Our company introduced activated carbon depth filtration for frying oils in 1987
By the late 90’s the first industrial installations were carried out, (FM1 and FM2 models) offering the same filtration and active treatment as in the food service sector. This was still done with a vacuum system that sucked the oil through the CarbonPad to avoid higher pressure hot frying oil being pumped to a filter surface. While this system worked well the media carrying equipment was large and relatively expensive.
Early in the 2000’s trials were carried out with pressurised systems for industrial applications allowing a smaller footprint piece of equipment and extending the operational life of the CarbonPads installed. By the end 2009 the first of a new generation of FM3 were introduced utilising a modular form of the CarbonPad allowing a large area of filter media to be presented in a small module. The early FM3 led to the final design being available in 2010. The FM3 still fits the medium sized fryer market in its current format.
Also in 2015 2 additional needs were seen. First the introduction of a larger filtration system to cope with largest of fryers. This was developed and is now on the market, as from 2017. This is the FM4, whilst in a different configuration to the FM3, it operates in the same way with more automation and the same safe controls. The second need, introduced in 2015, was a dedicated Fry Oil Centre of Excellence. This incorporates a fully equipped frying lab, with different size fryers, and a full range of oil quality test equipment. Managed by a Research Chemist with the objectives to test and document all the current frying oil filtration systems, run fry studies specific to customers’ needs and develop the future frying oil filtration and active treatment systems.
Filtercorp continues to strive to be the market leaders in Frying Oil Filtration and Treatment solutions.
We are the innovators in industrial frying oil filtration.
Our four key objectives
Chemical Codex standards, as applicable and has the American Culinary Federation approval and Kosher approval.