One Stop Solution For All Your Candle Filtration Need
Candle Filter Element from Filson are available with a variety of different materials, installation structure, and micron rating options, from stainless steel wire mesh to sintered wire mesh, metal powder, wedge wire, from screw-in to plug-in, magnetic design, from 3microns to 150microns. Filson candle elements are ideal choices for your automatic filters with larger filtration area and high differential pressure resistance.
Not only provide replacement industrial candle filter elements for your present fluid system, Filson professional engineers can help you design and manufacture new candle filter system with your specific applications. If you are looking for a custom candle filter manufacturer in China, please contact us for more details.
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Advantages of Filson Candle Filter Element
Filson offers a wide range of custom and replacement candle filter elements for all your applications, such as high flow water and brewing beer applications, high accuracy-0.2 micron, and large filtration area request. Recently we design and manufacture sintered candle filter element, it can be replaced quickly and be used under different processing conditions, e.g. high temperatures up to 500F.
- Stable shape, larger filter area and longer service life
- Bolt or thread for easier installation, disassembly and backwash cleaning
- Excellent unloading strength, even in high pressure and highly corrosive environment
- Cost saving filtration ways and can be replaced separately
- Customized choices of various material, dimensions, installation types
Filson: Your Reliable Candle Filter ElementSuppliers
Filson is a professional custom candle filter elements manufacturer that has been in business for over 15 years. Our fast engineering service will support you after confirming your basic specifications and requests, such as flow rate, working pressure, filter accuracy. We will provide a complete custom candle filter solution in 3D drawing within 48 hours.
From material certification, candle filter element bulk production, to product inspection before shipping, Filson has a strict quality control system to ensure the top quality of your candle filter elements.
Filson have wide range of Boll replacement candle filter elements in the stock. If you are looking for replacement candle for Boll automatic filter 6.18/6.19, 6.18.2, 6.21, 6.46, 6.64, 6.72, 6.18.3, or simplex filter 1.03.2, 1.65.1, 1.53.1, duplex filter 2.05.5, BFD, please contact us for quick delivery.
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Ultrasonic bath / high-pressure cleaning/manual cleaning
Candle Filter Element: The Ultimate Guide
Are you finding it hard to obtaining candle filter element information?
If yes, then you are in the right place.
In this short guide, I want to take you through the critical aspects of a candle filter element.
You know what?
After going through this guide, you will be an expert in matters candle filter elements.
Have a look.
What is Candle Filter Element?
A candle filter element is a simple filtration device that is used to filter turbidity, pathogens, and pathogens from fluids.
Pleated candle filter element
The efficiency of the candle filter element in the filtration process is highly effective making it ideal for use in human-related products.
Candle filter elements get their identity from their candle like shape.
They appear as the upside- down candles that are screwed into the base of an upper portion of a container fluid filtration system.
Benefits of Candle Filter Element
Using a candle filter element guarantees you the following benefits:
Candle filter element
· Natural filtration media
The surface of a candle filter element consists of perlite and diatomaceous earth precoat.
This precoat forms a cake layer which effectively filters your fluid.
Normally, the filtration process is natural since there is no addition or removal of chemicals and minerals.
· Large filtration and dirt holding capacity
Most candle filters have a large filtration area as well as a large capacity for holding dirt.
This gives you the benefit of thoroughly filtering your fluid without worrying about clogging of the filter element.
The advantage here allows you to filter a large volume of your fluid.
· Easy to clean
Unlike other filters that you have to stop your application to clean it, a candle filter element easily cleans itself.
This is through backwashing which utilizes the filtration fluid to clean the filter.
Since they are easy to clean, you don’t have a concern of frequently replacing them.
Candle filter elements are compatible with various types of filters such as gravity and pressure filters.
When selecting a candle filter element for your application, you just have to check o the size and number compatibility.
· Efficient filtration of pathogens
Candle filters consist of tiny versatile pore structures which are responsible for the efficient filtration of pathogens on the fluid.
