Filter Plate Gasket Installation

As tedious as it may be, an important part of filter press maintenance is upkeep of your filter cloths and gasketing. Today we’re going show you proper filter plate gasketing installation and removal.

Tools needed

  • Awl and deburring tool
  • Gasket material – product number varies, please call M.W. Watermark for details
  • Dead blow hammer – product number: 40000026
  • Sharp razor
  • Super glue
  • Soap and water solution in a spray bottle
  • Dry towel

Filter Plate Gasket Installation (and Removal) Video

Filter Plate Gasket Installation (and Removal) Instructions

The instructions below may seem confusing without video, if you have any trouble with the video, let us know.

1) Insert awl and pull up on gasket

2) Pull it out of the plate and discard

3) Check the groove for jagged edges; if found, use deburring tool to smooth

4) Squirt water and soap solution into groove; this lubrication eases installation

5) Insert gasket into the BOTTOM CENTER of plate

6) Begin pounding gasket into groove with deadblow hammer, leaving “humps” every 2-3 inches

7) Continue pounding gasketing material into groove, leaving “humps” every 2-3 inches

IMPORTANT – DO NOT STRETCH OR PULL GASKET MATERIAL

8) When you get all the way around filter plate, match ends of gasket and cut evenly with razor blade leaving about 1/8” of overlap

9) Super glue one end of gasket and press ends together

10) Work your way around the plate, pounding the gasket humps into filter plate groove

11) Check for high spots you may have missed

12) Wipe excess solution off filter plate

O-Ring Installation Video

O-Ring Installation (and Removal) Instructions

The instructions below may seem confusing without video, if you have any trouble with the video, let us know.

1) Insert awl and pull up on o-ring

2) Cut o-ring with a razor so you can determine size needed

3) Straighten o-ring and use it to measure how much gasketing material is needed for the new o-ring
*M.W.Watermark stocks a variety of pre-fit o-ring sizes. If you have pre-fit o-rings, skip steps 2, 3, and 4

O-Ring for Filter Plate
Pre-made O-Ring for Filter Plate

4) Super glue ends together prior to installing (hold ends together for 5 seconds)

5) Check opening for jagged edges. If found, use deburring tool to smooth.

6) Spray soap and water solution into groove

7) Set gasket in the hole and pound in all four edges and sides

8) Make sure gasket protrudes above the plate as equally as possible

M.W. Watermark stocks many of the tools needed to install filter plate gasketing; you can find the product numbers above. We can also remove and install filter cloths and gaskets for you.

Please let us know if you have any questions by leaving a comment (we check them everyday) or by contacting us.

© Copyright 2014 M.W. Watermark

Was this post helpful? Rate this blog post.

Filter Plate Gasket Installation
Tagged on:                         

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *