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Distributor / authorized representative that deals with supply & delivery of frame filter press to industrial enterprises of Russia

Engineering company ‘Intech GmbH’ LLC (ООО «Интех ГмбХ»), Russia, has been successfully working with a number of Russian industrial enterprises at the local market for more than 20 years. Since the company’s founding, it has acquired immense engineering experience, market reputation, and has realized more than a hundred large-scale projects at the industrial plants in Russia. Our company is continuously in search of new business partners, who consider Russian market investment-attractive and want to boost their sales in the region, as well as expand their field of activities and enter a new international level.

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We are interested in cooperation with the manufacturers of frame filter press, who are looking for an official and reliable distributor to deal with supply & delivery of their equipment to the industrial plants in Russia.

The company’s top management and sales team are well acquainted with the Russian market, its mentality and laws; they also understand industrial specifics of the financial and economic activities of the Russian customers. All our sales managers have a large customer database, extensive experience of successful sales and well-established connections with the potential buyers of your frame filter press. This allows our managers to promptly set out the most promising directions for promotion and to ensure a rapid entry of the products into the promising Russian market. Our employees, who are fluent in English and German, are focused on working at the international market with the supplies of foreign equipment.

Our team of experienced engineers, who can handle the most serious technical problems, constantly keeps in touch with the Russian customers, holds meetings and delivers presentations regarding the latest achievements of our manufacturing partners. They point out the engineering challenges and actively communicate with all the departments at Russian plants. That is why the specifics of doing a business in the Russian Federation are well-known to us, and we also know the equipment of the local industrial plants and their up-to-date modernization needs.

Once we become your authorized representative in Russia, our marketing staff will carry out a market research in order to check the demand for frame filter press, will submit a market overview for frame filter press that you offer and evaluate the needs for this type of equipment at local plants. Our specialists will also estimate the potential and capacity of this market at local industrial plants. Our IT-team will start developing a website for your products in Russian. Our experts will assess the conformity between your frame filter press and customer needs as well as analyze the common reaction to the new goods in general. We will look into the categories of potential customers, and pick out the largest and the most promising plants.

Upon becoming your authorized agent on the territory of Russia, ‘Intech GmbH’ LLC (ООО «Интех ГмбХ»), will obtain certificates, if required, for a batch of the goods, for various types of frame filter press in compliance with Russian standards. We can also arrange the inspection in order to obtain TR TS 010 and TR TS 012 Certificates. These certificates provides permission to operate your equipment at all industrial plants of the EAEU countries (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan), including the hazardous industrial facilities. Our company is eager to assist in issuing Technical Passports for frame filter press as per Russian and other EAEU countries’ requirements.

Our engineering company ‘Intech GmbH’ LLC (ООО «Интех ГмбХ»), collaborates with several Russian design institutes in various industrial segments, which allows us to conduct preliminary design as well as subsequent design works according to the standards, construction rules and regulations that are applicable in Russia and other CIS countries. It also enables us to include your frame filter press into the future projects.

The Company has its own logistics department that can provide packing service, handling as well as the most efficient and cost effective mode of transportation of the goods (incl. over dimensional and overweight goods). The goods can be delivered on DAP or DDP-customer’s warehouse basis in full compliance with all the relevant regulations and requirements that are applicable on the Russian market.

Our company has its own certified specialists who will carry out installation supervision and commissioning of the delivered equipment, as well as further guarantee and post-guarantee maintenance of frame filter press. They will also provide necessary training and guidance for the customer’s personnel.

Frame filter press. A brief overwiew

Functioning of the frame-type filter is based on forced feed of suspension into special chambers inside the housing, formed by packs of plates and frames. The filter membranes (made of special cloth) are laid in the existing gaps, covering the grooved drainage plate face. Filter membranes are also used as sealers in gaps between plates and frames. The holes are made in the plate mating face; when closing into the active position, they form uniform feeding lines for filtered suspensions, washing liquids, compressed vapor (or air) for slurry dewatering and filtrate and washing liquid drainage.

Operating process of the press-filter consists of four periodically repeating cycles:

  • suspension feed;
  • filtration (until the cake of required thickness is formed);
  • washing and drying of the cake;
  • filter opening, cake discharge and subsequent closing.

Filtered suspensions are fed by operating pressure to the unit until its internal space is filled with slurry. The cake is periodically removed by water washing to prevent decrease of the filtering capacity. For this purpose, the water is pumped through the filtrate channel. The cake is pneumatically dried (6-7 atm) and discharged by gravity when the filter housing opens. The filter is disassembled by alternate withdrawal of the filter plates. Most of such filter presses are completely automatic.

Application

Frame-type filter presses are widely used in the chemical industry for clarification of suspensions, solid phase separation in difficult-to-filter suspensions, separation of suspensions with the liquid phase similar to the saturated solution, as well as for separation of suspensions with high-viscosity liquid phase (which requires heating). Use of these filters is justified when time required for housing opening, cake discharge and subsequent closure makes just a small part of the whole operation cycle.

Advantages

The advantage of frame-type filter presses is its extended filtering surface and design reliability in general.

