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316 Stainless Steel Air Filter, Regulators and Lubricators

Stainless Steel Filters Regulators and Lubricators

316 Stainless Steel compressed air Filters, Regulators, Lubricators Miniature 1/4" 20 Bar or 1/4",3/8",1/2",3/4" and 1" BSP/NPT 5 to 30 bar or 0.5 to 12 bar including combinations sets of Filter/Regulator and Filter/Regulators Lubricator FRL's manufactured entirely from 316 grade stainless steel making them ideally suited for corrosive environments for Marine, Offshore, Chemical, Petroleum, Petrochemical, Processing, Food, Semi-conductor and Medical Industries.

Typical stainless steel FRL applications include air supply lines, pneumatic machinery, air tools, impact wrenches, air gauging equipment, air motors, air bearings, air spraying devices, air logic valves, aerosol lubrication systems, air cylinders, fluid systems, dental equipment, air respirators, hospital air systems, drug manufacturing and packaging, circuit board manufacturing, can and bottle manufacturing, beverage dispensing equipment, meat processing, food canning, drinks bottling, offshore pneumatic systems, oil and gas industry applications and just about every high or low pressure air automation system. Typical size ranges from 1/4" miniature series or 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4" and 1" BSP, NPT or Rc threaded standard series with pressure ranges from 0.5 through to 12 and 5 to 30 Bar.

Filter Regulators and Filter Regulator with Lubricator (FRL) assemblies are typically pre-packaged modular assemblies of common configurations of air filter/regulators or air filter/regulator with lubricators including accessories such as pressure gauges, blanking plugs, mounting kits and two mounting screws. Important specifications to consider when searching for any filter, regulator or lubricator include regulator type, media, performance specifications, adjustment control, connection pipe thread size and type, body material, features, and environmental parameters.

A full range of SUS316 FRL air treatment equipment, pressure regulators and FRL combination equipment technical information.

FDA Approved Stainless FRL.

All 316 stainless steel filter, regulator, lubricator stand alone units and combination sets of SUS316 stainless filter / regulator or filter / regulator lubricator sets can be supplied to conform to FDA standards. During the manufacturing process and to comply with FDA standards these units will be manufactured using REACH 579 food grade grease and can be certified accordingly.

316 Stainless Steel Air Filter

Miniature 316 Stainless Steel Compressed Air FilterThe SSF200 Miniature 1/4" series and standard series USF02 1/4", USF03 3/8", USF04 1/2", USF06 3/4" and USF08 1" Stainless Steel Filters are designed to filter compressed air and remove the particles, pipe scale,dirt, rust and moisture which is normally found in most compressed air lines and systems. Air leaving a compressor is typically hot, dirty and wet which will damage and shorten life of downstream equipment such as valves and cylinders. Proper filtration is critical to maximise the dependability and lifetime of any compressed air system. Before the compressed dirty wet air can be used it needs to be filtered, cleaned and the water needs to be removed. This is done using a stainless steel filter when in harsh environments, most filters are fitted with filter elements typically 5 micron with options for 40 micron or less. Basically the lower the micron rating the small the holes in the element hence the cleaner the air will be. Water and dirt collects at the bottom of the filter bowl away from the filter element and can be either manually drained by turning the base drain plug release or if fitted with a semi automatic drain will automatically drain when the system falls below 0.5 bar. An option for fully automatic drain can also be used whereby the filter will automatically allow the waste water to drain when the water level rises to its trigger point regardless of system pressure.

1 Micron = 1 Millionth of a Meter
1 Micron = 1 Thousandth of a Millimetre
1 Micron = 39 Millionth of an Inch (0.000039)
25.4 Micron = 1 Thousandth of an Inch (0.001)
40 Microns = Visible with Magnification
40 to 90 Microns = Diameter of a Human Hair

NB. If you need very clean air it is advisable to use more than 1 filter in series, the first with 40 micron to remove larger particles the second with 5 micron - thus increasing filter life and maintaining flow.

Particle-removal filters should be chosen based on the following factors: Flow Scfm, acceptable pressure drop and pipe connection size.

A filter with bigger body size will create less initial pressure loss and provide longer operating life than a smaller filter with the same removal ratings.

Polycarbonate bowls are suitable for use in normal industrial environments, but should not be located in areas where they could be subjected to direct sunlight, an impact blow, nor temperatures outside of the rated range. Polycarbonate bowls should not be exposed to chlorinated hydrocarbons, ketone's, esters and some alcohols. They should not be used in air systems where compressors are lubricated with oils  such as phosphate ester and die-ester types. ISO VG32 is typically recommended.

