Sinter Metal Filters
Advanced Filtration Solutions for Demanding Applications
Our porous metal solutions excel in a wide variety of demanding applications, providing sufficient performance to filter products.
GKN SIKA brand products are available in a range of materials. Tailoring design requirements to individual process requirements is easy with the powder metal solution.
Available materials: Stainless Steel (standard 316L), Hastelloy, Inconel, Monel, Bronze, Titanium, and special alloys on request.
- Shape stability by self-supporting structure
- Suitable for high differential pressures
- Thermal stability up to 950°C
- High corrosion resistance
- High permeability and low Dp
- Defined filtration by exact pore size distribution
- Filters can be back flushed and cleaned easily
- Welding and machining are possible
We offer multiple product solutions for filtration of hot gases in industrial applications that has operating temperatures routinely exceed 750°C for extended periods of time. These filters most often function in systems equipped with automatic self-cleaning capabilities, and the filter elements must be capable of full regeneration on each cycle.
Our sparging equipment and elements are used in many applications where gas liquid contacting is required for a reaction: stripping, mixing, or diffusion purposes. In many applications, we help you maximize process efficiency by recommending and designing the best suitable solution based on a large variety of available sparger units.
We offer custom-designed and self-supporting filter elements down to a filter efficiency of 0.1µm in liquid. The patented metallic membrane, with a dual sandwich design of two sinter connected powder grades, offers excellent cake release and improves flow, compared to conventionally designed filters. For processes that involve a catalyst, the metallic membrane SIKA-R AS is the perfect filter. Our filter elements have a lifetime that exceeds most competing solutions because of the weld free design with a “solid-solid” connection.
Custom-designed fluidizing equipment for new and existing industrial systems. By tediously controlling filter manufacturing, we are able to ensure optimal gas distribution that results in perfect mass flow or mixing for many different media including bronze, stainless steel and polyethylene. In addition, fluidizing cones made of sintered metal are most often self-supporting, and are delivered with all required connecting flanges.
Case Study Spotlight: Higher Productivity with Advanced Filter Media
A chemical manufacturer was looking to increase the output of a product line, without exchanging the complete filtration system due to cost issues.
GKN engineering recommended the SIKA-R 3 AS metallic membrane to solve the challenge. Compared to conventional filter media, the AS membrane delivers a 20% higher flow rate and higher output of the filtration system.
With customized design, cartridges are used as a retrofit in almost any filter vessel. The chemical manufacturer was able to increase productivity while maintaining the existing filter system.
This saved the additional costs of vessels, tubesheets, and valves that would have made the project over budget. The SIKA-R 3 AS metallic membrane enabled a quick return of investment for them.
Fluidization is a process where solid particles are blown with gas, often through a porous metal media with sufficient force, to cause the particles to rise and move inside the container.Read More
WHY GKN SINTER METAL FILTERS
We are here to support various applications on their strict requirements for metal filters with customizable and innovative designs. We offer a variety of solutions to fulfill your strict requirements. Our products have a long standing history of being commonly used in gas- and liquid filtration, dampening, sparging, sensor protection, bulk handling and many more applications.
- Industry leading manufacturer of porous sintered metal products
- Innovative customized designs
- State-of-the-art porous elements
- Service from Engineering up to aftermarket support
- Expertise in various applications in chemical, food, and beverage industries
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