
B085048 ECB 6.2 – 12.0 216 279 76
B085011 ECB 7.4 – 14.0 216 279 102
B085046 ECB 7.4 – 14.0 216 279 102
B085056 ECB 27.0 – 49.0 196 260 152
B100094 ECB 15.0 – 27.0 267 228 102
B105002 ECB 16.0 – 30.0 267 381 127
B105006 ECB 13.0 – 25.0 267 267 102
B105012 ECB 18.0 – 36.0 267 381 127
B120367 ECB 30.0 – 90.0 318 400 198
B125003 ECB 16.0 – 31.0 318 381 153
B125005 ECB 25.0 – 42.0 318 229 140
B125011 ECB 22.0 – 39.0 318 228 127
PART NUMBER STYLE AIRFLOW RANGE DIMENSIONS
M³/MIN OD HEIGHT ID
C045001 ECC 1.4 – 2.7 114 114 38
C045002 ECC 1.8 – 3.4 114 203 38
C055002 ECC 1.9 – 3.6 140 178 45
C055003 ECC 1.5 – 2.9 140 102 45
C055008 ECC 2.0 – 3.9 140 242 45
C065001 ECC 1.7 – 3.2 165 102 51
C065002 ECC 2.6 – 4.9 165 190 51
C065003 ECC 2.5 – 4.8 165 127 57
C065004 ECC 3.3 – 6.2 165 229 57
C065015 ECC 3.0 – 5.6 165 229 51
PART NUMBER STYLE AIRFLOW RANGE DIMENSIONS
M³/MIN OD HEIGHT ID
C065003 ECC 2.5 – 4.8 165 127 57
C065004 ECC 3.3 – 6.2 165 229 57
C085001 ECC 2.7 – 5.1 216 102 64
C085002 ECC 3.4 – 6.3 216 165 64
C085003 ECC 3.6 – 6.7 216 127 76
C085004 ECC 5.0 – 9.6 216 241 76
C105003 ECC 8.7 – 17.0 267 152 102
C105004 ECC 10.5 – 20.0 267 267 102
C125003 ECC 10.0 – 19.0 317 152 127
C125004 ECC 14.0 – 26.5 317 279 127

Air Filter Servicing, Best Practises, Part 4 of 4.

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  1. Installing RadialSeal™ filters
  • Donaldson RadialSeal filters have a dry lubricant on the seal which aids in installation and removal during air filter servicing. Do not remove the lubricant.
  • No cover pressure is required to hold the seal in place and one should NEVER use the service cover to apply pressure.
  • Forcing a cover could damage the housing, filter and fasteners and void the warranty.
  • If the service cover presses against the filter before the cover is fully in place, remove the cover, push the filter further into the air cleaner by hand and then the cover will go on with no extra force.

  1. Filter service & maintenance records
  • Vehicle and engine manufacturers provide filter maintenance practices for the equipment they sell. Make sure to follow their recommendations for routine filter service. Being able to show/reveal your maintenance records for potential warranty claims is essential.
  • Like all components, air intake systems have evolved and older styles and filters have different maintenance procedures. Make sure your maintenance personnel are familiar with the proper service techniques.
  • Log or track your filter changes. Whether your are going to service by miles, hours or restriction.
  • Many maintenance shops find it helpful to record the date of filter change directly on the filter.
  • If you have to replace an entire air cleaner housing, consider designs that offer improved filtration performance (high efficiency filtration) or enhanced sealing (Donaldson RadialSeal™ housings).

 

  1. Avoid cross contamination during filter service. When a dirty filter is at its service point — the inlet side of the filter is loaded with contaminant — take these precautions to eliminate contaminant from getting on the outlet side of your new filter or clean sealing surfaces (gaskets or RadialSeal™ end caps).
  • If you wear gloves during service, remove them prior to handling the new filter.
  • If you don’t use gloves, wash or clean your hands before handling the new filter.
  • Keep your new filter in its box until your ready to replace.
  • If product box has layers of contaminant, take care that the contaminant doesn’t get

on the new filter as you remove it from the box.

