Wind & Solar

Tougher and more durable protection vents for wind and solar applications.

Keep your wind and solar systems running efficiently

Protection vents and filters from Porex help renewable energy systems run more reliably. Our vents repel water, dust and dirt, and allows the device to breathe during heating and cooling cycles. Our filters can be customized to filter fluid or air, depending on the application.

Compared to competitive vents, our POREX® Virtek™ PTFE protection vents for wind and solar applications are:

  • Tougher and more durable  -  POREX Virtek™ sintered PTFE material is able to withstand more handling without damage vs. expanded PTFE.
  • Easily welded to plastic housings for more secure bonding, which minimizes leaks.
  • Customizable to your application specifications, including shape and performance.
Wind & Solar System Protection Vents

System Protection Vents

Keep your systems running smoothly in any weather

Gearbox vents and filters

Gearbox Vents and Filters

Protect your gearbox venting system

System Protection Vents

Wind & Solar System Protection Vents detail

Keep your systems running smoothly in any weather

Porex® Virtek™ protection vents for wind and solar applications are designed to keep systems running smoothly and effectively in any climate or weather condition.

With their sintered structure, the POREX Virtek™ vents assemble easily and can be handled and welded without the need for cumbersome assembly instructions.

Our protection vents for wind and solar applications:

  • Equalize pressure – Reduce pressure build-up and allow heat to escape the enclosure because the air-permeable structure acts as a pressure-relief valve and protects the enclosure seals from premature failure.
  • Protect from contaminants – Material repels water, dirt, oils and other liquids from entering the enclosure.

 

 

STOCK PRODUCT OFFERING - ADHESIVE DISCS
Dimensions Material Series
OD/ID (mm)* PMV10L PMV15 PMV20 PMV30
7.0/3.0 (N) PMV10LN PMV15N PMV20N PMV30N
10.0/7.0 (I) PMV10LI PMV15I PMV20I PMV30I
12.7/7.1 (W) PMV10LW PMV15W PMV20W PMV30W
20.0/13.0 (C) PMV10LC PMV15C PMV20C PMV30C

 

Dimensions Material Series
OD/ID (mm)* PMV15 Feature
12.7/7.1 (W) PMV15WH High temperature adhesive
12.7/7.1 (W) PMV15TWH Oleophobic with high temp adhesive
*1000 discs/roll
N, I, W & C are size codes.
Many other standard and custom sizes availble. Contact Porex.

 

POREX® Virtek™ PTFE Membrane Application Materials — Typical Properties
Application Material IP Rating † WEP mbar Airflow l/hr/cm² @70mbar Filtration Efficiency** >99.99% Thickness mm Max Operating Temp °C UL-94/746C* Salt Fog
PMV10 64,67 270 125 0.5 µ 0.13 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
PMV10L*** 64,67 270 85 0.5 µ 0.3 100°C - No pen.
PMV15 64,67 380 70 0.4 µ 0.18 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
‡PMV15T 64,67 380 70 0.4 µ 0.18 260°C - No pen.
PMV20 64,65,68 520 34 0.1 µ 0.25 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
PMV25 65,67,68 750 15 0.2 µ 0.1 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
PMV30 65,66,67,68 1000 4.5 0.1 µ 0.25 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
WEP = Water Entry Pressure
RoHS, WEEE, REACH Compliant
** According to IEST RP-CC007.2 2009
***Laminated polyolefin mesh backing
† IEC std. 60529, IP 68 is a user defined test; will pass condition dependent
‡ Oleophobic Grade 8, AATCC TM 118
Properties are typical and not meant for specifications.
Properties for membrane only, selected options and adhesives may affect properties.
Testing results available upon request

 

POREX® Virtek™ PTFE Vent Plugs — Typical Properties
Part # Diameter mm Thickness mm WEP mbar IP Rating † Vent Airflow l/hr/cm² @70mbar Max Operating Temp °C UL-94 Rating
PD103032 3.2 3 450 64,67,68 1 260°C 5VA, f1
Plugs meet UL-94 5VA and F1 rating.
Assembly methods include: press fit, over-moulding, compression seal, or flange welding.

 

Adhesive Vent Available Sizes
Available Sizes
OD (in mm) ID (in mm)
7 3
10 7
10.2 6.5
11 7
12.7 7.1
13 10
14.8 11
14.8 7
15.8 9
16 11
18 13
18.6 10.6
19.1 11.5
20 13
25.4 19
50 30
   

*Highlighted rows indicate stock items.

