FILTER INSTRUCTION SHEET
AIR LINE FILTERS-SERIES 3100
40F to 125F
40F to 200F
40F to 175F
30 PSI to 175 PSI
40F to 120F
WARNING: for compressed air service only. Never use
these polycarbonate plastic bowls on air supplied by a
compressor lubricated with synthetic oils or oils
containing phosphate eaters or chlorinated hydrocarbons.
They can carry-over into the air distribution system and
chemically attack and possibly rupture the bowls. On
these applications use a metal bowl. Also, do not expose
these polycarbonate plastic bowls to materials such as
carbon tetrachloride, trichlorethylene, acetone, paint
thinner, cleaning fluid, or other harmful materials, for they
too will craze and/or rupture the bowl. If materials harmful
to polycarbonate are present either outside or inside the
bowl, use a metal bowl. Metal bowl sight glass will crack
exposed to alcohol or alcohol based fluids. not to be used
on life support systems.
INSTALLATION - Install filter units so the airflow is in the
direction IN-OUT as indicated on the head of all units. Filters
should be installed upstream of regulators or lubricators and as
close as possible to the pneumatic tools or appliances being
serviced. Normal operating maximums for plastic bowls are
150 P.S.I. or 125F. Do not install filters with polycarbonate
bowls in the presence of materials harmful to polycarbonate. A
metal bowl must be used under these conditions. The use of
bowl guard is recommended under all conditions.
WARNING - Units are die cast aluminum, do not over
torque when installing.
OPERATION ADJUSTMENTS - Filtering out of dirt, foreign
particles and moisture separation is automatic with airflow.
There are no moving parts and no adjustments are necessary.
MAINTENANCE - Accumulated sludge and moisture should be
drained off by the petcock regularly. An internal float drain will
automatically eject moisture at regular intervals. transparent
bowls show the amount of collected sediment. This sediment
should not be permitted to fill above the lower baffle. For units
above 2 NPT use an external float drain.
Wash filter elements at intervals with a cleaning solvent to
maintain filtering efficiency. Unscrew ring nut by hand - DO
NOT USE WRENCH. Remove bowl and filter element screw.
Then remove element to clean. Dry filter element thoroughly
before reassembling. Filter bowls are to be cleaned only with
kerosene or soapy water. Inspect gaskets and O ring,
replacing any which are damaged or distorted. Tighten ring
nut by hand, making sure O ring seal is in filter head groove.
5200 INTERNAL AUTOMATIC DRAIN AVAILABLE
INTERNAL FLOAT DRAIN
Note: 1. for filter with 5200 float drain
assembled, add suffix F to filter model no.
2. Filter float drain cannot be used with
cotton elements in 4.7 oz. bowl size. For
use with 9 oz. bowls, cotton element used
must be No. 32041.
PRESSURES from 30 PSI up to 175 PSI and from 40F to
Kit Part Number
1, 9, 10
Plastic Bowl, bowl Gasket, Guard,
Drain Valve, Ring
Metal Bowl, Bowl Gasket, Drain
Valve, Bowl Ring, Adapter
Metal Bowl, Sight Glass and Ball,
Gaskets, Drain Valve, Bowl Ring,
4, 5, 6
40 Micron Element and Gaskets
5 Micron Element and Gaskets
20 Micron Element and Gaskets
90 Micron Element and Gaskets
Cotton Element and Gaskets
Upper Baffle, Shroud, Lower Baffle,
Bowl Sight Glass, Ball Retainer,
Glass Repair Kit