Have Any Questions?

01902 491 118

Operating Hours

Mon - Fri 07:30-17:00

Email Us


Filters for Compressors.

The Filter Guys

Filters for Compressors.

The range of compressors working in industry 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: Atlas Copco, Becker, Compare, Demag, Gardner Denver, Holman, Hydrovane, Ingersoll Rand, Kaeser, Mattei, Sullair 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.

Donaldson Filtration

Filter elements for compressors.

The Filter Guys

Filter elements for compressors.

Pneumatic tools are ineffective if not maintained correctly. Dirt and liquid particles in your compressors air line can cause lengthy and expensive breakdowns or completely destroy your equipment. Regular maintenance is essential to avoid this happening especially at this time of year when cold temperatures can cause freezing of water droplets that may collect in your air lines.

Sterling Filtration Ltd can offer a wide range of filter elements to service your compressor machine needs. We have a wide range of parts available through our extensive supply chain to service machines including, but not limited to, Ingersoll Rand, Zander, Bauer, Hydrovane, Kaeser, Husky and Compair compressors.

We supply 1, 0.1 and 0.01 micron filter elements for inline compressed air use as well as being able to offer the complete assemblies too. We also stock air, oil and fuel filters for large compressor engines as well as air/oil separators for many applications.

Remember it is cost effective to regularly service your filter elements than not service your equipment. A strict maintenance procedure can stop a problem before it starts.

Maximising the life of a new air/oil separator.

The Filter Guys

Some uses of compressed air are by their very nature taxing on a compressor and its engine such as sand blasting work because of the continuously changing but generally high air demands and because of the aggressive/dusty environment. In order to maximise the life of a new air/oil separator it is sensible to reflect on the following:

  • A compressor oil filter generally uses paper media capable of stopping particles 5 micron and greater in size (whereas a normal diesel engine oil filter, which may be of comparable size and identical fittings, is rated 22 micron and greater). Consequently a compressor oil filter is comparatively more expensive but for the protection it provides is should not be compromised either in specification or in maintenance change period frequency
  • The media used in an air/oil separator will stop dirt particles down to ½ micron and greater and so it can quickly be “blinded” if the compressor oil is dirty or particularly if the wrong grade of compressor oil filter is fitted
  • If dirty oil can quickly “blind” large areas of the media of the air/oil separator the velocity of the air passing through the remaining, still “open” areas has to travel that much faster. This defeats the ability of the media to cause the coalescing of the minute droplets entrained in the compressed air and significant amounts of oil can pass through and into the “work area”
  • To give any new air/oil separator a fair chance to perform satisfactorily and for the maximum effective working life it is essential to;

A. drain, flush and fit new compressor oil

B. replace the compressor oil filter making certain the correct type is used

If you have any more questions about air/oil separators, your compressor oil and replacement filters please call us on 01902 49118 for helpful advice and competitive prices.