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

Protecting the Environment with Industrial Water Filters

Protecting the environment is one of the most important considerations for engineers, and the hazards of industrial water filtration must be contained by utilizing quality products and innovative systems that also have a positive impact on performance and efficiency. Filtra-Systems develops and ships products that are engineered to meet your needs while simultaneously protecting the environment by reducing pollutants.

Filtra-Systems prides itself on ensuring that our equipment minimizes the risk of exposure to workers and to the environment by creating some of the most reliable products in the industrial water filtration space. Our products include proprietary technologies to provide you with the cleanest water possible, and our products are customizable with current industrial water filtration systems.

Industry-Leading Products

Filtra-Systems provides industrial water filters such as the STiR Filter, unmatched among competing technologies. Using our patented fluidization technology, our industrial water filter is capable of cleaning 100% of filter media in the backwash cycle. We have used this filter in systems around the world to protect rivers and other natural watercourses from pollution. Our STiR filter’s dynamic backwashing system minimizes waste volume for added efficiency. Better yet, the STiR Industrial Water Filter is pre-assembled at the factory to lower freight and installation costs.

Protecting the Environment with Efficient Products

The STiR Filter is the perfect example of the engineering standards Filtra-Systems abides by. Compared to older and outdated purification systems, our products set a new standard for efficiency and reliability in the market. For example, the STiR Filter provides more efficient filtration, especially in the removal of oil, than filters that utilize traditional filter media such as sand. This filter can remove 95% of solid material and 90% of oil at 5 micron – all without the use of chemicals.

Learn more about our industrial water filters, including the STiR Filter, by contacting us today!

Filtra-Systems’ Industrial Water Purification Methods

As a worldwide leader in the provision of custom-engineered industrial water and waste water filters for a multitude of industries, Filtra-Systems has installed more than 16,000 filtration systems around the globe since we were founded in 1979. Our industrial water purification methods have been proven time and again thanks to our skilled and experienced team of engineers and designers.

Custom Designed for Each of our Clients

Here at Filtra-Systems, we design each of our new industrial water and waste water filters to the specific needs and requirements of our customers. We partner with our customers from the initial stages of testing and design, through the engineering phase,  all the way to the installation of the water filtration system, it’s commissioning, and we also provide ongoing maintenance and service.

Part of this attention to our clients’ needs includes the the research and development of new water filtration technologies. Filtra-Systems has created over 35 different patented processes and technologies in order to push the envelope when it comes to efficiency, sustainability, and ease of use of waste water filters and industrial water filters.

Our Patented STiR Technology

The single advancement that epitomizes our dedication to providing high levels of efficiency as well as sustainability is our patented STiR technology. Industrial water filters built with STiR tech are modeled on Continuously Stirred Tank Reactors (CSTR) and can clean 100% of filter media over the course of just one backwash cycle. The filter media Filtra-Systems uses is a sustainable, permanent solution made from black walnut shells, and is projected to last 30 years under normal use.

Besides the use of highly sustainable filter media, STiR filters also have a very low backwash throughput of 1/2%. Additionally, our filters can remove up to 95% of insoluble solids and 98% of suspended solids, making our waste water filters and industrial water filters equipped with this innovative technology highly efficient as well as sustainable.

Want to find out more about Filtra-Systems’ water purification methods? Contact us today to learn about how we can help provide you with a safe, reliable, and efficient system for your specific needs.

Why You Should Replace Your Industrial Sand Filter

Sand filters have been used for water filtration since the early 19th century, and their success is mainly due to their simple design. Filtra-Systems has over 30 years of experience providing advanced industrial water filtration systems to our clients, and that has shown us that there are drawbacks to using sand filtration, especially in modern times, when companies have become increasingly aware of the need to conserve energy and lower overall water usage.

Filtra-Systems Understands the Drawbacks of Industrial Sand Filtration

Sand filters are often used in areas in which removal of suspended matter from water or waste water is required. Unfortunately, these filters also require frequent cleaning, which in turn produces large quantities of polluted rinse water that itself must then be cleaned and disposed of properly. This can create environmental issues and increased maintenance costs.

Additional problems can arise when the water source introduces oil into the sand filter. This can cause the sand bed to become clogged and uncleanable, even when treated with extended backwash cycles, and results in increased disposal costs and potentially unsafe water. Typical sand replacement is every 3-5 years, but the introduction of oil can dramatically decrease the life of the bed.

The Best Replacement Technology for a Sand Filter May Not Be a New Sand Filter

Filtra-Systems can help you to find a replacement for your industrial sand filter that provides improved water quality while reducing bed replacement costs and lowering backwash volumes. The solution we offer for replacement of sand filters is the patented STiR Walnut Shell Filter, which can decrease your use of chemical compounds while producing higher removal efficiencies, especially of oil and grease. Plus, the walnut shell media in the STiR never needs to be replaced.

