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Filter Cloth Troubleshooting: Ten Symptoms to Be On the Lookout Regarding Filter Press Cakes & Filtration Process

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Filter Cloth Troubleshooting

Proper filter cloth selection goes a long way in ensuring a trouble-free press operation with excellent cake formation. However, you may be experiencing telltale signs that something is wrong.

Root CauseHere are Ten Symptoms to be on the lookout for regarding your filter press cakes and filtration process:

1. Sticking Filter Cakes

2. Sludge Blows Out From Between Filter Plates

3. Thin Filter Cakes

4. Sloppy Filter Cakes

5. No Filter Cakes

6. Partially Formed Filter Cakes

7. Cloudy Filtrate

8. Drips Coming from the Bottom of Filter Cloths

9. Core Blow Is Working Inefficiently

10. Core Blow Is Working Too Aggressively

Just as with medical symptoms, it is always best to get to the root cause underlying the symptoms.

Worn Filter Cloth

Reasons for the above symptoms can include torn, rippled, or creased filter cloth, badly or incorrectly fitted filter cloth, or incorrect filter cloth type. Reasons can also include plugged drain holes on plates, poor sludge conditioning, issues with slurry feed pump pressure, or a variety of other causes.

When it comes to troubleshooting, Micronics Engineered Filtration is your trusted technical expert! While you may wish to carry out the troubleshooting yourself, Micronics provides excellent services to get to the root cause of your filter press operating issues. We make the best filter cloth and we are also experts in helping ensure trouble-free press operations! Think of us as partners in problem-solving, helping you and your company maximize the value of your filtration investment.

Did you know that Micronics can also changeout and/or refit your filter cloth, ensuring the correct cloth type and the proper fit? In addition to focusing on the filter cloth itself, we will also perform a complete inspection to ensure that your filter plates are not misaligned or broken. In these challenging times, sometimes an added service/maintenance hand is just what the doctor ordered.

If you have any of the 10 Symptoms outlined here, please contact us and we will work with you and your operating team. You can count on the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group.

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