Field Adjustable Removable Plates
Greater flexibility = Better Actual Efficiency Results
Each plate within the coalescer is completely removable from the coalescer frame and the plate spacing is therefore able to be adjusted to multiple plate gap settings. This patented feature lets the operator field adjust the coalescer to obtain optimal results. If greater oil removal is required, plates can be added for increased efficiency. If solids loading increases, individual coalescer plates can be easily removed from the coalescer to reduce fouling
With use of the Multi-Pack™ coalescer, the end user is able to meet or exceed discharge regulations now, and also in the future. As discharge limitations become more stringent, the standard plate spacing of the Multi-Pack coalescer can be decreased by adding more plates without any field modifications. This allows small micron droplets of oil to be removed, thereby, increasing oil removal capability. By adding plates, instead of entire units, the end user’s future capital costs are drastically reduced.
The Multi-Pack module enables you to meet discharge regulations both now and in the future. As discharge limitations become ever more stringent, replacement of standard plates with longer plates will add detention time in the coalescer, thereby increasing oil removal capability. By simply replacing plates, instead of entire units, future capital costs are minimized.
The Multi-Pack design allows flexibility that is impossible to obtain with other coalescer designs. For example, the plate gaps within the coalescer can be varied in order to fine-tune the separator to maximize efficiency. That is, it is possible to keep tighter plate gaps toward to top of the coalescer pack, where there are typically fewer solids present, and larger plate gaps toward the bottom where solids concentrations are frequently higher.
The Multi-Pack is the only coalescer available that offers plates that are completely removable and adjustable. Generally, as the gaps between plates in any coalescer decrease, efficiency increases. As the gaps increase, maintenance decreases, however, efficiency decreases as well. The adjustable plate feature allows flexibility in meeting changing wastewater characteristics and varying flow conditions.
This significant feature allows the end user to dictate a plate gap at the design phase based on application-oriented data. It also allows the operator to field-adjust the Multi-Pack to obtain optimal results by fine-tuning the coalescer as necessary.
HOW IT WORKS: If greater oil & grease removal is required, plates can be added for increased efficiency. If solids loading increases, plates can be strategically removed to reduce fouling, thereby reducing the frequency of maintenance. The removable plate feature enables the operator to meet future discharge regulations, as well. As discharge limitations become more stringent, replacement of standard plates with longer plates will add detention time in the coalescer, thereby increasing oil removal capability. See descriptive literature and photos.
The plate gaps can be adjusted in increments of 5/16” (nominal right angle plate gaps) from the smallest possible plate gap of 5/16” to plate gaps of 5/8”, 15/16”, 1 1/4”, 1 9/16”, 1 7/8”, 2 3/16” and so on, to any desired plate gap.