filter separation devices are known throughout the world as the best in
The previous solutions were either high in maintenance or high in price. The RUSCO Sediment Trapper Filters and Spin-Down Sediment Filters are economically priced, provide a high flow capacity, are easily flushed, provide tool-free access for cleaning and are equipped with a reusable filter screen.
remarkable product is designed to remove shale, shell, debris, pipe scale,
course sand, fine sand, grit from new wells, very fine sand and grit.
There are 13 mesh sizes available to tackle your sediment problems.
is the ease in which these filters are disassembled for manual cleaning.
(1" Sediment Trapper shown) Normally the removal of the sediment
is accomplished simply by opening the drain valve.
In this section, you will be making the filter selection based on your conditions. You will select the style of filter, the size based on flow, (we help you determine that) and the screen size and material. Hot water and chemical resistant filters are also available.
Please note that this style filter produces excellent results removing shale, shell, debris, pipe scale, course sand, fine sand, grit from new wells, very fine sand and grit. It does NOT perform well with mud, clay, silt or other lightweight material. Please contact us before applying this filter to those type contaminants. Options such as oversizing or using a combination of filter styles may be required.
You may go
straight to the order page if you want to see the list, or if you already
know what you want. The Spin-Down and Sediment Trapper are on separate
two basic styles available.
Both of these filters feature the spin-down technology.
The Spin-Down filter houses the screen inside a clear cover. During operation, the water and sediment swirl around the inside of the cover at high speed. The heavier contaminants spin out to the wall of the cover and drop down out of the water current. The water flows through the screen and out to the discharge of the filter body. The screen will stop any lightweight particulate. Accumulated matter in the cover or on the screen can be flushed away by opening the flush valve while the unit is in operation.
The Sediment Trapper operates the same, but also provides a reservoir below the screen for accumulation of sediment. This product is recommended for cases where an abundance of sediment is expected. I do NOT usually recommend this filter in the 1 ¼", 1 ½" or 2" unless ONLY heavy sediment is present. The shorter screen can plug more quickly with lightweight sediment.
These filters were designed for cold water applications. For Hot Water or Chemicals, please refer to the specifications and charts. These specialty filters are listed on the standard filter pages at the bottom.
Chemical resistant filters are available in Spin-Down and Sediment Trapper configurations. They are designed for applications other than plain water. Refer to the chemical resistance chart.
temperature filter is for temperature/pressure combinations that exceed
73 deg F @ 150 PSI or 100 deg F @ 40 PSI. These are available in ¾", 1¼" and 1½" female NPT.
PRESSURE / TEMPERATURE GRAPH
you will need to know the flow rate in gallons per minute (GPM)
at the point where the filter will be installed. In a household point
of entry, this can be calculated by opening as many faucets as possible
and then observing the water meter for one minute. If you have a well,
perform the following test: Insure no water is being used. Open spigot
near pressure tank. When pump starts, close spigot and measure time (in
seconds) to refill tank. This is cycle time. Using a container of known
volume, draw water and measure volume in gallons until pump starts again.
This is draw-down. Divide draw-down by cycle time and multiply by 60.
Result is pump rate in gallons per minute. (GPM) If you have a situation
other than the above, contact us. (Note: The pipe size will not give you
the flow rate. This filter will not operate properly if the wrong flow
rate is selected.)
Please use the SEDIMENT FILTER APPLICATIONS CHART (above) for selecting the screen mesh size. Simply selecting the 1000 mesh may result in frequent plugging of the screen. Contact us if you need advice in making the selection.
To install, you will need to reduce down to 1" to mount the filter. The filter body comes with PVC slip fittings. Reducer bushings are available to match other size pipe. Bushings are also available with female pipe thread. For other installations, please contact us.
chart, we would recommend a 140-mesh screen. Polyester is generally
used, however if you anticipate having to scrub it often, or if the contamination
is severe, stainless steel screens are available in selected sizes.
For extreme conditions or surface waters, a perforated stainless steel
screen may be required.
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