Safe filter monitoring with differential pressure gauges

Filter monitoring is really a core task of differential pressure gauges ? the differential pressure increases when the filter becomes clogged. The measuring instruments thus signal once the filter should be cleaned or replaced. The efficiency of this type of solution could be illustrated by the exemplory case of WIKA pressure gauges of the DELTA-line series in water treatment.
With microswitch and operating display ? the WIKA model DPGS40 differential pressure gauge enables safe filter monitoring.
In the water industry, reverse osmosis is really a widely used process to split up water from unwanted substances. The corresponding filtration systems work with semi-permeable membranes.
For filter monitoring, a global solution provider for the treatment of drinking, industrial and wastewater uses WIKA model DPGS40 differential pressure gauges in its plants in Germany. The instrument measures the pressure on both sides of the membrane.
Enchant at the filter
As well as the on-site display of the differential pressure, the pressure gauge comes with an integrated microswitch. This sends a warning signal to the control centre when a defined limit value is reached. This permits the operator to arrange for timely cleaning or replacement of the filter. Because of its mechanical measuring principle, the filter monitoring also functions reliably in the event of a power failure.
Continuous monitoring
Prompt intervention at the filter is essential for two reasons. Firstly: It prevents possible contamination of the water. Secondly: The operator saves energy with the help of continuous filter monitoring. The more fouled a filter is, the harder the pump must work for the desired media flow.
Integrated working pressure indication
The customer chose the DELTA-line pressure gauge for filter monitoring for another reason ? as a result of integrated working pressure indication. These details is essential to the plant manager because it allows him to draw conclusions concerning the respective pump performance. To obtain this information without the two-in-one solution, he’d otherwise have had to set up yet another measuring location.
Further measuring requirements
Along with filter monitoring, the differential pressure gauges of the DELTA-line series are suitable for tasks in level and flow measurement. In different versions, they cover a variety of applications. Punch are available with analogue signal output or more to two microswitches. All have ATEX approval. There is also a variant with SIL certification and DNV-GL approval for marine applications.
Note
An overview of all instruments in the DELTA-line series are available in our flyer. Further technical information on the products are available in the pressure gauge and contact pressure gauge product lines on the WIKA website. When you have any questions, your contact will gladly assist you to.
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