Alternative Filters & Systems

Why pay OEM prices when you can purchase an alternative without compromising on quality

Total Filtration designs and manufactures a complete line of filter and strainer alternative elements which are functionally and dimensionally interchangeable with industrial OEM filter manufacturer elements 

Call us for

  • Fluid power / Hydraulic filter elements
  • Power generation filter elements
  • Oil and gas filter elements
  • Marine engine room filter elements
  • Injection moulding filter elements
  • Wind turbine filter elements

As an independent filter manufacturer, Total Filtration has expertise with a wide range of filter media, including

  • Cellulose
  • Metal fibre
  • Paper
  • Carbon
  • Synthetic

Our skilled production staff and flexible capacity allows us to efficiently produce both short and long production runs as well as meet demanding delivery times.

Oil Filter Elements

Pall Filter Element Equivalent

Mahle Filter Element Equivalent

How can we ascertain the quality of an alternative filter?

A filter’s main function is to stop particles that could damage your system. Most filters are classified by their micron rating which can be either nominal or absolute:


Is the average hole or micron size in the material, which means there are larger holes, for example a 10μ nominal rated material could have holes of 25μ.


The maximum hole size in the material.


Filtration efficiency is classified as beta (β) ratio and is determined as follows:

β x =200: The filter is 99.5% efficient at x (μ rating)

β x =1000: The filter is 99.9% efficient at x (μ rating)

All manufacturers’ descriptions, names and part numbers are for reference only. All trade names referenced are the trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Total Filtration. does not claim to produce other manufacturer’s filter and/or strainer elements.

Hilco Filter Element Equivalent

These filters consist of a variety of pleated multi-layer media configurations which with internal cores and outer cages 

  • Uniformed pleats to ensure good dirt holding capacity 

  • Strong end caps and centre tubes to avoid distortion 

  •  Reliable gaskets to prevent fluid by-pass 

Total Filtration also manufacture a small range of Alternative Hilco Dryer Cartridges for moisture and particulate control


Total’s Hilco Alternative Dryer Cartridge provides high effective filtration to remove water and particulates from oils. 

It gives high performance in applications where moisture control and filtration efficiency are of primary importance including insulation, hydraulic, lube and fuel oils. The cartridge allows for higher flow rates at lower pressure drops, and features a high filtration efficiency 

This cartridge allows more gallons of oil to be processed with fewer changeouts

Hydraulic equipment is protected from water damage while longer life is assured through filtration efficiency.


  • Insulating oils 
  • Hydraulic oils
  • Fuel oils
  • Lube oils

Vickers Filter Element Equivalent

Peco Filter Element Equivalent