WEDGE WIRE SCREENS ARE ALL WELDED FOR STRENGTH
Each intersection of rod and wire in a wedgewire screen is welded. The strength achieved by this method offers several vital benefits:
· Reduced costs, since wedge wire screens have a very long life.
· Greater resistance to stresses of differential pressure and temperature cycling.
WEDGE WIRE HAS PRECISE SLOT SIZES
Precise slot sizes are available to meet system requirements. Screens can be fabricated with slot openings from 0.025mm to 12.5mm in 0.025mm increments to dependably retain catalysts, resins, or filter sands of even very small size particles.
WEDGE WIRE HAS LOW HEAD LOSS
The high open area of wedge wire screen contributes to low head losses through the screen surface.
WEDGE WIRE IS NON-CLOGGING
Wedgewire screens are fabricated by helically wrapping parallel support rods with a continuous V-shaped wire. The uninterrupted slot formed with this procedure allows only two-point contact of particles in the screen slot to minimise clogging. This means:
· Maximum effective flow area and operating efficiency is maintained.
· Costly downtime for cleaning plugged screens is minimised.
WEDGE WIRE IS ECONOMICAL
Economy is achieved through the simple design, which results in a screen with low initial cost, minimum maintenance needs and simplified installation.
Costly support media can be eliminated.
Components are easily assembled.
Non-clogging slot design results in low head loss for lower operating cost.
Non-clogging slot design results in reduction of downtime caused by plugged screens.
High strength and durability reduces chance of screen failure and loss of media.
Due to the smooth surface and rigid construction, abrasion of media particles is eliminated, increasing the effective life of expensive media, resulting in longer intervals between cleaning cycles.
Screens constructed with wedgewire have significantly greater durability than perforated metal and wire mesh.