There are currently more than 180 filter element suppliers in business producing cheap imitations of well-established manufacturers like Schroeder. Far too often, customers make purchasing decisions based solely on price, only to be extremely disappointed with the poor quality delivered by low cost imitations. To make the matter worse, the customer often points an accusing finger at the filter housing manufacturer for poor performance, rather than the inadequate element they used as a replacement for the original Schroeder element.
GeoSeal® is a patented offering from Schroeder that provides a unique way for OEM’s to retain replacement element business and to keep a filter’s performance at the level that it was supplied. The idea is brilliantly simple: the critical sealing arrangement between a filter housing and its replacement element takes on a shape other than the standard circular arrangement. Specifically, the element grommet and mating bushing are given a new geometric shape. The below images show the initial configuration being used.
Left: Filter element with GeoSeal grommet.
Right: Filter housing (cut-away) with GeoSeal grommet bushing.