The Cricketfilter® was successfully launched in 1990 and has since been installed in over 1,000 industrial and food applications globally. It has become a well-established pressure filter, developed to combine the advantages of pressure leaf filters and cartridge/candle filters whilst avoiding their drawbacks.
The Cricketfilter® is especially suited for separating fine solids from fluids, widely deployed in applications such as edible oil, gelatine, cocoa butter, sugar, sweeteners, oleo chemicals, mining and amine cleaning. The Cricketfilter® offers versatility for a wide range of applications while providing confidence in critical environments.
It is available as a standard in Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel 316L. Other special alloy materials, design pressures/temperatures and design codes can be provided upon request.
• Up to 40% larger filtration area than traditional pulse tube filter systems
• Large filtration area within a small footprint
• Hermetically closed system and can be fully automated
• Suitable for direct cloth filtration or precoat/body-aid filtration
• High filtrate quality
• The Cricketfilter® is simple to clean. It uses air or gas pulses for cleaning the elements section by section, without requiring a vibrator
• Low maintenance
• Suitable for a wide range of applications
• The Cricketfilter® can be used with filter cloths of various pore sizes and materials. This reduces and at times eliminates the amount of extrapre-coating needed, making filtration more economical.
• Cricketfilter® automation. It is possible to automate, therefore ensuring low necessary maintenance.
Cricketfilter® optimal filter element design
The Cricketfilter® filter element is based on a cricket bat design, giving it a unique shape which ensures a larger installed filtration area within the same vessel size in comparison to a traditional round candle shape filter element. Cleaning is vital in the filtration process and the Cricketfilter® element has been specially designed for maximising the drainability during regeneration, ensuring optimal cleanliness when Cleaning in Place (CIP) takes place.
It’s unique design, when compared to the pressure leaf filter, provides direct filtration on to filter cloth at temperatures up to 150°C.
The automated welding process utilised to produce our Cricketfilter® element results in highly accurate dimensional tolerances. This ensures a perfect fit of the filter cloth.
Cricketfilter® element shape
Due to the element shape, the Cricketfilter® has up to 40% more filtration area and can hold up to 40% more cake compared to a traditional round shaped element.
Cross section top view of Cricket bat shaped filter elements with cake
Cross section top view of round shaped filter elements with cake
Cricketfilter® with dry and wet cake discharge
Both the Cricketfilter® with dry and with wet cake discharge have uniquely cricket bat shaped filter elements with a small internal volume that ensures minimum backwash during cake release and prevents solids settling down in the element itself.
It works with a wide variety of different filter media (1-80 μm) and intensive cleaning of the filter medium is possible.
Cricketfilter® with dry cake discharge
The Cricketfilter® with dry cake discharge is designed to be specifically suitable for the food and beverages and chemical sectors. This filter produces the least product waste, reducing residual liquid content down to 20% for specific applications. This solution is ideal if you require highly pure solids as the product.
Cricketfilter® with wet cake discharge
The Cricketfilter® with wet cake discharge has unique filter elements with small internal volume that ensures minimum backwash during cake release and prevents solids settling down in the element itself. It works with a wide variety of different filter media (1-80 µm) and intensive cleaning of the filter medium is possible.
Cricketfilter® for wet cake discharge with Septum plate
The Cricketfilter® for wet and dry cake discharge with septum plate is designed to be safer to use than filter bags, as it eliminates the need to replace filter bags, thereby making it safer when opening bag filter housings.
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Find out more about how amafilter®, part of Filtration Group, can assist you solve your solid liquid filtration challenges and improve your processes.