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Filter Plates and Filter Frames

The heart of every tower press is filter plates and filter frames. Based on best practice and years of experience, Flowrox filter plates and filter plate frames have been redesigned to deliver the best possible performance in solid-liquid separation. The newest Flowrox design improved: overall functionality, filter output, smooth filtration and lower operational costs.

Fundamental Tower Press Component

The core of any tower press filter is a plate pack that consists of a different number of filter plates and frames. Inside the filter, the plates are stacked on top of each other and form a plate pack. The filter plate is a basic component for solid-liquid separation. The undisturbed performance of each plate is crucial for the tower press output.

The steel plate with a frame presents the base on which other elements are mounted:

When connected to another filter plate, they form a filtration chamber. During the filtration cycle, the slurry is pumped inside the chamber where it is dewatered until it forms a dry cake and filtrate is drained out. Dewatering processes include not only high pressures, but also aggressive slurries, difficult to handle. That is why not only the filter plates but all Flowrox spare parts are made to last and deliver the most optimal performance.

 

Pressure-resistant filter plates and frames

To resist heavy-duty conditions, filter plates and frames must be made from strong, resistant materials. Flowrox plates have been redesigned and are made to perform well in tough conditions. When installed properly, they do not prematurely bend under high pressures and have a long lifetime. High-quality Flowrox filter plates reduce the total cycle time and increase the filtration capacity.

Typical applications:

  • Tailings
  • Concentrates (gold, copper, zinc …)
  • Various slurries containing fine particles

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Flowrox filter plates and filter plate frames have been redesigned to deliver best possible performance.Filter plates and filter frames - FlowroxPlates, frames - Flowrox

Tower press filter plates and frames: sizes and models

Flowrox filter plates and frames are available for either hydraulic or mechanical tower press filters.

A range of different sizes and types is available:

  • Filter plate size: 1,6 m² and 6 m²
  • Chamber height: 45 and 60 mm
  • Diaphragm type: Cup and flat
  • Orientation: Top plate, left plate, right plate, bottom plate

The filter plate in 6 m² size is available only in the flat type. Contact Flowrox filtration specialists for more information about materials and other technical specifications.

 

Service intervals

Filter plates and frames should be regularly inspected just as any other pressure filter part. With time, it is normal for plates and frames to bend after they have been subjected to high pressures. But the longer they can be used, the lower are the operational and also spare part costs. That is why the Flowrox filter plates are made to last!

Like all spares, filter plates and frames need to be eventually replaced. The intervals depend a lot on the process conditions and the position of the plate within the pack. Usually, bottom plates should be changed more often because they carry the heaviest loads and usually bend faster than the rest.

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High-quality Flowrox filter plates reduce the total cycle time and increase the filtration capacity.

 

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Filter plates and frames should be regularly inspected just as any other pressure filter part.

Benefits & Features

Newest design

Based on best practice and years of experience

Lower operational costs

Best filtration performance

Improved filter output

Wear-resistant materials

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NOTE: Flowrox pump and valve businesses sold to Neles
NOTE: Flowrox pump and valve businesses sold to Neles