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Filtra-Systems Launches Emergency Mobile PFAS Removal Service

Filtra-Systems Company LLC (FSC) today announces the design, development and manufacturing of a mobile, fast deployment, PFAS (PFOS/PFOA) remediation and purification system.

Filtra-Systems PFAS Mobile Water Purification SystemDesigned to consistently achieve simultaneous removal of both short- and long chain PFAS — including PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, PFHxA, PFHxS, PFHpA, PFBS and PFBA — the Voyagertm will consistently remove them to detectable safe for drinking levels.

The Voyagertm PFAS mobile water purification system and the filtration methods used have been tested and proven to remove PFAS (PFOS / PFOA) levels below Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE formally MDEQ) standards (12 ppt). This is significantly below the federal EPA standards (70 ppt).

The Voyagertm filtration system is designed for emergency use or permanent installation. Water testing, PFAS removal, and remediation at rates ranging from 10 to 1,000 gallons/minute (gpm) are possible using this system.  Connect 5 systems in parallel and 5,000 gpm can be easily achieved.

PFAS Water Purification SystemFiltra-Systems will come to your site or facility and run test equipment, pull water samples and provide you with EPA certified laboratory water analysis data confirming and guaranteeing the Voyagertm water treatment system and process exceeds all environmental standards, regulations and guidelines.

The PFAS water purification system can be delivered to you as a mobile, modular or fixed system depending on needs and applications.

“As a global filtration and separation system developer and provider, FSC’s innovative Voyagertm PFAS water purification service expands our capabilities,” says Scott Bratten, CEO.

The Voyagertm technology is immediately available to cleanup PFAS as well as treat additional contaminants far more cost-effectively than competitive systems.

Filtra-Systems is a Chickasaw Nation company, which holds water as the most valuable resource on our planet. Together they are focused on cleaning-up contaminated water to help preserve and protect as much of our environment as possible.

FCS continues to work with many industrial manufacturers, government agencies, the U.S. military, property owners and consulting engineers to quickly and safely clean up PFAS sites to non-detectable and safe for drinking levels.

For more information and help with your PFAS remediation, please contact Joe Haligowski at 248-427-9090 or email joeh(at)filtrasystems(dot)com.

“Mist Collection for Your Safety, Cost-Reduction and Quality”

Stealth Oil Mist Collection SystemIn a manufacturing facility, mists are produced from machining and assembly operations.

Mists are very fine droplets of oil, particulates (like in smoke or dust) and coolant.

Mists can be problematic for workplace safety, facility maintenance and part contamination. These mists can be inhaled by workers, sucked into ventilation systems or end up deposited on surfaces. They can also foul the surface of production parts.

There are several types of mist produced in manufacturing facilities including smoke, oil/coolant and dust.

Welding and grinding produce smoke fine particulate mists.
Oil/Coolant mists occur during high-speed machining operations.
The pressure and heat from turning, milling and grinding create aerosolized oil/coolant emulsions.
Dusts are fine particulates. They may be produced in HVAC systems or from environmental sources and machine operations.

The liquids and particulates that make up mists are tiny – less than a micrometer in diameter. These mists are light and able to float in the air. The slightest amount of air flow can carry them long distances in your facility.

Inhaled mists are also hazardous to you and your employee’s health.

To protect your workers, the OSHA standard air contamination is set to below 5.0 mg/m3 for human safety.  European standards are even more stringent.

Equally as bad, mist can accumulate on floors and surfaces which can pose safety concerns for slips and falls. In addition, the accumulated mists on non-grab surfaces and in ducting must be regularly cleaned. This build-up increases cleaning, heating/cooling and filtration costs.

Accumulated mist is also a problem for facilities producing parts and assemblies for medical devices and instruments, aerospace and automotive, and engines and transmissions. These industries require low surface contamination. They often require production facilities to meet more stringent air quality standards than those of OSHA. These requirements can be as high as 0.1 mg/m3.

Given the problems caused by mists, addressing them before they are airborne is paramount.

Ultimately, mist reduction decreases health risks, improves facility costs and helps meet customer requirements. Installing a mist collection system is an excellent way to mitigate mists before they wreak havoc on health, facilities and parts.

Mist collection systems collect mist at the source. They capture droplets before they can be carried throughout the facility.

Mists can simply be captured and collected. However, systems like the Filtra Systems’ Eliminator and Stealth mist collection system also recover machine tool coolants for reuse. This is an additional cost savings.

The Eliminator, when installed on machines generating mists, the oil mist is coalesced and collected for reuse.  Then the Stealth system purifies the air in two stages for circulation in the facility.

Manufacturing facilities should consider installing mist collection a priority for worker safety, facility maintenance and parts quality.  Mist collectors can help keep manufacturers ahead of OSHA and European standards. More importantly, they help meet stringent quality requirements set for precision industries.

For more information about mist collectors, mist collection systems, the Stealth and the Eliminator mist collection systems, please call our mist collection experts at 248-427-9090, they love helping any way they can.

The Scout Cleans Your Produced Water For Recycling

The purchase of clean water is a growing concern and expense for well operators in the Permian Basin. As costs of clean water continue to rise, demand also increases, causing major production cost issues.

To help ease the costs of buying and moving clean water, Filtra-Systems engineered, manufactured and introduced the Scout Mobile Water Recycling System to oil field operators and producers.

Scout Mobile Water Recycling System

The SCOUT, an on-demand mobile filtration unit, is designed and engineered to recycle produced water for reinjection. It uses tested and proven filtration and separation technologies for processing up to 10,000 BPD of produced water which can then be easily pumped to your next frac.

The SCOUT has been verified effective, in the Permian, at meeting the most stringent KPI’s for the removal of oil, suspended solids ( < 30 NTU ), Iron (< 5 ppm) and ORP.

Another upside is these units are completely automated and required minimal operator attention. All filtration cycles can be monitored using an easily accessible display screen, which eliminates the need for a dedicated operator.

At the same time, all process data is recorded and tracked remotely. The current flow rate, barrels of water processed per day, and waste generated can all be tracked without entering the field from anywhere with Internet access.

SCOUT rentals are available now. They are trailer mounted for easy transportation to even the most remote locations. Filtra-Systems and our oilfield service partner, Fountain Quail, will analyze your water chemistry and optimize the effectiveness of the mobile water recycling system on site.

Call Filtra-Systems now for your free consultation!
Our expert Sales Engineers can be reached at 248-919-6119.