Design & Supply of Fluid Filtration Systems
At Thermal Fluid Systems, Inc., we specialize in the design and supply of custom thermal filtration systems. Our products are engineered to collect and remove unwanted solid compounds and contaminants that can degrade thermal process fluids, resulting in better system operation, fewer pump failures, greater operating and maintenance cost savings, and many other benefits for customers. They are integral to protecting thermal equipment used in a variety of industrial processes, such as circulation heaters, heat exchangers, and mixers.
Our fluid filtration systems are custom-designed to meet the specific needs of our clients. And our team has the experience and expertise to ensure that your system is installed and operated correctly. We offer a complete range of fluid filtration products and services, and our team is always available to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to learn more about our fluid filtration solutions.
Fluid Filtration Systems Design
The design and construction of a fluid filtration system may vary from application to application depending on several factors (e.g., type of process fluid, kinds of particulates that need to be removed, expected system operating pressures and temperatures, required filtration efficiency, etc.). For example, systems can come in side-steam or full-flow configurations. However, the key components are typically the same from one unit to the next; they may include filters, pumps, valves, and controls.
The experts at Thermal Fluid Systems, Inc. can create three-phase fluid filtration systems with the following features and specs:
- Thermal fluid handling abilities for hot oil and other thermal fluids
- Filtration capabilities for particulates down to 10 microns
- Operating temperature capacities up to 750° F
- Suitability for use in indoor or outdoor locations
- Mounting options for a skid or standalone units
All of our customized fluid filtration solutions are fully tested for quality and integrity using stringent pressure and function (control) methods. They can be engineered for 3R, 4, 4X, 7, and 12 NEMA ratings and to meet ASME, FM, and ASI standards. We can accommodate customer requests for volumes ranging from prototype to small production. Typical lead times for custom units range from three to four weeks. We also offer replacement cartridges and maintenance plan programs to help equipment continue to sustain peak performance levels.
Each industry has its own specific requirements for fluid filtration, and our systems are designed to meet those needs. Typical applications include:
- Fuel heating
- Heated rolls
- Molding presses
- Press platens
- Printing machines
- Process skids
- Sludge drying
- Tank heating
- And many more!
The Role of Fluid Filtration Systems in Fluid Heating Systems
As indicated above, fluid filtration systems can be designed and constructed to suit different applications. One common application is thermal fluid heaters, which are indirect heating systems that utilize a liquid medium to transfer heat energy to where it needs to go within a closed-loop system. Common heat transfer mediums include glycol, thermal oil, and water, each of which accumulates particulates as it moves across a system. Fluid filtration systems separate these particulates from the fluid to prevent them from affecting the performance of the thermal fluid heating system.
Fluid filtration systems can be designed for either batch or continuous operation. In batch systems, fluid is fed into the system and filtered over a period of time. Once the desired level of filtration is achieved, the fluid is discharged from the system. Continuous fluid filtration systems are designed to operate continuously, with the fluid being filtered as it is fed into the system.
The application’s specific requirements will dictate the choice of a fluid filtration system. Factors that need to be considered include the type of fluid being filtered, the level of contaminants present, the required flow rate, and the operating temperature.
Fluid filtration systems can be designed and manufactured to meet the most demanding specifications. With experience in a wide range of industries, we are able to provide fluid filtration solutions for the most challenging applications. Our team of engineers will work with you to understand your specific needs and design a system that meets your requirements.
Fluid Filtration Systems From Thermal Fluid Systems, Inc.
Contamination of fluid systems can cause a variety of problems, including decreased efficiency and increased wear. Maintaining optimal performance is important to keep your fluid systems clean and free from contamination. Thermal Fluid Systems, Inc. offers a wide range of filtration products that can help you keep your fluid systems clean and running efficiently. We have products for all types of fluids, including water, oil, fuel, and hydraulic fluids.
If you need a fluid filtration system for your thermal fluid system, Thermal Fluid Systems, Inc. is the ideal partner! Armed with over 40 years of experience, we have what it takes to design, engineer, and fabricate a customized equipment solution that fully meets your requirements and restrictions. Our on-site technical services and support ensure your system continues to run the way it should throughout its expected service life.
To learn more about our fluid filtration system capabilities, contact us today.
Fluid Filtration System Capabilities
Operating & Maintenance Cost Savings
Fewer Pump Failures
Reduced Fluid Viscosity
Reduced Fouling in Heater and Users
Less Frequent Fluid Replacement
- Particulate Size
Down to 10 microns
- Maintenance Inspection
Check all Operating and Safety Controls
Check Heater Ancillary Equipment
Review Operating & Maintenance Procedures
- Operating Temperature
200 to 750°F
- Design Temperature
Up to 750°F
- Operating Pressure
Pumping Pressure (No Internal Pressure)
- Design Pressure
Up to 300 psi
- Thermal Fluid Type
Mineral Oil, Synthetic or Specialty
480 to 575 V
50 to 60 Hz
- NEMA Rating
- Additional Services
- Production Volume
Prototype to complete production system
- Lead Time
3 to 4 weeks
- Industry Focus
- Intended Applications
Wood Board Plants
- Industry Standards
- File Formats