This ensures quality filtration of the fluid
Affordability is what you get when selecting a candle filter element.
These candle filter elements are relatively cheap when you compare to other types of filter elements.
Structure of Candle Filter Element
If you are looking to use a candle filter element on your application, you need to understand each of its components.
This will come in handy when your candle filter element breaks down and needs replacement.
The structure of a candle filter element basically consists of the following.
Structure of candle filter element – Photo courtesy: STERI TECHNOLOGIES
· Pressure vessel
The pressure vessel is the outer part of the candle filter.
Its design allows it to hold the fluid under pressure during the filtration process.
· Suspension feed
This refers to an opening at the bottom of the candle filter.
The suspension feed is the entry point of the fluid during the filtration process.
· Filtrate outlet
After filtration, the fluid needs to flow out of the candle filter.
The filtrate outlet is there to allow for this flow of the filtrate.
Remember, the location of the filtrate outlet on the sides of the candle filter.
· Compressed gas feed
For effective cake discharge, you need to pump either compressed gas or steam through the candle filter.
You can achieve that by using the compressed gas feed which is at the top of the candle filter.
· Solid discharge outlet
Cake removal takes place at the solid discharge outlet.
This part is the bottom-most part of the candle filter.
· Filter candles
Filter candle is a tube-like structure on the inner part of the pressure vessel where actual filtration takes place.
As we shall see later, the filter candles play a crucial role in the filtration by allowing the fluid to pass over it.
As the fluid flow, the filter candle holds contaminants thereby filtering your fluid.
· Pressure transducer
At the top of the candle filter, there is a pressure transducer device whose purpose is to measure the pressure of the gas in the filter.
It is particularly crucial during the cake removal process when you have to pump compressed air into the filter.
Candle Filter Element Working Principle
You don’t have to be an expert to understand how a candle filter element works.
Once you know the structure, the working principle of a candle filter element is easy.
Let me take you through this process.
The working process of a candle filter involves six steps.
Working of candle filters
This is the initial process when you are filtering using a candle filter element. at this stage, the slurry flows from the bottom of the vessel upwards
Moreover, the advantage of this flow is that suspension of the solid takes place which in turn they are deposited evenly on filter element surface.
In this step, circulation of the suspension takes place through the candle filter elements producing a precoat porous layer.
Precoating takes place under certain circumstances.
First, if the suspension is sticky, a precoat layer forms acting as a barrier that prevents cloth blinding.
At the same time, the layer between the precoat and the cloth separates forcing discharge of the cake.
The process leaves a clean cloth.
Second is if you require the filtrate immediately the filtration process begins.
After the precoating stage, the filtration process begins.
At this step, umping of the slurry into the filter takes place.
The result is cake formation which the candle retains as the fluid continue flowing.
If the solids are slow and fine for filtration, you need to add a body-aid which enhances the cake permeability.
However, you need to remember that adding a body-aid facilitates the solid concentration to the feed.
This in return increases the volume between the candles thereby increasing the quantity of disposal cake.
· Cake washing
Once the filtration process is complete, there is blowing f gas or air into the filter.
This pushes the cake surrounding the slurry displacing it downwards till it reaches the candle stack bottom.
At this stage, there is an evacuation of any remaining cake back to the tank using a dip pipe. You can locate this pipe at the bottom of the filter.
The evacuation process ensures that the filter is free of any cake.
· Cake drying
Pumping of air continues passing through the cake until there is a decrease in the moisture level in the cake.
You can use hot steam as an alternative to hot air for drying the cake.
· Cake discharge
Cake discharge involves opening of the filter outlet and back blowing or vibration of the candle stack to remove the cake.
You need to ensure that there is interlocking of the outlet with a pressure sensor.
This prevents the opening of the outlet under high pressure.
After the cake discharge, you need to backwash the filter element with water.
The purpose of this is to ensure the filter element is clean any adhered contaminants for further filtration of your fluid.
