Why is Industrial Filtration so Important?
Industrial filtration is crucial to many different fields and industries. It is used both to separate particles and substances from liquids as well as to lengthen the lifespan of manufacturing equipment.
Particulate contamination can come from many sources. Contaminants are usually measured in Microns, which is a unit of measurement equal to 39 millionths of an inch. The smallest particle that can be seen by the naked eyes is 40 microns. Why should you care? The most common cause of hydraulic system failures is fluid contamination. A proper filtration system is necessary to separate the particles the human eye can’t see on its own.
Let’s take a look at some of the different types of filtration systems.
This type of filtration is a process that removes particles from suspension in water. Removal takes place by a number of mechanisms that include straining, flocculation, sedimentation and surface capture. Removing these particles and debris from a wastewater system allows the water to be reused within that system.
Overall, this process removes or reduces any contaminants that the downstream systems could not handle effectively. This increases the overall efficiency of the water treatment process and reduces overall operating & maintenance costs.
Industrial Coolant Filtration
Coolant filtration systems are designed to operate at optimal temperatures in the metalworking industry. The flow rates and clarities are specially designed for a metalworking atmosphere to ensure that the coolant is provided to the tool at the temperature and pressure necessary for effective operation. The purity of coolant has a direct correlation on the effectiveness of machinery and the lifespan of the coolant itself. This is why industrial coolant filtration is so important. Contamination of coolants occurs when tiny particles are introduced during various production processes. The use of magnetic filtration drum separators assists in the extraction of ferrous particles from the coolant.
The coolant filtration systems do more for your business than you may realize. These products are made to eliminate the need for additional maintenance and cleanings.
Centrifugal filtration is the removal or separation of concentrate materials from a liquid. This process uses gravity and centrifugal force to separate the particles that are heavier than the liquid. Centrifugal separation can eliminate the use of costly consumable filters/media. There are a wide variety of centrifuges available, including oil centrifuges to treat waste vegetable oils, used engine oil, and industrial oils, as well as those suitable for wastewater, solvents, biodiesel, and emulsions.
So Why IS Filtration Fundamental?
Industrial filtration systems are a part of many businesses daily operations. Removing the particles and waste from substances stops any contamination from spreading. These systems enable liquids, oils, and coolants to be recycled all while protecting the tools and machinery involved.
It’s easy to see why proper filtration is extremely important. The Del Rio Company partners with some of the top manufacturers to ensure quality filtration products. Investing in a high quality filtration system now could save you from a very costly mistake later. To get started, talk with our team of instrumentation experts at (225) 756-7092 to find out exactly which product best suits your needs.