Air Compressor Parts

Compressed Air Filters

Do you need a compressed air filter?

At Motivair we are the compressed air experts. We can supply you with any make of compressed air filter you need for any application you have.  Motivair are independent so no matter what brand of compressor you use or brand of compressed air filter you want just contact us today.  Chose from all the OEM brands, after market brands and even our own Motivair brand of compressed air filter, the choice is yours.

Call Motivair on 0845 009 6161 to order your replacement inline air filters & elements

Why do I need a compressed air filter?

Compressed air filters, sometimes known as in line filters look relativity small, but they actually perform a very important task in a compressed air system. Compressed air filters can be seen as the first line of defence in removing unwanted particles and contaminates such as oil, dust and other harmful substances from compressed air.

A dirty compressed air filter element can reduce your air compressors efficiency, cause pressure drops and impact on your energy costs! Compressed air filters make sure the produced air is free from particulates, oil residue, rust from pipework and dust. Without compressed air filters, dirt and dust can build up throughout the compressed air system affecting valves and motors which could lead to a breakdown. Compressed air filters also ensures your final application is free from these impurities.

Replacing an element in a compressed air system is a relatively easy operation and should form part of your regular maintenance program. It is recommended to replace a compressed air filter element every 4000hr to 8000hrs or at least once a year. A filter may look clean and unused, but left unchanged over 12 months it will become ineffective. Often compressed air filter housings are fitted with an indicator usually showing an area of green or red to highlight when the filter element may need changing.

There are many different types of compressed air filters on the market, along with various degrees of quality.  A high quality compressed air filter will last longer than a cheaper low quality filter. So it is important that you pick the correct filter housing and correct filter element that suits your final application for your compressed air and also the quality of air you require.

What are the different compressed air filter types?

Particulate filters - Particulate compressed air filters remove dust, liquid, oil and other particles.

Coalescing filters - Coalescing compressed air filters remove moisture droplets, oil, dust and dirt particles.

Cold coalescing filters - Cold coalescing filters remove moisture when operating around 35 °F (2 °C)

Activated carbon filters - Activated carbon compressed air filters remove odours and hydrocarbons from the air. This type of filter is often used in food preparation or breathing air applications.

Our top tips for compressed air filter use are:

  1. Replace between 4000hr to 8000hrs or at least once a year
  2. Filters remove oil, dust and any other particulates from the delivered compressed air
  3. Dirty air can cause problems with air tools and downstream equipment
  4. Used filters can cause pressure drops and increased demand on your compressor

How do I decide what filter to use?

There are hundreds of types of compressed air filter on the market. The choice can be overwhelming, but Motivair are here to help. So no matter what application you use your compressed air for, no matter what brand of compressed air equipment you use, Motivair will be able to supply you with the correct compressed air filter you need. Whether you need an OEM branded filter, an aftermarket alternative or a breathing air filter, Motivair can supply you with just what you need.

Some of the brands of compressed air filter we supply include

  • ABAC
  • Aerzen
  • Avelair
  • Bauer
  • Beko
  • Bellis and Morcom
  • BOGE
  • CompAir
  • Domnick Hunter
  • Donaldson Filtration
  • Elmo Rietschle
  • Gardner Denver
  • Hamworthy
  • HPC
  • Hydrovane
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • ITW
  • Legris Transair
  • Mattei
  • Nardi
  • Norgren
  • Olmeva
  • Opus
  • Paramina
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Reavell
  • Sauer
  • Silicair
  • StandardAir
  • Stenhoj
  • Sullair
  • Walker Filtration
  • Williams and James
  • PLUS many more










Don't forget Motivair can provide you with a new complete air compressor filter housing or just a replacement filter element - for any brand.

Call Motivair on 0845 009 6161 to order your replacement inline air filters & elements

Related Pages

  1. Parts For Any Brand Of Compressor
  2. Condensate Management
  3. Compressed air dryers
  4. Compressed Air Consumables
  5. Parts For Dryers, Blowers, Vacuums and more
  6. Air Compressor Maintenance


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