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Read through our articles on our STiR industrial water filtration system.

Using A Walnut Shell Filter As An RO Protection Filter

The purity of boiler feed water can be a critical part of the manufacturing process. This water needs to be free from contaminants in order for the boiler to operate correctly, without frequent shutdown for maintenance.

For this reason, a membrane filtration train is frequently used. Unfortunately, the exposure of plant water to the manufacturing process means that the feed water can be contaminated with both high levels of oils and solid material.

Frequently, the membrane filtration will need an upstream filter, to extend the life of the filters and protect membranes.

The STiR walnut shell filter was selected by a global tire manufacturer to solve these issues related to its’ membrane filtration train.

Their train included reverse osmosis and nanofiltration, and was made unviable because of high levels of oil in its’ boiler feed water. Oil levels were so high the train was taken offline until a solution could be found, and the recirculated water could not be used in the boiler.

Walnut shell media was selected because of its’ ability to remove free oils and greases without causing damage to the media bed.

You see, sand filters and carbon filters may blind prematurely when exposed to free oils, necessitating frequent bed changes.

Walnut shells catch oil droplets on their surface, which are easily removed during backwash cycles. This means that a walnut shell media bed does not need to be replaced when exposed to oil, and has a lifespan of approximately 20-25 years.

The walnut shell filter protects the RO system and nanofiltration membranes, significantly reducing the oil load to them. The free oil concentration was reduced from as high as 85 ppm to less than 1 ppm. This reduced the frequency of membrane fouling, reducing the total purchasing cost.

It also reduced the maintenance requirement of the membrane filters, while protecting the RO system from oil slugs which had caused it to rapidly foul.

Additionally, water heating costs were reduced, as water could now be sent directly back to the boiler.

Discover How These 3 Industrial Processes Benefit From Filtration

See how our industrial filtration systems can benefit your business in these three different situations where our products have made a huge impact on the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of particular companies.

We have found it very easy to make claims regarding the abilities of your products, but what really counts is the ability to prove that your products work exactly as described.

Eastman Kodak

Eastman Kodak has been one of the leading names in imaging for decades, going back to the original personal cameras. At the Eastman Kodak facility located in the northwestern US, the company produces chemicals that are used to process a wide range of health imaging films.

Eastman Kodak had been using a rotary drum filtration system to filter, wash, and dewater their products. However, the company conducted a study to find a more effective and efficient process. Their research found that a vertical tower filter press would make a major difference.

The one chosen was the Filtra-Systems Verti-Press because it offered far superior efficiency and the ability to operate with any arrangement of chambers offline (for maximum maintenance versatility).

The Modern CNC Machine Shop Floor

For decades the average CNC machine shop used a central coolant system that utilized trenches in the floor as a way to transfer contaminated coolant from the various machines to a central pit.

These filters were typically located at the end of a sloped trench. Not only was this highly inefficient, but in many instances, routine maintenance was very difficult and costly.

Today, CNC facilities are installing a centralized machine tool coolant filtration system that is located on the floor rather than under it.

Not only does this system do away with the need for trenches running under the floor, it also allows management to modify the number of filters. In fact, the entire system, as their facility or needs change.

The STiR Industrial Water Filter

Achieving the highest possible level of wastewater filtration is more important than ever because regulations have become more stringent.

By contrast, while industrial water filters using sand, anthracite, and carbon media have their uses, they have always been susceptible to media failure due to fouling. This leads to increased downtime and expense, as the filter media must be changed on a regular basis.

By way of comparison, our patented STiR technology has been tested and proven to remove up to 95% of suspended solids, and 90% of insoluble hydrocarbons from your wastewater.

More importantly, our STiR industrial water filters do not need the addition of chemicals to achieve these results. Individual units that can process fro 50-6,500 gpm, and will be happy to build you complete systems that are ready to be installed.

By the way, over the past 40 years, we have found that there is no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to industrial wastewater filtration. That’s why we offer a complete range of custom water filtration systems which can be used to improve your business’ efficiency while reducing  your operating costs.

Contact us today, we’d love to help you to solve your toughest wastewater problems!

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!

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.

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.

The Benefits Of A Custom-Engineered Industrial Water Filtration System

When it comes to success, ensuring that your company or business is running smoothly is a no-brainer. In many successful companies, systems are put in place to keep gears turning and efficiency and effectiveness at all-time highs. For engineering and manufacturing plants, this means having an effective and affordable industrial water filtration system to responsibly get ride of waste. With Filtra-Systems, you aren’t just investing in the financial health of your business, but also the longevity of your company. Filtra-Systems’ selection of custom-engineered industrial water systems provides responsible solutions to companies looking to invest in the long-term heath and success of their business.

Unlike a general application system, industrial water filtration systems are geared to process wastewater at either low or high volumes, effectively removing suspended solids, oils and other contaminating factors. At Filtra-Systems, we understand that each engineering or manufacturing plant may have different needs, which is why we take care to assess each plant’s water in order to apply the most appropriate solution.

Industrial water filtration systems can consist of an intricately designed body with clarifiers, bag filter housings, and cartridge filter housings. Depending on the needs of your business, Filtra-Systems can customize your industrial water systems to take care of the task. From caster oil filtration to hot lime softener protection, and aluminum production filters to creosote oil removal, a specialized water filter can help your plant run smoothly.

Because of the hazardous materials in wastewater from heavy engineering and manufacturing plants, it’s no surprise that there are a number of restrictions and guidelines in place to ensure safety and health requirements. In fact, many plants are required to meet a certain standard in order to stay in commission. Finding responsible methods for removal of these waste products is an effective way to make sure your company is meeting those requirements.

