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Engine Breathers

Engine Breathers

KnitMesh Technologies’ Engine Breathers are innovative filtration solutions made of high-quality knitted wire mesh. Designed to provide exceptional filtration, low pressure drop, and compliance with environmental regulations.

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Discover KnitMesh Technologies’ Engine Breathers

KnitMesh Technologies’ Engine Breathers have gained a reputation for their high efficiency and reliability in effectively separating air and oil. Whether in automotive, marine, or other applications, these knitted wire mesh air/oil separator elements and oil filler cap breathers deliver outstanding performance.

One of the key features of KnitMesh Technologies’ Engine Breathers is their ability to remove 99% of oil droplets, particularly those in the 3-10 micron size range. This exceptional filtration capability ensures that the engine remains protected from contamination, prolonging its lifespan and enhancing its performance.

Moreover, these Engine Breathers boast a high free-volume ratio, allowing for maximum airflow with minimal pressure drop. In fact, the pressure drop across the component is often less than 5 mbar, making them highly efficient and able to maintain optimal air exchange within the engine.

KnitMesh Technologies’ Engine Breathers are primarily manufactured using galvanised steel wires. This choice of material not only provides strength and durability but also ensures effective oil separation. However, for applications that require enhanced corrosion and temperature resistance, stainless steel and other alloys can also be utilised.

Understanding Internal Combustion Engines


Internal combustion engines are the heart of many vehicles and machines, powering them with the energy needed to operate. These engines are designed to convert fuel into mechanical energy through controlled explosions within the combustion chambers. However, while they are powerful and efficient, they also produce various by-products and gases as a result of the combustion process.

One critical component in internal combustion engines that often goes unnoticed is the Engine Breather. Engine Breathers play a crucial role in maintaining the overall functionality and efficiency of the engine.

How Knitted Wire Mesh Boosts Filtration Efficiency

In industrial processes where the filtration of liquids and gases is crucial, having the right materials can significantly impact efficiency and overall quality. One material that has proven to be highly effective in boosting filtration efficiency is knitted wire mesh.

Knitted wire mesh is specifically designed to provide superior filtration capabilities. Its unique structure, created by interlocking wire in a precise pattern, results in a high surface area with tiny spaces or pores. These characteristics make knitted wire mesh ideal for capturing impurities and contaminants during the filtration process.

The key to its efficiency lies in the precise control of pore size and density. This ensures that particles of various sizes are effectively captured, making it a reliable solution for microfiltration needs. This ability to capture contaminants with a high capture rate makes knitted wire mesh an efficient choice for a wide range of industrial filtration applications.

Furthermore, knitted wire mesh is highly customisable, allowing for tailored solutions to meet specific filtration requirements. It can be manufactured using different metals such as stainless steel, copper, and aluminium, making it suitable for diverse industrial needs.

Features and Benefits

  • Enhanced filtration: Offers enhanced filtration capabilities, effectively removes 99% of all oil droplets.
  • Improved engine performance: Prevents contamination and protects the engine from damage.
  • Minimal pressure drop: Often less than 5 mbar, ensuring smooth and unrestricted flow of air.
  • High free-volume ratio: Allows for efficient air flow through the system.
  • Exceptional corrosion resistance: Ensures longevity and durability even in corrosive environments.
  • Cost savings: Helps to reduce maintenance and repair costs associated with engine damage caused by contamination.
  • Compliance with regulations: Ensures that emissions are kept within legal limits and avoids potential fines or penalties.
  • Extended lifespan: Reduces the need for frequent replacements and improves overall engine lifespan.
  • Customisable: Can be customised to meet specific requirements.
  • Quality assurance: ISO 9001 accreditation ensures consistent quality and performance standards.

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