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Why Does My Cooling Water Need Filtration?

Cooling Tower High Efficiency
Cooling Tower

Suspended solids clog tower nozzles and water distribution systems – resulting in loss of thermal capacity as well as scale and mineral buildup on tower fill and closed tower coils.

Condenser Tube TCX-TCI
Condenser Tube

Suspended solids reduce heat transfer areas and decrease flow inside tubes by accumulating on internal tube fins.

Heat Exchanger Plate
Heat Exchanger Plate

Solids in cooling tower water clog channels and create areas of low thermal conductivity.

Benefits of Cooling Tower Water Filtration

  • Minimize manual cleaning, maintenance, downtime and risk of injury

  • HydroBoosters™ sweep cooling tower basin to remove suspended solids at the source

  • Maintain downstream thermal efficiency of heat transfer surfaces

  • Reduce under-deposit corrosion, remove food source for biological activity and extend life of the basin

  • Maximize equipment life

High Efficiency Basin Sweeping

TCX System

TCX Systems feature a removable head design, allowing access to separator internals for inspection.TCX Removable Head

TCI System

TCI Systems are welded closed and do NOT feature a removable head design.TCI Head

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CONFIGURATIONS

TCI  or TCX
Model
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(TCI)
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(TCX) 
Flow Inlet
(flanged)
Outlet
(grooved)
Inlet
Piping
To Use*
US GPM m3/hr
0030-SRV

0030-ABV

DWG      PDF

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30 7 1-1/2″ 1″ 2″
0065-SRV

0065-ABV

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65 15 2″ 1-1/2″ 2-1/2″
0100-SRV

0100-ABV

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100 23 3″ 2″ 3″
0145-SRV

0145-ABV

DWG      PDF

DWG      PDF

DWG       PDF

DWG       PDF

145 33 3″ 2-1/2″ 4″
0200-SRV

0200-ABV

DWG      PDF

DWG      PDF

DWG       PDF

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200 45 3″ 3″ 4″
0280-SRV

0280-ABV

DWG      PDF

DWG      PDF

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280 64 4″ 4″ 6″
0400-SRV

0400-ABV

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400 91 6″ 4″ 6″
0525-SRV

0525-ABV

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525 119 6″ 4″ 6″
0600-SRV

0600-ABV

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600 136 6″ 6″ 6″
0825-SRV

0825-ABV

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825 187 8″ 6″ 8″
1100-SRV

1100-ABV

DWG     PDF

DWG     PDF

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1100 250 8″ 6″ 10″
1670-SRV

1670-ABV

DWG       PDF

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1670 379 10″ 8″ 10″
TCI  Or TCX
Model
TCI/Weight TCX/Weight Pump
HP
Max
Basin
(Sq Ft)
Empty
(lbs)
Empty
(kg)
Empty
(lbs)
Empty
(kg)
0030-SRV 311 141 320 145 1 30
0065-SRV 352 160 424 192 3 65
0100-SRV 477 217 577 262 2 100
0145-SRV 480 218 631 282 2 145
0200-SRV 547 248 662 300 7.5 200
0280-SRV 656 298 820 372 10 280
0400-SRV 1065 483 1153 523 15 400
0525-SRV 1235 560 1318 598 20 525
0600-SRV 1535 696 1580 717 20 600
0825-SRV 1793 787 1771 803 30 825
1100-SRV 1794 815 1847 838 40 1100
1670-SRV 3405 1544 3598 1632 60 1670

*LAKOS recommended inlet pipe size
All TowerClean systems are rated for 150 psi (10.3 bar) maximum pressure
TCX-TCI Dimensions

