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Resin Trap Screen for Water Treatment

Jul. 03, 2023

A resin trap screen or media trap screen is a simple, inexpensive protective sieve device that ensures the ion exchange resin or other filtration media does not leave the water treatment equipment.

YUANLV offers resin and media trap filter screens that protect water treatment system lines, minimize the risk of downstream contamination and ensure a complete loss of media in the event of a failure.

Wedge Wire Resin Trap Screen for Water Treatment

How do Water Treatment Systems Get Damaged?

Many water treatment processes use small granular, plastic, powdered, pelletized and/or crystalline media in a pressure vessel. Over the years, complex screens, slotted pipes, perforated plates, and molded devices have been engineered to keep the media in the vessel. But through corrosion, chemical attack, thermal damage, rapid flow changes, system age, and/or water hammer, these distribution systems will be damaged.

When the distribution systems are damaged, the ion exchange resin or other media will get into the water distribution system contaminating and/or destroying downstream RO membranes, expensive membrane filters, pumps, tanks, piping, processes and any product touched by this contaminated water.

Best practices call for all media systems to have a resin trap, so you minimize the risk of downstream contamination.

Resin traps can:

Eliminate mass resin/media loss into piping distribution systems

Prevent loss of resin during backwashing

Protect downstream equipment and pumps

The flanged Profile Wire Screen element included with the main housing as depicted below eliminates the migration and loss of expensive resin/media, whilst at the same time protecting your pumping equipment. A combination of different Profile Wire sizes and slot openings can be used depending on your circumstance.

wedge wire Resin Trap Screen filters

1. Understanding Resin Trap Screens:

Resin trap screens are typically cylindrical devices made of high-quality materials such as stainless steel 304 316 316L. They are strategically placed within water treatment systems to capture and retain resin or other filtration media. These screens consist of a perforated outer cylinder and an inner mesh or screen that acts as a barrier to prevent the escape of resin particles.

2. Functionality of Resin Trap Screens:

When water flows through a treatment system, it carries suspended particles, including resin or media used for filtration. The resin trap screen acts as a barrier, allowing the water to pass through while capturing and retaining the resin particles. The perforated outer cylinder ensures that the trapped resin does not escape, while the inner mesh or screen prevents clogging and maintains the flow rate.

3. Benefits of Resin Trap Screens:

Resin trap screens offer several advantages in the water treatment industry. Firstly, they help prevent the loss of expensive resin or media, ensuring cost-effectiveness and reducing the need for frequent replacements. Secondly, these screens contribute to the overall efficiency of the treatment process by maintaining a consistent flow rate and preventing clogging. Additionally, resin trap screens are easy to clean and maintain, further enhancing their usability.

Resin Trap Screen application

4. Applications of Resin Trap Screens:

Ion exchange resin trap technology has been used extensively as a practical and effective form of water treatment for many years,it is often used with water softening,which is its most common application.

Resin trap screens find applications in various water treatment processes, including ion exchange, activated carbon filtration, and multimedia filtration. They are commonly used in industrial settings, such as power plants, chemical plants, and wastewater treatment facilities. Resin trap screens are also utilized in residential and commercial water treatment systems to ensure the removal of impurities and provide clean, safe water.

5. Conclusion:

Resin trap screens are essential components in the water treatment industry, playing a vital role in maintaining the efficiency and effectiveness of treatment processes. By capturing and retaining resin or media, these screens prevent loss, reduce costs, and ensure the production of high-quality treated water. Their versatility and ease of maintenance make them a valuable asset in both industrial and residential water treatment applications.

YUANLV filter factory is the distributor and supplier of Ion Exchange Resin in China. Remember, if you have any further questions or need more information, feel free to ask!

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