Thales Netherlands specializes in designing and producing professional electronics for defence and security applications, such as radar and communication systems.
We designed a Liquid Filter Unit that filters coolant before it enters the heat exchangers in radar equipment. We used an industrial commercially available filter and built a frame work around it with required valves and connections to make it suitable for the demanding environment on navy vessels. The coolant liquid is filtered down to 1 μm contamination.
Commercially available industrial components are not necessarily suitable for use in demanding marine applications, while the price and specification are interesting. By creating a frame around it, the filter can be used in this environment, protecting it from shocks and by even facilitating a redundancy function for some double filter versions.
The end result is a plug-and-play product, assembled and pressure tested.By combining the industrial filter with a frame and connectors, a competitively priced product is created, suitable for the job.
|Medium:||Glycol and/or demineralized water|
|Currently in use by:||Navy worldwide|
|Working pressure||Max. 6 bar|
|Working temperature:||-10 ~ +60 °C|
|Components used:||Adapters, fittings, filters, assembly|
|Pressure test:||Max. 10 bar|
“Because the first design was well retrieved, we expanded the LFU family with another four versions, from single to double filters, with different capacities.”