Metal aluminium or stainless steel bowls are good to use where ambient and/or media conditions are not compatible with polycarbonate bowls. Metal bowls can resist the effects of most solvents, but should not be subjected to salt laden atmospheres or used where strong acids or bases are present. Metal bowl guards are recommended for all applications, and can even protect a polycarbonate bowl from damage. The Shako series bowls are all 316 stainless steel.

Stainless Steel Air Pressure Regulators

Miniature 316 Stainless steel Air pressure regulatorShako SSR200 1/4" Miniature and USR02 1/4", USR03 3/8", USR04 1/2", USR06 3/4" and USR08 1" series Stainless steel pressure regulator is a pressure regulating valve that automatically shuts off the downstream flow of compressed air at a pre-set pressure. Stainless steel pressure regulators are used to allow high pressure air to be reduced and regulated down to safe and usable pressure. Outlet pressure setting is set manually adjusted using a top mounted control T bar and the current outlet downstream pressure is visible by the stainless steel pressure gauge. Regulators have a control spring which acts on a piston to regulate the incoming air pressure. The control spring rating determines the pressure adjustment range of the regulator. General purpose regulators are available in relieving or non relieving types. Relieving regulators can be adjusted from high to low pressure and will exhaust the excess downstream air pressure with a loud but normal hissing sound, a non relieving regulator will also adjust the downstream air pressure but will not vent the excess pressure and will wait until downstream demand or the trapped air will need to be vented downstream by another exhaust valve.

Stainless Steel Air Filter / Regulators.

Miniature 316 Stainless Steel Air Filter RegulatorsShako SSFR500 1/4" miniature and USFR02 1/4", USFR03 3/8", USFR04 1/2", USFR06 3/4" and USRF08 1" series Stainless steel Filter / Regulator combination units offers both compressed air pressure regulation from the top and piggyback air filtration and drying system mounted at the base. This not only saves on cost but more importantly greatly reduces the space required with two separate units and is by far the most popular combination for compressed air use, but typically slightly less flow compared to stand alone or separate units. These are all modular systems that allow for easy additional units to be installed such as additional filters, regulators or air take off plates so air can be drawn at different pressures or levels of filtration.

Stainless Steel Air Lubricators.

Miniature 316 Stainless steel air lubricatorsShako SSL200 1/4" miniature and USL02 1/4", USL03 3/8", USL04 1/2", USL06 3/4" and USL 8 1" series Stainless steel lubricators injects an aerosol stream of oil into an air line to provide lubrication for the internal working parts of pneumatic tools, actuating cylinders, valves and motors. Compressed air enters the inlet port and passes over a needle valve orifice attached to an oil pick-up tube. Oil is pulled up using the venturi effect and is emitted as an aerosol at the outlet port. The needle valve is typically situated in a clear polycarbonate housing to aid oil flow rate adjustment. A lubricator should always be the last element downstream after all filter and regulator units. Typically air systems need to be drained and stopped to allow lubrication oil refilling however the Shako SSL and USL series allows oil to be replenished during normally operational use as the bowl is not pressurised.

Stainless Steel Air Filter / Regulator and Lubricators.

Miniature 316 Stainless steel air filter regulator lubricatorThe Shako SSFRL600 1/4" miniature and USFR/L02 1/4", USFR/L03 3/8", USFR/L04 1/2", USFR/L06 3/4" and USFR/L08 1" series Stainless steel Filter Regulator with Lubricator combination sets offer a complete compact solution for air filtration, pressure regulation and oil misting lubrication and are packaged to include the pressure gauge, blanking plug and wall mounting bracket and screws. Attention needs to be given to media, performance specifications, pressure adjustment control, pipe size and thread type, features and environmental parameters. Most commonly these range from 1/4 " to 1" thread with operating pressures from 0.5 to 12 bar or 5 to 30 bar offering 40 micron or 5 micron filtration elements. Particle removal filters should be chosen based on the following factors of: Required Flow Scfm or Litres per minute, acceptable pressure drop and port connection size. A filter regulator lubricator with bigger body size will create less initial pressure loss and provide longer operating life than a smaller filter with the same removal ratings.

