Magnetic Separation and Liquid Filtration Applications and Solutions

As a leading magnetic separation and liquid filtration manufacturer, Zero Gravity Filters’ filtration and separation technologies remove impurities from water, low-viscosity oils, and other water-based fluids. Our efficient, effective filtration and separation technologies reflect our dedication to product quality and process reliability. Whatever your application needs are, ZGF has the perfect solution for you. 

ZGF technology provides innovative filtration solutions for a variety of processes and applications

Filtration is often implemented as an after-thought, or simply a checkbox.  But the cleanliness of process fluids is critical to the profitability, environmental compliance and health & safety of the entire operation.  Filtration is critical in applications / processes listed in the table below.  ZGF has the best technology to capture and remove undesirable solids from process fluids and provide significant value while eliminating disposable media and reducing waste and total operating costs.

ZGF technology provides value because it is:

  • fully automatic
  • consistent & reliable
  • non-disposable
  • energy efficient - utilizing a minimal amount of electricity and air during purge/backwash
  • able to remove ferrous particles down to 1 micron and non-ferrous particles down to 20 microns
  • able to provide value and help optimize each process by effective and efficient contaminant capture and removal
  • environmentally responsible – does not generate additional waste, unlike bags, cartridges and roll media

 

Effective Contaminant Filtration Improves Profitability

Contamination of fluids such as wash solutions, metalworking fluids, quench fluid, mill coolants, process water, white water and cooling water with metal fines, scale, suspended solids, silt, and other undesirable solids can negatively impact a process. 

If the contamination is not efficiently removed, it could cause lost productivity, higher operating costs, increased maintenance costs, equipment damage, poor quality, environmental non-compliance, and an unsafe work environment.

 

Advantages of ZGF Technologies in Various Processes

 

Machining, honing, grinding, lapping & polishing

  • Extend Tool and Abrasive Life
  • Extend Metalworking Fluid Life
  • Improve Quality & Process Reliability
  • Increase Productivity
  • Reduce Scrap and Rework
  • Reduce Maintenance & Machine and Component Wear
  • Reduce Total Operating Costs
  • Reduce Environmental Footprint of the Process
  • Improve Health & Safety by Minimizing Worker Interface Requirements and Exposure

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                          

 

ERW Tube Mill

  • Protect and Extend Life of Impeder
  • Protect High Pressure Pumps
  • Protect Inspection and Test Equipment
  • Extend Mill, Machine, Cutting Tool and Quench Fluid Life
  • Extend Coil Life
  • Provide Consistent Metallurgical Properties
  • Increase Productivity
  • Reduce Maintenance
  • Automate Scale Removal
  • Reduce Machine and Component (i.e. Rollers) Wear
  • Reduce Total Operating Costs
  • Reduce Environmental Footprint of the Process
  • Improve Health & Safety by Minimizing Worker Interface Requirements and Exposure

 

Industrial parts washing

  • Improve Part Cleanliness
  • Improve Quality & Process Reliability
  • Prevent Nozzle Plugging
  • Reduce Washer Maintenance & Machine / Component Wear
  • Extend Wash Solution Life
  • Reduce Total Operating Costs
  • Reduce Environmental Footprint of the Process
  • Improve Health & Safety by Minimizing Worker Interface Requirements and Exposure

 

 

 

 

 

Recycled Water

  • Reduce suspended solids for reuse
  • Reduce suspended solids as part of a comprehensive treatment and purification system
  • Reduce Environmental Footprint of the Process by Reducing or Eliminating Disposable Filter Media
  • Improve Health & Safety by Minimizing Worker Interface Requirements and Exposure

 

Paint Pretreatment

  • Reduce Defects per Vehicle
  • Improve Quality & Process Reliability
  • Increase Productivity
  • Reduce Scrap
  • Reduce Downstream Labor (i.e. sanding deck)
  • Reduce Maintenance
  • Reduce Total Operating Costs
  • Reduce Environmental Footprint of the Process
  • Improve Health & Safety by Minimizing Worker Interface Requirements and Exposure

 

Wet Scrubbers / Wet Electrostatic Precipitators

  • Spray Nozzle Protection
  • Help to Ensure Environmental Compliance
  • Allow for continuous, uninterrupted operation
  • Reduce Maintenance and Total Operating Costs

 

Induction Hardening & Quench

  • Extend Coil Life
  • Extend Quench Fluid Life
  • Improve Quality & Process Reliability
  • Provide Consistent Metallurgical Properties
  • Increase Productivity
  • Reduce Maintenance & Machine and Component Wear
  • Reduce Total Operating Costs
  • Reduce Environmental Footprint of the Process
  • Improve Health & Safety by Minimizing Worker Interface Requirements and Exposure

 

Pump Seal Water

  • Protect Pump Seals & Reduce Maintenance
  • Extend Pump Seal Life
  • Allow for use of Recycled Water
  • Reduce Total Operating Costs

 

