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Porous Metal Filters, June 18, 2024
Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
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Porous Metal Filters

Mr. Mark Willingham

Part I - Tuesday, June 18 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - EDT
Part II - Wednesday, June 19 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon - EDT

Register button Full Course (4 hours, .4 CEUs)

$425 AFS Members
$495 Non-members

About the course:

This course is designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive look at porous metal filter media available today. Attendees will learn about the physical properties and performance of woven wire cloth, sintered wire cloth, sintered metal fiber, and sintered powder metal media and the applications/uses for each media.

The course will also address the sustainability of each medium as most are cleanable and reusable.

Learning Objectives:

After taking Porous Metal Filter Media, the learner will understand:

  • Description of each media, how it is made, available configurations, shapes, sizes, and alloys.
  • Performance data for each, including max operating temperatures/pressures, particle removal efficiencies, clean and typical max pressure drops, and dirt holding capacity.
  • Typical applications where porous metal filters are used.
  • Cleaning and reuse best practices.


  • Physical description of media
  • Comprehensive performance data
  • Traditional and emerging applications where media is used
  • Cleaning and recertification of porous metal filter products

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for people who are new to the filtration industry, either in technical, sales, or business functions.  It is also very good for those who have been in this industry for a while to better understand how fundamentals can be used for practical applications.


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Mr. Mark Willingham is President of Filtrate Solutions, LLC, a High Point, NC-based industrial filtration consulting firm.

Before launching Filtrate Solutions, he was Vice President of Sales for Purolator Advanced Filtration in Greensboro, NC. There, he led a global team of ~ 25 salespeople in sales/marketing industrial filtration products to primarily Fortune 500 companies in the chemical processing, pharmaceutical, power generation, and oil and gas market segments. He served in various sales management roles at Purolator for 20+ years.

He is a past Chairman of the American Filtration & Separations Society and has served on various AFS committees since the 1990s.  

Willingham has extensive experience in all areas of sales and marketing management, with a particular focus on new product research and launches, developing/training/motivating sales teams, market-based pricing, and incentive compensation plans.

Willingham also consults for GLG Consulting Services, the world’s largest professional learning/consulting network. Here, he consults with industry executives and management on topics such as market dynamics, product research and development, the competitive landscape for various products/markets, and other relevant areas related to filtration.