FGE-Series Economy Grade Pleated Microglass Media

FGE-Series high purity economy grade pleated borosilicate microglass filter cartridges offer high-efficiency retention of particulate matter from liquid and gaseous fluid streams. It is favored for its superior retention efficiency, low-pressure drop, and greater contaminant loading capacity relative to alternative media.

The FGE-Series is often preferred when the application calls for a more economical option or where the 2.5” OD is required. Also, the polyester hardware construction allows extended temperature use (up to 200°F).

Suitable for food and potable water contact, the FGE-Series meets the high-performance demands in food and beverage production. Also suitable for use in a broad range of applications, including process water, lubricants, and a range of fine chemicals. Manufactured in a clean-room environment to maintain high standards of purity and cleanliness. Offered in both absolute-rated (up to 99.98% retention) and nominally-rated (90% retention) grades in common adapter configurations.

FGE-Series Performance Chart

FGE-Series Performance Chart

*All data is based on absolute rated medias. Nominally rated medias will result in a pressure drop reduction of approximately 10%.

Typical FGE-Series Applications

  • Food & Beverage
  • Deionized Water
  • Process Water
  • Fine Chemicals
  • R.O. Pre-Filtration
  • Wastewater
  • Produced Water
  • Wine Clarification
  • Sweeteners

Construction Materials

  • Filtration Media: Borosilicate Microglass with acrylic binder
  • Support Media: Spun-bonded Polyester
  • End Caps: Polyester
  • Center Core: Glass-filled Polypropylene
  • Outer Support Netting: Polyester
  • O-Rings/Gaskets: Buna, EPDM, Silicone, Teflon® Encapsulated Viton®, Viton®

Operating Conditions

  • Change Out ΔP (recommended): 35 PSID
  • Temperature (max): 200˚F (93˚C)
  • Differential Pressure (max): 60 PSID (4.1 bar) at 68˚F (20˚C)


  • Length: 10 to 40 inches (25.4 to 101.6 cm) nominal
  • Outside Diameter: 2.50 inches (6.35 cm) nominal

Food Safety Compliance

Materials of construction comply with FDA regulations for food and beverage contact use as detailed in the US Code of Federal Regulations, 21CFR. Materials used to produce filter media and hardware are deemed safe for use in contact with foodstuffs in accordance with EU Directives 2002/72/EC, 1935/2004, and/or 10/2011.