Filter press launched for mining industry


The modular design of the Outotec FP-S filter press allows it to be configured with optional accessories to meet the requirements in standard filtration applications

FLEXIBILITY WITH ACCESSORIES The modular design of the Outotec FP-S filter press allows it to be configured with optional accessories to meet the requirements in standard filtration applications

6th September 2019


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Mining processing equipment provider Outotec has launched the new Outotec FP-S filter press, which is ideal for standard filtration applications, particularly when there is a need for short delivery lead time and a safe, reliable operation.

The filter press offers efficient solid-liquid separation, is available in a range of configurations, and is supported by the company’s expert technical services to ensure reliable process performance and long equipment lifetime.

The FP-S filter press was launched to extend the scope of filter press offerings to customers. It also features a standard design and options for short lead times and reduced capital expenditure for customers.

As Outotec has had a long and prominent presence in the design and manufacture of filtration equipment for a variety of industrial applications, this extensive experience has been of vital importance in the development of the Outotec FP-S filter press.

“Our goal is to develop a standard design for filter presses, which would enable us to offer a cost-effective option for straightforward applications that could be manufactured and delivered within a short timescale,” says Outotec filters director Geoff Foster.

“The new Outotec FP-S filter press offers the same safety, reliability and quality as all our other filtration solutions, but is designed for less demanding applications that don’t require product tailoring to meet the exact need of each process,” he explains.

The Outotec FP-S filter press is suitable for various applications including filtration in bulk mining, tailings, metallurgical refineries, industrial minerals, food, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. It is available with filtration areas ranging from 1 m2 to 1 000 m2.

The filter press is available in side-bar and overhead-beam configurations. The overhead-beam option offers reliable operation for harsh environments with corrosive slurry residues and features a top single-point shifting device to help prevent nonsynchronous movement of the overhead shifter. The shifting movement is precise, smooth, and easy to adjust, with reduced wear resulting in a longer component life.

Each filter can be delivered complete with piping, valves and instruments, which is optional. The main piping can be factory- commissioned to speed up on-site commissioning. Customers can choose from a range of safety device options, including light curtains, a pull-wire switch to protect against the mechanical movement, and movable or fixed splash guards to protect operators from coming into contact with the hot or toxic slurry.

The Outotec FP-S filter features automation machinery manufacturer Siemens control and a human-machine interface system for simple, stable operation. The control system can be configured according to the operating condition and process requirements.

Owing to the modular design of the Outotec FP-S filter press, it can be configured with optional accessories to meet the requirements in standard filtration applications. The company’s scope of supply can cover a range of equipment from filtration process design to filter press and ancillary equipment selection, installation and commissioning, and spare parts supply.

The Outotec FP-S filter press complements the Outotec filter press range, which includes the Outotec Larox FP filter press, that has a sustained track record for delivering premium performance and flexibility for demanding applications.

Edited by Mia Breytenbach
Creamer Media Deputy Editor: Features



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