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We’ve written several articles on the benefits of using bag filters in industrial water applications.

How Bag and Cartridge Filters Reduce Disposal Cost

Filtra-Systems uses some of the most advanced methods and technologies when it comes to implementing bag and cartridge filters as waste water filters in an industrial setting. With more than three decades of experience in designing, installing, and maintaining water filtration systems, we can provide your organization with the most reliable waste water filters. The high efficiencies of our bag and cartridge filters can help minimize your disposal costs.

Our Waste Water Filters Can Help You Save Money

The filtration of water can greatly reduce a company’s waste disposal costs. If suspended solids are removed from water, in many cases in can simply be disposed of to a sewer system. Levels higher than allowed can incur fines, and even necessitate the hauling of water off-site for disposal.

Even further savings can be achieved through the use of pleated bags. In industries where the filter medium is treated as a hazardous waste (i.e. frac water), the minimization of media to be disposed of is paramount. Pleated bags have a much greater surface area than standard bags, yet fit into the same housing. This allows for greater contaminant removal in a single piece of media. Pleated bags can remove up to 10X the contaminants as standard bags.

Bag and Cartridge Filters for a Variety of Projects

However, we do more than simply offer waste water filters. Filtra-Systems carries a wide line of bag and cartridge filters in order to provide the flexibility you need for your industrial water filtration challenges. We stock activated carbon filter bags, oil absorption bags, nylon monfilament mesh, polyester and polypropylene. Our cartridge are available in polyester, polypropylene, and nylon and come in a wide variety of micron sizes. This makes our bag and cartridge filter products ideal for any number of different water filtration systems. Our products can handle a range of operating temperatures, and are designed for operation near-freezing to up to 338 degrees Fahrenheit.

Need more information about our bag and cartridge filter solutions? Don’t delay – give Filtra-Systems a call today and we’ll answer all your questions in order to show you how easy and cost-efficient i can be to keep your water filtration systems running at full capacity.

Water Filtration Equipment Ensures a Smooth Operation

Filtra-Systems is a leading expert in the field of industrial water filtration solutions. With more than 30 years of experience installing waste water filtration systems, we know what it takes to ensure that our filtration systems operate smoothly without excess maintenance. We provide some of the highest performing waste water filters on the market, and we also ensure that you have a reliable source of bag and cartridge filters to minimize downtime.

We Have a Waste Water Filter Solution for Your Needs

Filtra-Systems makes use of some of the most advanced filtration systems, including our patented STiR technology, to ensure that the filter media in your systems is left as clean as possible after every backwash cycle. We also offer a walnut shell media filter option that separates suspended solids and oil from industrial waste water. Walnut shell media offers an advantage over other filter media such as anthracite, sand media, and activated carbon, as walnut shells are much more resistant to media fouling. Meanwhile, other filter media has a more difficult time completely fluidizing during a backwash cycle. The STiR has been proven to completely fluidize its bed during every backwash cycle.

A Wide Selection of Bag and Cartridge Filters for Every System

Filtra-Systems is about more than just offering cutting edge, high-performance waste water filters. Our complete line of bag and cartridge filters features a wide selection of different filter media to offer flexibility, and allow us to meet your water filtration needs. We offer polyester, polypropylene, nylon monofilament mesh, oil absorption, and activated carbon filter bags to polypropylene, nylon, and polyester cartridge filters available in several different micron ratings, our bag and cartridge filters offer the versatility you need for your filtration system. Additionally, our bag and cartridge filters are rated to as high as 338 F, ensuring smooth operation at whatever temperature your system requires.

Interested in learning more about our waste water filters or our bag and cartridge filter solutions? Contact Filtra-Systems today to have your questions answered about you can ensure that your own water filter system runs smoothly.

4 Advantages of Cooling Tower Filtration

Increase the life of your system with cooling tower filtration solutions provided by Filtra-Systems. Almost every industrial site has a cooling tower, and our solutions promote cleaner systems and more effective cooling. We offer several types of filters for your needs including magnetic, vacuum, pressure, bag filters, and more. Our central filtration systems help your system perform at its maximum efficiency, providing many advantages to your business. Below we will discuss a few key advantages of cooling tower filtration.

Save Energy

If you wish your cooling system worked at maximum efficiency, cooling tower filtration is an excellent option for you. Cooling tower water treatment increases the efficiency of your cooling tower by recirculating the water and removing particles such as suspended solids. If your cooling system is operating at maximum efficiency, you save money and decrease maintenance.

