Aquacon® Water Absorbing Cartriges

Remove Water and Dirt from Oils, Fuels and Gases

Aquacon® Water Absorbing Cartridges AC Series - Data Sheet #1582

Aquacon® Cartridges have a patented* construction for removing dirt and water from hydrocarbon and other oils as well as gases. The outer media layer filters out silt, rust and other particulate contaminants. The inner layers absorb water and chemically bond it so that no water will release downstream.
When the Aquacon Cartridge reaches its water holding limit, the media swells shut and the differential pressure rapidly increases. This signals the operator that the cartridge must be changed.

APPLICATIONS

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  1. Maximum operating temperature is 250°F.
  2. Aquacon® Cartridges will shut off flow when loaded with water or dirt. Appropriate precautions should be taken in critical applications where oil flow must be maintained.
  3. With some lube and hydraulic oils all of the water may not be removed in one pass, and extra passes will be required for total removal.
  4. Water capacity for the AC-718 cartridges ranges from 2 to 4 quarts.

WARNING: Absorbent-type monitor cartridges will not remove water from fuel containing alcohol-
blending agents (commonly called gasohol). For removal of solids, please use Velcon particle removal filters specifically made for gasohol. Consult your Velcon representative.

 

CARTRIDGE INFORMATION

New types of Aquacon® Cartridges are being introduced continually.
Contact your local Velcon Representative for up‑to-date information.

 

Model
Number
Micrometer Reading
I.D.
Inches
O.D.
Inches
Length
Inches

Collapse

Pressure, psi

Interchange
Information
Normal
Betax = 75
AC-21005(1)
5
40
1
2.625
9.75
75
Fits Velcon VF-31 Housings
AC-5121/2E(2)
0.5
3
1.875
5.625
12.125
75
Fits Velcon VF-61 Housings
AC-51205
5
40
1.875
5.625
12.125
75
AC-61405
5
40
3.5
6
14.5
100
Interchanges with Velcon
FO-614PLF, FO-629PLF, and FO-644PLF Series Cartridges
AC-62905
5
40
3.5
6
29.5
100
AC-64405
5
40
3.5
6
44
100
AC-718P3(2)
0.3
2
2.5625
6.25
18
75

Fits Velcon industrial housings and portable filters, interchangeable with Velcon FO-718PL and FO-736PL Series Cartridges

AC-718P4D
0.4
2.5
2.5625
6.25
18
75
AC-7181/2(2)
0.5
3
2.5625
6.25
18
75
AC-71801
1
6
2.5625
6.25
18
75
AC-71805
5
40
2.5625
6.25
18
75
AC-7361/2(2)
0.5
3
2.5625
6.25
36
75
AC-73601
1
6
2.5625
6.25
36
75
AC-73605
5
40
2.5625
6.25
36
75

Notes:

(1) The AC-21005 will fit into many existing housings that take “string-wound” cartridges.
Check to confirm that the 9 3/4” length will seat properly in the housing.
(2) The AC-5121/2E, AC-718P3, AC-7181/2 and AC-7361/2 are increased surface area/reduced water capacity cartridges specifically designed for circuit breaker oil.


TYPICAL Aquacon® CARTRIDGE CONSTRUCTION