THE AMAFILTER® TEAM WORKED CLOSELY WITH A GELATINE PLANT TO FIND A FILTRATION SOLUTION THAT WOULD REDUCE DOWNTIME AND LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS RESULTING IN A MORE EFFICIENT AND SAFER OPERATION.
The gelatine plant was operating an horizontal pressure filter leaf system for the filtration of think liquor gelatine. The horizontal pressure filters leaves required frequent changes and as the system was not automated, this necessitated significant man hours, resulting in additional maintenance and material costs, as well as causing on-going safety concerns due to the numerous manual interventions.
The amafilter® team advised the customer that the Cricketfilter® would be the ideal product for their application as it is an automated filter system complete with extended-lifetime filter cloths.
As the Cricketfilter® is an automated system, the filter cloths don’t need to be changed daily, or even weekly. Infact, in this type of application the filter cloths last between 6-12 months without requiring to be changed.
The Cricketfilter® is ideal for separating fine solids from fluids and is extensively used in applications such as gelatine. The amafilter® engineering team have specifically designed filter cloths for the Cricketfilter® with pore sizes ideally suited for this application, reducing and at times eliminating the amount of extra pre-coating needed, which also makes filtration more economical.
The customer appointed amafilter® to deliver a complete skid unit with two cricketfilters® 1800W-78/2000-100 for their gelatine application including all the necessary componentry as well as the commissioning.
With the installation of the Amafilter® unique Cricketfilter®, the customer experienced lower filter turnover rates, a reduction in maintenance interventions, lower maintenance costs and improved safety.
The customer was able to cut down on operational manpower. This long lasting and automated filtration unit provided the plant with a more efficient and profitable operation while maintaining optimal cleanliness in the filtration process.
The Cricketfilter® features and benefits: