Centralized Filtration System Overview
Although individual filtration machines seem straightforward solutions, there are long-term disadvantages of using such filtration mechanisms.
As detailed below, centralized filtration systems offer better operating efficiency, minimal down time of production machinery, and drastically reduced operating costs when compared to individual filtration machines.
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Because centralized filtration systems are larger, they offer longer periods of filtration (allowable time). In individual filtration systems that are comparatively smaller, the significantly lower throughput time of the contaminated fluid results in ineffective filtering after which small contaminant particles remain suspended in the circulating fluid. This results in higher maintenance frequency and consequently higher downtime of the operating machinery that result from wear and tear caused by improperly filtered coolants or machining fluids, thereby resulting in higher production downtime and corresponding losses. Moreover, smaller allowable time means higher fluid velocity which causes foaming. Foaming-related effects include lower operating efficiency and poorer quality of the finished products.
With larger centralized filtration systems with significantly higher allowable time for filtration, the contaminated fluid passes through the filter relatively slowly. This results in better filtration of the contaminated fluid, thereby dramatically improving the life of the fluid and the circulating system. Moreover, with a higher storage capability of centralized filtration systems, filtered fluid is continuously available for machinery that operate 24 x 7.
Huge Power savings and Efficiency
Several individual, dedicated filtration systems result in the operation of several small pumps driving each individual filtration unit. When compared to this arrangement, a single large pump offers considerably higher operating efficiency. Moreover, fewer operating sub-systems and components means simpler design, lower maintenance, lower operating costs and much lower power consumption.
Centralized filtration solutions offer power savings of up to 25%, resulting in lakhs of rupees saved in cost of power annually.
Life of Production Machinery
The quality of the circulating fluid has a direct, strong impact on the operating machinery downtime. In cars, this is seen in higher mileage and time between engine oil changes when high quality lubes are used; moreover, it is common knowledge that contaminated or cheap lubes can cause early wear and tear in a car engine. Similarly, effective contaminant removal from the circulating fluid is key to machine up time, machine life, and the operating efficiency of production machinery.
Centralized filtration systems can effectively handle filtration loads arising from several critical production machinery by offering longer filtration times combined with constant availability of circulating fluids. Total filtration is also achieved through a multistage filtration process offered by centralized filtration systems.
Surprisingly, though centralized filtration systems are large, they take up much lesser space compared to several individual filtration machines required to handle the same filtration load. Therefore, centralized filtrations systems save precious factory space that can be used for further production automation or other important production purposes.
Time is money. Centralized filtration systems offer low maintenance downtime, high efficiency and exceptional filtration solutions, thereby ensuring machine uptime that is 15-20 times higher compared to situations in which conventional individual filtration machines are used.
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