Filter Washers

Ron-Vik filter washers provide cost effective protection for faucet aerators, nozzles, emitters, valves and pumps by capturing debris that would clog or damage equipment. Our standard filters are made of T304 stainless steel wire cloth molded into Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) or Thermoplastic Elastomers.

Gasket Materials

PVC: Black vinyl plastisol (PVC) in a 70 durometer shore A is used to manufacture gaskets that are flexible yet durable and economical. Note: If the installation puts this base in direct contact with any styrene based components please advise your customer service representative as our standard material is not recommended.

Santoprene® (TPE): Is basically an alloy of EPDM rubber and polypropylene, a colorable thermoplastic specialty elastomer suitable for use in food processing equipment and plumbing applications in contact with potable water. Complies with NSF regulation Standards 51 & 61, ASTM, ASME and EN681-2.

Mesh Materials

Standard
Stainless Steel type 304: The basic stainless alloy (18% chrome, 8% nickel) and is the most extensively used to weave wire cloth. It has excellent corrosion resistance which is satisfactory for most applications. Where no type is specified, it is assumed that type 304 is acceptable.

Optional*
Stainless Steel type 316: The same characteristics as type 304 with an additional 2% molybdenum to provide increased corrosion resistance to salts and acids. In additional it has increased strength at high temperatures.

Synthetics: Nylon, polyester and polypropylene offer a wide range of chemical compatibility. Only available on flat filter washers with Santoprene or other TPE gaskets.

*Limited availability and extended lead times apply to optional materials.

PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride Gasket

This is a pot-molded design as shown in fig. 1 & 2 is "self cleaning" because the cone-shaped screen is placed against the flow of air or liquid, forcing debris to the gasket area. Consult your customer service representative for standard sizes and minimums.

The graph below illustrates Ron-Vik's stock PVC filter washers. These dimensions are for reference purposes only.

Fig. A B C D
1 .722 .085 .475 .250
1 .820 .085 .550 .300
1 .820 .120 .560 .315
1 .835 .085 .555 .300
1 .835 .120 .555 .300
2 .950 .100 .580 .475
2 1.000 .156 .575 .520
2 1.142 .110 .830 .750
2 1.250 .156 .880 .700
2 1.375 .156 .860 .775

Please consult our website or customer service representative for
detailed specifications, minimum order quantities of stock sizes.

Customization Possibilities*
• Gasket ID, OD Thickness
• Gasket Color
• Gasket Profile
• Gasket Durometer
• Mesh Size
• Mesh Shape
• Mesh Material

Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Gasket

This insert-molded filter washer, is a flat mesh disc with a molded thermoplastic elastomer gasket that creates a seal when placed in line. Mesh can be wire or synthetic material. The filter washers can be customized to your requirements.

The graph below illustrates Ron-Vik's stock TPE filter washers. These dimensions are for reference purposes only.

Customization Possibilities*
• Gasket ID, OD Thickness
• Gasket Profile
• Gasket Color
• Gasket Material
• Mesh Size
• Mesh Material

Fig. A B C
3 .725 .110 .450
2 1.000 .156 .660

Please consult our customer service representative for detailed specifications, minimum order quantities of stock sizes.