Stainless Steel Air Filter + Regulator + Lubricator

Stainless Steel Filter Regulator LubricatorThe Shako USFRL02 1/4", USFRL03 3/8", USFRL04 1/2", USFRL06 3/4" and USFRL08 1" series 316 Stainless steel filter + regulator + lubricator modular 3 separate set combination. Filter regulator lubricator assemblies are typically pre-packaged and pre assembled as a common configuration including pressure gauge and wall mounting bracket offering quick and easy installation reducing down time and fittings. These are typically a little more expensive than the piggyback Filter/regulator module but do offer increased flow rates in comparison and allow the option to take an air supply after filtration but before regulation for other higher pressure systems by installing a take off plate between the filter and regulator. Again attention needs to be given to flow rate requirements, acceptable pressure drop and port size.  

Please find below our full range of Shako Stainless Steel 316 High Pressure 0.5 to 30 Bar Rated Stainless Steel Filters, Regulators, Lubricators, Filter Regulator and Filter Regulator Lubricator Combination Sets.

Shako Stainless Steel 316 Air Filters.

High Pressure Air Filter Stainless Steel

Shako SSF200 316 Stainless Steel Miniature Air Filter.

Construction: Body, Bowl + Filter Element Stainless Steel 316

Port 1/4" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Drain: Semi automatic Drain or Manual Drain

Filtration: 5 Micron Standard Option 40 Micron

Pressure: 0.5 to 20 Bar

Test Pressure: 30 Bar

Flow: Max 1900 L/Min

Temperature: -10°C to +60°C

Filter Bowl Capacity: 105cc

Weight: 1260g

Accessories: Typically optional Mounting Bracket, Screw x2

Stainless Steel Air Filter

Shako USF02-03-04 316 Stainless Steel Air Filter.

Construction: Body, Bowl + Filter Element Stainless Steel 316

Port 1/4", 3/8" or 1/2" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Drain: Fully Automatic, Semi automatic Drain or Manual Drain

Filtration: 5 Micron Standard Option 40 Micron

Pressure: 0.5 to 30 Bar

Test Pressure: 60 Bar

Flow: Max 2440 / 2450 / 3030 L/Min (ANR)

Temperature: -10°C to +70°C

Filter Bowl Capacity: 110cc

Weight: 1665g

Accessories: Typically included Mounting Bracket, Screw x2

Stainless Steel Air Filter

Shako USF06-08 316 Stainless Steel Air Filter.

Construction: Body, Bowl + Filter Element Stainless Steel 316

Port 3/4" or 1" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Drain: Manual Drain

Filtration: 5 Micron Standard Option 40 Micron

Pressure: 0.5 to 12 Bar with option for bowl viewer (USFB06-08)

Pressure: 5 to 30 Bar without option for bowl viewer (USF06-08)

Test Pressure: 60 Bar

Flow: Max 9600 / 19200 L/Min (ANR)

Temperature: -10°C to +70°C

Filter Bowl Capacity: 110cc

Weight: 3950g

Accessories: Typically included Mounting Bracket, Screw x2

  Shako Stainless Steel 316 Air Pressure Regulators.

Stainless Steel Regulator

Shako SSR200 Miniature 316 Stainless Steel Air Regulator.

Construction: Body, Handle Stainless Steel 316

Pressure Gauge: Case 304 Stainless, Thread 316 Stainless Steel

Port 1/4" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Pressure: 0.5 to 20 Bar

Test Pressure: 30 Bar

Flow: Max 1850 L/Min (ANR)

Temperature: -10°C to +60°C

Weight: 1200g

Accessories: Typically included Pressure Gauge, Mounting Bracket, Screw x2 and Plug.

Stainless Steel Regulator

Shako USR02-03-04 316 Stainless Steel Air Regulator.

Construction: Body, Handle Stainless Steel 316

Pressure Gauge: Case 304 Stainless, Thread 316 Stainless Steel

Port 1/4", 3/8" or 1/2" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Pressure: 0.5 to 12 Bar (USRB02-03-04)

Pressure: 20 to 30 Bar (USR02-03-04)

Test Pressure: 60 Bar

Flow: Max 1950 / 2250 / 2520 L/Min (ANR)

Temperature: -10°C to +70°C

Weight: 1400g

Accessories: Typically included Pressure Gauge, Mounting Bracket, Screw x2 and Plug.

Stainless Steel air pressure regulator

Shako USR06-08 316 Stainless Steel Air Regulator.

Construction: Body, Handle Stainless Steel 316

Pressure Gauge: Case 304 Stainless, Thread 316 Stainless Steel

Port 3/4" or 1" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Pressure: 0.5 to 12 Bar (USRB06-08)

Pressure: 20 to 30 Bar (USR06-08)

Test Pressure: 60 Bar

Flow: Max L9000/18000 or L9400/22000 L/Min (ANR)

Temperature: -10°C to +70°C

Weight: 3400g

Accessories: Typically included Pressure Gauge, Mounting Bracket, Screw x2 and Plug.

