Before the filters were installed, about 16,000 to 17,000 tons of fuel were passing through our plant on a yearly basis. Now, we are achieving volumes of about 50,000 tons a year, something which we would have struggled with without the Eco Filters.
John Jarvis, Engineering Manager, Veolia Environmental Services
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Serving the energy market
One of the newest applications that Russell Finex has been involved with is the production of fuels.
Whether producing ethanol from corn crops, biodiesel from soybeans or rapeseed, hydrocarbon fuel from recovered oils or any other type of energy source, filtration is always a key stage in the process.
Oversize contaminant inevitably can be found in fuels and can vary from seeds found in biodiesels to larger particles common in recycled fuels. It is crucial to remove these contaminants in order to safeguard the quality of your product. Our Self-Cleaning Russell Eco Filter is well suited to a variety of fuel and oil applications. As these products can often be hot and dangerous for operators to handle, we also offer jacketed and high-temperature versions of our filters.
Protecting high value equipment
Fuel production often involves high value, high-specification equipment. The last thing a producer needs is this equipment being damaged by oversize in their product, which can cause blockage. Fuel manufacturers can therefore prevent costly delays and repairs by installing a filter at the start of their process. Many companies are turning to the Russell Eco Filter to achieve this check-screening function.
Wherever cooling towers are used, such as in coal stations, significant savings can be achieved by re-using cooling water. However, this water needs to be filtered before re-use to ensure it is free of any contamination. The versatile Russell Eco Filter is ideal for this type of application. With its self-cleaning features, it can run continuously, ensuring the quality of your water is maintained while maximizing productivity.
Recommended product: Russell Eco Filter
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