What Common Knowledge Should Filter Press Operators Have?

What Common Knowledge Should Filter Press Operators Have?

Filter presses have significant results in the field of wastewater treatment. If you want to achieve the ideal filtration effect, you must be able to operate the filter press correctly to maximize its effect. Therefore, the requirements for filter press operators must be higher. This article will introduce some knowledge that filter press operators should have.

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Basic Requirements

Filter press operators should be trained and have basic operating skills.
Filter press operators should be familiar with the working principle and performance of the filter press before taking up the job.

Check Before Starting

Before starting, check the main beam, oil cylinder, head and tail, filter cloth pull plate device, etc., and check whether the pull plate and other limit switches and alarms are in place normally.
Check whether the oil tank, oil pump, oil level, and pressure gauge are normal.

Filter press operation process

Specific Operations

  • Turn on the power
    Turn on the main switch, motor, solenoid valve, and control power switch in sequence on the power distribution panel of the filter, press the electrical control cabinet, and press the power on button.
  • Press the filter plate tightly
    Press the pressing button on the machine head, and the indicator light of pressing the filter plate will light up. After reaching a certain pressure, the filter plate will stop moving, and the thruster will drop to prepare for feeding and filtering.
  • Feed filter press
    After the head plate is pressed tightly, if the concentration does not meet the requirements, add a flocculant, notify the low-pressure feed pump to start, and perform pressure filtration. When the supply of the low-pressure feed pump reaches about 3kg/cm², in order to ensure the continuity of the supply, the high-pressure feed pump must be After feeding, the high-pressure pump pressurizes and filters, and then the low-pressure pump can be turned off.
  • Loosen the filter plate
    According to the condition of the filter plate, after confirming that the filtration press is completed, lift the thruster before pressing the release button on the machine head.
  • Pull plate to unload filter cake
    After the head plate is loosened and stops moving, the filter press starts to automatically pull the plate to unload the material. If the filter cake is stuck to the filter cloth or does not fall off cleanly, the filter cake should be removed manually to prevent contamination of the filtrate. After each piece of filter cake is unloaded, the filter cloth should be inspected. When the damage is serious, it should be replaced in time. Whenever the filter plates are closed, pay attention to observe that the filter cloth cannot be folded or overlapped, and the four sides must be flat. When all the filter cakes on the filter cloth are removed, the working cycle of the filter press ends.
  • Turn off the power
    After filtration, turn off the power and stop the filter press.

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  1. Control the feed concentration at 300~600g/L, and try to get it as high as possible to shorten the filter press time and improve the equipment capacity.
  2. The feeding pressure is generally 5~7kg/cm² and can be increased or decreased appropriately under special circumstances.
  3. The particle size of the material should be less than 0.3mm, and large particles, iron blocks, wooden sticks, and branches should be prevented from entering.
  4. The material filtration concentration is in the range of 300~600g/L, usually 40~100min, and should be controlled as appropriate.
  5. The filter cloth should maintain good water permeability and should be rinsed once every 10 to 20 cycles. If the filter cloth is seriously contaminated, it should be rinsed in time.

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