Wedge Wire Filter

Applications and Characteristics of Wedge Wire Filter

The wedge wire filter is used to achieve the filtration of particle and liquid filtration. It is installed in the filter equipment for filtration purposes. Filtration using wedge wire is also called the wedge wire candle filter and wedge wire filter screen. The filter is made using wedge wire or triangular surface profiles.  Considerable open space is supplied by the continuous slots on the wedge wire filter for the filtration. The exquisiteness achieved using the filter is 20 microns.

The profile wedge wires are used to produce wedge wire filters. The wedge wires are first welded and then rolled around the support rod at a regular time interval. It helps in providing the best way for filtration due to the strength offered and maximum open area. The profile wire has a “V” shape that provides an advantage to the wedge wire filter of lowering the risk of getting plugged and clogged. It also adds up the self-cleaning effect in the wedge wire filters.

There is a kind of tramp at the upper part (top) of the wedge wire filter that allows an easy installation of the filter on the equipment. The lower part (bottom) of the filter is usually narrow or flat for sealing and it helps to block the material that passes through it. It can also be used for position and fixation. Material such as stainless steel – SS 304 or SS 316 is used to make the wedge wire filter. There is also a choice for the length of the filter. It ranges from 10 inches, 20 inches, 30 inches, and 40 inches, and also has an option to create customized options.

, The wedge wire filter is produced using a “V” shaped profile wire with a longitudinal support rod. Each point of intersection is fusion welded on these wires. This adds a very sturdy characteristic to the filter and adds up excellent mechanical properties. The support rod and profile wire can either be an axial wire or a radial wire. The wedge wire filter mainly includes two directional filtration – external direction and internal direction.

Depending on the demand and applications, the direction (internal or external) and shape of the wedge wire filter can be made into a filter basket and filter tube as per the requirement of the end-user.

Application of wedge wire filter

The wedge wire filter is used for dive water pumps and deep well pumps. It is used for the oil industry, treatment of wastewater, water softening treatment, food process, mineral process, chemical & alkali filtration. It is also used in primary filters that differ in pressure and flow in multiple water treatment fields. This includes boiled water, paper water, petrochemical water, ship ballast water, etc.

Characteristics of wedge wire filter

Given below are the characteristics of a wedge wire filter:

  • Design flexibility
  • High mechanical strength
  • Long service life due to use of materials such as stainless steel
  • Easy to clean and low maintenance
  • Non-plugging and non-clogging performance
  • Filtration fineness is 20-micron particles
  • High efficiency of filtration due to large open areas
  • High-pressure resistance and temperature resistance capacity
  • Variety of end types and sizes

Conclusion

The wedge wire filters are used in various industries for the liquids and fluids filtration process. The industries in which the wedge wire filters are widely used are wastewater treatment, chemical industries, cleaning or backwash systems, food and beverages, and petrochemical.

The profile wedge wires are used to produce wedge wire filters. The wedge wires are first welded and then rolled around the support rod at a regular time interval. It helps in providing the best way for filtration due to the strength offered and maximum open area. The profile wire has a “V” shape that provides an advantage to the wedge wire filter of lowering the risk of getting plugged and clogged. It also adds up the self-cleaning effect in the wedge wire filters.

There is a kind of tramp at the upper part (top) of the wedge wire filter that allows an easy installation of the filter on the equipment. The lower part (bottom) of the filter is usually narrow or flat for sealing and it helps to block the material that passes through it. It can also be used for position and fixation. Material such as stainless steel – SS 304 or SS 316 is used to make the wedge wire filter. There is also a choice for the length of the filter. It ranges from 10 inches, 20 inches, 30 inches, and 40 inches, and also has an option to create customized options.

, The wedge wire filter is produced using a “V” shaped profile wire with a longitudinal support rod. Each point of intersection is fusion welded on these wires. This adds a very sturdy characteristic to the filter and adds up excellent mechanical properties. The support rod and profile wire can either be an axial wire or a radial wire. The wedge wire filter mainly includes two directional filtration – external direction and internal direction.

Depending on the demand and applications, the direction (internal or external) and shape of the wedge wire filter can be made into a filter basket and filter tube as per the requirement of the end-user.

Application of wedge wire filter

The wedge wire filter is used for dive water pumps and deep well pumps. It is used for the oil industry, treatment of wastewater, water softening treatment, food process, mineral process, chemical & alkali filtration. It is also used in primary filters that differ in pressure and flow in multiple water treatment fields. This includes boiled water, paper water, petrochemical water, ship ballast water, etc.

Characteristics of wedge wire filter

Given below are the characteristics of a wedge wire filter:

  • Design flexibility
  • High mechanical strength
  • Long service life due to use of materials such as stainless steel
  • Easy to clean and low maintenance
  • Non-plugging and non-clogging performance
  • Filtration fineness is 20-micron particles
  • High efficiency of filtration due to large open areas
  • High-pressure resistance and temperature resistance capacity
  • Variety of end types and sizes

Conclusion

The wedge wire filters are used in various industries for the liquids and fluids filtration process. The industries in which the wedge wire filters are widely used are wastewater treatment, chemical industries, cleaning or backwash systems, food and beverages, and petrochemical.

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