Description   Filtration equipment is used to filter, thicken, or clarify a mixture of different elements.   There are several different ways to classify products. Examples include by driving force (gravity, pressure, vacuum centrifuge); filtration mechanism (filter medium); process goal (cake, clarified liquid, or both); operating cycle (continuous or batch); material size (particle size), and process stage (pretreatment, solids concentration, solids separation).   Types...
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Q & A on Filtration Equipment

We asked our users for their input on Filtration Equipment. Here are the results of 72 users familiar with Filtration Equipment.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing industrial filtration equipment design?
9 answers
Answers:
The influencing of the industrial filtration equipment design usually associated with the the process requirement. The input ( the stock feed) parameter need to control or monitor to achieve value. Then, it will transfer into the "filtration system". In the filtration system allows certain process such as filtration cycle, cake washing, cake drying to expect the desired output. The output ( the product) can be the cake or the filtrate.
~Lee See Peng Lee, Design and R&D Manager (Projects), Shah Alam, Malaysia
Zeta potential has always been looked upon for removal of endotoxins and haze in whiskey products.
~Brian H, Marketing/Sales, Oldham, England
New neoconventionals technologies(f.e. laser technologies,ceramics material)
~Engineering, Process/Production, Bacau, Romania
Bag filters, cartridge filters, Teflon coating of filter elements
~Ron M, Process Engineer, Okmulgee, OK
Advances in wind, solar, hydro-electric technologies.
~Aldo G, Marketing/Sales, Iselin, NJ
Fully automated to avoid man hour barrier
~Thiyagarajan K, Technical Support, CHENNAI, INDIA
Nano particles filtrations
~Manoharan V.MANOHARAN, Manufacturer, Salem Tamilnadu, India
Simplicity is true genius.
~Wayne, Everett, WA
Efficiency
~Chris J, Project Manager, Auckland, New Zealand

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative industrial filtration equipment?
9 answers
Answers:
From my perspective of view, I may biased to Larox Hoesch / PMI - filter presses & Automatic Pressure filters. However, the new starter high growth company has innovative filtration equipment manufacturer with Intellectual Properties Protection that create a competition barrier to the established low efficient giant company. One good example is the Korean company in recent survey.
~Lee See Peng Lee, Design and R&D Manager (Projects), Shah Alam, Malaysia
Mostly the manufacturing companies like Pall, Sartorius, Parker/DH.
~Brian H, Marketing/Sales, Oldham, England
Jonell Eurasia Hyvac Sharplex
~Engineering, Process/Production, Bacau, Romania
Eaton, GE, Siemens, Vivaldi
~Aldo G, Marketing/Sales, Iselin, NJ
Goretex filter elements
~Ron M, Process Engineer, Okmulgee, OK
Latham International
~Chris J, Project Manager, Auckland, New Zealand
Domnick hunter. durr
~Thiyagarajan K, Technical Support, CHENNAI, INDIA
Hard to say
~Wayne, Everett, WA
Can't say
~Manoharan V.MANOHARAN, Manufacturer, Salem Tamilnadu, India

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used industrial filtration equipment for?
15 answers
Answers:
There is no off the shelf air filters that are free of sealants and plastic rubber seals that would be suitable for those with severe chemical sensitivity. I had to build some units. I am looking for others who see this as an area to develop reliable product to the medical specifications.
~Engineering, Consulting, Palo Alto, CA
The industrial filtration equipment such as filter presses for solid and liquid separation use in palm oil refinery plant, mining industries, waste waster and certain cleaning technology companies.
~Lee See Peng Lee, Design and R&D Manager (Projects), Shah Alam, Malaysia
For many case. I am a process engineer for commercial or pilot. Then, I chose some type suitable filteration for each application. Our company manufactures some type of filteration equipments.
~Chuo-ku, Japan
Confined space, coatings application, sandblasting rooms, clean room design, emergency shelter.
~Wayne, Everett, WA
Filtration of beverages, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and various other forms of liquids.
~Brian H, Marketing/Sales, Oldham, England
Water and wastewater treatment; oil & gas applications; general chemical applications.
~Aldo G, Marketing/Sales, Iselin, NJ
Dust extraction, filtration, and handling in ,cement,metallurgical ash handling etc.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Kolkata, India
Water filters, bag filters for dust removal, oil filters for particulate
~Ron M, Process Engineer, Okmulgee, OK
1.drying the compressed air 2. filter the phosphate sludge
~Thiyagarajan K, Technical Support, CHENNAI, INDIA
Waste water filtration air filtration
~Engineering, Process/Production, Bacau, Romania
Cork, corn and Wood Powder
~JOAQUIM C, PROJECT MANAGER, MONTEMOR-O-NOVO, PORTUGAL
Palm Oil Crude Filtration.
~Sawad H, Mechanical Engineer., Bangkok, Thailand
De-watering; clean air
~Chris J, Project Manager, Auckland, New Zealand
Centrifugal filtering
~Manoharan V.MANOHARAN, Manufacturer, Salem Tamilnadu, India
Surface coating
~Engineering, Process/Production, Bacau, Romania

