Polypropylene Filter Plate Repair and Replacement
In industrial mining operations, filter press plates have to withstand significant pressure and high volumes of slurry on a daily basis. Because of this, they are susceptible to wear and tear and may require occasional repairs. M. W. Watermark™ offers high-density polypropylene filter plate repair and replacement services to help keep your operation moving forward.
What We Offer
At M. W. Watermark, our experienced technicians will evaluate and repair your worn or damaged filter plates. For your convenience, you can start by simply sending in photos to help us evaluate the type of work that may be needed, including cleaning, welding or new components. In addition to our recommendation, we can then provide estimated repair costs up front. For a firm repair quote, send in your filter plates for a no-obligation, physical evaluation. If you decide to go forward with the repairs, we’ll perform the recommended services in-house. We know you can’t afford much downtime, so we will make every effort to get your plates serviced and back to you as soon as possible.
Our repair capabilities include:
- Cleaning – Our techs will thoroughly wash the plates and restore them to like-new condition
- Welding – We perform plastic welding to address cracks, air blow erosion, solids abrasion, sealing-surface imperfections, stripped hardware inserts, and more
- Replacement Parts – Your filter plates might require new diaphragms (if replaceable), plate packing (gasketing / packing seals / collars), air blow deflectors, handles, slide blocks, wear pads or other plastic, rubber or metal components
Should You Repair or Replace?
With a high-speed mining press, you might encounter common issues like ruptured membranes or clogged filtrate porting, which, if not corrected, can reduce throughput and negatively affect up-time. Whenever possible, we recommend repairing filter plates both from an environmental and also a cost-savings standpoint. Depending on the size and type, new plates can cost anywhere from 2 to 10 times the cost of repair. Filter plate repair also saves the cost of broken plate disposal. Not only does filter plate repair save money, it saves time. Specialized filter plates can be repaired much quicker than they can be manufactured new – this is a supply chain solution that helps some customers avoid process interruptions.
However, if a filter plate is significantly worn or damaged and does need to be replaced, M.W. Watermark can supply plates for multiple size configurations and many makes and models of filter presses. Plate sizes include: 1.5 x 1.5 m, 1.5 x 2 m, 2 x 2 m, 2.5 x 3 m and more. Filter press manufacturers include: Metso® (Sala®), Ishigaki® (Lasta®), Outotec® (Larox®), and FLSmidth® (Eimco®) as well as others.
“Mining Filter Plates: Repair vs. Replace” – Read more on our blog
Contact M. W. Watermark
When you need to repair or replace your polypropylene filter plates, turn to the filtration experts at M. W. Watermark. Contact us today to learn more.