Monthly Archives: November 2016

Is An Automatic Filter Press The Right Solution For Your Company?

Filtra-Systems offers the most advanced automatic filter press available. The opportunities that automated filter presses provide can change the way you do business. Every company needs more time in the day. A fully automatic filter press can be rapidly cycled and the time that was previously invested in manually scraping plates is eliminated. The vertically stacked chambers give flexibility and improve efficiency and are key to improving cake quality. Like every company, you want to increase the quality of your production process. Human error can have a significant impact when maintaining a manual pressure filter. An automatic pressure filter significantly reduces the potential for error in operations. As a result, automation results in a safer and more cost-efficient process.

Fortunately for business owners, Filtra-Systems offers the most advanced dewatering tower press on the market. We offer different sizes to match your organization’s needs. Our automatic filter press was designed to meet the needs of a number of industrial processes in the modern world. Our automatic filter press is commonly an improvement over conventional plate and frame filter technology.

The Verti-Press utilizes stacked chambers that each can be isolated for individual use. The individual operation is key because it allows a higher level of equipment availability and provides flexibility needed when arranging for maintenance tasks. We have worked with a variety of businesses in different industries and re in tune with our client’s needs. We have been able to lower both initial and operating costs by combining new larger machine sizes with a new enclosed chamber design.

We have a number of pilot filters which provide bench scale testing of the Verti-Press to make sure it is the right fit for you needs. Contact us today to learn about how our Verti-Press technology can work for you.

 

Reduce Operating Costs With Removable Bag Filtration Systems

Bag filters have been used as an industrial water filtration solution in many applications such as cooling tower water, injection water, biodiesel production, coolant filtration, remediation sites, and RO protection. Depending on your needs a Filtra-Systems professional can assist you, and help you find the right bag filter and bag filter housing in order to optimize water cleanliness. Bag filters and bag filter housings are able to remove solid waste materials from wastewater in an effective and eco-friendly manner. Bag filters are an easy and efficient option because they are low-cost and easy to use. Filtra-Systems takes pride in our bag filter housings and we use our own bag filters in our other filtration systems, which gives us both the technical and commercial experience to identify what filtration solution will be best for your needs.

Regardless of your industry and why you need to clean your water, bag filters can be used to solve your problems. In the brewing industry, bag filters are used to clean water at the start of the process. They also remove proteins from slowing the fermentation process and any unwanted solids prior to bottling. The brewing process requires different bags, as tighter bags are used towards the end of the process to remove the fine particulate. In the mining and chemical industry, bag filters are used to filter particulate. They are usually stainless steel, and frequently carry an ASME stamp. The food and beverage production industry takes advantage of industrial bag filters because of the low cost and outstanding reliability. To remove contaminants from water, bag filters are used along with other purification methods. It is clear that bag filter and filter housing options from Filtra-Systems can be a solution to a variety of needs.

What Type Of Water Treatment System Is Right For Your Processing Needs?

An outdated industrial water filtration system can be a major source of inefficiency in an operation. Using an aged water filter can directly affect your pocketbook. The good news is that Filtra-Systems has a large variety of options that will help your company save on operating expenses, energy, repairs and general maintenance. Filtra-Systems industrial bag filters and cartridge filters are utilized in a number of industries to separate solid particulate from liquids as they pass through filter media. The type of industrial filtration system that you choose depends on your specific needs. The two main factors are the amount and size of particulate that needs to be removed. It is important to identify the industrial filtration system that most appropriately fits your specific needs. Whether you choose a bag filter, cartridge filters, or walnut shell filter, the decision should be aimed towards your goals. Contact a Filtra-Systems professional to help determine your needs when choosing a filtration solution.

Bag filters are used to remove solids from liquid. As the liquid flows from the inside of the bag to the outside, particulate is caught in the bag. An industrial cartridge filter is another option that is preferred when there are very low levels of contamination and fine particles need to be removed. In many instances, a cartridge filter is used as a final purification step.

