Portage, MI (PRWEB) February 1, 2006
Despite its significance, many manufacturing facilities have not realized the benefits of optimized filtration for process water. This is because installing a filtration system -- where none has previously existed -- can be difficult to justify with tight capital budgets. In addition, decision makers face the same challenge when a filtration system is in place and operating. However, a careful look at key cost factors can quickly justify an investment that will generate a significant return -- whether it is a new investment or an upgrade -- with an up-to-date filtration system.
Important: when exploring water treatment filtration options there is a growing area of concern pertaining to water conservancy and water supply -- especially freshwater. When this is combined with an increased emphasis on reducing the environmental impact from waste creation and disposal, it is important that all industries take a second look at their manufacturing processes, and determine if it is time to evaluate newer filtration technology. The cost reduction resulting from a new system may surprise you.
There are two ways to achieve this. One method is to use equipment that requires less fresh water. The second method is water reuse when the amount of water used is mandated by the process requirement. This trend is fueled by several economic benefits that can be broken down into separate and specific areas of cost savings:
- Reduced cost for purchase and treatment of fresh water.
- Reduced cost for heating process streams or money saved through energy recovery.
- Reducing waste treatment costs.
Any decision regarding filtration of water should be weighed against the relative importance of each of these factors.
In addition to minimizing overall maintenance costs, other factors include labor costs, the potential costs of lost production, conversion, and recovery of valuable products during scheduled and unscheduled downtime. While much of this can seem intimidating, there are a few easy methods to determine whether your current filtration system needs an update to a more state of the art filtration system.
by Ask Filter Man
Click on this link for a simple method to determine whether a change is worthwhile for your applications:
For questions about industrial filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man forum at http://www.ronningen-petter.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp.
If you would like to discuss this filtration solution with one of RPA Process Technologies highly-trained Applications Specialists, please contact us at http://www.ronningen-petter.com/ContactUs/Contact-Us.asp.
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