MultiCyclone continues to set the bar high
New MultiCyclone PRO created for commercial installations
Since its launch in 2008, Waterco’s MultiCyclone pre-filtration device has won numerous awards and been used in myriad commercial and domestic installations around the world. But Waterco hasn’t rested on its laurels; it has continued to further develop the MultiCyclone to suit different applications and industries.
One of the latest iterations is the MultiCyclone PRO, designed specifically for commercial applications which require higher pressure rating, such as the water treatment sector.
“We’re constantly undertaking research and development of the MultiCyclone to suit different sectors and uses – both commercial and domestic,” says Victor Quijada. “These include car wash facilities, cooling towers, aquaculture, commercial/industrial water reclamation, filtration and water recycling.
“The MultiCyclone Pro has been created with to cater for a large range of pressure requirements. It has an outstanding pressure rating of 690kPa (100 PSI).”
The MultiCyclone PRO features 16 multiple hydro cyclones and 50mm/2” quick fit unions. It operates by using centrifugal filtration – i.e. incoming water enters the hydro cyclones tangentially, generating a strong centrifugal effect. The process draws the unfiltered water into its spinning chamber, which sends sediment to the wall, leaving clean water in the centre. The filtered water then migrates towards the centre of the hydro cyclone, where the flow reverses and spirals upwards through the outlet.
“One of the key principles is to help save water and minimise filter maintenance,” says Quijada. “It works on the basis of centrifugal water filtration and can cut 80 per cent of the dirt that clogs a filter. Plus it potentially eliminates filter media backwash by up to 40 per cent, which extends the life of a media filter. The added benefits are that there are no moving parts and no filter media to clean or replace.”
Designed for both new and existing installations, the MultiCyclone Pro is also UV and corrosion proof. It’s manufactured from glass filled reinforced thermoplastic, with a clear poly carbonate sediment chamber, which enables the accumulation of sediment to be visibly monitored. Other features include a lock ring and a 25mm/1” sediment purge valve.
Another major benefit of the system is that it’s easily cleaned by opening the purge valve. And only 15 litres of water is discharged to cleanse the MultiCyclone.