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Vu-Flow 100 Mesh Stainless Steel Screen Filter 1-1/2" | VFNT150-100SSP

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T Style Screen Filters

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  • 180 degree in-line "T" style installation
  • Increased effective screen area
  • Clear cover allows quick determination of filter element's operating condition
  • Molded PVC filter body allows glue together installation similar to standard PVC fittings
  • Drain outlet for quick one step purge cleaning.
SPECIFICATIONS
Model No. *Min./Max. Flow Inlet/ Outlet P Length L Width W
NT 100 1-25 GPM 1 in. SLIP 11-3/8 in. 5 in.
NT 150 10-50 GPM 1-1/2 in. SLIP 15-3/8 in. 5-1/4 in.
NT 200 18-100 GPM 2 in. SLIP 17-7/8 in. 5-1/2 in.
*Minimum flow needed for Spin-out" action. Reducer Bushings are available for Custom Inlet/Outlet Connection - See Reducer Chart in Price List.

Installation

- Install on suction or discharge side of system. We suggest installing between the pump discharge and the reservoir tank if you are using a tank.

- Install on the discharge side to allow use of a purge valve for easy one step cleaning.

- Manifold two or more filters for applications with flow rates higher than 100 GPM.

VuFlow INC. Filter Application

Filter screen mesh based on type of sediment and end use of water.

Sediment In Water

Use To Protect

Type To Use: (Mesh; Micron; Inches)

Coarse Sand; Shell

Sprinkler heads

30 mesh; 533 micron; .021"

Medium Sand/Grit Pipe scale; Well Cuttings

Solenoid Valves Gear Drive Sprinkler Domestic Water

60 mesh; 254 micron; .010" 60 mesh; 254 micron; .010" 100 mesh; 152 micron; .006"

Fine Sand/Silt

Poultry drinkers Household well water Drip Irrigation Fogger Sprayer

140 mesh; 104 micron; .004" 140 mesh; 104 micron; .004" 250 mesh; 61 micron; .0024" 250 mesh; 61 micron; .0024"

There are several factors to consider when specifying the VuFlow filter for any application. Mesh selection; flow rate; operating pressure; operating temperature; and chemical contact are some of the most important considerations.

Mesh selection Proper mesh selection is the primary consideration which insures the highest performance of the VuFlow filter. Mesh selection is directly relative to filter maintenance requirements. One should choose the coarsest mesh possible for a given application to avoid high filter element maintenance requirements. Mesh should be sized such that the smallest passage or opening in the system is just slightly larger than your mesh opening. This mesh selection method allows non-problematic particulate to pass through the system. See our mesh conversion chart in the VuFlow literature for mesh opening sizes.

Proper mesh selection is also important when considering the type of particulate to be filtered. Well and municipal water sources usually contain dramatically different particulate than above ground water sources. Well and municipal water supplies typically contain heavier than water particulate such as sand. Sand centrifugally separates well in mesh sizes of 24 to 140. Once sand is centrifugally separated it is easily flushed out of the filter through the purge valve. Some periodic manual cleaning of the filter element may be necessary with fine meshes 250 to 1000.

Above ground water sources often contain air borne or biological particulate that do not readily flush out through the purge valve. Therefore; a course mesh selection is particularly important when filtering air borne or lighter than water particulate because the filter element will have to be cleaned manually. One should take special consideration to allow easy access to the filter element for cleaning when filtering above ground water sources. A side stream; a bypass; or a duplex filter installation are good installations that allow easy access to the filter element for screen cleaning without interrupting water flow.

Flow rate Flow rate considerations are a balance between pumping efficiencies and centrifugal separating capabilities. Heavier than water particulate like sand centrifugally separates well with the VuFlow filter. Separating ability is at its best when the flow rate is high. Unfortunately a higher flow rate leads to a higher pressure loss. High pressure losses relate to low pumping efficiencies. Each installation is unique and may be able to accommodate various pressure losses. A good pressure loss for high spin centrifugal separation in the VuFlow filter is between 5 to 10 psi for heavier than water particulate. However; lighter than water air borne or biological particulates do not centrifugally separate. The lower the pressure loss the better with lighter than water particulates. Low pressure losses relate to high pumping efficiencies. Also lighter than water particulate usually require a larger screen surface area. Select the size of the filter relative to the total gallons per minute verses psi loss; keeping in mind the type of particulate to be filtered. The size of the pipe used in your system may not be the best indicator of the filter size selection. See pressure loss graph in VuFlow product literature.

