Amiad filter development based on Arkal technology

Water filtration specialist Amiad Filtration announced on 28 February 2011 that it has completed testing of a new water filtration system installed for Israel's leading petrochemical producer, Carmel Olefins Ltd, which is now fully operational.

Based on proprietary disc filtration technology developed by Arkal Filtration Systems, the solution provides full stream filtration for the plant's cooling water tower system used for heat exchangers.

The all-polymeric system uses grooved discs and combines low pressure backwash of 2 bar with a filtration level of 55 microns. It is designed to prevent the clogging of heat exchangers, a significant consideration for the plant's manufacturing process.

In 2010, Amiad completed the acquisition of Arkal with the intention of leveraging the company's disc filtration technology to strengthen its global market share in the irrigation, industrial and municipal water filtration industries, as well as expand its reach into new strategic markets.

"This project leverages our acquisition of Arkal and reinforces our track record of successfully completing complex installations, from commissioning through operation," said Amos Dadon, senior sales manager in Israel at Amiad. "The merged company - with its combined intellectual property - has become a true one-stop-shop for all water filtration needs, offering the market's most flexible and technologically advanced solutions."

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