The filter element is the central component of industrial filters.
The actual filtration process takes part in the filter element.
The main filter variables, such as retention capacity, dirty holding capacity and
pressure loss are determined by the filter elements and the filter media uesed in them.
Filter elements are sometimes used in liquid coalescing separations such as separating water from fuel streams.
Cleaning of the filter is by means of a spring steel scraper, rotated around the element.