HYDAC AutoFilt RF3 Automatic Self-Cleaning Strainer is a self-cleaning system for extracting particles from low-viscosity fluids. The principle application is the filtration of industrial water either as the main filter or as an offline filter. Its robust construction and automatic back-flushing capability make a major contribution to operational reliability and reduce operating and maintenance costs.
When designing the filter, state-of-the-art methods of flow simulation were employed. As a result the new conical slotted tube filter elements in stainless steel ensure highly effective separation of contamination particles with filtration ratings of 25 to 3.000 µm.
The contamination condition of the elements is monitored by means of differential pressure measurement. When the filter reaches a certain pressure drop, automatic cleaning begins, during which all the filter elements in turn are back-flushed with a small volume of fluid without interrupting the flow of filtrate. The special shape and arrangement of the conical filter elements allows an even flow through the filter, resulting in a low pressure drop and complete cleaning of the elements.
Advantage: fewer back-flushing cycles, low back-flushing drop.
Since the control parameters and flange positions can be customised, and because of the large number of equipment and material options, the system can be integrated into any process.
Cost-effectiveness of the HYDAC AutoFilt RF3 Automatic Self-Cleaning Strainer:
Particle contamination in operating fluids accelerates the rate of wear of system components, pipelines and valves and often leads to their premature failure. In many cases, the use of automatic back-flushing filters leads to a significant increase in service life and maintenance intervals. Costs for new purchases, maintenance and waste disposal can thus be minimized.
Applications for HYDAC AutoFilt RF3 Automatic Self-Cleaning Strainer: