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How to Service Tsunami Filters

How to Service Tsunami Filters

For ultimate performance of your Tsunami Filters, follow our easy maintenance schedule. Servicing the filters is simple and quick. The walk-through videos below provide step-by-step instructions as well as tips to make these tasks effortless.


1. Water Separator

2. Oil Coalescing Filter

3. Activated Carbon Filter


Water Separator

Tsunami Water Separator Diagram-1

The water separator is nearly maintenance free. The steel mesh element may need to be cleaned with hot soapy water every so often to remove excess oils and particulates, depending on the ambient environment.

The water separator is constructed with a stainless-steel mesh that removes water and particulates as the air is redirected and coalesced, dropping water and dirt down to the drain. Replacing this element is rarely needed, we recommend only cleaning it when necessary. Any sign of servicing can be discovered upon the removal of the outer tube after de-pressurizing the system.

If the mesh appears dirty/oily and impacted:

  1. Unravel stainless-steel mesh
  2. Wash with warm, soapy water
  3. Re-wrap mesh
  4. Re-install outer tube

When re-wrapping, be sure the mesh is not too tightly wound as the mesh needs to contact the tube wall for proper filtration. This is a simple and easy process that will immediately enhance performance and help prevent the drain from fouling.


Oil Coalescing Filter

Oil Coalescing FIlter Diagram-1

It is recommended to service the oil coalescing filter every six months. It is important to keep oils and fine particulates out of the air supply to increase the longevity of the systems performance.

The oil coalescing element grabs any remaining oils and fine particulates that fly through the air system. In most cases this filter saturates quickly and needs to be replaced every 6 months. However, depending on the application, the elements life span may vary. Replacement elements can be purchased individually or in packs of 5.

When replacing the element:

  1. De-pressurize the system
  2. Remove the tube
  3. Unscrew the bottom baffle
  4. Swap out the filter element
  5. Reassemble and re-pressurize


Activated Carbon Filter

Activated Carbon Filter Diagram

The activated carbon filter traps oil vapors as they pass through element. Monitoring this element and knowing when to replace, is more difficult to measure and usually requires an air test. In most applications, the average life span of the activated carbon element is six months, although some applications may require more frequent element changes.

Replacing the activated carbon element is similar to the coalescing element:

  1. De-pressurize the system
  2. Remove the bottom baffle
  3. Exchange element
  4. Reinstall and re-pressurize


If you have any questions regarding Tsunami filters or regular service schedule, reach out to our team.