Liquid is pumped into the pressure leaf filter vessel where it is pushed through the filter leaves, exiting the vessel via the manifold. Solids are retained and form a filter cake on the leaves. When filtration is complete, the filter is drained, leaving the cake on the filter leaves. Depending on the application, the cake can then be sluiced off the leaves or dried and then discharged by a pneumatic vibrator.
Our range of Envi Leaf pressure leaf filters are perfect for both dry and wet cake discharge, in both vertical and horizontal vessel orientations. We provide a range of filter meshes for every filtration step in edible oil production, gelatine processing, liquid sulphur filtration and bio-diesel production. Our top-gauze filter leaves, such as our PZ80, 60 mesh, 24×110 Dutch weave, are ideal for these high-demand industries and are constructed from 316L or 904L stainless steel.
Typical markets and applications include:
This vertical pressure leaf filter is equipped with vertical, rectangular filter leaves. The filter leaves are mounted vertically and connected to a filtrate manifold at the bottom of the filter tank. For dry cake discharge, a vibrator is used to remove the cake from the filter leaves when the filtration process is complete.
Horizontal pressure leaf filter
One of the most common problems that operators face with their vibrating separator is premature screen failure. Vibratory separator screens are considered a wear item in that they’ll eventually wear out and need replacing. Unfortunately, a screen’s life is dependent upon many variables, such as the material type it comes into contact with, any environmental extremes, cleaning methods used with it, etc., so it’s not easy to say how long a separator screen should last without taking those factors into consideration. However, you should get plenty of use out of your screen before needing to replace it.
ven at temperatures within the manufacturer’s given limits. If you think you might encounter this problem because your process requires separating materials at a high temperature greater than the screen manufacturer’s limits, consider using a welded screen if possible. A welded screen can withstand temperatures up to 400oF (204oC). This screen type isn’t always an option for food and other sanitary applications, so be sure to speak with the screen manufacturer to find out about other options; however, these same issues can occur with differing screen types.vThe dewatering screen design is relatively simple. The majority of dewatering screen systems utilize two counter-rotating vibrating motors, while some utilize twin eccentric shafts. At the same time, other types of dewatering screens employ multiple mechanical exciters on larger machines that are mounted on a stressed relieved bridge. The drive component is typically set up with an inclined deck that may be set anywhere from three to five degrees. Here’s how dewatering screens work to reduce the water content of slurries: