Advancements in Drum Filter Technology: Corrosion-Resistant Solution for Saltwater Aquaculture

September 6, 2023
Advancements in Drum Filter Technology: Corrosion-Resistant Solution for Saltwater Aquaculture

Integrated Aqua Systems, Inc., the exclusive North American distributor for CM Aqua's X Series Micro-Screen Drum Filters, continues to lead the way in the aquaculture industry with their unwavering commitment to innovation. CM Aqua's latest breakthrough in Drum Filter Technology brings significant advancements in corrosion resistance for saltwater aquaculture applications. Through the introduction of the X Series filters, Integrated Aqua Systems has revolutionized the industry by offering a virtually non-metallic design that offers superior stability, increased filtration capacity, and reduced maintenance requirements. Let's explore the key features that make this technology a game-changer in the world of aquaculture.

1. Enhanced Corrosion Resistance

The X Series filters feature a reinforced POM/PE plastic drum structure, eliminating the need for metal panel straps. This design change significantly enhances corrosion resistance, making the filters suitable for the harsh conditions of saltwater aquaculture. The HDPE lid further reduces corrosion and noise, ensuring a durable and quiet operation.

2. No Maintenance Gear Wheel Drive System (DDGW)

CM Aqua has developed a groundbreaking gear wheel drive system that requires zero lubrication maintenance. By utilizing plastic gear wheels, the system eliminates the need for oil baths, rusty chains, or chains that can break. This innovation provides reliable, smooth, and energy-efficient operation, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.

3. Patented HEX Panels for Increased Filtration Capacity

The X Series filters incorporate Patented HEX Panels that offer up to 20% more filtration capacity within the same footprint compared to traditional filters. These panels provide a larger open area and stronger cell construction, optimizing the filtration process. The improved efficiency allows for better water quality management and increased productivity in saltwater aquaculture systems.

4. HEX3 Support Wheels for Enhanced Durability

HEX3 Support Wheels feature a solid plastic construction and support the drum assembly from underneath. These support wheels rotate on a fully captured axle with water-lubricated ceramic bushings. This design eliminates the need for over-hung bearings or additional lubrication, ensuring reliable and maintenance-free operation.

5. Ceramic Rinse Nozzles

To combat the challenges of saltwater environments, X Series Drum Filters incorporate non-corrosive ceramic rinse nozzles. These durable nozzles are designed to withstand harsh saltwater conditions and provide long-lasting performance. By eliminating the risk of corrosion, the ceramic rinse nozzles contribute to the longevity and efficiency of the filtration system.

6. Upgraded Hardware Package

Integrated Aqua Systems understands the importance of reliable hardware in saltwater aquaculture systems. The X Series drum filters come equipped with a standard 316 stainless steel hardware package, offering excellent corrosion resistance. Additionally, for warm saltwater applications requiring even higher corrosion resistance, an optional titanium hardware upgrade is available. This ensures the longevity and performance of the filtration system in demanding environments.

Integrated Aqua Systems' partnership with CM Aqua and their advancements in Drum Filter Technology have set a new standard for corrosion resistance in saltwater aquaculture applications. The X Series Rotating Drum Filters feature a virtually non-metallic design, reinforced plastic drum structure, and innovative components that enhance stability, filtration capacity, and operational efficiency. By eliminating the challenges of corrosion and reducing maintenance requirements, these filters provide aquaculture operators with a reliable and cost-effective solution.

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