If you’re processing more than four million gallons of wastewater per day, a belt filter press is a necessary part of the dewatering process. While they are less cost-efficient than non-mechanical dewatering methods such as container filters and dewatering boxes, they are able to handle very high volumes in less time.
What is a Belt Filter Press?
A belt filter press is a dewatering machine. It applies mechanical pressure to a chemically conditioned slurry. This is then squeezed between two tensioned belts and passed through a serpentine of decreasing-diameter rolls. The belt filter press will usually receive a slurry ranging from 1–4 percent feed solids and produces a final product of 12–35 percent cake solids. The efficiency and speed of the belt filter press typically depends on the nature of the solids being processed.
Why Choose Refurbishment?
Flo Trend strives to be the ultimate resource for dewatering needs, and we recognize that many customers rely on belt filter presses for their large volumes of wastewater. However, there is a significant disadvantage to them unlike container filters. This equipment needs significant refurbishment after 10–15 years of service in order to continue operating at top performance.
That’s why Flo Trend offers affordable refurbishment services in addition to our many dewatering equipment solutions. Our technicians can refurbish belt presses across all makes and models from any manufacturer, including Ashbrook, Andritz, and Parkson.
If your belt filter press is ready for refurbishment or to be replaced by a newer, more cost-effective dewatering solution, Flo Trend is here to help you find the best option for your needs. Call us today for pricing and availability of our belt filter press repair services.