Candle Filters Specifications – What to Look For
Selecting a candle filter can be a difficult task especially if you are not an expert.
However, you don’t have to panic
Here are a few things to check out when purchasing a candle filter for your application.
Candle filter – Photo courtesy: CENTRASEP
· Particle characteristics
A unique characteristic of a candle filter is its ability to filter microparticles.
However, when selecting a candle filter, you need to check on particle characteristics of the filtration fluid.
This will assist you in picking the correct candle filter for your application.
· Maximum flow rate
Another consideration you have to make is the flow rate of your application.
Flow rate affects the filtration process by ensuring that there is a maximum filtration of the contaminants.
· Operating pressure
You need to select a candle filer that will handle the pressure of your application without breaking the filter element.
Also, your candle filter needs to maintain the pressure of the fluid for efficient filtration.
Selecting a candle filter with less pressure may result in poor filtration since there will be no force for your fluid in the filter itself.
· Pressure Drop
Pressure drop is the decrease in the pressure of the fluid as it flows through the filter.
Forcing the fluid through the filter element causes the fluid to change direction.
The effect of this is that there is a resistance to the fluid flow causing a decrease in pressure after the fluid flows through the filter.
Factors that cause [pressure drop include a filter element, contaminants, and the flow rate.
Increase in pressure drop causes quick cake formation which will have an impact on your filtration process.
To minimize this, always ensure that you select a candle filter element that has a corresponding pressure drop with your application.
· Operating cost
In as much as these filters are cheaper than others, you still have to check on the overall operating cost before selecting one.
Operating cost includes the cost of purchasing and maintenance including repair.
These costs need to be within your affordability range.
Candle Filter Element Applications
There are various applications where candle filter element plays a critical role.
Among the major applications of candle filter include the following.
Chemical processing industry
1. Water treatment plants
The use of the candle filter element is gaining popularity in water treatment plants due to its efficient filtration.
Treatment plants utilize candle filter to remove contaminants and pathogens from the water thus making it safe for use.
The tiny pores of the candle filter element make it ideal for filtration of micro-contaminants from the water.
2. Chemical industry
Chemical manufacturing industries need a filtration system capable of filtering the poisonous elements they produce.
That is where candle filter elements come in handy since they can filter hazardous gases before being released into the environment.
This ensures the waste is safe for humans.
3. Pharmaceutical industry
Another area of application of candle filter elements is in the pharmaceutical industry.
Here, candle filter elements play a critical role in filtering elements that are not useful in the manufacturing of drugs.
The importance of this is the quality manufacturing of drugs which are safe for human and animal use.
4. Oil industry
The oil industry is yet another area of application of candle filter elements.
Here, the use of these filters is in the refinery of crude oil.
Filtration allows you to remove unwanted particles from the crude oil.
Also, candle filter elements are crucial in ensuring adequate separation of the different gases and oils present in crude oil.
5. Food industry
Consumption of safe food is key to our survival.
There is a wide area of the food industry that uses candle filter elements that ensures this.
For instance, in the manufacture of beverage manufacturing industry, candle filter element plays a role in filtration of unwanted particles.
These particles may be the used raw materials like barley in beer production.
Such contaminants may temper with the quality of the product hence the need for removal.
Removal of these contaminants ensures that we have safe and quality foods.
6. Automobile industry
Latest technology enables fitting of these filters in automobiles which helps in the filtration of automobile oil.
The effect of this is it ensures that quality filtration of the engine oil thereby reducing the amount of carbon monoxide emission.
It also improves the performance of the vehicle thereby guaranteeing your efficiency as well as a long-lasting car.
Now you are best equipped in candle filters.
To achieve maximum filtration using these filters, ensure that you check on the specifications when selecting them.
Also, you can easily install these filters on your application by simply following the guidelines.
Moreover, you need to buy your candle filter from a reputable manufacturer.
This will ensure that you get quality candle filters and in case of malfunctioning, they can help you out.
Get in touch with us today for professional assistance on candle filter elements.