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Introducing the most versatile filtration system on the market today! 

The Hippo range of filtration housings and systems simultaneously removes both water and solid contaminants from a wide range of fuels and oils.

They are simple to install and are a cost effective way to removing dirt and solid contaminants from your fuels and oils.

Standard in-line filters mostly filter down to 20 micron efficiency. The Hippo filter is capable of removing harmful solid contaminants down to less than 1 micron - the level where the most harmful contaminants are in oil.

Utilising cellulose, VDM Filtersorb, synthetic media or polypropylene elements, these systems provide unparalleled filtration capacity which aids in reducing maintenance, keeping fuel clean and prolonging equipment life.

Why should you buy the Hippo Filter? 

Further information on Hippo Filter Elements

Hippo Specifications


Hippo Filter for solid and water removal

Hippo Twin oil and fuel drying and polishing systemHIPPO FILTER RANGE-TWIN

BD5000 Oil and fuel Polishing System
10 L/MIN

FTP-180-6 Bypass Filtration System for Hydraulic & lubrication oils

Oil and Fuel filtration trolley with particle counter
10 L/MIN

FT6000-8 Large Hippo Filtration System



Why should I use a Hippo Filter
FACT: Effective filtration will extend the life of your machinery and maintain oil and fuel cleanliness.

How often do you change your oil?
It is a well known fact that oil and fuel cleanliness is critical. It is not uncommon for large machines to dispose of oil on a monthly basis. By fitting a Hippo filter to your equipment, oil drain frequency can be reduced massively.

Extend oil life up to 10 times:
By fitting a Hippo filter, you can ensure your oil (lubricating, hydraulic or gear oil) remains clean and dry. This will ensure that the oil remains in excellent condition for up to 10 times longer.

Why do I need a Hippo filter?
Standard in-line filters mostly filter down to 20 micron efficiency. The most harmful contaminants in oil are the sub 5 micron particles, these are also the most abrasive. The Hippo filter is capable of removing harmful solid contaminants down to less than 1 micron.

Simple Installation:

  • The Hippo filter can be fitted quickly and simply by approved mechanics.
  • Water and Solid Particulate Removal
  • The Hippo Filters high performance cartridges allow for the removal of ultra-fine particulates and debris, thereby immediately reducing the risk of contamination-induced damage to parts and machinery.

The Hippo series can be used to enhance the life and performance of other, more expensive system filters. The wear and tear of hoses and fittings is also greatly reduced due to the effective removal of harmful particulate.

With today’s machinery operating under increasingly fine tolerances, the removal of particulate and moisture down to acceptable levels is paramount.

As the Hippo system effectively removes water from the oil/fuel, the risk of fluid degradation is significantly reduced along with inevitable associated down-stream problems.

Features and Benefits:

  • Eliminates water from oil using cellulose elements
  • Eliminates oil from water using polypropylene elements
  • Does not remove additive packages
  • Extends oil drain intervals
  • Increases service intervals
  • Provides continuous protection
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Reduces machine downtime
  • Removes dirt and solid contaminants down to NAS 5-ISO 14/9 or better

Compatible with:

  • Mineral based oils
  • Heating oils
  • Diesel
  • Kerosene oils
  • Petrol
  • Turbine oils
  • Biodiesel
  • Bio-ethanol
  • Water based fluids




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We have developed a range of elements to suit a wide range of applications.

Wound cellulose elements are the most popular, as well as polypropylene for water based fluids and pleated media for high flow or high viscosity applications.

Our elements;

  • Are constructed from high quality, densely wound, long fibre cellulose filtration media
  • Utilise both absorption and adsorption filtration principles.
  • Extend oil change intervals up to 10 times
  • Do not remove additive packages



All of the cartridges are outlined in the picture on this page, however if you would like any further information, please get in touch.



Flow range: 1-10 L/min (dependent upon fluid viscosity and filter cartridge option)
Pressure: 10 bar maximum
Temperature: 120°C maximum
Filtration range: Down to 1 micron nominal (dependent upon cartridge selection)
Water removal: Yes, dependent upon cartridge selection
Connections: 3/8” BSP (F) or 1/2 BSP (F)
Mounting: Manifold (twin pot) or bracket (single pot) both available separately filter pot 2

Cartridge Change Procedure
1. If possible remove the suction hose from the liquid reservoir and run the system for a while to purge the oil out of the filter housings.
2. Ensure the pump is turned off and there is no pressure retained in the system.
3. Slowly undo the four securing bolts in a diagonal pattern and remove the lid. Be prepared for possible oil spray and wear eye protection.
4. Remove the cartridge using a twisting and pulling motion.
5. Check alignment of perforated base disc if used.
6. Change the cartridge ensuring it is firmly pushed on to the central mounting lug.
7. Inspect the lid seal and replace if necessary.
8. Replace the lid and firmly tighten the four bolts, by hand, in a diagonal pattern, torque to 15Nm
9. Run and check for leaks.
10. Run for 10mins and confirm lid bolts are secure.


Cartridge Change Intervals
The cartridge change interval depends upon two different factors. The cartridge(s) should be changed if either of the two following conditions are met;
• The differential pressure across the housing (or housings if arranged in parallel) increases by 1 bar over the base operating value.
• The cartridge has been in service for 200 hours. Where the unit is used continuously on very dirty oil or oil contaminated with water, the cartridge may require changing more frequently.