Less Maintenance

As we mentioned above, using cooling tower filtration decreases maintenance costs by ensuring that your cooling system is operating at maximum capacity. This reduces cleaning of spray nozzles, heat exchanger plates, and other points of material build-up.

Longer Lifespan

With less maintenance and greater output, your cooling system can significantly increase its working lifespan. Your system easily stays at its optimal levels, helping you avoid costly downtime in order to replace parts.

Reduced Cost

By installing a filtration system on your cooling system, you will spend less time cleaning your system to reach the system’s maximum efficiency. Not only are you saving on energy and maintenance costs, you avoid expenses such as replacement parts, which can add up down the road.

These are but a few of the many advantages of cooling tower filtration systems. At Filtra-Systems, we know that customers have needs based on their industry and business; that’s why we offer custom design and engineered central filtration systems. For more information, contact us today and speak with a team member to discuss your facility.

How Filtra-Systems’ Turnkey Industrial Water Filtration Solutions Eliminate Waste

Our industrial water filtration solutions work in a variety of ways to eliminate waste from your wastewater and groundwater. These technologies are used by industries across the globe to filter their water, with Filtra-Systems offering a selections of products to choose from based on your needs.

We offer specialized industrial water filters and products to enhance the efficiency of your systems. More importantly, Filtra-Systems also designs and ships industrial water purification systems across the globe. These specialized systems are customized for each of our clients.

Some of these technologies and industrial water purification systems include:

Bag and Cartridge Filters

STiR Industrial Water Filter

Walnut Shell Media Filter

Water Filtration Solutions

Filtra-Systems offers proprietary water filtration solutions for a variety of needs. Our Bag Filter Housings, for instance, can be used for an array of applications including brewing, coolant filtration, injection water, and more. Our Cartridge Filter Housings fit multiple cartridge types, including double open ended (DOE), Type 222, and Type 226 (sanitary).

We offer effective industrial water filtration solutions as well, which assist with the removal of suspended oils and solids like our STiR Industrial Water Filter. In fact, the STiR removes up to 99% of suspended solids and insoluble carbons under normal operating conditions. The smallest vessel available processes 50 gpm, and the largest can process up to 6500 gpm. STiR filters are shipped pre-assembled and skid mounted. This is just one example of a turnkey solution that Filtra-Solutions offers our customers.

With a backwash modeled on a Continuous Stirred-Tank Reactor, our Deep Bed Walnut Shell Media Filter is another example of a product we designed for maximum efficiency in eliminating waste from your system. This filtration system is much more effective than traditional sand filters for the removal of oil & grease, making it one of the most efficient systems on the market.

If you’d like to learn more about addressing your industrial water filtration needs, contact us today to speak with a member of our team.

5 Ways Filtra-Systems Industrial Water Filtration Solutions Benefit Your Company

Industrial water filtration solutions save your company money in many ways. At Filtra-Systems, our goal is to provide quality industrial water filters and equipment to increase your operation output and efficiency. Learn how industrial water filtration can save your company time and money below.

Customized Solutions

You need customized solutions to meet the unique demands of your company and requirements for your system. Filtra-Systems works with you to narrow down which products would benefit your setup the most, as opposed to purchasing industrial water filtration products from less adept companies who may try to sell you items you don’t need.

Quality Products

Our products are tested and engineered with proprietary technologies and innovations, so you can rest easy knowing that your system will have a long lifespan, and you won’t need to reinvest in new technologies every few years.

Product Design

Our industrial water filtration products consist of industry-leading advancements in technology. The STiR Industrial Water Filter, for instance, is the latest iteration of walnut shell filter technology. It is designed to achieve the same rate of filtration and filter life at a fraction of the cost of traditional walnut shell filters.

Improved Performance

You need industrial water filters that work efficiently. Absolute rated cartridge filters have 99.5% efficiency at a given micron rating, and are in stock and available for immediate delivery.

Qualified Professionals

Our team possesses an in-depth knowledge of industrial water filtration solutions and has worked with many companies around the world to rectify their industrial water filtration issues. We have designed, manufactured, and shipped industrial water filtration products for almost 40 years, and our team will work with you to customize a solution that benefits your business. Call us today for more information and recommendations of industrial water filtration products which can benefit your business.

How To Choose Water Filtration Equipment

Filtra-Systems provides industrial water filtration equipment and systems to clients across the country, customizing systems specifically for their needs. Our products are innovative, staying reliable for years to come.

