I just made my daily round through our manufacturing plant. On the look for some fresh finished filters, proudly designed, engineered and built by our team in Lochem, the Netherlands. I am always impressed by the amount of work our team is doing. From the lab to the design department to the welders and fabricators who make our filters a reality.
Pressure leaf filters, cricketfilters and housings, they are all here, in various stages of production or ready for shipment to a happy customer somewhere in the world.
Do you have a filtration challenge for us?
Can we help you with our experience and know-how?
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amafilter – LFC Lochem (Filtration Group Process Systems) designs, engineers and manufactures horizontal & vertical pressure leaf filters, plug-and-play filtration skids and many other. We are well known by our unique “Cricketfilters®” and our quality multiple & single bag & cartridge housings.
CRU’s Sulphur + Sulphuric Acid conference is the annual global gathering for the sulphur and sulphuric acid industries.
Over 30 years, the conference has been a premier event for anybody working in sulphur and sulphuric acid production, consumption and trade. Delegates come together to meet, learn, share experiences, discuss challenges and do business.
amafilter – LFC Lochem (Filtration Group Process Systems) will attend this meeting as the leading supplier of horizontal pressure leaf filters for sulphur filtration.
Would you like to meet us at Sulphur 2018 and make an appointment? Or would you like to receive our latest news on sulphur filtration? We are here for you!
At our location in Lochem, the Netherlands, approx. 120 employees are dedicated to solid-liquid-filtration. From the laboratory to the engineering department, from sales to the highly skilled welders and fabricators in our manufacturing plant. Every time we finish a filter, it is a proud moment for our team. No matter how small …or, in this case, large: the amafilter – LFC Lochem MVWDCD in carbon steel.
Paraffin wax is a white or colourless soft solid that consists of a mixture of hydrocarbon molecules containing between twenty and forty carbon atoms. It is solid at room temperature and begins to melt above approximately 37 °C (99 °F); its boiling point is >370 °C (698 °F). Common applications for paraffin wax include lubrication, electrical insulation, and candles; dyed paraffin wax can be made into crayons.
Paraffin wax was first created in 1830 in Germany, and marked a major advancement in candlemaking technology, as it burned more cleanly and reliably than tallow candles and was cheaper to produce.
What makes these filters suitable for paraffin wax filtration?
These pressure leaf filters (a customer ordered 4x MVWDCD-2000/1500/88 in carbonsteel) are suitable for the filtration of catalyst particles from a paraffin wax stream. The filters are carbon steel pressure leaf filters with 88 m2 filtration area. These vertical pressure leaf filters feature a half pipe heating jacket to keep the paraffin on temperature because otherwise the paraffin solidifies and will block the filter. These filters are suitable for wet- and dry-cake discharge. The design pressure of these filters is 19 bar and the maximum design temperature is high (225 C). The filter is mounted with a special designed bottom cake discharge valve as the valve has to meet the highest industry standards. The filter is also fitted with Kalrez gaskets / O-rings to meet the suspension aggressiveness.
Again these filters are proudly made in our manufacturing plant in Lochem, the Netherlands by Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter – LFC Lochem.
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Three new Vertical Pressure Leaf Filters model “Versis” 2000-118/1810 ready for shipment.
These Versis Vertical Pressure Leaf Filters are suiteable for the filtration of bleached soy bean oil. They are equipped with a filtration area of 118 m2. They include ASME U-Stamp Boiler and Pressure Vessel Certification and will be exported to the USA.
The Vertical Pressure Leaf Filter is an extremely economical filter which has proven technology. Our vertical filters require only a small footprint. Our vertical filter systems are equipped with a cover lift assembly. Other cover lift assembly types are available on request.
Currently we have many small and large projects in progress at Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter – LFC Lochem. One filter that was finished this week, not the largest one, is a special Cricketfilter with dry cake discharge, specifically designed for a customer in the pharmaceutical industry.
Cricketfilter with 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.
After earlier deliveries, recently our customer ordered another “special” Cricketfilter with dry cake discharge, specifically designed for their application. The filter is constructed with special alloys and stainless steel 904L internals.
amafilter – LFC Lochem, Filtration Group Process System, is well known for it’s high quality VERSIS pressure leaf filters.
Today, just before our manufacturing plant in Lochem closes for a short two week summer holiday these two Vertical Pressure Leaf Filters VERSIS 1800 will leave Lochem for a customer in China. The filters designed for a chemical application are fitted with heavy duty cover lifts and are SELO compliant.
Another batch of custom designed and built MBF’s (Multi Bag Filters) for the filtration of rapeseed oil. Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter – LFC Lochem Multi bag filters can be custom designed and manufactured with or without a heating jacket.
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