TMCI Padovan has created the Victoria DE filter to meet the stringent demands of the worlds’ best brewers, you simply cannot find a better DE filter anywhere.
The filtration chamber is designed and manufactured according to European directive PED, in order to filter liquids in presence of gases (sparkling wines, beer, soft drinks and sugar syrup) and inject compressed gases into the filter during the processing phases.
The filtering elements, from an original Padovan design, are flat and crushproof; they allow a high drainage flow in the filtration phase and during the pre-panel formation, and a complete and accurate cleaning in the washing phase, even below the filtration cloth. The filtering elements are made up of a sheet in AISI304 stainless steel provided with a series of projections obtained thanks to a drawing process on which the filtration cloth in AISI 316L lays with 65 micron meshes. The qualifying feature is the lack of a drainage grid, which is a potential source of pollution for the product.
The rotation motor of the filtering elements is provided with a hydraulic coupling, in order to minimize the stresses at the start-up of the motor. The mechanical seals that are installed on the plate rotation shaft are provided with an automatic fluxing group for all models.
The filter is complete with tubes, valves and joints, flow indicator and sight glasses, water feeding pump in AISI 316, dispenser for the preparation of the filtration adjuvants provided with a dosing pump with stainless steel head and mixer.
The Victoria filters are provided with a flow spreader which prevents the formation of vortexes and anomalous currents, with both high and low liquid flow rate, and a large-diameter collector to optimize the distribution of the liquids and filtration adjuvants. This permits a totally uniform formation of the filtering panel.
Once the filtration is completed, the residual liquid in the jar is drained by using the compressed gas and filtered through the final plates, that act as a residual filter. The panel, in order to recover all the product that is present inside it, can be dried using compressed gas before performing the drainage.
The panel is drained by rapidly rotation of the plates and through the injection of water from the washing nozzles. The panel is conveyed outside the filter through a large-diameter butterfly valve, using compressed air or other compressed gases, that are supplied by the customer. This avoids any installation of external pumps to the filter drainage.
The final washing is carried out with water jets coming out of calibrated holes obtained on a vertical collector. The electric panel is in class IP55.
The available models have surfaces from 5 to 80 square meters.