Automatic filter press for solids dewatering

Liquid/solid separation is a fundamental treatment in a wide range of industrial processes. And while the chemical composition of sludge varies greatly, dewatering is a critical application in any treatment plant.

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Liquid/solid separation is a fundamental treatment in a wide range of industrial processes. And while the chemical composition of sludge varies greatly, dewatering is a critical application in any treatment plant.

Dewatering systems use various filtering technologies to extract the maximum amount of water from sludge and produce biosolids for disposal or reuse. Generally, the drier the biosolids, the more easily and cost-effectively they can be managed, transported, land-applied or discarded.

Fournier Industries, in operation since 1960 in Quebec, is a leader in sludge dewatering and mining equipment. Today, there are more than 450 industrial and municipal installations worldwide of the company’s Rotary Press technology. Recently, the company brought the FullAuto Filter Press to North America. This new technology, well known in the rest of the world, allows Fournier to offer a coherent and suitable solution to customers with a dewatering challenge. The FullAuto Filter Press is a customized dewatering system. With a small sludge sample, Fournier can size your filter press, choose the right plate size, cake thickness, cloth, etc., for your specific application with performance guarantees. Fournier offers lab test service at no cost. The FullAuto Filter Press, with up to 160 plates with sizes up to 2 meters by 2 meters, obtains the driest cake achievable. The unattended 24/7 operation will improve productivity and lighten staff workload.

A major advantage of the FullAuto Filter Press is that your operator no longer needs a scraper. At the end of the filtration and compaction stages, the FullAuto Robot, a patented technology, will shift plates one by one and weigh the plate to ensure that the cake dropped by comparing the tare weight. If the cake sticks to the cloth, the FullAuto Robot will shake the plate to make the cake fall. Then, the FullAuto Robot will guarantee the fall by weighing the plate again.

An automatic washing system, using high-pressure water, guarantees performances over time and allows you to wash a large filter press in less than 4 hours, and without anyone present.

Fournier Industries offers a comprehensive range of solutions and services for industry. For more information, visit fournierindustries.com or call (418) 423-4241.

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The FullAuto Filter Press is equipped with up to 160 plates with sizes up to 2 meters by 2 meters.
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The FullAuto Filter Press is a customized dewatering system.
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