Introducing Croft Filter’s Quick Release Filter

Improving filtration standards can be a challenge for many companies, especially those with fixed operating systems with little room to insert new filter housings to help meet improved filtration standards. Inserting a housing may intrude on the operating system, requiring a new operating layout that comes at cost in downtime.

Croft Filters Ltd, based in Warrington England, has come up with an innovative solution for inserting a filter within any pipe work when it is not possible to move the other elements of the operating system. Croft’s Quick Release Filter not only offers the ability to filter within a short section of pipework but it also allows for quick change of their filter elements.

Full Assembly of Croft’s Quick Release Filters

Full Assembly of Croft’s Quick Release Filters

As the name suggests, Croft’s Quick Release Filter allow the user to quickly change the element without the need to remove the pipework. The housings are attached to flexible fittings; this allows the housing to split whist remaining within the pipework. This releases the element allowing the user to quickly insert a new element as quickly as possible, in order to reduce downtime.

The Stainless Steel 316L Quick Release Filters are available in a range of custom designs with standard fittings including: BSP, NPT, Flanged and Hygienic fittings to suit. Standard sizes include 2″, 3″, 4″ and 6″; however other sizes are available on request.

These disc elements are available as a perforated disc, a mesh disc or a hybrid of both to deliver the required filtration size. Typically the discs filter from 20 micron to 4mm. While elements can be perforated using conventional techniques, Croft have developed a disc manufactured using the latest 3D printing technology. Through Additive Manufacturing, and its design freedom, Croft are able to produce discs with custom apertures whilst also incorporating a removable mesh disc and a flange to the disc ensuring that it sits correctly within the system

Disc Filters Available

 Although the design of the housing can be fixed to different pipelines the increased surface area within the centre of the filter housing allows for a larger area of filtration in order to aid within high pressure environments, and to reduce blockage.

Not Just Filter Specialists

Croft has not only used Additive Manufacturing to produce custom filtration solutions, the company has also used the technology to produced unique Clamps, not commonly available to buy in small numbers. Croft’s Additive Manufactured Clamp replaces the conventional Tri-clover Clamp can be produced to suit any pipe size up to 24”.

Produced in Stainless Steel 316L, the custom Additive clamps have room to adjust to individual environments especially where imperial sized or non-conventional pipework is present. Croft’s clamp also allows for adjustments all round, giving an even seal around the pipework.

 

Conventional Tri-Clover Clamp

Additive Manufactured Clamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Croft Filters Ltd are a leading UK manufacturer of over 31 years who specialises in manufacturing customised filtration solutions. The Company supplies a range of industry sectors that including: Chemical, Oil, Gas, Energy, Pharmaceutical, Power Generation, Food and Beverage, Waste Water Management and Aerospace. Croft can manufacture filtration solutions in any shape or design, including basket strainers, duplex filters, vacuum filters, cone filters, cylinder filters and screen filters in perforated plate, wedge wire and woven wire mesh.

Additive Manufacturing

Croft also specialise in Additive Manufacturing (Metal 3D Printing). This allows the Company to provide Stainless Steel 316L Additive Manufactured (AM) components to a number of different industries. Currently Croft use the Selective Laser Melting AM process, this involves melting Stainless Steel powder layer by layer according to a CAD file.

Benefits of the additive process such as: Part Weight Reduction, Multi-part to Single Component and Expanded Design Capabilities allow our Customers to re-think their approach to their designs in order to improve the efficiency or utility of their parts or to deliver other supply chain advantages.

Quality of both product and service has been the key to Crofts success; the Company takes great pride in understanding their customer’s needs, quickly supplying them with a high quality product that exceeds Customer’s expectations.

For more information about Croft’s Quick Release Filter or other products available call Croft Filters:

01925 766265 or visit www.filters.co.uk

Address | 2 Beech Court | Taylor Business Park | Risley | Warrington | Cheshire | WA3 6BL | UK

 

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