Please come and discover our innovations and the new faces of ADEQUATEC at Pollutec Lyon from 27 to 30 Nov. 2018 at our booth in the institutional space of La Nouvelle Aquitaine: Hall 4 Stand: G100, G112
ADEQUATEC has developed a major innovation in the field of sludge dewatering by screw press by creating a reusable drum: An ADEQUAPRESS Plug and Play drum designed as a refillable filter cartridge!
Ten years after installing the first sludge dewatering press in France (ADEQUAPRESS of WWTP of IDRON-64 operated by SUEZ since 2007), ADEQUATEC has just put on the market at the end of 2017 a new range of screw presses in rupture with all the existing technologies. ADEQUATEC engineers took advantage of feedback and suggestions from their customers and carried out a methodical and complete re-engineering of the ADEQUAPRESS technology. The whole range has been lightened by 40% on average and has been made more ergonomic, more compact and lower to make it easier for operators (Highest point at 1.60 m for large DH3000 drums).
Indeed, several innovations have been introduced :
– The main innovation concerns heavy maintenance (five-year maintenance) which, often, in addition to logistical hazards or various incidents, requires stopping production and the establishment of mobile dehydration units whose cost is proportional to the time of stop. ADEQUAPRESS drums have been standardized into three models of different sizes. Each machine may consist of 1 to 5 drums in parallel operating as a battery of interchangeable filter cartridges. Any drum can stop or be removed from the battery without having to stop the others.
- The drums have been designed to be easily and quickly replaceable. Once disconnected electrically, just unclamp a flange and ten bolts to raise a drum in less than an hour. To this end, the drum has been equipped with a clever superior stiffening structure including built-in lifting rings that allow safe lifting.
- The cleaning of the drum has also been revisited. Now, a set of solenoid valves makes it possible to wash the drums sequentially thus reducing the need for instantaneous flow and concentrating it on a single drum. This made it possible to double the washing ramps in the dewatering zone and a four-sided washing of the pressing zone.