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that industrial filtration equipment has been used for.
9 answers
Answers:
One of our non standard application is extracting the paint sludge from water and packing it in safe bags.
~Thiyagarajan K, Technical Support, CHENNAI, INDIA
To remove certain pigments from paint but still leave certain particles as in metallic paint.
~Brian H, Marketing/Sales, Oldham, England
Oil&Gas applications for filtering 600 PSI oil @ 200C.
~Aldo G, Marketing/Sales, Iselin, NJ
Removal of dust/powder from a gas stream.
~Ron M, Process Engineer, Okmulgee, OK
Sorry, I am no comment in this question.
~Lee See Peng Lee, Design and R&D Manager (Projects), Shah Alam, Malaysia
I am studying the std.equipments.
~Sawad H, Mechanical Engineer., Bangkok, Thailand
Classified....sorry!
~Wayne, Everett, WA
Wastewater treatment
~Chris J, Project Manager, Auckland, New Zealand
Biotech materials
~Manoharan V.MANOHARAN, Manufacturer, Salem Tamilnadu, India

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of industrial filtration equipment?
7 answers
Answers:
Usually a filtration trial is required to be conducted at the client premises if there are unknown parameters or a new process. If the result is not satisfied, we shall tell our end user the problem that current process need to fine tune, such as pH, polymer to obtain the constant result. If the filter press is not suitable, we shall tell our client to search for alternative filtration method.
~Lee See Peng Lee, Design and R&D Manager (Projects), Shah Alam, Malaysia
Yes, if the correct products are not used the end product could be out of spec or worse than that. It could give someone a severe illness due to possible bacteria in the product.
~Brian H, Marketing/Sales, Oldham, England
Over pressuring of a filter with nitrogen when purging to open. Filter over pressured and blew up killing the mechanic that had just started loosening the bolts.
~Ron M, Process Engineer, Okmulgee, OK
Hazardous waste generation from wet scrubber.
~Wayne, Everett, WA
So far I didn't observe any disasters
~Thiyagarajan K, Technical Support, CHENNAI, INDIA
Wrong material of construction.
~Aldo G, Marketing/Sales, Iselin, NJ
Cracked press structure
~Chris J, Project Manager, Auckland, New Zealand

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
9 answers
Answers:
The design of filter press tried to be a modular system that the equipment owner always minimized the spare part inventory. We wish that it can be a car that trade like a commodity in the world. The plant owner / stake holder prefer to this filter press because it was proved in the process. Moreover, the brand and product can be found in certain university textbooks or journals.
~Lee See Peng Lee, Design and R&D Manager (Projects), Shah Alam, Malaysia
Something new to this industry. People have worked on cartridge filters to remove chill haze from whiskey and regenerate the cartridge but have not been successful. This is a challenge.
~Brian H, Marketing/Sales, Oldham, England
I suggest domnick hunter to change the valves position which will not react with sorrounding conditions
~Thiyagarajan K, Technical Support, CHENNAI, INDIA
Least energy consumption, cyclonic filtering that won't plug.
~Wayne, Everett, WA
Mechanical filters for water/ wastewater applications.
~Aldo G, Marketing/Sales, Iselin, NJ
Cost effective ultra filtration on domestic water unit.
~Manoharan V.MANOHARAN, Manufacturer, Salem Tamilnadu, India
Last for 5 years between change outs.
~Ron M, Process Engineer, Okmulgee, OK
I am on the decission on the design.
~Sawad H, Mechanical Engineer., Bangkok, Thailand
Automatic
~Chris J, Project Manager, Auckland, New Zealand

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of industrial filtration equipment?
6 answers
Answers:
This industrial filtration is not new but it is growing moderately. I personally recommended a text book written by E.S. Tarleton (Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK), R.J. Wakeman ( Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK)--" Solid / Liquid Separation: Equipment Selection and Process Design". It is very useful text book for me personally speaking.
~Lee See Peng Lee, Design and R&D Manager (Projects), Shah Alam, Malaysia
Yes, as in question 8 you need to look at what you want to achieve and get the right products to do this.
~Brian H, Marketing/Sales, Oldham, England
Check the structural engineering.
~Chris J, Project Manager, Auckland, New Zealand
Research what your needs are.
~Wayne, Everett, WA
Oversize your filter
~Ron M, Process Engineer, Okmulgee, OK
See above.
~Aldo G, Marketing/Sales, Iselin, NJ

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using industrial filtration equipment?
8 answers
Answers:
The industrial filtration equipment " Filter press" is a production machine that meet our customer output yield. This filter press widely use in the palm oil, beer and yeast, mining industries mainly use in solid / liquid separation. It can be use in waste water treatment plant such as paint & pigment, certain Electrical and electronic waste water treatment. Usually the production waste required filtering before in fluent into the river as environment protection law is required.
~Lee See Peng Lee, Design and R&D Manager (Projects), Shah Alam, Malaysia
Yes, ask what you are getting because what you are told is not entirely true sometimes. As in what degree of removal does the filter give. This is nominal or absolute. This needs to be explained.
~Brian H, Marketing/Sales, Oldham, England
Yes, before choosing the equipment arrange the area to keep the environment safe from our process and the system should be fool proof at any cost.
~Thiyagarajan K, Technical Support, CHENNAI, INDIA
Make sure you have a good service rep. You will be seeing him a lot.
~Ron M, Process Engineer, Okmulgee, OK
Know what you are dealing with. Details!
~Wayne, Everett, WA
Get all applications details.
~Aldo G, Marketing/Sales, Iselin, NJ
You get what you pay for.
~Chris J, Project Manager, Auckland, New Zealand
Not much advice
~Manoharan V.MANOHARAN, Manufacturer, Salem Tamilnadu, India


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