As a leader in advanced materials for filtration, Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V) offers a range of filter media solutions suitable for use in aerospace applications.

What Is the Role of Filtration in the Aerospace Industry?

Filtration systems play a critical role in maintaining aircraft safety and reliability. Aerospace equipment relies on filters to clean air, fuel, and hydraulic fluids, ensuring optimal performance and extended service life. Cabin air filters remove dangerous contaminants to ensure safe indoor air quality (IAQ). Fuel filters clean and dry fuel to keep engines running, and hydraulic filters protect the complex systems that power flaps, landing gear, and brakes. 

Which Current Aerospace Challenges Are Affecting Filtration Solutions?

There are several important criteria that aerospace filtration systems must exceed:

  • Performance: high-efficiency filtration and separation, maintaining low pressure drop as filter elements load with contaminants
  • Quality: requirements to meet performance standards consistently every time
  • Reliability: durability to maintain performance under challenging environmental conditions, including extreme temperatures, humidity, and mechanical forces, over long service intervals

What Types of Filters and Filter Media Are Used for Aerospace Applications?

Aerospace equipment relies on sophisticated filtration systems, such as:

Cabin Air Filters

Air filters are responsible for maintaining a minimum level of air purity in the cabin. Advanced filtration systems will reliably filter out dust, allergens, odors, VOCs, and microbes to ensure breathability in the cabin and optimal functionality for aerospace systems. H&V’s HEPA and gas-phase solutions provide clean and safe air and ensure a much more comfortable flight experience for passengers.

Fuel Filters

Fuel filters remove contaminants and water from fuel that may build up in critical aerospace systems. H&V’s fuel filtration solutions provide leading performance and prolong the service interval of fuel systems. 

Hydraulic and Coalescing Filters

Hydraulic filters remove moisture, air, and harmful contaminants from hydraulic fluid, ensuring the reliable operation of hydraulic systems. Proper filtration reduces wear and increases reliability. Hydraulic fluids can absorb moisture during service, storage, and transportation, and effective coalescing filtration is critical to ensuring peak operating performance. H&V’s leading hydraulic and coalescing filtration solutions keep the global aviation industry flying. 

Why Choose H&V’s Aerospace Filter Media Solutions?

At Hollingsworth & Vose, we are a leader in high-quality aerospace and avionic filtration systems. We employ state-of-the-art, proprietary design and manufacturing processes to create highly differentiated solutions. To see how our high-performance filtration solutions can benefit your aerospace systems, please contact us today.

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