DIMENSIONS

 TCI or TCX
Model
Dim A Dim B Dim E – TCI Dim E – TCX
inches mm inches mm inches mm inches mm
0030-SRV 39-3/4″ 1010 24″ 610 44-5/16″ 1125 46-1/8″ 1172
0065-SRV 39-3/4″ 1010 24″ 610 44-1/16″ 1119 46-1/8″ 1172
0100-SRV 39-3/4″ 1010 24″ 610 47″ 1119 48-1/8″ 1222
0145-SRV 39-3/4″ 1010 24″ 610 47-1/2″ 1207 49-3/8″ 1254
0200-SRV 39-3/4″ 1010 24″ 610 50-1/12″ 1283 51-3/8″ 1305
0280-SRV 39-3/4″ 1010 24″ 610 62″ 1575 67-1/16″ 1703
0400-SRV 48″ 1219 30″ 762 69-3/16″ 1757 69-3/16″ 1757
0525-SRV 48″ 1219 30″ 762 69-3/16″ 1757 69-3/16″ 1757
0600-SRV 60″ 1524 36″ 914 84-15/16″ 2157 84-15/16″ 2157
0825-SRV 60″ 1524 36″ 914 84-15/16″ 2157 85-1/16″ 2161
1100-SRV 60″ 1524 36″ 914 84-15/16″ 2157 85-1/16″ 2161
1670-SRV 117-3/8″ 2981 46-1/2″ 1181 67-3/16″ 1707 63″ 1600

 

System Adders:
208/230V – 60Hz (PE Motor), 380/415V (50 Hz), 575V (60 Hz), Premium Efficiency (60 Hz Motor)

Inlet/Outlet Valve Kit Adders:
TCV Valve Kit, ECV Valve Kit, 2 Tower Valve Kit

SRV System Adders:
SRI, DEC, Replacement Bags

Pump Repair Kit

ASME

Internal 3M Scotchkote Coating

Stainless Steel Material

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: Flow rate is the most important factor in determining separator size because all LAKOS Separators operate within a prescribed flow range. Pipe size is not a factor in model selection so do not use your existing pipe size to determine the separator size. Required separator size is often, but not always, smaller than the existing piping, and appropriate hardware is used to match the inlet/outlet size with existing piping.

Answer: LAKOS factory-built purge controllers (ABV, ABV2, AKE, APP, AFS, EFS) do not have factory-set timings. The required purge frequency and durations vary depending on flow rates, solids concentrations, type of solids, etc. The controller time settings must be set at installation and LAKOS literature LS-608 can be used to help establish purge duration and frequency based on the application.

Answer: To determine the necessary purge frequency, purge often at first and calculate the proper rate based on the expected volume of separated solids. Purge duration should be long enough to evacuate the purge chamber AND clear the entire length of the purge piping of all solids. This is usually indicated by a change in the color of the purged liquid from dark to light. The time between purges should never exceed the time it takes to fill 1/3 of the collection chamber volume, based on the expected solids load and the separator’s purge collection volume, as indicated in the separator’s literature. Refer to LS-608 for additional information on calculating purge frequency and duration.

Answer: While there are many LAKOS Separators still in service after 15-25 years, there are many variables to the longevity of a LAKOS Separator. It can generally be expected to last as long as any other materials of similar construction in that system. Environment, fluid chemical make-up, flow, the material of construction, type of solids, and maintenance purging are all important factors to the life of a separator. It is important to consider all these factors when purchasing a separator. Providing LAKOS with details about your application will ensure your separator meets or exceeds the life expected through your purchase. Consult your LAKOS factory representative to obtain the life expectancy in your specific application.

Answer: Media filtration sand requirements are based on the filter’s downstream equipment needs. In the case of micro-irrigation system protection, the minimum orifice diameter of the devices (emitters, drip tape, etc.) will generally dictate the filtration level required. Once this orifice size has been determined, the following guidelines will be helpful:

Sand media used Filtration levels
#20 Filter Sand 200 – 250 mesh (74-63 microns)
#16 Filter Sand 150 – 200 mesh (105-74 microns)
#12 Filter Sand 120 – 150 mesh (125-105 microns)

Using media sand finer than required will cause slightly higher system pressure losses, and more frequent backwashing, so only use what is required to protect your downstream equipment.

Answer: Solids-removal efficiency is affected by several factors, including the difference in specific gravity between the solids and the carrying liquid, the viscosity of the liquid, the particle shape, and any purging enhancement techniques. In general, with a specific gravity ratio of 2.6 (e.g. quartz sand in freshwater), liquids of 31 SSU viscosity, and generally round particles, a single pass through a separator predictably removes 98% of particles 74 microns (0.0029 inches) and larger. Appreciable quantities of particles finer than 74 microns are also removed, as well as particles of lighter specific gravity. Higher specific gravities (like mill scale in water, where SG=5.7) result in much finer levels of filtration.

Recirculating systems (running the fluid through one or more separators continuously) can also result in appreciable removal of particles down as fine as 5 microns.

