Processing Magazine

One-piece thermoplastic molded vessel delivers higher basket flow rate

December 1, 2012

HaywardThe most advanced of all thermoplastic bag filters for elimination of solids from liquids by allowing the impure liquid to flow through filter media that retain the particles, letting only clean product to navigate through, has been introduced by Hayward Flow Control, the company says.

Manufactured and assembled in its North Carolina facility, Hayward’s FLV Filter Series features a one-piece injection molded Platinum GF-PP body to accommodate bag sizes 1 and 2 with Micron ratings from 1 through 800, flow rates up to 150 GPM, and includes optional adapter kits for single or multiple filter cartridges.

Andreas Moser, Hayward product manager, says the FLV Series has higher available flow rates than other bag filters; its design allows for optional in-line or loop configurations and multiple end connection options, reducing installation time and maintenance cost; its hand-removable cover with liquid displacement dome prevents splashing; and a hinged basket opens to allow easy bag removal.

Media and vessel design determine filter flow rate, particle-holding capacity, overall cost of operation and initial investment. The FLV Series True-Union design allows for multiple end connections to be used in sizes from 1-1/4” to 4”. The FLV Series is available as Simplex through Quadplex units; all feature a pressure rating of 150psi / 10 bar for all sizes, and a service temperature of up to 240 degrees F / 116 C.

“The new, one-piece thermoplastic molded vessels are designed with a higher basket flow rate over similar competitors’ products,” Moser says.

Quality-cognizant customers expect, and efficient plant operations dictate, removing of solid contaminants from liquid products or processes. Filtration of particles too small for the eye to detect is crucial to protect and increase quality. That’s why the maker of the FLV Series Bag Filter says it is relevant for the water and wastewater treatment, chemical processing, metal plating and food and beverage industries.