 

  1. Inspect the entire air induction system The last step to any air filter service, is to inspect and tighten all air cleaner system connections.
  • Immediately replace or repair any visible holes or damaged components.
  • Inspect all air ducting for worn spots or damage — elbows, connections and seals.
  • Check all clamps, making sure they’re secure and tight.
  • Inspect your pre-cleaners or inlet hoods (if equipped).
  • Annual replacement of air cleaner system gaskets is recommended.
  • Reset manual filter indicators.
  • Record action items taken in your filter service records.

Air Filter Servicing, Best Practises, Part 3 of 4.

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  1. Do not judge the filter’s remaining life by looking at it. A dirty-looking filter may still have plenty of life left.
  • On the other hand, a clean-looking filter can also be deceiving.
  • You can’t see the dirt that’s embedded deep within the filter media, and carbon contamination may not be visible to the eye.
  • One of the best options for lowest filter maintenance costs and best engine protection is to monitor air filter life with a restriction indicator.
  • It’s a low-cost and smart investment.

  1. Don’t ignore a worn or damaged gasket. If your air cleaner has a cover gasket, replace it with a new one when changing filters.
  • Some air cleaners, such as the EBA and ERA models, specifically call for a new gasket with each filter change-out.
  • Never reuse the old one. Replace it according to the service instructions.

 

  1. Don’t take chances with weatherworn Vacuator™ Valves which can admit dirt instead of expelling it.
  • Replace any missing or damaged Vacuator Valves and any air cleaner fasteners.
  • Make sure the valve is flexible and not inverted, damaged or plugged. Replace it if damaged or if it looks like any of these images. A damaged or missing Vacuator Valve will disrupt the designed flow of air through the air cleaner.

 

  1. A water manometer is the most accurate method to verify airflow restriction.
  • For testing of initial restriction and confirming remaining filter life, we recommend the greater accuracy of a clock type restriction gauge or water manometer.
  • Use the restriction tap provided on the air cleaner or at the transfer pipe.
  • Replace the filter only when the restriction level has reached the maximum recommended by the engine or equipment manufacturer.
  • Restriction indicators that are mounted on the air cleaner system are recommended for keeping an eye on restriction levels and indicating when servicing is due.

Air Filter Servicing, Best Practises, Part 2 of 4.

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  1. Do not clean a primary or safety filter instead of replacing it.
  • Heavy-duty air filtration manufacturers do not recommend any type of cleaning process to be used on their products.
  • Once an air filter has been cleaned or washed, the Donaldson filter warranty is no longer valid.
  • The dirt holding capacity of a filter is reduced 20 – 40% with each cleaning attempt.
  • There is also the real risk of dirt reaching the clean side of the filter if cleaning is attempted.
  • The risk of filter damage from washing, tapping, high pressure water, or compressed air cleaning is very real.
  • The potential savings from risky attempts at filter cleaning won’t come close to offsetting potential damage to engine components.
  • Increased engine wear and damage is the result of the ingression of contaminant over time.

 

  1. Don’t use a dented or damaged filter.

 

  1. Check any intake hoods and pre-cleaner devices during maintenance routines.
  • A missing inlet hood will significantly shorten filter life. If your unit had a hood or pre-cleaner originally, make sure you replace it.
  • Check openings and tubes on pre-cleaners to make sure they are not plugged
  • Replace any units that are damaged. Damaged or dented units will not operate properly.

  1. Never leave an air cleaner open longer than necessary. An open air cleaner with filter removed is a direct entry to the engine.
  • Keep your engine protected during filter changes.
  • Contaminants that are smaller than the eye can see can be damaging to an engine.
  • If the air cleaner housing is not going to be reassembled immediately, be sure to cover the opening.
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