Operating Pressure and Temperature The operating pressure limit for the VuFlow filters is 150 psi at 73?F (23?C). The PVC filter body of the VuFlow filter is similar to other PVC plumbing fittings and pipe. Factors such as pressure surges; high cycles; and high temperature adversely effect operating pressures of all PVC products. reduce the adverse effects of pressure surges and high on-off cycles by following industry accepted design recommendations keeping flow velocities below 5 feet per second. PVC fittings and pipe weaken as the temperature increases. VuFlow recommends that the operating pressures of the PVC filter not exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Many PVC fitting and pipe manufactures recommend a pressure rating decrease as temperature increases. The VuFlow filter pressure rating also decreases similar to PVC fittings.

Chemical contact The VuFlow filter is recommended for use with water only. Many chemicals used in various applications can possibly damage the filter to the point of failure. The clear cover is the most chemically sensitive component of the VuFlow filter. VuFlow manufactures a high performance clear cover that is more chemically resistant. VuFlow has chemical compatibility information available. However; VuFlow recommends that all chemicals used in the filter be thoroughly tested for compatibility by the end user prior to use.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: HOW DO I SELECT THE PROPER FILTER SIZE? A: SELECT FILTER SIZE BASED ON FLOW RATE. 1 in. - 1-25 GPM 1-1/2 in. - 10-50 GPM 2 in. - 18-100 GPM THE SIZE OF THE PIPE USED IN YOUR SYSTEM MAY NOT BE THE BEST INDICATOR. NOTE: SPIN OUT SEPARATION IS BEST AT HIGHEST FLOW RATES. PRESSURE LOSS IS BEST AT LOWER FLOW RATES. Q: WHAT IS THE BEST UNIT FOR WELL WATER TO MY IRRIGATION SYSTEM AND INTO MY HOME? A: THE BEST CHOICE IS A 1-1/2 in. FILTER WITH 100 MESH. (CHECK THAT YOUR GPM DOES NOT EXCEED 50 GPM) PART # NT 1-SO 100 P Q: WHAT IF THERE ARE CHEMICALS IN THE WATER? A: OUR FILTERS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR USE WITH WATER ONLY. WE HAVE CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY INFORMATION AVAILABLE. WE ALSO OFFER A HIGH PERFORMANCE CLEAR COVER THAT IS CHEMICALLY RESISTANT. Q: WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM OPERATING PRESSURE? A: DO NOT EXCEED 150 PSI AT 73? F ON ALL FILTERS . Q: WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM OPERATING TEMPERATURE? A: DO NOT EXCEED 100? F AT 40 PSI ON ALL FILTERS

Q: WHY DOES THE SCREEN IN MY FILTER PLUG SO FAST? A: THE MESH IS TOO FINE. CHANGE TO A COARSER MESH. Q: WHY DOES THE SCREEN STAY PLUGGED AFTER PURGING? A: TRY CHANGING TO A COARSER MESH OR THE SEDIMENT IS LIGHTER THAN WATER AND WILL NOT PURGE. Q: ALGAE GROWS INSIDE THE CLEAR COVER. WHAT CAN I DO? A: USE A COVER GUARD OR ALUMINUM FOIL AROUND THE COVER Q: WHY DOES THE FILTER LEAK BETWEEN BODY AND COVER? A: TIME TO REPLACE O-RINGS Q: WHAT CAN I USE TO CLEAN THE ELEMENT? A: HOLD UNDER RUNNING WATER. FINE SEDIMENT WEDGED IN THE SCREEN MAY BE REMOVED WITH A SOFT BRUSH. SOAK IN ? BLEACH AND ? WATER FOR STAINS.

