Sintered Mesh Dealing With Challenging Filtration Applications

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The sintered mesh bags in multiple layers are being developed for uses in those applications that need to withstand high temperature. When you come across the standard multi-layered meshes, you will notice about five layers that are connected with each other through vacuum sintering, rolling, and compression to create a porous material. They are the perfect choice for all those industrial applications that require longevity and the other media that is not cost-effective. The microfiltration technology comprising sintered media provides the best functionality in the separation applications containing solid and gas or solid and liquid that are often required for processing and handling those fluids that comprise radioactive materials.

Complex filtration procedures

The sintered fiber felt can be structured and designed into tubular elements of metal, and also offer the efficiency of removing the unwanted particles. It also shows high reliability and functionality for all those filtration procedures involving gas and solids or liquids and solids. As the whole filter can be easily welded, the sealing is inherent and prevents the requirements of the areas to be sealed during the process of filtration. It helps in creating a positive system of barrier to remove the particles and secure the equipment downstream to separate the particles, to maintain the health and the safety of the workers and also cater to the environmental regulations.

Effectiveness of sintered mesh

Even though the semi-permanent media can be cleaned easily and designed to enhance the sustainability and the service life by several years, it often needs to face vigorous conditions. The examples of these vigorous conditions include:

  • High temperature
  • Corrosive liquids
  • Pressure peaks

These situations require the filtration procedure to be continuous and the right choice for all kinds of metal filtration systems is using the semi-permanent metal sintered metal.

Common applications of sintered mesh

The sintered mesh is widely used in applications containing liquid and gas filtration systems to be used in the radioactive and nuclear waste processing applications. It is also to be used in the high-efficiency particulate air filters that are developed and designed to supplement the HEPA filters made with the conventional glass fibers. These filters are often used for the ventilation systems in the high level waste tank at the different nuclear sites in the advanced countries.

In the small pilot and the lab test systems, the mesh is used for the inline gas filters with smaller flow rate, the utility lines, gas sample lines, compressed gas lines, and the vent lines. Diverse techniques are used in these filters so the reliability of the media used for the procedure of filtration is to be guaranteed in advance. For instance, the mass-scale cross flow filtration system that is used for liquid waste concentration requires high quality of sintered mesh. Additionally, the inline gas filter using particle elimination through deep filtration process uses reliable sintered mesh.  The back-pulse cleanable gas filtration system using the filtration of the surface particles also need high quality of sintered mesh.

Other filtration techniques

The techniques of filtration also need to be advanced for the treatment of radioactive wastes in the nuclear plants. The sintered wire mesh filtration procedure aims to create the right barrier to ensure complete removal of the particles and secure the downstream system for the separation of the materials.