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Choosing a Proper Water Filter Housing

By Monica Phelan

 Always start with the end in mind. The selection of the right filter for your application starts with having a good understanding of which contaminants need to be removed from your water. Suspended particles, dissolved inorganics, dissolved organics, microorganisms, etc. each of which present different challenges.

 

In this blog, we will be reviewing the application options available in the market, the features & benefits that come with the different types of water filter housings, along with the accessories and replacement parts.

 

Water-Filter-Selection-Guide

 

Application Options

STANDARD FILTER HOUSING

  • Agriculture
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Greenhouses 
  • Main Line Residential Water
  • Point of use (Under Sink / Taste & Odour)
  • Water Wells

VALVE-IN-HEAD FILTER HOUSING

  • Agriculture
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Food Processing / Service
  • Greenhouses
  • Lab Equipment
  • Main Line Residential Water
  • Photographic
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Vending Equipment

HIGH TEMPERATURE FILTER HOUSING

  • Alcohols
  • Gasoline
  • Hot Water / Liquids
  • Photographic
  • Salt Water Fisheries
  • Toluene / Xylene 
  • Vegetable Oils

EXTREME TEMPERATURE / PRESSURE SINGLE TUBE STAINLESS STEEL FILTER HOUSING

  • Chemical
  • Farms 
  • Hydronic Heating 
  • Industrial Use 
  • Institutional
  • Restaurants

OPAQUE FILTER HOUSING

  • Point of Use (Under Sink / Taste & Odour)
  • Recreational Vehicles 
  • Residential Water

DELUXE FILTER HOUSING 

  • Agriculture
  • Drip Irrigation 
  • Food Processing / Service
  • Greenhouses 
  • Lab Equipment
  • Main Line Residential Water
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Photographic 
  • Vending Equipment 
  • Water Wells

GIANT FILTER HOUSING 

  • Agriculture
  • Drip Irrigation
  • EDM Machines (Water Based) 
  • Food Processing
  • Greenhouses
  • Industrial / Commercial
  • Institutions
  • Milling Machines
  • Plating
  • Restaurants
  • Reverse Osmosis Systems
  • Spas and Hot Tubs
  • Vending Machines
  • Water Wells
  • Whole House

GIANT HIGH TEMPERATURE FILTER HOUSING 

  • Alcohols 
  • Gasoline
  • Hot Water / Liquids 
  • Photographic
  • Salt Water Fisheries
  • Toluene / Xylene 
  • Vegetable Oils

GIANT CLEAR SUMP FILTER HOUSING

  • Agriculture 
  • Drip Irrigation 
  • Food Processing
  • Greenhouses
  • Industrial / Commercial 
  • Restaurants
  • Water Wells 
  • Whole House

 

 Filtration products must not be used on water that is microbiologically unsafe or unknown water quality without adequate disinfection before or after.

 

Features & Benefits

Before you buy a water filter housing that best accommodates the filter cartridge, you will need to know the features and benefits that come with your water filter housing. 


Filter Housings

 

FILTER BOWLS

BLUE or WHITE - Water Filter Housing Bowls are made from Polypropylene, and available in a Slim, Standard or Giant size with a 5”, 10” or 20” length. They are ideal for a wide range of applications, including residential, commercial and industrial.

CLEAR - Standard and Slim Water Filter Housing Bowls are made from Styrene Acrylonitrile and are available in 5”, 10” or 20” length, and the Giant Water Filter Housing Bowls are made from Polycarbonate and are available in 5”, 10” or 20” length. They are ideal for a wide range of applications, including residential, commercial and industrial.

RED or BLACK - High Temperature Water Filter Housing Bowls are made from Glass-Reinforced Nylon, and available in a Standard or Giant size with a 10” or 20” length. They are ideal for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications.

STAINLESS STEEL - Extreme Temperature / Pressure Single Tube Water Filter Housing Bowls are made from Stainless Steel and available in a Standard size with a 10” or 20” length. They are recommended for high pressure and hot water applications.

 

FILTER HEAD

Standard Water Filter Housing heads are typically made from Polypropylene and have a pressure relief button. Valve-In-Head Water Filter Housing heads are typically made from Reinforced Polypropylene with an On, Off and Bypass position on the valve.

 

Accessories & Replacement Parts

Water Filter Housing Kits are typically available, which ensures that the proper accessories are included with the filter housing. They come complete with one O-ring installed plus one replacement O-ring, mounting bracket & hardware, and a filter bowl wrench.   

 

All filtration systems, regardless of the manufacturer, contain parts that have a limited service life.  Therefore, filters must be installed in an area where leakage will not cause property damage, and there is an adequate drain to handle the volume of water the system can produce.

 

Manufacturers strongly recommend that the bowl (or sump) of all plastic housings be replaced periodically: every five years for clear bowls, and every ten years for opaque bowls. If your bowl has been in use for more than the recommended period, it should be replaced immediately. Be sure to date any new or replacement bowl for future reference.

 

Replacement Water Filter Housing heads and bowls are available for your convenience - so, you only need to replace the part needed and not the whole water filter housing.

 

 

Now that you have a better understanding of water filter housings and how they can help solve your water quality issues - I would like to leave you with a Pro Tip: Select an opaque water filter bowl. They are more durable, less likely to crack due to over-tightening or system pressure surges and only need to be replace every ten years. Save time & money!

 

For more information, check out our 'Choosing the Proper Water Filtration Solution'

Tags: Water Filtration