So contact Filtra-Systems today to learn more about the STiR and other industrial water filtration systems that can save you money while improving efficiency.

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.

Improving Performance with Industrial Water Filters

Whether it’s an industrial water filter or a waste water filter, industrial water purification systems are crucial to any large-scale operation that has a need to ensure that large quantities of water are cleaned reliably and consistently. With more than three decades worth of experience in the water filtration industry, Filtra-Systems knows the value of high-performance industrial water filters – and our STiR walnut shell filter technology has what it takes to improve the filtration performance of your organization.

Patented Technology Proven to be 100% Effective

Filtra-Systems’ patented STiR technology has been proven to clean 100% of filter media during each and every backwash cycle. This is a marked improvement from other filtration technologies, such as carbon, anthracite, and sand media filters, as these filtration systems have a higher susceptibility to media fouling. Additionally, these types of industrial water filters neglect to fluidize media completely during backwash cycles. The STiR tracks the differential pressure as water flows over the media bed. Because it always returns to the same pressure differential after a backwash, we know that all contaminants have been removed.

STiR filters also feature increased effectiveness when it comes to disposal and maintenance costs. When other waste water filters like sand filters are tasked with cleaning oil from contaminated water sources, this often causes filter media to “mudball” to the point where it becomes largely ineffective, even when subjected to extended or additional backwash cycles. The end product is possibly unsafe water and increased disposal costs – as well as a heightened replacement cycle for the filter media. With Filtra-Systems STiR technology these risks are minimized, helping to control costs and increase the effectiveness of your industrial water filter system.

Innovation at Work for Improved Filtration Performance

Our STiR technology uses a vacuum pump to draw water through the crushed black walnut shell media bed. Contaminants captured by the filter system restrict water flow, which increases the differential pressure across the bed. Once this pressure reaches a set point, the backwash cycle begins. During this cycle, the filtration media is cleansed and any contaminants are eliminated through the use of an agitator, which mixes the contaminants and filter media together before pumping the waste water through a backwash pipe. The backwash screen allows the contaminated water to exit while the filter media remains behind for another filtration cycle.

Want to learn more about our patented STiR system? Contact Filtra-Systems today to see how we can provide you with a system that increases your filtration performance and saves you money.

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.

The Best Replacement Technology for a Sand Filter – Filtra-System’s Advanced Filtration Technology

Filtra-Systems has over 30 years of experience in providing quality industrial water filtration solutions for various industries. Our company understands the detailed processes associated with sand filters including slow and rapid filtration options. We serve several different industries that have varying levels of filtration needs while working to conserve energy and water usage. Using walnut shell filters as a replacement technology for sand filters is an important option more industries are exploring. It is a matter of understanding the advantages and how your company or industry benefits from this unique technology.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STiR FILTER PRODUCT. This link can be followed to learn more about a project that involved the STiR successfully replacing failing sand filters.

Filtra-Systems Understands Common Issues Associated with Sand Filters

Filtra-Systems has discovered a number of problems associated with traditional sand filters. Our company understands issues related to sand filtration and how these problems can lead to inefficiency within filtration systems. For example, the introduction of oil into a sand filter will cause portions of the bed to become clogged and uncleanable, even in extended backwash cycles. This leads to increased treatment and disposal costs, and potentially unsafe and unclean water. Because sand filter beds need to be replaced every few years, a replacement technology for sand filters can provide the best treatment process available for your operation. Walnut shell filters can help your company meet its goals, whether it is by reducing the cost of replacing the bed or by achieving lower backwash volumes.

A Wide Range of Industrial Water Purification Solutions

Advancements in filtration technologies allow industries to achive even greater flexibility with sand filters than ever before. Filtra-Systems specializes in technology that works to separate unwanted contaminants from water including oil and suspended solids. Our company provides unique, custom-engineered systems including pressure and vacuum walnut shell filters, bag filters, and cartridge filters. These technologies follow precise specifications to timprove water quality.

Determining the Best Industrial Water Filtration for Effective Results

Updating your existing sand filters to walnut shell filters can result in numerous benefits to your facility. Efficient oil-based contaminant removal can be achieved by using walnut shell media, as opposed to sand, which tends to blind and “mudball” portions of the bed. This is a prime example of how our technology can help improve water usage, cut operating costs, and improve the flow of water. Solutions offered as a replacement for sand filters are patented and incorporated through detailed cycles with limited use of chemical compounds. Replacement technologies such as the STiR Walnut Shell Filter overcome the limits of sand filters in several important ways. These include higher removal efficiencies, especially of oils and greases. The walnut shell media in the STiR also never needs to be replaced. The bed of a sand filter typically needs to be replaced every 3-5 years. Contact Filtra-Systems today to learn more about the STiR!