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3M filtration and gas management for industrial water.

Manage your unique needs with our breadth of filters and housing products.


Every industry has its own unique water filtration and separation challenges. That’s why 3M has a robust portfolio of industrial water solutions for a wide variety of industries to help meet your regulatory requirements and filtration needs.

Water is a critical, limited resource, and we all share the responsibility to ensure it’s available for future generations. Filtration and separation products from 3M provide high-quality, cost-effective solutions for sustainable water management throughout your industrial operation.

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Why choose 3M Filtration and Separation solutions?

Wherever you get your source water, and whatever the steps in your process, and however you treat your wastewater, 3M Filtration and Separation has high-quality, cost-effective solutions to help support your operation and processes.

Contact a 3M rep to find solutions for each step of your process

Comprehensive solutions for incoming, process and waste water and fluids.

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    There are many steps in virtually every industrial manufacturing process. That’s why the 3M Filtration and Separation product portfolio features high-quality solutions that are designed to support the unique needs of your manufacturing processes.

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    The faster you can manufacture your products, the faster you’ll be able to grow your business. 3M Filtration and Separation filter systems are easy to change out — helping you save time and avoid industrial manufacturing disruptions. 3M technical experts can support your filtration needs to help maintain or help improve quality with cost-effective solutions.

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    3M Filtration and Separation solutions for industrial manufacturing provide high-quality and long filter life to help ensure process and product consistency for your manufacturing process.

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    Designed for industrial manufacturing, 3M Filtration and Separation products help provide high-quality, cost-effective solutions for particle filtration, gas control and sustainable water management from start to finish.

Industrial Water Market Segment Solutions

What do automotive assembly, machining and metal working, steam and power and oil and gas operations all have in common? The need for filtration that helps minimize water use and application processes and helps the operation be at it’s optimal efficiency. 3M industrial water filtration solutions help customers meet their end customer needs.

  • Rev up your assembly process with 3M industrial water solutions. From pretreatment to electrodeposition, we have the filtration products you need to streamline your operation and reduce rework. Filtration is used throughout the automotive washing and painting process.

  • Whether you need a cooling filtration solution for cutting, stamping or moulding parts, or an efficient solution to filter water for parts washing, there’s a 3M industrial water solution for your circular system. Removing debris that can cause process issues and keeping washing water reusable longer can help reduce waste and add efficiency.

  • Save on chemical treatment alternatives. Reduce corrosion. Get water and energy savings. 3M filtration and separation solutions can help you improve your power generation process and reap the benefits.

  • Are you treating and recycling upstream and midstream-produced water in your drilling and fracking operations to reduce the need for "fresh" water sources? Are you relying on filtration for offshore, gas management, amine sweetening and end products? For many of these complex oil and gas applications, 3M has the right filtration solution for you.

  • When it comes to managing industrial water filtration and separation, you need a partner with the expertise, processes and products to help you get it right. Water is a critical, limited resource and we all share the responsibility to ensure it’s available for future generations. Filtration and separation products from 3M help provide high-quality, cost-effective solutions for sustainable water management throughout your industrial operation.

  • Advanced purification technologies from 3M can help you ensure that you’re starting with only the purest ingredients.

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Meeting the challenges of industrial water management.

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3M™ High Flow Filter System

High flow filter technology in a compact design.

  • A 3M™ High Flow Filter System with two white, cylindrical replacement cartridges.



    Reduced cartridge handling, disposal, and filter change-out time



    Less individual cartridge seal points, reducing chance of fluid bypass




    High filter loading capacity




    Reproducible filter effluent quality throughout life of filter



    Broad chemical compatibility


    No special tools or hardware required for filter change-out


    "Twist-to-lock" cartridge seating mechanism provides positive seal


    Ergonomic designed handle facilitates cartridge installation and removal


3M™ High Flow Filter Cartridge Design Features

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    Polypropleyene Construction

    Provides wide range of compatibility with various fluids.

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    Compound Radial Pleat Design

    Maximizes usable surface area per cartridge.

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    Ease of Use

    An ergonomically designed handle facilitates fast and easy insertion and removal without the use of special tools. Cartridges are simply inserted over a built-in guide tube.

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    High Flow

    3-inch core permits up to 500 gpm through a single cartridge (60" length). Seating mechanism uses a "twist to lock" design to provide a positive seal.

Industrial Water Filtration Filters and Housings

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    3M™ Micro-Klean™ RT Series Filter Cartridge

    All-polypropylene depth filter cartridges offering consistent particle reduction efficiencies, increased surface life, low initial pressure drop and high particle reduction efficiencies. The filter’s extended service life results in fewer filter change-outs.

  • Four thin, white, cylindrical 3M™ Betapure™ NT-T Series Filter Cartridges in various lengths.
    3M™ Betapure™ NT-T Series Filter Cartridge

    Designed to deliver high performance and long service life along with direct cost savings by reducing the number of filters used. The resulting reduction in filter change-out frequency will decrease direct labour and filter disposal costs. Polypropylene media allows for broad chemical and temperature compatibility.

  • A thick, white, cylindrical 3M™ DF Series Filter Cartridge.
    3M™ DF Series Filter Cartridge

    A proven alternative to most conventional bag filters. Our filter is a true graded porosity media structure that provides a 62% increase in surface area compared to a standard #2 bag and up to 4 times more service life.*

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Related Industry

3M also offers other microelectronics filtration, food and beverage filtration technologies and dissolved gas control product solutions for your industrial water filtration and gas control processes.

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    From pure ingredients to polished packaging, your passion for quality comes through in every part of your product. 3M supports food and beverage manufacturers with scalable solutions that help make high-quality output a matter of routine. Explore how advanced filtration and processing solutions can help shape your production operations for success.

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3M experts will work with you to help find the optimal 3M purification and filtration solution for your application.

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