Engineering is a very broad term used to describe manufacturers and producers of raw components, often used in larger assemblies. The assembled equipment can use filtration components to suit the application’s water requirements although here we focus on the production processes used to manufacture finished engineering components. Processes such as grinding, milling and drilling benefit from using depth filtration to remove swarf that if reintroduced, could damage the component. The coolant used in these processes is often expensive and by removing particles collected, makes the coolant lifecycle, longer.
The same techniques are applied using surface cartridges to polish water and other liquids before they are applied to the component. Incoming water to these sites is often softened using a softening system to prevent scale build-up within the expensive equipment, keeping the machines running efficiently. Where boiler feed is a requirement, the softened water is used in conjunction with a reverse osmosis (RO) system to produce water of such high quality that boiler ‘blowdowns’ are significantly reduced, saving energy costs.
- Water hardness control to protect equipment from scale
- Particle removal to prevent pipework clogging
- Swarf removal and coolant recycling
- Boiler feed water quality
- Requirement for simple and effective maintenance