Chemical- and food processing industries place highest requirements on process quality, cleanliness, systems reliability, and products quality. In this respec, our process filtration solutions are used, for example, in the production of Sugar, cocoa or edible oils, for the removal of active carbon, catalyst recovery or for the treatment of different chemical intermediates. They filter the finest particles and contaminations from the products and contribute effectively to maximum hygiene, quality, and product recovery.
Filtration Group offers a broad range of filtration solutions, allowing a very flexible approach to its customers. We are continually updating our technologies to be able to meet our customers current and future needs.
The Cricketfilter technology has been developed to separate solid particles from a liquid in such a way that the solid particles can be discharged if dry matter or a slury. Liquid losses are kept to an absolut minimum. The Cricket filtration process is a batch process based on cake filtration and is fully automated.
Dry Cake Discharge
Cricketfilters with dry cake discharge are used e.g. for the filtration of activated carbon or animal fat. These systems create the least product waste (residual liquid content can be reduced to 20% for specific applications). Cricketfilters with dry cake discharge can also be used, when the solids are the product and the customer wants it as pure as possible (washing is an option). The big valve at the bottom guarantees a proper discharge of the dried cake.
Wet Cake Discharge
Cricketfilters with wet cake discharge are perfectly suitable for applications where either the cake formation is too low for dry discharge, the disposal is cheap (regeneration for wet discharge is shorter) or the product needs to be transportable by pump. As no bottom valve needs to be installed the wet cake discharge filter it the easiest layout of the Cricketfilter.
The Cricketfilter can also be used as thickening system, if a higher concentration of a product is required. These thickening applications can be found e.g. in front of other filter systems. The Cricketfilter thickening system can also be used to replace conventional equipment. The cone is specially designed for easier and faster sedimentation.
Cricketfilter® with Septum Plate
Filtration Group Cricketfilters are based on the current leading technology for cake filtration. The new developed septum plate range unifies the advantages of PTS polish and Cricketfilters.
By using the standard type I Cricket element with 1500 mm length, proven drain and top cloths can be used. The range is an excellent solution for processes where space is limited, high flows are combined with limited amounts of solids or for limited flows. Also this range is the answer for most processes where a polish filter is needed.
No internal manifolds, therefore no spray nozzle or height indication needed. This results in a lower investment and less maintanance.
- Side outlet, ensuring a completely drainable septum
- Improve safety by reducing the use of bag filters
- The risk when opening bag filter housings is eliminated.
- Space saving through an excellent surface / volume ratio because of unique Cricket element design.
- Improved cloth mounting thanks to use of the proven Cricket type I element construction.
- Easy to connect several filters, saving space and investment.
- Easy to automate, therefore low maintenance required.
- Very high cleanability due to less internal parts.
Optimized Cricketfilter® element
We’ve optimized our Cricketfilter® element. A new welding process and a new, 3 part design, with more punctured holes results in improvements in your filtration processes
The higher punctured holes ensures a better cleanability during Cleaning In Place (CIP), especially for food applications.
The new Cricketfilter® element is designed with 3 instead of 5 parts. We were able to reduce welding, this ensures an even smoother surface than the earlier design. This makes the Cricketfilter® element more resistant against contamination such as corrosion in the chemical market or bacteria in the food market.
Thanks to a new welding process our new Cricketfilter® element has much more accurate dimensional tolerancies. More constant measurements reduce mounting time of cloth.
The “roof top” design has changed to a fluent design which is a big improvement when avoiding accumulation of solids.
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