Frame-type filters are widespread in suspension separation systems used for purification of slime waters and increase of cake dryness. The advantages of such filters (as compared to identical purpose-designed equipment) are as follows:

  • humidity of the cake is not less than 75% (after further drying its humidity is up to 60-65%);
  • highly compressed cake is possible;
  • optimal cost/functionality ratio;
  • low material consumption for production;
  • high wear and corrosion resistance;
  • easy operation, high repairability (no need for shutdown of systems during maintenance and repair of filters);
  • large percent area of the filtering surface (as compared to the overall size of the equipment);
  • possibility of modular growth of the filtering sections (and corresponding increase of the overall throughput);
  • considerable degree of purification of filtered suspensions (including those which have a low percent of solid particles);
  • automatic operation of the filter;
  • low energy consumption by the drive (no energy is required when using compressed air from workshop lines);

Another advantage is an extended lifetime (about 50 years) provided that filter cloth is regularly replaced (no more than once in 1-2 years).

Diagrams, drawings, design

Frame filter press

Filter presses belong to overpressure batch-operated filters. Filtrate flow in such filters is perpendicular to the gravity direction.

The filter press is an assembly of alternating frames and plates which allows to significantly extend the filtering working surface. Moreover, the plates are vertically grooved to prevent filter cloth from adhering to the plates. This facilitates filtrate drain. The hollow frames are located between two adjacent plates to form cake accumulating chambers.

The plates and frames have through holes matching when the plates and frames are overlapped. Therefore, suspension, washing water and filtrate flow is ensured. Hydraulic, screw or any other are is used to press the frames and plates together.

During filtration, suspension is supplied to the hollow space between the plates. Then, the filtration process occurs, and the filtrate moves through the filter membranes and flows along the grooves to the discharge channels.

After the cake fills the inter-plate space, suspension feed is stopped, and cake washing begins. Washing liquid is brought to the cake through the channels, and then is removed through the taps. After washing, the cake is usually blown with compressed air to remove the rest of the washing liquid. After washing, the frames and plates are separated, and the cake falls into the receiver under the filter. If dead weight of the cake is not enough for its removal, the filter is cleaned manually.

The main advantage of frame-type filter presses lies in easy fixture of filter cloth on the frames. For this purpose, the cloth strip a bit longer than double height of the frame is cut. The strip is cut out using a template, perforated as required and then stretched over the plate.

Moreover, easy cake discharge is another advantage of frame-type filter presses. For this purpose, the press is parted, and the cake is discharged into a special container under the press.

In the process of cake blowing, compressed air flow is about 2.5 m3/h per each frame.

Frame-type filter press with an electromechanical drive

Frame filter press

Design

Units of this type consist of a frame-plate set, divided by filter cloth ("blanket"). Support bosses of the frame and plate housing are installed on horizontal beams of the housing "foundation" plate. The beams are fixed to the support plate and vertical posts by bolts and nuts. The clamping plate, which can be supported by rolls, is sliding along the beams. The clamping plate is actuated by an electromechanical drive.

The drive includes a screw pair connected to the electric motor through a special reducing gear. One screw end fastens to the clamping plate and therefore moves only translationally. Axial force is taken by the thrust bearing (or by the striker when the screw is reversed). As soon as the required clamping force is reached, the electric motor is automatically switched off by a signal from the relay (by a command of the limit switch when it is reversed).

However, a hydraulic clamp (used instead of electromechanical clamp) is considered more progressive and safe. The hydraulic clamp consists of a cylinder, hollow plunger (motionless hollow rod and grooved forcer), base and distribution device. The free end of the piston is fastened to the filter press plate and the piston moves forward together with the plate. The liquid is forced to the piston cavity through the hollow rod (operating pressure in the hydraulic cylinder is 1 MPa). The piston is fixed by a nut and is tightly screwed up to the hydraulic cylinder in the operating position.

A clamp with a manual actuator is applied only to rather small filter presses. Such clamp consists of a screw with a mounted ratchet and nut. The screw is tightened using the handle on the ratchet.

The plates are easily separated. For simultaneous opening of the chambers, the plates and frames are connected to the press plate by eye ends and moving pins. The pins can move in the eye ends over the gap width which is equal to the distance between the opened plates and frames. For sequential opening of the chambers and plates, the frames use a multilink chain with grips alternately engaging the plates and frames and moving them to the press plate.

The problem of manual discharge is more difficult. It requires auxiliary mechanisms. For example, the filter membrane is hung to adjustable frames in chamber filters. After the plates are opened, a pneumatic vibrator is actuated to remove the accumulated cake. Portable or stationary pallets are available for cake collection.

Filters

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Upon becoming the official distributer of frame filter press, our company ‘Intech GmbH’ LLC (ООО «Интех ГмбХ»), carries out the following: finds the buyers of your products on the market, conducts technical and commercial negotiations with the customers regarding the supplies of your equipment, concludes contracts. Should a bidding take place, we will collect and prepare all the documents required for the participation, conclude all the necessary contracts for the supply of your equipment, as well as register the goods (frame filter press) and conduct customs clearance procedures. We will also register a certificate of transaction (Passport of Deal) required for all foreign trade contracts in the foreign currency control department of the authorized Russian bank so that currency transaction could be effected. If required, our company will implement an equipment spacing project in order to integrate your equipment into the existing or newly built production plant.

We are convinced that our company ‘Intech GmbH’ LLC (ООО «Интех ГмбХ»), will become your reliable, qualified and efficient partner & distributor in Russia.

We are always open for cooperation, so let’s move forward together!

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