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Engine Components Manufacturer Recycles Expensive Quench Polymer -- A Real World Documented Case Study
16th October, 2005

How self-cleaning filter reduced an engine component manufacturer's product rework and scrap, while permitting a better reuse of their expensive quench polymer. All this while significantly cutting their labor costs.

(PRWEB) October 19, 2005 -- SITUATION: An engine components manufacturer using an in-line strainer to clean quench polymer had a problem. As rust and scale collected in the strainer, the flow of quench polymer was being reduced. As a result, the product was not being completely quenched and had to be reworked or scrapped, which added to their waste.

RONNINGEN-PETTER SOLUTION
Based on these criteria, the engine components manufacturer installed a Ronningen-Petter (RPA Process Technologies), self-cleaning filter to completely remove rust and scale, while allowing the quench polymer to flow freely.

How does this filter work?
With the DCF self-cleaning filter, process water enters the top inlet and passes through the screen. The screen holds any particles over 50-microns while cleaned water leaves through the bottom outlet. A cleaning disc moves up and down the filter screen, removing debris. With the aid of the downward fluid flow and the disc movement, the debris is deposited in a holding chamber at the bottom of the filter housing and regularly purged through a valve at the bottom of the chamber.

RESULTS
As a result, rework and scrap were drastically reduced, and the quench polymer recycle rate was significantly increased.

In addition, labor costs and downtime were significantly reduced due to the ease with which a filter can be cleaned compared to breaking the piping and cleaning an in-line strainer.

by Ask Filter Man

For questions about industrial filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man at http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp

If you would like to discuss this filtration solution with one of RPA Process Technologies highly-trained Applications Specialists, please contact us at http://www.rpaprocess.com/ContactUs/Contact-Us.asp

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