The SX filters are specifically designed to provide excellent organic removal and filtered electrolyte for the solvent extraction market. The filters are ruggedly designed and built to operate in the difficult environments of solvent extraction plants.
The SX filters provide for excellent removal of organic and suspended solids from the electrolyte system. The SX filters use two separate layers of media for coalescing and for filtration. The upper media layer provides for organic removal down to 2 PPM while the second media layer provides electrolyte filtration down to 10 microns.
Vessel internals for inlet flow, backwash and service outlet are all constructed of 316L SS. In addition, the air and service outlet internals have 316L SS screens for media containment.
The SX filter pressure vessels are constructed of 316L SS, built to the stringent ASME and NB requirements and stamped. Normal pressure vessel rating is 50 psig with higher ratings available. Man ways, tank supports and windows are standard for this filtration system and are also constructed of 316L SS. All vessel connections are standard ANSI flanges.
The SX filters are mounted on carbon steel skids that have been blasted to SSP-10 and coated with both epoxy and polyurethane for extra corrosion protection.
Piping and Valves
Standard valves for the SX filters are 316 SS butterfly with air operators. Two 316 SS sample valves are included for monitoring the system's performance and a 316 SS safety pressure relief valve provides system protection.
Piping is manufactured of 316 SS or Drisco HDPE fusion welded and can be heat traced to prevent crystallization
The SX filters provide for excellent removal of organic and suspended solids from the electrolyte system. The SX filters use two separate layers of media for coalescing and for filtration. The upper media layer provides for organic removal down to 2 ppm while the second media layer provides electrolyte filtration down to 10 microns.
Fine electrolyte filtration down to 10 microns
Organic removal down to 2 PPM
Single unit flow rates up to 660 GPM (150 m3/hr)
Stainless steel ASME code pressure vessels
Custom modifications available
Unique design allows low shipping, installation and maintenance costs
Components that might require maintenance are located to the front of the system for easier access
Open galleries can be included for easier and safer passage to the filter components
Custom-designed control panel typically features an operator interface terminal and data communications and ports
Filter removes 95-99% of organic material which aids in producing an extremely high electrolyte quality.
The SX filters can be built to a wide variety of specifications. Typical options include custom controllers, alternate piping and vessel materials, such as Hastelloy, specific welding specifications and many others, to meet the demanding requirements of clients and specifying engineering firms for their industrial filtration needs.SX filters are free standing, self-contained units available in a variety of standard sizes with individual unit flow rates of up to 350 GPM (80 m3/hr). Multiple units can provide for much higher flow rates. All vessels, media, piping, instruments and controls are provided for a completely automatic and operational filtration system.
Specification of SX Filter
With no moving parts, the media cleaning system ensures maximum media lifetimes. Typically the anthracite media is replaced every 24 months when combined with SX process technology. Garnet lifetime is considerably longer.