Monthly Archives: January 2017

Resource Extraction With Advanced Filter Presses

Who else wants the most advanced filter presses in the world?

Variety is the keyword. We understand that each application for filter presses is unique and for this reason we offer a variety of sizes in order to meet the needs of any organization. These automatic filter presses can easily replace a more traditional plate and frame filer.

In fact, hundreds of manufacturers have increased their efficiency simply by using one of our automatic filter presses.

The Verti-Press filter presses are designed with a series of vertically stacked chambers that can each be isolated. The Verti-Press filter is proven to provide higher production volumes, and chamber isolation ensures your organization has flexibility in the event that maintenance needs to be performed. By the way, Filtra-Systems has pilot filters available so you can bench scale test our innovative vertical tower filter press.

Working with several different businesses in a variety of industries, we have reduce not just initial costs for our clients through a combination of new enclosed chamber design and larger machine sizes but also have been able to make it more efficient to operate our Verti-Press filter.

In the long run, potential chemical exposure issues are minimized by a new chamber design, reducing operator exposure to the process.

When you need either the highest wash efficiency for your filter cake or you need your filter presses to provide high cake solids while reducing daily maintenance and increasing reliability, Verti-Press filter presses are a smart investment for your process.

Want to know more about our Verti-Press vertical tower filter press technology or any of our other filtration solutions? Contact us today, 248-427-9090

Superior Alternatives To Traditional Sand Filters

In the almost 40 years of experience Filtra-Systems has in the industrial water filtration industry, we have provided profitable solutions for a wide variety of industries and projects.

In doing so, we take pride in your success and understand the many detailed processes associated with sand filters. We have shared solutions with many different industries with varying levels of filtration needs while working to conserve energy and water usage.

Our walnut shell filters are excellent replacement technology for sand filters. Understanding the uses of these filters, and how your company can benefit from this technology, you will be in a perfect position to find a new solution that works for your company.

It seems obvious, the number of problems associated with traditional sand filters, can lead to inefficiency and overall headache within your process.

As an example, when oil or sticky solids (such as metal hydroxides) are introduced into the filter, it will cause portions of the bed to become clogged and very difficult to clean. This results in an extended backwash cycle, increased treatment and disposal costs, and possibly water that does not meet clarity requirements. And, your sand filter bed needs to be replaced every few years to end these concerns.

Respectfully, replacement technology for sand filters provides a solution you can count on for your operation. Walnut shell filters promise to help your company meet its goals by achieving lower backwash volumes and eliminating the cost of replacing the sand filter bed.

Finding the right replacement technology for sand filters can result in numerous benefits to your operation. Walnut shell media has proven to be an effective solution for effective oil-based contaminant removal. These techniques can help improve water quality, cut operating costs, and improve your process.

Contact Filtra-Systems today to learn more about the STiR filter today!

How To Chose The Right Medium For Your Filtration Needs

There are a variety of options choosing industrial filtration systems.

Different implementations are designed to suit your particular needs of each industry and each user individually. Filter presses, walnut shell filters, cartridge filters and bag filters are all excellent in their respective uses. Here is a quick guide to deciding the direction that you need to look when deciding on industrial filtration systems.

Filter presses are designed to remove water from the solids, where typically industrial water treatment equipment is made to do just the opposite. Filter presses are ideal for any filtration application where a substantial amount of material needs to be removed so that the more conventional filtration method can then be applied. A filter press operates by using pressurized air or a water-filled diaphragm on a slurry mixture which pushes out the water. The remaining “filter cake” is then either disposed of, or further processed.

A bed filter uses a bed of filter material to remove contaminants. Material is gathered through the bed by taking a tortuous path, allowing large amounts of material to be collected before the filter plugs. A backwash cycle initiated once the medium is saturated with contaminants. The bed is fluidized, and waste is removed. The reuse of the filtration medium significantly decreases waste associated with the process.

Another option for your industrial filtration systems are cartridge filters. These are disposable and replaceable self-contained filtration units. They are made of a central perforated core that is wrapped in layers of filtration material. Inlet water is pumped through the filter core and passes through the walls of the filter. The contaminants are filtered through the depth of the filter cartridge. These are typically used in applications where high purity water is absolutely required. There is a wide range of treatment solutions available, and we can help you find the right fit for your particular need.

Get in contact with one of our filtration experts, and we can help find the right solution for you.

3 Key Benefits Of A Custom Filtration Solution

Like many others, your company’s success most likely hinges on efficiency and work quality. Making the right choices with your industrial water filters is one of the best ways to ensure that your company is running smoothly. For engineering and manufacturing plants, this means having an effective and affordable industrial water filter to remove the waste. The reason that Filtra-Systems can provide so many benefits to your business is that we understand that many benefits are unique.

The reason that many stand out in the market is the ability to provide something different. Quality is undoubtedly a primary concern, but not very company approaches quality in the same form or fashion. Therefore, we provide customizable solutions that will fit your needs and eliminate waste in the way that suits your company best. Our selection of custom-engineered industrial water filters provides responsible answers to companies that seek to improve the long-term success of their company.

In a general application system, water filtration may only process wastewater at a certain volume, or flow rate. Industrial water filters can be designed to effectively remove solids, oils, and other contaminants. We understand that every manufacturing plant may have different needs and we take care to assess each plant’s water in order to apply the most appropriate industrial water filters for your needs.

