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What is Paintstop Filter Media?

Paintstop is a disposable air filter media, manufactured from bonded continuous monofilament glass fibres to create a high particulate holding wall whilst allowing low airflow resistance. The matrix of fibres in the media exhibits a progressive increase in density through the depth of the material towards the exit side of the filter but also accompanied by a progressive decrease in the diameter of the fibres too, giving it an excellent ratio between holding capacity and airflow rate.

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What is Paintstop used for?

Well, it’s in the name. The primary application of paintstop is the automotive spray booth industry as the media excels at capturing paint particles dispersed in the air and permeates the full width of the media without clogging. The media is very versatile and can be used in many other applications too like food processing, chemical labs, industrial cabinet pressurisation, workshops and more.

Flexibility of Paintstop

Paintstop is such a versatile media that it is often used by industries like Agriculture, Electrical, Marine, Locomotives, Industrial and Mining. Available in various widths from 500mm to 2000mm and coming in rolls of 20M roll lengths you can cut and shape the media to fit almost any application, giving you flexibility when designing your air filter systems.

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Paintstop Specifications

Thickness: 60mm
Weight: 240g Per Square Meter
Fibre Diameter: 28 – 33 Microns
Rated Air Flow: 0.65 Cubic Metres a second
Initial Airflow Resistance: <31Pa
Final Airflow Resistance: 250 Pa
Average Areestance (Synthetic Dust): >69%
Nominal Dust Holding Capacity: 650g Per Square Meter
International Specifications: Conforms to BS EN779 1993 / EUROVENT 4/5

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Paintstop by Camfil

Camfil is a global leader in industrial filtration technologies servicing industries like food production, Rail, Hospitals, Factory Dust collection and so much more. Specialising in air pollution control Camfil has the knowledge, experience and expertise to design the best filter for any application. We stock a wide range of Camfil products but if you want a quote on anything that you can’t find on our website, contact us!

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Provent 200 Buyers Guide Perth Melbourne Sydney Australia

Provent 200 Buyers Guide

You’ve probably heard people talk about a Provent 200 (Also known as a Catch-Can or Crankcase Breather), and the need to install this on your common rail engine. But what exactly is it and why should you put one on your vehicle.

What is a Provent 200 Crankcase Ventilation System?

In any engine, there is a process whereby unwanted gases sometimes referred to ask “blow-by gas”, escape from the combustion chamber past the piston rings. This gas can contain a high amount of oil vapour leftover from the combustion process and it is this oil vapour that the crankcase ventilation system is designed to remove.

In older generation engines, this blow-by gas would have been vented to the atmosphere as a pollutant and causes that familiar oil smell from cars of the 60’s and 70s. In the 80’s car manufacturers from the US and EU started to recirculate the gas back into the air intake system via a PCV valve and sometimes the addition of a breather.

The unfortunate issue with the recirculation of this gas back in the intake system was an oil build up over time in the air intake. This oil build-up or “Black Sludge” greatly reduces fuel economy and also lead to failures if the issue was left for too long. Air intakes that use to be 3 inches were sometimes restricted down to less than an inch, putting undue pressure on the engine to work harder to suck through the smaller openings.

To compound the issue, modern common rail engines have a lot more blow-by gas than older engines meaning that the buildup happens a lot quicker. Luckily the Mann Provent 200 has an efficiency (Over 90%) at separating out oil vapour and condensate from the blow-by gases and each filter lasts 40,000km. Installing one on your common rail engine will save you time and money.

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An Example of bad oil build-up on an Air Intake

How do I set up a Provent 200 on my car?

Now that you know why you should put a Provent 200 on your car, let’s discuss how to set one up. As mentioned above in all modern common rail engines the crankcase gas is recirculated into the air intake system near the turbocharger, so the first step is to figure out the size of this hose. It is important to measure both ends of the hose as the hose can reduce down in some circumstances. In the below picture you can see highlighted in red the crankcase hose from a 2016 Ford Ranger 3.2L engine.

The second factor that will need to be considered it the mounting area. Most modern engine bays don’t have a lot of room available, especially if you have a second battery or other accessories mounted under your hood. Below you can find the technical drawing for the Provent 200, you can use this to ensure you have enough room to place and mount the housing.

In most circumstances you won’t be able to mount the housing directly to your car, so you will have to make your own steel or stainless steel bracket to mount to the chosen location and the Provent 200 housing bracket. This is perhaps the hardest part of the whole process and that is why Directions Plus have created a range of Provent Kits to suit most popular 4X4 applications, Check them out at the bottom of the page.

Now that you have figured out all the important information you can select the products from the Provent 200 Buyers Guide below

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Provent 200 Buyers Guide

As you can see from the above chart, there is more than just the Provent 200 in the Mann Crankcase range that covers a wide horsepower range but the Provent 200 will suit most engines and is also the most affordable as it is mass-produced in comparison to the other units. If your horsepower rating exceeds 335HP (250kW) then please contact us for fitment suggestions. The entire range can be viewed here

Step 1 – The Provent 200 Unit

Step 2 – The Reducers and Joiners

If your car’s crankcase hose is the same size on both ends you can buy a reducer kit

If your car has different sizes or you want some 90 Degree hose joiners, see below

If you need clamps you can find them here

Step 3 – The Hose

Step 4 – The Drain Kit

Direction Plus Fuel Manager and Provent Kits

As mentioned earlier in the article, Directions Plus do a range of Provent and Fuel manager Kits to suit most popular 4X4 applications. Their kits come with everything you need to install a Provent or Fuel Manager on your car.

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Air Restriction Gauges

We recommend the use of restriction gauges as an integral part of a preventive maintenance program. Air restriction gauges measure the amount of vacuum created when the air is pulled through the filter — measuring the build-up of dirt from a new filter’s installation throughout its useful life.
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