Water Filtration Equipment

Our industrial water filtration equipment is aimed at industries which require powerful technologies to assist with their water filtration needs. We provide several solutions and can assist you through every step towards the best system for your needs. Some of the products we offer include:

Industrial Water Filters

Bag Filter Housings

Industrial Cartridge Filters

Our technology is designed for continued use over years and years, built with our customers’ needs in mind.

Filtra-Systems Waste Water Filters

If you are looking for waste water filters to separate to oil or suspended solids from your industrial waste water, our STiR Walnut Shell Media Filter might be the perfect fit. Over the years, we have tweaked this filter for maximum efficiency, building systems for various customers across multiple different industries. The STiR uses a proprietary backwash system to fully regenerate the bed with the lowest possible backwash volume, saving money on water processing. The STiR filter is unique in that our patented scrubbing cycle utilizes the continuously stirred tank reactor model to fully fluidize and clean the filter media.

Customized Water Filtration Solutions

Filtra-Systems works with you to design a system that does what it needs to do at a reduced cost and for a longer period of time. Our representatives work with you to suggest products in our catalog that will purify water more efficiently than competing products and companies. Call Filtra-Systems today to speak with a representative about how our waste water filters and water filtration equipment can improve your business.

Industrial Water Filtration Solutions For Your Industry

Not all industries require the same industrial water filtration system, so Filtra-Systems provides a wide range of products, as well as customized solutions, for many different industries and needs. Some of our solutions include industrial process water systems, wastewater solutions, groundwater solutions, and units for cooling water. Whatever your industry’s needs, we provide systems to efficiently filter out contaminants and particulate.

Industrial Process and Wastewater Solutions

The STiR Walnut Shell Media filter provides solutions for both process water and wastewater. This system is aimed at reusing water, which has both an economical and environmental impact. This system uses a walnut shell media, which is adept at removing both total suspended solids (TSS) and oils from water, while also minimizing the amount of backwash water that is required. The STiR typically backwashes with less than 0.5% of the total water throughput, and in most cases clean water is not required for a backwash.

Groundwater and Cooling Water Systems

Cooling water systems frequently employ either walnut shell filters or bag filters to remove several different types of contaminants. Clean water can be sent back to the cooling source, and water is reused. Groundwater systems include applications where runoff water needs to be filtered. Bag filters are also frequently used, especially in situations where constant filtration is not needed (eg rainwater causes liquid levels to rise, and require filtration). Many different bags are available, and each bag has different properties for different applications. The bag material can be varied for changing liquid stream compositions, such as the addition of oil. Different micron ratings are available for different removal efficiencies. We provide systems which are easily maintained and flexible to your needs.

Overall, each business needs its own, individually selected solution to filter their water. Filtra-Systems is there to provide these different options for each companies preferred filtration system. These products will help your project as cost effective as possible, and our products stand the test of time so you can keep the same filtration system for many years to come.

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Incorporating Bag Filters Into Your Treatment Systems

Deciding on which bag filters to use in your treatment system depends on many factors. For one, it’s important to consider which type of filter housing is necessary for your needs: single or multiple bag housing. Next, you must decide which type of filter bag the project requires.

Bag Filter Housing

The housing of the bag filters should be considered before any purchase is made. This ensures that the bag filters are sized correctly for the water treatment system. The first point to consider is the flow rate that the water needs to be filtered at. If the project calls for a high flow, selecting a multiple bag filter will allow all of the water to be filtered by only using one housing. However, if the project is smaller, it might not require the extra filtration afforded by a multiple bag unit. In this example, a single bag unit would be more appropriate.

The next point to consider is the material of construction of the housing. Industrial water and wastewater projects typically use 304 stainless steel. In applications where oils, coolants, or caustic fluids need to be filtered, carbon steel is much more commonly used. For filtration of acids, and other corrosive materials, 316 stainless steel, or other higher grades of steel are required.

Which Bag Filter To Choose?

Along with the choice of housing for the bag filtration system, selecting the correct filter for the job is essential. Anyone installing a filter system needs to consider the type of liquid to be filtered and the material that needs to be removed.

Starting with what is being filtered, an activated carbon impregnated bag filter is an excellent choice for the removal of heavy metals, VOCs, BOD, and other organic compounds. It is able to adsorb dissolved material from water. If oil needs to be removed from water, an Oil Absorption Bag Filter is the best choice. The multi-layer design increases the chances of oil droplets colliding with and absorbing onto the polypropylene material as the water passes through the bag. Nylon Mesh bags are frequently used in applications where more porous bags are needed (greater than 100 micron).

