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Using Tekleen Filters for Seawater Filtration on Cruise Ships

1. Using Filtered Water for Ballast Water Exchange

Filtered sea water from a ship’s ballast can be released back into the sea, eliminating the potential of unloading non-native and often invasive plants and animals where they don’t belong. Many cruise lines are using on-board filtration to clean their bilge water during the ballast water exchange. By using Tekleen self-cleaning automatic filters, ballast water can be cleaned of debris and solids, thereby preventing animals, vegetation, and floating debris from exiting. Debris can then be collected and disposed of properly.

2. Pre-Filtering for Potable Water Processing from Sea Water, and Keeping Pipes Clean for Maintenance Minimization

When used for other purposes to filter water on board, an automatic self-cleaning Tekleen filter can support cooling systems, can pre-filter water for further cleaning and desalination, and can support the operational reliability of piping, spray heads and any devices that water flows through, by keeping them clean of deposits. Tekleen filters can be used to filter outgoing washwater from laundry, galleys, mess halls, swimming pools and spas, and bathing. It can be used as a pre-filter down to 2 microns, protecting R/O and microfiltration systems that might be used on board for potable water production from sea water.

Using a Tekleen filter increases the potential use of filteredtekleen filter wastewater as re-used water or make-up water throughout a processing operation.

Without a proper filtration system, the debris in source water can cause fouling of pipes and heat exchanging surfaces, which lowers the thermal efficiency of the system. Fouling also increases the friction losses and induces erosion, corrosion, and energy waste by increasing the demand for a higher flow rate. Other problems include the plugging of spray nozzles, blinding of sensors, analyzers, as well as the wearing down of pump gland seals, scrubbers, misters, membranes, and ion exchanger columns. These issues can cause unscheduled shutdowns for maintenance and cleaning and the loss of many man-hours. Filtration is one of the simplest and most convenient ways of solving these problems.

By using Tekleen self-cleaning filters, the solid debris can be captured, removed from the water flow, and disposed of properly before the filtered water reaches its destination. TEKLEEN® self-cleaning water filters provide the ultimate solution where dirty water is a problem. The filters operate on line pressure alone. The self-cleaning process is triggered by a pressure differential that occurs when water is too highly saturated with solids, and is accomplished in seconds without interrupting the main flow.

The filters are compact in size and designed to meet a variety of industrial applications.

The use of Tekleen self-cleaning filtration is also a great benefit to other uses of sea water, sea-based platforms used in extraction and processing, and water reinjection in general. For a description of these benefits, please see the Tekleen application sheet on platforms, oil production and reinjection wells in the OIL PRODUCTION section of our website.


For more information, visit Tekleen’s article via their website or chat with an experienced Gallagher Fluid Seals Engineer.

Resources: 

  1. http://www.tercenter.org/pages/bilgewater.cfm
  2. https://oceanconservancy.org/blog/2017/03/02/3-easyways-to-stop-invasive-species/
  3. http://www.stapgef.org/sites/default/files/stap/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Durr.pdf
  4. MARPOL regulations- https://www.researchgate.net/
    publication/277708775_Complying_with_MARPOL_7378

VIDEO: Tekleen Low Pressure Filter (LPF)

In addition to their standard filters which operate at 40-150psi,  TEKLEEN® has a line of fully automatic, self-cleaning water filters with working pressure as low as 15psi – the Low Pressure Filter (LPF) Series.

Watch the video below to see the filter in action.

The LPF Series filters are available in a wide range of industrial configurations and are designed and manufactured in accordance to ANSI and ASME standards (ASME U stamp is an option). Sizes range from 2″ – 36″, flow rates from 100 – 20,000 gpm, screen mesh from 25µ – 3,000µ.

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Tekleen Automatic Filter vs. Other Methods

TEKLEEN® Automatic FilterTEKLEEN® water filters are the industry’s highest quality automatic, self-cleaning water filters and strainers. They specialize in providing industrial water filters and irrigation filters which are designed in accordance with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII standards.

The TEKLEEN® filter is self cleaning and operates on line pressure alone, eliminating the need for an external power source. As water passes through the water filter, the dirt particles are collected on the screen. This causes a drop in water pressure. When the pressure drop reaches a preset level, the cleaning cycle is initiated. The Vacuum Screen Cleaner aggressively suctions the dirt from the inside of the screen and flushes it out the drain.  The backwash cycle is accomplished in seconds without interrupting the main flow.

But how do the automatic, self-cleaning filters stack up against alternative filtration methods in the marketplace today?  A TEKLEEN® water filter not only saves you time and money replacing cartridges and bags by automating the cleaning cycle, but is also more advanced and cost-effective than other water filter options available.

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VIDEO: TEKLEEN® ABW Series Filters

TEKLEEN® ABW Series filters are custom manufactured to meet a wide range of industrial applications, including ASME certified, sea water, high temperature, high pressure, etc. The filters are complete with Stainless Steel screens and can be set up in parallel for unlimited flow capacities. The filter bodies are available in stainless steel and carbon steel with baked on epoxy coating. Clean filter pressure drop with 100µ screen is less than 1psi at the rated flow of the filter.

Watch the video below to see the ABW Filter in action.

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Avoid Equipment Fouling and Scaling

TEKLEEN® Water Filters - ABW SeriesTEKLEEN® water filters are the industry’s highest quality automatic, self-cleaning water filters and strainers. They specialize in providing industrial water filters and irrigation filters which are designed in accordance with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII standards and are made by Tekleen Automatic Filters, Inc. in Los Angeles, California.

Established more than 30 years ago, Tekleen Automatic Filters has manufactured and sold over 25,000 filters worldwide to various industrial and irrigation applications.  They take pride in being officially accredited with NSF-61 certification for drinking water.

Water Filtration 101

What is an Automatic Filter?

The TEKLEEN® filter is self-cleaning and operates on line pressure alone, eliminating the need for an external power source. As water passes through the water filter, the dirt particles are collected on the screen. This causes a drop in water pressure. When the pressure drop reaches a preset level, the cleaning cycle is initiated. The Vacuum Screen Cleaner aggressively suctions the dirt from the inside of the screen and flushes it out the drain.

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