TEKLEEN Automatic Filters

Filter & Water Technologies is the Authorized Mid-Atlantic Master Distributor and Service Center for TEKLEEN®. As a Master Distributor, we provide design, sizing, and installation of TEKLEEN’s automatic backwash filters for facilities in a wide variety of industries.

Filtration solves issues of fouling and scaling

Water filtration is one of the most effective and cost-efficient methods for resolving equipment fouling and scaling issues caused by suspended matter present in water. Heat exchangers, pipes, tubing, sensors, monitors, nozzles, and other parts tend to become fouled when particles in the water settle out on warm surfaces. Calcium and magnesium are the bonding elements that cement the dirt onto the equipment. Chemical analysis reveals that calcium and magnesium make up less than 2% of the fouling substance, while the rest comprises airborne particles, rust, sand, biological organisms, and other contaminants. Scale formation results in a reduction in the heat transfer rate and an increase in water pressure drop through the heat exchanger and pipes.

Traditional approaches

Various types of filtration equipment are available to remove suspended solids from water. However, the choice of method depends on factors such as initial capital costs, equipment space availability, severity of the suspended solids, particulate matter size, and other considerations. Simple cartridge or bag filtration may appear cost-effective from an upfront cost standpoint, but the frequency of filter or bag replacement and associated costs can become excessive. On the other hand, automatic backwashable sand filters and multi-media filters require substantial floor space and consume large volumes of water for media bed backwashing.

Ideal solution: Automatic Screen Filtration

Automatic screen filtration seems to offer the ideal solution for today’s construction needs. These units are cost-effective, require minimal floor space, use small amounts of water for backwashing, and demand little to no maintenance.

The TEKLEEN® automatic screen filter boasts self-cleaning functionality, operating solely on line pressure and eliminating the need for an external power source. As water flows through the filter, dirt particles are collected on the screen, resulting in a decrease in water pressure. When the pressure drop reaches a preset level, the cleaning cycle is initiated. The Vacuum Screen Cleaner aggressively suctions dirt from the interior of the screen and flushes it out through the drain. The backwash cycle is completed in a matter of seconds, without disrupting the main flow.

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