Shako Stainless Steel 316 Air Lubricators.

Stainless Steel Air Lubricator

Shako SSL200 Miniature 316 Stainless Steel Air Lubricator.

Construction: Body and Bowl Stainless Steel 316

Port 1/4" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Pressure: 0.5 to 20 Bar

Test Pressure: 30 Bar

Flow: Max 2500 L/Min

Temperature: -10°C to +60°C

Lubricator Bowl Capacity: 125cc (Can be refilled under pressure)

Weight: 1200g

Accessories: Typically included Mounting Bracket and Screw x2.

Recommended Oil: ISO-VG32

Stainless Steel Air Lubricator

Shako USL02-03-04 316 Stainless Steel Air Lubricator.

Construction: Body and Bowl Stainless Steel 316

Port 1/4", 3/8" or 1/2" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Pressure: 0.5 to 30 Bar

Test Pressure: 60 Bar

Flow: Max 2500 / 2525 / 4100 L/Min

Temperature: -10°C to +70°C

Lubricator Bowl Capacity: 130cc (Can be refilled under pressure)

Weight: 1750g

Accessories: Typically included Mounting Bracket and Screw x2.

Recommended Oil: ISO-VG32

Stainless Steel Air Lubricator

Shako USL06-08 316 Stainless Steel Air Lubricator.

Construction: Body and Bowl Stainless Steel 316

Port 3/4" or 1" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Pressure: 0.5 to 12 Bar (USLB06-08) with bowl viewer

Pressure: 5 to 30 Bar (USL06-08)

Test Pressure: 60 Bar

Flow: Max L13200 / 26400 L/Min

Temperature: -10°C to +70°C

Lubricator Bowl Capacity: 220cc (Can be refilled under pressure)

Weight: 3360g

Accessories: Typically included Mounting Bracket and Screw x2.

Recommended Oil: ISO-VG32

Shako Stainless Steel 316 Filter / Regulator Combination Sets.

Miniature Stainless Steel Air Filter Regulator

Shako SSFR500 316 Stainless Steel Miniature Air Filter Regulator.

Construction: Body, Bowl + Filter Element Stainless Steel 316

Pressure Gauge 304 Stainless Case 316 Stainless Steel thread.

Port 1/4" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Drain: Semi automatic Drain or Manual Drain

Filtration: 5 Micron Standard Option 40 Micron

Pressure: 0.5 to 20 Bar

Test Pressure: 30 Bar

Flow: Max 1850 L/Min

Temperature: -10°C to +60°C

Filter Bowl Capacity: 105cc

Weight: 1380g

Accessories: Typically included Pressure Gauge, Plug, Mounting Bracket and Screw x2

Stainless Steel Air Filter Regulator

Shako USFR02-03-04 316 Stainless Steel Air Filter Regulator.

Construction: Body, Bowl + Filter Element Stainless Steel 316

Pressure Gauge 304 Stainless Case 316 Stainless Steel thread.

Port 1/4", 3/8" or 1/2" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Drain: Fully Automatic, Semi automatic or Manual Drain

Filtration: 5 Micron Standard Option 40 Micron

Pressure: 0.5 to 30 Bar

Test Pressure: 60 Bar

Flow: Max 2200 / 2500 / 3800 L/Min

Temperature: -10°C to +70°C

Filter Bowl Capacity: 110cc

Weight: 2000g

Accessories: Typically included Mounting Bracket and Screw x2, Optional Pressure Gauge and Plug.

Stainless Steel Air Filter Regulator

Shako USFR06-08 316 Stainless Steel Air Filter Regulator.

Construction: Body, Bowl + Filter Element Stainless Steel 316

Pressure Gauge 304 Stainless Case 316 Stainless Steel thread.

Port 3/4" or 1" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Drain: Manual Drain

Filtration: 5 Micron Standard Option 40 Micron

Pressure: 0.5 to 12 Bar (USFRB06-08) with option for bowl viewer
Pressure: 5 to 30 Bar (USFR06-08) without option for bowl viewer

Test Pressure: 60 Bar

Flow: Max L8500/17000 - L8900/21000 L/Min (ANR)
Temperature: -10°C to +70°C

Filter Bowl Capacity: 200cc

Weight: 4580g

Accessories: Typically included Pressure Gauge and Plug Optional Mounting Bracket and 2x screw

Shako Stainless Steel 316 Filter / Regulator and Lubricator Combination Sets.

Stainless Steel Air Filter Regulator Lubricator

Shako SSFRL600 316 Stainless Steel Miniature Air Filter Regulator + Lubricator.

Construction: Body, Bowl + Filter Element Stainless Steel 316

Pressure Gauge 304 Stainless Case 316 Stainless Steel thread.

Port 1/4" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Drain: Semi automatic Drain or Manual Drain

Filtration: 5 Micron Standard Option 40 Micron

Pressure: 0.5 to 20 Bar

Test Pressure: 30 Bar

Flow: Max 1850 L/Min

Temperature: -10°C to +60°C

Filter Bowl Capacity: 105cc

Lubricator Bowl Capacity: 125cc

Weight: 2660g

Accessories: Typically included Pressure Gauge, Plug, Mounting Bracket and Screw x2

Recommended lubricator oil ISO-VG32

Stainless Steel Air Filter Regulator Lubricator

Shako USFRL02-03-04 316 Stainless Steel Air Filter Regulator + Lubricator.

Construction: Body, Bowl + Filter Element Stainless Steel 316

Pressure Gauge 304 Stainless Case 316 Stainless Steel thread.

Port 1/4", 3/8" or 1/2" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Drain: Fully Automatic, Semi Automatic or Manual Drain

Filtration: 5 Micron Standard Option 40 Micron

Pressure: 0.5 to 30 Bar

Test Pressure: 60 Bar

Flow: Max 2080 - 2200 - 2500 L/Min

Temperature: -10°C to +70°C

Filter Bowl Capacity: 110cc

Lubricator Bowl Capacity: 130cc

Weight: 3800g - 3870g - 3840g

Accessories: Typically included Mounting Bracket and Screw x2 Optional Pressure Gauge and Plug.

Recommended lubricator oil ISO-VG32

Stainless Steel Air Filter Regulator Lubricator

Shako USFR/L06-08 316 Stainless Steel Air Filter / Regulator + Lubricator.

Construction: Body, Bowl + Filter Element Stainless Steel 316

Pressure Gauge 304 Stainless Case 316 Stainless Steel thread.

Port 3/4" or 1" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Drain: Manual Drain

Filtration: 5 Micron Standard Option 40 Micron

Pressure: 0.5 to 12 Bar (USFR/LB06-08) option for bowl viewer

Pressure: 5 to 30 Bar (USFR/L06-08) no option for bowl viewer

Test Pressure: 60 Bar

Flow: Max USFR/LB06 7600 USFRL06 15200 L/Min (ANR)

Flow: Max USFR/LB08 8000 USFRL08 15200 L/Min (ANR)

Temperature: -10°C to +70°C

Filter Bowl Capacity: 200cc

Lubricator Bowl Capacity: 220cc

Weight: 7960g

Accessories: Typically included Mounting Bracket and Screw x2 Optional Pressure Gauge and Plug.

Recommended lubricator oil ISO-VG32

Stainless Steel Filter Regulator Lubricator

Shako USFRL06-08 316 Stainless Steel Air Filter + Regulator + Lubricator.

Construction: Body, Bowl + Filter Element Stainless Steel 316

Pressure Gauge 304 Stainless Case 316 Stainless Steel thread.

Port 3/4" or 1" BSP, NPT or Rc Thread

Drain: Manual Drain

Filtration: 5 Micron Standard Option 40 Micron

Pressure: 0.5 to 12 Bar (USFRLB06-08) option for bowl viewer

Pressure: 20 to 28 Bar (USFRL06-08) no option for bowl viewer

Test Pressure: 60 Bar

Flow: Max USFRLB06 7600 USFRL06 15200 L/Min (ANR)

Flow: Max USFRLB08 8000 USFRL08 15600 L/Min (ANR)

Temperature: -10°C to +70°C

Filter Bowl Capacity: 200cc

Lubricator Bowl Capacity: 220cc

Weight: 10340g

Accessories: Typically included Mounting Bracket and Screw x2 Optional Pressure Gauge and Plug.

Recommended lubricator oil ISO-VG32

SUS316 stainless steel compressed air pressure regulators, filters, lubricators and combination sets of stainless air treatment equipment are typically available with options for manual drain, semi automatic drain or fully automatic drain and also different filtration elements such as 5 micron or 40 micron, with additional options for filter bowl or lubricator bowl with liquid viewer or without fluid viewer.

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