At many chemical and process plants we encounter filtration equipment which has been in operation a considerable number of years. It is often the case that whilst the equipment and its operation have remained unchanged, the process conditions have been tweeked over the years or as we have found in some cases, changed dramatically. The filter media selection and the fine tuning of the machine itself (drum speed, agitator ossilation, knife advance rate) is highly specific to each individual application. If the application is changed and the equipment is not, efficiently will most likely suffer. The common operator viewpoint of ‘if it isn’t broke don’t fix it’, often results in a decrease in process efficiency and an increase in maintenance requirements for the machine. Procedure is often followed blindly following personel changes which can be at detriment of filtration efficiency.
Filtration Services Ltd offer a consultancy service for filtration applications to improve and optimise filter performance. Filtration Services can survey the filter and associated equipment and make a completely objective review of the overall system based on many years experience with solid-liquid separation equipment. Following the survey, we prepare and submit a detailed report covering.