The two most common materials used in bags are polypropylene, and polyester. To decide which material to select, first consider the liquid being filtered. Polypropylene offers excellent chemical resistance, and is often selected when acids, bases, or water needs to be filtered. Unfortunately, polypropylene swells when it comes into contact with oil, which can prematurely clog the pores of a bag. For this reason, polyester is used when filtering oils, coolants, and solvents. Polyester can also be used for water or weak acids.

To create the perfect filtration system for your project, consider the above suggestions before determining which bag filter you need for your treatment system.

Improve Purity and Reduce Operating Costs with our Bag and Cartridge Filters

Companies looking to improve their purification processes and who wish to reduce operating costs can utilize advanced technology through Filtra-Systems’ bag and cartridge filters. Our bag and cartridge filters are effective and uniquely formulated to help companies meet their operational needs. These filters can be implemented in a variety of ways depending on the needs of your business. This article reviews what you need to know about our bag and cartridge filters.

Companies Can Save with a Wide Range of Filter Options

Filtra-Systems offers a unique range of filters: there are single, multiple, duplex bag filter housings, as well as filter bags for various end-user applications. Cartridge filter housings and replacement cartridges are also available, and they are popular products that offer lasting results. Cartridge filters developed by Filtra-Systems process between 1 and 1200 gpm, and larger units can be built to order. Cartridge filters can be conveniently disposed of by throwing away (depending on the material they are removing).

Filtra-Systems offers an assortment of filter bags with our advanced technology, including nylon monofilament mesh, activated carbon, and polyester (needle felt) bag filters. There are also uniquely designed filter bags for oil absorption and removal. These filters trap and remove elements such as acid, waste, and other hazardous materials, and our filter bags are highly efficient, so they last. Fiber migration and material bypass are minimized.

Our Bag Filter Housings are Engineered for Multiple Industrial Filtration Applications

Filtra-Systems engineers a line of products that includes filter housings for different applications. Carbon steel, 304 stainless steel, and 316 stainless steel housings are all kept in stock. With over 30 years of experience, we can meet the unique needs of customers for applications such as brewing, biodiesel production, coolant filtration, and more. Our housing equipment is designed to have several applications. Some housing units hold one filter while others can hold a few. Housings equipment options are suitable for applications with high pressure, high flow rates and those simply with higher demands. Dual and individual operation options are also available.

Cartridge filter housings are an additional option. Cartridge filter housings are commonly used in industries relating to food & beverage production and cosmetic industries, to name a few. These options offer quality filtration needs while meeting industrial and environmental standards. Our purification options allow customers to stay in control of operating costs while maintaining energy efficiency. To speak with Filtra-Systems about your filtration needs, contact us today, and stay tuned to our blog for more on saving money with our customized filtration solutions.

The Importance of Measuring Pressure Drop

One of Filtra-Systems’ objectives is to help other companies improve their operational processes by efficiently filtering industrial water. Two solutions we offer our customers, bag filters and cartridge filters, are used in a wide range of industrial processes by companies in varying industries. Even though these filtering solutions are ubiquitous throughout industry, too many organizations neglect or improperly maintain them.

The Negative Effects of Poor Maintenance

Poor maintenance of filtering systems has a measurable adverse effect on business. One of the most overlooked aspects of proper upkeep is tracking the pressure drop across the filter housing. Both bag and cartridge filters are usually sized so that the pressure drop with clean elements is less than 1 psi. As the filter media collects dirt, sediment, and other contaminants, the pores in the media become clogged. The initial result of this is a less efficient system due to the clogged media’s restricted flow and increased pressure drop across the media. The differential pressure increases as more and more material is collected.

If left unchecked, the elements have the potential to rip, leading to a failure in filtering incoming fluid. Not only will no filtration occur, but previously captured contaminants will also be released. The failure of an operation’s filtration system can cause the entire operation to come to a halt, something every business wants to aviod. This can of course lead to missed deadlines and disappointed customers. Such negative effects are entirely avoidable if the proper measurement of pressure drop is observed.

How to Measure Pressure Drop

To prevent bags and cartridges from failing, the differential pressure across the filters should be tracked. This can be done by either using two pressure gauges (one upstream of media, one downstream), or a single differential pressure gauge. A typical bag will need to be replaced when the pressure drop reaches 10-12 psi, and most cartridges need to be changed when the pressure drop reaches 15-35 psi. Following these simple rules ensures that both bag and cartridge filters will continue to operate correctly.