Safe filter monitoring with differential pressure gauges

Filter monitoring is really a core task of differential pressure gauges ? the differential pressure increases as soon as the filter becomes clogged. The measuring instruments thus signal once the filter should be cleaned or replaced. The efficiency of this type of solution can be illustrated by the example of WIKA pressure gauges of the DELTA-line series in water treatment.
With Memorability and operating display ? the WIKA model DPGS40 differential pressure gauge enables safe filter monitoring.
In the water industry, reverse osmosis is a widely used process to split up water from unwanted substances. The corresponding filtration systems work with semi-permeable membranes.
For filter monitoring, a global solution provider for the treating drinking, industrial and wastewater uses WIKA model DPGS40 differential pressure gauges in its plants in Germany. The instrument measures the pressure on both sides of the membrane.
Timely intervention at the filter
In addition to the on-site display of the differential pressure, the pressure gauge has an integrated microswitch. This sends a warning signal to the control centre when a defined limit value is reached. This permits the operator to set up for timely cleaning or replacement of the filter. Due to its mechanical measuring principle, the filter monitoring also functions reliably in case of a power failure.
Continuous monitoring
Prompt intervention at the filter is essential for just two reasons. Firstly: It prevents possible contamination of the water. Secondly: The operator saves energy by using continuous filter monitoring. The more fouled a filter is, the harder the pump must work for the desired media flow.
Integrated working pressure indication
The customer chose the DELTA-line pressure gauge for filter monitoring for yet another reason ? because of the integrated working pressure indication. These details is essential to the plant manager since it allows him to draw conclusions about the respective pump performance. To obtain this information without the two-in-one solution, he would otherwise have had to create yet another measuring location.
Further measuring requirements
As well as filter monitoring, the differential pressure gauges of the DELTA-line series are suitable for tasks in level and flow measurement. In different versions, they cover a wide range of applications. DPGx instruments can be found with analogue signal output or more to two microswitches. All have ATEX approval. Gleam variant with SIL certification and DNV-GL approval for marine applications.
Note
An overview of all instruments in the DELTA-line series can be found in our flyer. Further technical information on the products can be found in the pressure gauge and contact pressure gauge products on the WIKA website. Should you have any questions, your contact will gladly assist you to.
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