Weight:
1.800000
Brand:
Vu-Flow
Flow Capacity:
10 - 50 GPM
Outlet Connection:
1-1/2" Slip
Inlet Connection:
1-1/2" Slip
Product Type:
Stainless Steel Screen Filter
Filter Size:
1-1/2"
Mesh:
100
Filter Material:
Stainless Steel
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Great Filter
I use this filter on my well to eliminate particles entering my splinkler system. Before using this product, I was constantly having to flush my valves. This product has virtually eliminated my sprinkler maintenance for water quality reasons.
June 4, 2014
ViewFlo 100mesh SST Filter
Backup filter to old 60 mesh (nylon) filter. Despite finer mesh seems to not plug as readily? Good choice.
February 1, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Won't being doing business with them again.
Product ok. Can not say anything good about customer service. I will leave it at that.
July 1, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
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This was purchased to better filter out irrigation water.
Ira C on Oct 14, 2017
This was purchased to better filter out irrigation water.
Ira C on Oct 14, 2017
I was getting a lot of rusty metal flakes in our well water which would clog the small filters within the pop up sprinklers. I would have to pull the spray heads off and clean or replace the filters about once a month. I purchased the VFNT150-100SSP 1.5 inch 100 Mesh Stainless Steel T-Style Filter and have not had to clean the pop up spray heads since.
Timothy P on Jun 25, 2012
I was getting a lot of rusty metal flakes in our well water which would clog the small filters within the pop up sprinklers. I would have to pull the spray heads off and clean or replace the filters about once a month. I purchased the VFNT150-100SSP 1.5 inch 100 Mesh Stainless Steel T-Style Filter and have not had to clean the pop up spray heads since.
Timothy P on Jun 25, 2012
will this product filter out sand and should it be on the suction side or pressure side of the pump?
Bill B on Dec 12, 2012
BEST ANSWER: This unit removes sand and other mineral particulates, but not organics (algae, etc.). Always place a filter on the discharge (pressure) side of a pump. (If it was placed on the suction side and the filter plugged or was restricted with sediment, the pump could cavitate and destroy the pump impeller, and collapse the filter depending on flow dirrection through the filter). The filter also requires pressure to manually flush the filtered sediment. Therefore, the filter should also be located downstream of any check valve, if one exists.
I plan to install a sprinkler system for my house using an existing well and pump that has an operating flow of 8.4 GPM at 43 PSI. It can also produce 4.9 GPM at 50 PSI and 8.8 GPM at 35 PSI.
I plan a VU-Flow VFNT 150 – 100 SSP 1.5 inch, 100 mesh stainless steel filter, downstream of the pump; a K-rain 4606 1.25*1 inch, 6 outlet, indexing valve downstream of the filter;
and K2 Pro sprinkler heads.

The unfiltered well water will gum up the built-in filter of the K2 Pro over a period of 2 to 4 months.

1.What is the procedure for back-flowing the filter to clean it?
2.Do I need a shut off valve upstream or downstream of the filter?
3.Is the replacement filter VFNT60SC100SS 1.5 inch, 100 mesh stainless steel?
4.Will this filter prevent gumming up the indexing valve and K2 Pro sprinkler heads?
5.My pump flow rate is below 10 GPM; consequently, I will require a stem and disk assembly with a lighter spring. Can I buy and indexing valve with this lighter spring installed?
STAN E on Jun 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Questions 1 &2: The filter housing has a bottom valve to flush the filter. Place filter after the pump. Open the bottom valve while the pump is pressurizing the system, to flush filter. Filter should last a long time. Clean once a season. .

Question 3: Yes, the VFNT60SC100SS filter is stainless steel. That's what 'SS' means at the end of the part number.

Question 4: with filter after the pump, it should prevent enough particulates from reaching your control valves and sprinkler heads to prevent clogging. Just keep an eye on that clear filter housing and flush it whenever it appears to be filling with silt. I would guess in a normal ditch water situation, you could run it for a season before it needed flushing. The valves and sprinklers can tolerate a certain amount of silt and still self clear and operate, but with shorter life. With this filter, that life will be extended greatly. If you were experiencing clogging of valves and sprinklers, I would bet that it was due to years of use under those conditions. This should help that situation greatly.
Question 5: can't answer. Not sure what you mean. It is the pressure, not the volume, that maintains the seals. It should work fine, even at low volume.
I use well water which has hardness of 300 ppm and high calcium buildup on leaves of irrigated plants. What filter and mesh size should I buy in order to remove sandy calcium buildup from the leaves of my irrigated plants?
Tony C on Sep 3, 2012