Engineering consumables and components distributor BMG’s range of products now encompasses EcoPart filter elements for stationary and mobile hydraulic systems from filtration specialists Filtration Group (FG).
These components, with defined filter performance and purity class, comply with stringent German Institute for Standardisation and International Organisation for Standardisation and have all other necessary standard industry approvals.
“Fluid power – which encompass the use of fluids under pressure to generate, control and transmit power – comprises hydraulics using a liquid, such as mineral oil and pneumatics, using a compressed gas, for example, air. With broad technical capabilities, BMG is able to offer total process, filtration and lubrication management solutions throughout Africa in applications where conventional products have failed after short periods of service,” explains BMG fluid technology business unit manager David Dyce.The
FG EcoPart series, which includes a range of pressure filter and return filter elements, is available from BMG in different versions, with various grades of fineness.
“BMG’s fluid technology team has a thorough understanding of the filtration process and offers solutions which ensure fluids – including oil, fuel and lubricant oil – are within the required cleanliness standards. Efficient filtration disciplines result in optimum performance, improved reliability and extended service life of machinery, equipment and vehicles,” he says.
Dyce points out that without efficient control and contamination prevention, premature equipment failure is likely, resulting in downtime and costly replacement of parts. These components are suitable for diverse hydraulic applications, as well as gear oil treatment.
FG filter elements are designed to reduce the solid particle contamination to the prescribed contamination class, preventing the ingress of dirt from the environment and maintaining the properties of the hydraulic fluid for an extended time period.
“A key area of growth for BMG is in replacement components for hydraulic oil filtration systems. The company has recognised a growing demand from industries, including earthmoving, mining, transport, chemicals and petrochemicals, as well as shipping, for the supply of quality parts that ensure ‘cleaner’, noncontaminated diesel and lubricant oils,” he explains.
These components are suitable for diverse hydraulic applications, as well as gear oil treatment. FG Filter elements are designed to reduce the solid particle contamination to the prescribed contamination class, to prevent the ingress of dirt from the environment and maintain the properties of the hydraulic fluid for an extended time period.
Dyce explains that BMG also supplies FG desiccant breathers, which protect lubricants and machines from damage caused by moisture and the ingress of particles. Breathers are suitable for use in hydraulic units, where there is high humidity and temperature fluctuations.
The normal hazards of condensation – rapid ageing of hydraulic oil, degradation of additives and corrosion – are prevented. These desiccant breathers have an enlarged housing, which ensures up to 20% more absorption of moisture than conventional breathers. Typical applications include wind energy, power plants, tunnel construction, aerospace and manufacturing processes, as well as chemicals and petrochemicals plants.
In addition, BMG supplies FG coalescer filters, which are used in the fuel line for the efficient operation of marine diesel engines. Dyce adds that BMG also offers the design and commissioning of diesel and lubrication systems, in-line diesel and oil conditioning and particle monitoring and filtration training.
Optimum filtration performance, combined with lower differential pressure of the system, significantly reduces energy consumption, which is critical to increasing production efficiencies.
BMG’s national branch network supports a range of fluid technology products and systems, with field services and a technical support facility to ensure the most efficient functioning and extended service life of every product, even in hazardous environments.