Industrial water filters can be made specifically for your plant and application. From caster oil filtration to aluminum production, a water filter can help your company be as efficient as possible. When you turn to Filtra-Systems to install a custom-integrated industrial water filtration system for your company, you’ll be investing in your long-term success.

To learn more about our products or how our products work, feel free to contact us!

Reducing Costs With Industrial Water Filtration

One of the ways that a Filtra-Systems industrial water filter can benefit your business is by reducing operating costs. Our wastewater filters offer many benefits that will not only improve your process but also keep your budget intact. When wastewater is filtered, it not only can reduce costs for the company, but it can be reused and therefore less water must be introduced to the system. Water continues to be a limited resource, and costs for clean water can be very high.

Recirculating wastewater without proper cleaning is never recommended. Typically a bag filter, cartridge filter, or walnut shell filter is used. Depending on what is in the wastewater, an industrial water filter can be designed to remove more or fewer solids. In a case where the wastewater has a large amount of solid material in it, a clarifier or centrifuge may be the most effective first step. The last step of the industrial water filtration process can be the implementation of reverse osmosis, to remove all dissolved material from the water. By managing your wastewater and reusing it in a contaminant free method, businesses can operate without having to worry about the increasing costs of fresh water.

Contact a Filtra-Systems expert today to ask about how a STiR Industrial Water Filter can work for you today.

The Utility Of Bag And Cartridge Filters

At Filtra-Systems, our role in providing innovative filtration solutions is unique in the market. Our dedication and expertise extends to the use of industrial bag filters in a wide range of industries. Bag filters remove solids from wastewater in a number of applications. The bag filter is placed within the bag filter housing and can be used in the treatment of industrial process water, wastewater, groundwater, and cooling water. Filtra-Systems stands out by providing industrial bag filters that are both effective and meet the operational needs of each of our customers.

The brewing industry uses bag filters to separate grains from sugars, remove proteins that can slow the fermentation process, and remove any unwanted solids prior to bottling. They also use bags to remove any contaminants from their source water. This means different bags are needed, as the tighter bags used towards the end of the process can have adverse effects if used in the early stages. Other applications bag filters can be used for include the mining and chemical industries.

In these industries, bag filters must be stainless steel and frequently carry an ASME stamp. Filtering wastewater for reuse means having the capacity to eliminate all types and sizes of contaminants to meet regulations and ensure safety. Depending on the type and size of particles that are in the water, different industrial bag filters may be used for the job.

An industrial cartridge filter is preferred when there are low levels of contamination, and fine particles need to be removed. Most water purification processes choose industrial cartridge filters as the final step in the water purification process. The design and materials in an industrial cartridge filter determines how effective it will be to separate particulate from liquid. There are many industrial filters in the market. At Filtra-Systems, we make the process of finding the most appropriate solution for your company a simple process.

Our carefully engineered and designed filters offer flexibility for any industrial filtration system regardless of size, media, or required characteristics. Filtra-Systems has worked across a broad range of industries to provide them with the industrial bag filters and cartridge filters needed for different applications.

Contact us to find out the best filter options for your business.

Replace Sand Filters With The STiR Filtration System

Filtra-Systems has over 30 years of experience in providing quality solutions for various industrial water filtration needs. Our company realizes that there are a variety of different sand filters, including slow and rapid filtration options. It is a detailed process, and you need to know the best option for your specific industry. Filtra-Systems’ progressive approach to industrial water filtration systems has allowed us to stay ahead of the curve in an industry where more efficient technology directly relates to more money in your pocket and a more hassle-free industrial water filtration process. Using walnut shell filters as replacement technology for a sand filter is an important option that is becoming more popular across a variety of industries. It comes down to understanding the advantages and how your company or industry can make the most of this technology. Learn more about the details of the STiR filter here.

Filtra-Systems has identified a number of issues with sand filters. Our company understands issues related to sand filtration and how they can contribute to inefficiency within water based processes. For example, when oil comes in contact with a sand filter it will cause portions of the bed to become clogged and is very difficult to clean, even in extended backwash cycles. These conditions contribute to increased treatment and disposal costs and potentially water that is not properly cleaned. Sand filter beds need to be replaced every few years. Filtra-Systems provides replacement technology for a sand filter that will revolutionize our industrial water filtration systems. Walnut shell filters can help your company reduce the cost of replacing the bed and by achieving low backwash volumes.

Updating your existing sand filters to walnut shell filters can benefit your company in many ways. By removing oil-based contaminants efficiently can prevent frequent issues that a typical sand filter, such as “mudballed” portions of the bed. Our technology can help improve water usage, cut operating costs, and improve the flow of water. Solutions offered as a replacement technology for a sand filter are patented and incorporated through detailed cycles, with a limited use of chemical compounds. The STiR Walnut Shell Filter overcomes the limits of sand filters in several important ways, such as higher particle removal efficiencies, especially of oils and greases. The walnut shell media in the STiR never needs to be replaced, while sand filter beds need to be replaced every 3-5 years (or sooner, when exposed to oil).

More information on replacing sand filters with STiR filters can be found here. Contact a Filtra-Systems professional today to ask about how you can take advantage of STiR technology.