Compressible Media Filter Offers Efficient Performance, Long Life

Nov. 2, 2017
Product uses air as main cleaning agent

Schreiber’s Fuzzy Filter is a compressible media filter that effectively replaces conventional media filtration and can be applied to a wide range of filtration applications in the industrial, municipal and commercial markets. The key advantages of the Fuzzy Filter are that it can filter particles down to 4 micron with greater than 80% efficiency and can operate at hydraulic loading rates as high as 40 gpm/sq ft. The high hydraulic loading rate translates to almost 80% savings in footprint as well as substantially reduced installed costs.

The standout feature of the Fuzzy Filter is its compressible media, which consists of 1.25-in. fiber balls that are made from a high-grade polymer. The properties of this polymer fiber, as well as the design of the media, make the media highly compressible. The greater the compression on the media, the smaller the porosity of the media bed and the finer the particles removed by the filter. The required compression on the media bed is achieved by controlling the position of a moveable top plate via a programmable logic controller.

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The Fuzzy Filter media uses air as the main cleaning agent. Air scrubbing is an effective cleaning method, and it also helps to substantially reduce the overall waste generated per wash cycle. The media has a life of more than 10 years; in some of Schreiber’s earliest installations, the media lasted for 12 years or more. The simplicity of the Fuzzy Filter design makes operations and maintenance very simple. These factors contribute to the Fuzzy Filter having low total ownership costs.

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