Filter cartridge and an assembly of a filter housing and at least one such filter cartridge

  • US 7,445,711 B2
  • Filed: 10/23/2003
  • Issued: 11/04/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/23/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An assembly comprising a filter housing and at least one filter cartridge,wherein the at least one filter cartridge is tubular, has a tube wall and a central discharge channel with a discharge connection for discharging filtered medium,wherein the tube wall comprises filter means through which medium to be filtered is able to flow transversely to the tube wall;

  • wherein the filter housing comprises a filter chamber surrounded by a side wall, in which the at least one filter cartridge is accommodated with the longitudinal direction parallel to the side wall;

    wherein the filter chamber has at least one outlet per filter cartridge to which the discharge connection of the respective filter cartridge is connected;

    wherein the side wall of the filter chamber is provided with at least one inlet for feeding in the medium to be filtered, which inlet opens into the filter chamber at a level that is traversed by the at least one filter cartridge; and

    wherein when viewed in the transverse direction of the filter cartridge and at the level of the inlet, the shortest distance (X) from the filter cartridge to the side wall is, viewed in the transverse direction of the filter cartridge and below or above the level of the inlet, greater than the shortest distance (Y) from the filter cartridge to the side wall.

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