Contact LAKOS for assistance determining performance expectations on your specific application.

Answer: As a rule of thumb, LAKOS uses a sizing factor of 1 GPM per square foot of basin area to determine the required size of a Tower Clean (TC) system. Using this factor, multiply the square footage of the cooling tower basin (L x W) by 1 GPM / sq. ft. This gives the basic flow rate for sizing the TC system. Tower Clean literature LS-710 can also be used as a reference for more information and equipment selections.

For industrial applications or very heavy solids loadings, consult LAKOS for recommended basin sweeping flow rates.

Answer: As a standard, most separators are available in mild carbon steel and 304L/316L-series stainless steels. Specially designed separators can also be constructed in most weldable metals, including, but not limited to: super duplex stainless steels, chrome-moly, titanium, Hastelloy, nickel alloys, and cupronickel. In special cases, separators can also be fabricated in plastic or fiberglass. For materials other than carbon and stainless steel, consult with LAKOS on the availability of your specific material requirements.

Answer: LAKOS separators and sand filters are both designed to remove solids from liquids, but have advantages over each other depending on the application.

A separator is designed to remove solids with a specific gravity at least 1.5 times that of the carrying liquid. Separators require very little, if any, maintenance because they have no moving parts. The pressure loss across a separator is predictable and steady and only varies with flow rate. Separators require minimum liquid loss for the purging of collected solids, and can also be equipped with an optional solids recovery vessel that can eliminate liquid loss. However, separators do not generally help with liquid clarity (turbidity) and are ineffective on organic material, such as algae.

A sand media filter is designed to remove finer solids (down to 5 microns in size) with low specific gravities. Sand filters are used when finer filtration and liquid clarity (turbidity reduction) are a requirement. Sand filters do require more operational maintenance (more moving parts) and use more liquid for backwashing of the sand bed to remove the collected solids. Pressure loss across a media filter varies, as solids are collected and enter a backwash cycle when they reach a predetermined pressure loss. However, sand media filters are very efficient at removing a wide variety of light, organic solids.

Answer: The maximum solids loading on LAKOS Separators is recommended to be less than 1% by volume. While 1% may seem low, keep in mind that 1% in a small 100 GPM system is 1 gallon of solids every minute, or 1,440 gallons (twenty-six 55-gallon drums) of solids per day. SMP Separators for residential use are not recommended to exceed 0.25% by volume. ILB Series Separators are not recommended to exceed 0.50% by volume. If your application exceeds these limitations, please consult your factory representative for proven alternatives.

Answer: The LAKOS Separator is capable of working with any liquid that has a viscosity less than 100 SSU. The solids to be separated must also have a specific gravity at least 1.5 greater than the fluid. The greater the specific gravity of the separable solids and the lower the viscosity of the liquid, the better the LAKOS Separator will work. A good rule of thumb: if the solids settle within 3-4 minutes in your liquid, they will likely be separable with a LAKOS Separator.

Answer: Standard maximum temperature rating for operating most LAKOS Separators is 180°F. The exceptions are SMP Separators, which have a maximum temperature of 120°F. LAKOS can easily accommodate higher temperatures with custom separators.

Answer: Standard maximum pressure rating for most LAKOS Separators is 150 psi. The exceptions are the SMP Separators, which have a maximum pressure rating of 100 psi. Contact the factory for higher pressures; LAKOS can accommodate pressures up to 3000 psi through custom separators.

Answer: Yes, we can manufacture a separator with a Canadian Registration Number (CRN). We must know the Province or Territory the vessel is to be located so we can contact the registration controlling agency within that Province or Territory to determine the cost and lead time.

Answer: The sand goes to the bottom of the well. Over time, the flow dynamics of the well formation are changed due to the accumulation of the sand, and water is pumped without disruption through the life of the well. In fact, in over 30 years of experience with PPS Separators, less than a handful of wells have ever needed to be bailed, and in those few cases, the benefits received from longer, more efficient pump life far outweighed the one bailing.

Answer: It is recommended that backwashing should take place at an interval when it is anticipated the filter system will have a 7 psi pressure drop. This 7 psi differential is in addition to the normal operating pressure drop when the filter is clean. If the filter media does not achieve this differential over 24 hours, it is recommended that the filter be backwashed once a day as a minimum.