Custom sizes available upon request

 

Related Resources:

pdf download Datasheet: POREX Virtek™ IP Rated Protection Vents

pdf download Datasheet: PTFE Fact Sheet

pdf download Datasheet: Porex PTFE Ingress Protection Test Report

video Demonstration video: Hydrophobicity and handling properties: POREX Virtek™ PTFE vs. expanded PTFE

video Demonstration video: Durability comparison of POREX Virtek™ PTFE vs. expanded PTFE

video Demonstration video: Dangers of not venting a sealed enclosure

video Demonstration video: Keep electronics dry and protected with POREX Virtek™ PTFE vents

 

Gearbox Vents and Filters

gearbox vents and filters details

Protect your gearbox venting system

Porex provides several venting and filtering solutions for your gearbox challenges. These venting and filtration solutions can vary from simple self-adhesive protection vents to vents containing media for specific moisture or fume absorption to venting filters for separating oil mists. The materials are customizable to your specific gearbox venting application and can incorporate functional additives for optimized performance.

 

 

POREX® Virtek™ PTFE Membrane Application Materials — Typical Properties
Application Material IP Rating † WEP mbar Airflow l/hr/cm² @70mbar Filtration Efficiency** >99.99% Thickness mm Max Operating Temp °C UL-94/746C* Salt Fog
PMV10 64,67 270 125 0.5 µ 0.13 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
PMV10L*** 64,67 270 85 0.5 µ 0.3 100°C - No pen.
PMV15 64,67 380 70 0.4 µ 0.18 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
‡PMV15T 64,67 380 70 0.4 µ 0.18 260°C - No pen.
PMV20 64,65,68 520 34 0.1 µ 0.25 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
PMV25 65,67,68 750 15 0.2 µ 0.1 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
PMV30 65,66,67,68 1000 4.5 0.1 µ 0.25 260°C V-0/f2 No pen.
WEP = Water Entry Pressure
RoHS, WEEE, REACH Compliant
** According to IEST RP-CC007.2 2009
***Laminated polyolefin mesh backing
† IEC std. 60529, IP 68 is a user defined test; will pass condition dependent
‡ Oleophobic Grade 8, AATCC TM 118
Properties are typical and not meant for specifications.
Properties for membrane only, selected options and adhesives may affect properties.
Testing results available upon request

 

STOCK PRODUCT OFFERING - ADHESIVE DISCS
Dimensions Material Series
OD/ID (mm)* PMV10L PMV15 PMV20 PMV30
7.0/3.0 (N) PMV10LN PMV15N PMV20N PMV30N
10.0/7.0 (I) PMV10LI PMV15I PMV20I PMV30I
12.7/7.1 (W) PMV10LW PMV15W PMV20W PMV30W
20.0/13.0 (C) PMV10LC PMV15C PMV20C PMV30C

 

Dimensions Material Series
OD/ID (mm)* PMV15 Feature
12.7/7.1 (W) PMV15WH High temperature adhesive
12.7/7.1 (W) PMV15TWH Oleophobic with high temp adhesive
*1000 discs/roll
N, I, W & C are size codes.
Many other standard and custom sizes availble. Contact Porex.

 

POREX® Virtek™ PTFE Vent Plugs — Typical Properties
Part # Diameter mm Thickness mm WEP mbar IP Rating † Vent Airflow l/hr/cm² @70mbar Max Operating Temp °C UL-94 Rating
PD103032 3.2 3 450 64,67,68 1 260°C 5VA, f1
Plugs meet UL-94 5VA and F1 rating.
Assembly methods include: press fit, over-moulding, compression seal, or flange welding.

 

Adhesive Vent Available Sizes
Available Sizes
OD (in mm) ID (in mm)
7 3
10 7
10.2 6.5
11 7
12.7 7.1
13 10
14.8 11
14.8 7
15.8 9
16 11
18 13
18.6 10.6
19.1 11.5
20 13
25.4 19
50 30
   

*Highlighted rows indicate stock items.

Custom sizes available upon request

 

Related Resources:

pdf download Datasheet: POREX Virtek™ IP Rated Protection Vents

pdf download Datasheet: PTFE Fact Sheet

pdf download Datasheet: Porex PTFE Ingress Protection Test Report

video Demonstration video: Hydrophobicity and handling properties: POREX Virtek™ PTFE vs. expanded PTFE

video Demonstration video: Durability comparison of POREX Virtek™ PTFE vs. expanded PTFE

video Demonstration video: Dangers of not venting a sealed enclosure

video Demonstration video: Keep electronics dry and protected with POREX Virtek™ PTFE vents