Cooling Towers, Chillers, Condensers & Heat Exchangers

  • Reduce Cleaning of Tower Basin and Heat Exchangers
  • Reduce Equipment and Component Wear, Extend Equipment Life
  • Improve Heat Transfer Efficiency
  • Reduce Energy Requirement
  • Reduce Chemical Consumption
  • Provide a Cleaner System less Conducive to Microbial Growth and Safer Work Environment
  • Reduce Maintenance and Total Operating Costs
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Food Processing (Fruits & Vegetables) – Flume Water & Wash Water

  • Minimize Disinfectant Usage
  • Minimize Water Consumption
  • Meet Safety and Quality Compliance for Wash Water
  • Improve Quality & Process Reliability
  • Reduce Downstream Processing Requirements
  • Allow for use of Recycled Water
  • Reduce Total Operating Costs

 

Industrial Water & Wastewater

  • Ensure Discharge Compliance.  Polishing Filter for WWTP Discharge
  • Prefilter, Membrane Protection
  • Nozzle Protection
  • Protect Critical Equipment
  • Pump Seal Protection
  • Recycled Process and /or Wastewater
  • Reduce Maintenance and Total Operating Costs

 

  • Produced, Flowback & Water / Brine for Deep Well Injection
  • Prevent Deep Well Perforation Plugging, Formation Invasion & Well Bore Fill Up
  • Removal of Suspended Solids as part of an overall Treatment Process for Reuse or Disposal
  • Minimize the Environmental Footprint by Reducing or Eliminating the need for Disposable Filter Media
  • Improve Health & Safety by Minimizing Worker Interface Requirements and Exposure
  • Reduce Total Operating Costs

 

Steel Rolling, Finishing & Galvanizing

  • Reduce Defects and Total Operating Costs in Galvanizing and Rolling Operations
  • Extend Degrease Solution Life
  • Protect High Pressure Pumps
  • Protect Inspection and Test Equipment (Bar Mills)
  • Extend Mill Coolant Life
  • Increase Productivity
  • Reduce Maintenance
  • Automate Scale Removal
  • Reduce Machine and Component (i.e. Roll) Wear
  • Optimize Roll Grinding Operations
  • Protect Heat Exchangers and Improve Heat Transfer Efficiency in Critical Process Cooling Operations
  • Minimize the Environmental Footprint by Reducing or Eliminating the need for Disposable Filter Media
  • Improve Health & Safety by Minimizing Worker Interface Requirements and Exposure

 

Head Box & White Water (Pulp & Paper)

  • Prevent Nozzle plugging
  • Reduce Water Consumption (recycle process / white water)
  • Improve Quality & Process Reliability
  • Reduce Maintenance and Total Operating Costs

 

 

Spray Nozzle Protection

  • Prevent Nozzle Plugging and Erosion
  • Maintain Consistent Nozzle performance
  • Allow for Continuous Operation and Eliminate Interruption in Production
  • Reduce Maintenance and Total Operating Costs

 

 

Process Diagrams for ZGF Technology Applications

Outlined below are 18 different process diagrams that show you where ZGF technology can be implemented in a specific process and the benefits it provides.

 

 

 

ZGF technologies meet all purchasing and performance criteria

Zero Gravity Filters offers four extremely unique and effective separation/filtration technologies to meet the demanding needs of many applications.

  • Maggie – Maggie is a fully automatic, in-line, high intensity, high efficiency, self-cleaning, patented magnetic separator.  Maggie is the best available technology for separating magnetic contaminants from process fluids.
  • Spring Filter – The proprietary ZGF Spring Filter is a 316 stainless-steel coil wound with a variable pitch that allows the filter element to open evenly from top to bottom ensuring that all contaminants are completely removed from the filter element with each backwash.  The Spring Filter element is utilized in the EZ Clean family of automatic filtration systems.
  • Tornado – The Tornado is a patented high “G”-force, centrifugal separator.  The Tornado is a simple but extremely innovative device. Tornado effectively removes particles without any regular maintenance.
  • MEC– The MEC is the only fully automatic, permanent media, in-line filter that combines magnetic and barrier filtration in a single system. 

 

Solid Contaminant Filtration and Separation Videos

Check out the links below for an interactive look at ZGF filtration and separation technologies at work.

  • Spring Filter animation – The animation shows the basic principle of operation.
  • Spring Filter video - See the coil open and shimmer and the contaminants disappear!
  • Phoenix animation – The animation shows the basic principle of operation.
  • EZ Clean Phoenix video - The narrated video explains and allows you to see how the Phoenix works; and you can see how all debris is removed during backwash when the Spring Filter opens and shimmers
  • Maggie and Smart Drum animation – The animation shows the basic principle of operation.
  • Maggie video – The video shows and explains how the Maggie technology works. See how Maggie captures ferrous contaminants and then purges them to the Smart Drum!
  • Tornado animation – View the Tornado in operation.

 

Talk with the Filtration and Separation Experts at ZGF Today

Filtration should not be a burden. Filtration should be a tool that improves quality and reduces cost. Simplicity, consistency, reliability and the lowest cost of ownership make ZGF technology the best solution and value for all your filtration needs.

Let us help you meet your objectives and make your job easier. Please contact us for a free consultation or request a quote today.