Automatic Candle filter Systems FUNDABAC and CONTIBAC: the DrM family of fully automatic filtration solutions sets the benchmark for high performance filtration in the processing industries. The design concept of DrM’s candle filters features an automatic, self-cleaning solid-liquid separation system guaranteeing reliable and consistent service and low maintenance costs, also thanks to the absence of rotating or otherwise moving parts.
A DrM candle filter can be deployed in a variety of applications: the technology is identically suited to deal with both relatively low solid concentrations (e.g. guard filters, filter thickeners, polishing filters with or without precoat) and substantial amount of solids (typically up to 20% by weight, in certain cases even more) being removed and discharged as a dry cake. The filtered solids are discharged either as a solid, damp-dry cake or in liquid form as thickened slurry. The entire filtration cycle is performed automatically and no operator intervention is needed.
Reliability, performance consistency, flexibility in dealing with varying inlet conditions, minimal operating, maintenance and labor costs, fully enclosed operation with no exposure of process media to operators or environment: all of this is what thousands of FUNDABAC and CONTIBAC filters in operation worldwide have shown during more than 35 years of successful history.