Improved Performance from New Huber Inlet Screen
Huber Technology's new EscaMax inlet screen has achieved exceptional results following recent tests at the National Screen Evaluation Facility (NSEF) at Chester Le Street. The average Screenings Capture Ratio was 84% which puts it as a leader in its class.
The tests were conducted following an extensive redesign to the already successful EscaMax fine screen. The modifications to the screen not only improve the Screenings Capture Ratio but also help reduce maintenance costs by extending the period between servicing and reducing routine maintenance.
As Nick Hunt, Huber UKâ€™s Sales Director explained â€œthe EscaMax has been an incredibly successful screen with over 420 installed worldwide and over 50 in the UK alone. However, we are always looking at ways to improve performance and after listening to our customersâ€™ needs the decision was taken to further redesign certain mechanical features of the screenâ€.
Inlet screens purchased for WwTWs that do not function efficiently increase operational expenditure due to a variety of reasons. Poor reliability increases screen maintenance costs and solids material which passes through a screen can block downstream equipment. Poor screen performance can reduce effluent quality and increase the risk of Constent failure.
Aesthetic requirements within consented discharges and the desire for reduced operational expenditure throughout the wastewater process have driven the UK water Industry towards finer screening. As a result, a considerable variety of fine screens are available and the selection of the correct one for a given application is a key decision for any operator.