Filtra-Systems engineers products to maximize efficiency by providing high-quality products that are tested to last the test of time. It is important to keep in mind the benefits of a high-quality product versus a cheaper alternative. The successful companies that have invested in a Filtra-Systems product have recognized that a quality filtration system saves money in the long run. The commitment to continued growth and efficiency is what allows Filtra-Systems to stay ahead of the curve and provide cutting edge technology to companies that will continue to be successful for years to come.

Preventing Ferrous Material Buildup In Coolant

Ferrous material buildup can be a concern because it can have a negative effect on both the coolant filtration systems and also the quality of products that are produced. Ferrous buildup can seriously damage cutting tools and have a negative effect on the cleanliness and quality of finished parts. Bag filter systems can help eliminate this unwanted material within your operations, and many companies across various industries are taking steps to mitigate these problems. Additionally, Filtra-Systems magnetic inserts are beneficial to companies that use bag filters in their operations.

These magnetic inserts increase the lifespan of bag filters and also increase effectiveness by preventing the buildup of ferrous material. Typically a bag filter system removes material from the coolant by the bag alone. Bags, however, have a limit to the size of the particles they can remove. Bags that are sized too tightly will have a negative effect by removing coolant additives in addition to the intended waste. This will also cause them to prematurely blind, increasing the necessary budget for bags. Magnetic bars are much more effective in this regard as they are able to remove sub-micron magnetic particles that would otherwise pass through the pores of the bag, and limit the overall mass of particulate that even reaches the bag. Flux should be low so that the fluid has the greatest possible contact time with the magnets. The bag filter system should always operate with a laminar flow in order to maximize fluid contact time with the magnetic bar.

Filtra-Systems bag filter systems that don’t use magnetic bars rely strictly on the bag to filter out ferrous material. Therefore, bags have to be replaced by workers when they have reached the end of their useful life. Magnetic inserts increase the longevity of the bags by removing particulate before it even contacts the bag. Since the bags are removing less material (because it is being captured by the magnets), they last longer and their lifespan is dramatically increased. Contact one of our professionals today to get started! We have over 30 years of experience that we would love to share with you as you search for the right product.

Selecting The Right Bag Filter Media

When it comes to selecting the right bag and cartridge filter media, there are a few options to fit your needs. Nylon bags are mostly used to filter solvent, and in other applications where porous filters are needed. Nylon monofilament mesh filter bags are welded with nylon monofilament plain weave fabric. This nylon mesh filter material provides a fixed aperture and constant filtration efficiency. There are a variety of pore sizes available, between 100 and 425 micron.

If you are looking for extraordinary adsorption properties for organic chemical compounds, activated carbon filter bags would be your best bet. Typically, these bag and cartridge filters are used for removal of trace amounts of organics, color, or odors from hazardous waste water streams.

The most economical filter material are the needle felt filter bags. They are made from the most cost effective disposable filter material available. These are often used for low and medium viscosity liquids. There is a wide variety of filter ratings available, and materials offered are polypropylene and polyester.

If you need to remove oil and other impurities from water or wastewater in industrial applications, our high-efficiency oil absorption filter bags may be for you. They are made from melt-blown polypropylene fiber, which has a large oil-absorbing filter area, and excellent absorption capability. Additionally, it is acid proof, alkaline proof, and resistant to tearing. These efficient oil bag filters have multiple layers, which gives them over 90% removal efficiency, and a high oil holding capacity.

Using A Hot Oil Treatment Filter

One example of a modular system that Filtra-Systems uses is the hot oil treatment system. In order to filter various transmission oils to industry specific grades (such as ISO 15/13), Filtra-Systems uses a Packaged Transmission Oil Test Stand. Specific requirements for flow, temperature, pressure and cleanliness have to be met and these packaged oil treatment systems are designed for that purpose. They are used at world class manufacturing facilities, and allow for testing of oil fed into transmission systems to meet very strict requirements. They are fully automated systems and ready to be installed upon delivery.

Filtra-Systems hot oil treatment systems provide a number of advantages. For example, the fluid cleanliness levels always meet our customers specs. The oil is superior to new oil straight from the manufacturer. Our system is fully compatible with single or multiple test stations. The modular design allows the system to be easily assembled for plug and play operation. Modular units allow the customer the flexibility to use a filtration system in any way they deem necessary.