The Filtra-Systems STiR Industrial Water Filter removes up to 95% of suspended solids at 5 micron, which is significantly higher than other systems. Without the use of expensive chemicals, this system can effectively clean up the wastewater your business produces.

When you turn to Filtra-systems to install a custom-integrated industrial water filtration system for your company, you’ll be investing in its long-term success. To learn more about our products or how our advanced systems work, please contact us at 248-962-8230.

Save On Filtration Media Replacement Costs With The STiR Filters’ Unique Backwash Cycle

At Filtra-Systems, we strive to engineer technology that will reduce our customers costs and improve overall efficiency and productivity. As industry leaders, we are known for our modern, advanced technology. We are constantly coming up with new ways to improve our products so they will conserve energy, reduce costs and comply with safety procedures and regulations.

How can you reduce costs with the STiR Filter?

The STiR Industrial Water Filter is a one-of-a-kind piece of technology. This industrial water filtration system is used primarily in the waste water treatment process. The features of this technology include the regeneration of its filter media through its unique backwash cycle. The reuse of media has the advantage of reducing operating costs and having a positive impact on the environment.

What makes the STiR Industrial Water Filter’s backwash cycle unique?

The STiR filter utilizes a filter media consisting of black walnut shells, which have a very high modulus of elasticity. This means that the media does not break apart into smaller pieces very easily. We use this property to perform a very aggressive backwash cycle, which utilizes a mixer to agitate the bed. Because the shells do not break apart, we can agitate at a very high rate, ensuring that 100% of the bed fluidizes. This means that the STiR has the most efficient backwash on the market because it removes 100% of contaminants, every time.

Contact a Filtra-Systems professional today! We have over 30 years of experience in industrial water filtration products. As industry leaders, we offer elite products that are customized to the needs of our customers. Fill out a contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Advantages Of Filtration With Walnut Shell Media

When searching for an industrial water filtration system, you want to ensure that you are maximizing energy use and production for your process. At Filtra-Systems, we have built our reputation by designing products based on our customer’s feedback. Our filtration systems are regarded as some of the best in the world due to our unique designs, which come from our 30 years of experience in the field.

Our STiR Industrial Water Filter is a unique industrial filtration system. One of the elite products in its field, the STiR utilizes walnut shell media, which can do jobs that anthracite, sand, and multimedia filters can’t. This proven piece of technology has hundreds of installations worldwide.

What are the advantages?

The STiR walnut shell filter is not your average piece of filtration technology. This media filter maximizes efficiency through it’s regeneration design. The filtration media regeneration is wildly successful due to the kinetic model. Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR) design. The CSTR design is a proven model, which ensures 100% media regeneration, every backwash. This design makes the STiR unlike any other product on the market.

The walnut shell filtration media is more efficient than other filtration systems of its kind for the removal of suspended solids and hydrocarbons. Under normal operating conditions, the walnut shell media removes 95-99% of suspended solids and 90-99% of insoluble hydrocarbons without the use of chemicals. These high removal rates make the STiR Filter one of the best water purification systems in the world.

Learn how you can increase efficiency with our walnut shell media filters today! Contact our team of industrial water filtration system experts today!

Filtra-Systems Company
23900 Haggerty Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48335 USA
248-427-9090
info@filtrasystems.com

 

The Growing Importance Of Water Conservation And The Need For Efficient Industrial Water Filtration

Water conservation is important for a plethora of reasons. Clean water is, in fact, a limited resource. Why is conserving water so important? Aside from the money saving aspects, water conservation helps prevent pollution in nearby watersheds, lakes, and rivers. There is no substitute for water. Ensuring safe, drinkable water is essential, and can be achieved through filtration.

What does an industrial water filter do?

Our STiR filter is an elite piece of technology in the realm of industrial water filters. The STiR Industrial Water Filter removes suspended solids and oil without the use of chemicals. This advanced piece of technology is known for its accuracy and success rate. The STiR technology has been mathematically proven to remove 100% of contaminants during each backwash cycle. This proven efficiency is revolutionary for water conservation and industrial water filtration.

Contact one of our experts today!

Filtra-Systems Company
23900 Haggerty Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335 USA
Phone: 248-427-9090
Email: info@filtrasystems.com

Why The STiR Industrial Water Filter Is The Most Efficient Filtration System On The Market

Worrying about replacing your filter media doesn’t need to be a concern any longer. Filtra-Systems patented STiR technology eliminates this need in your industrial water filter. STiR technology is unrivaled against competing offerings.

The STiR big advantage… it cleans 100% of the filter media during the backwash cycle.

Other industrial water filtration systems with a sand media can render a purification system useless by allowing the filter media to mudball. In a mudball situation, the only result is to waste time and money to purchase and install new filter media.

STiR industrial water filtration systems use black walnut shell media instead of the potentially problematic sand filter media. Black walnut shells are a byproduct of the food processing industry.

The benefits of these STir filters are incredible and profitable in industrial water filter applications.

By the way, Filtra-Systems leads the industry with the lowest percentage of backwash water to throughput water.

Using the STiR filter, only 1.5% of the throughput is backwashed. 95% of suspended solids and 90% of oils and greases are removed at 5 micron, and waste is minimized. It is a reliable filter that has a typical operational life of over 30 years.

STiR industrial water filters reduce the cost of reprocessing and disposal by drastically lowering waste volume. The savings of a quality industrial water filter cannot be denied.

Contact Filtra-Systems filtration experts now by calling 248-427-9090. We’ll help assess your needs and find out if STiR technology can benefit your company and start saving you money.