Designed for optimum pressure resistance, inge GmbH says that these new racks open up an even wider range of potential applications. The membrane surface area of each T-Rack® 3.0 module has been increased to 70 m2, which gives the racks an even higher capacity than previous models.
The new design of the racks also enables more modules to be packed into the same space, significantly increasing the capacity of the overall system while maintaining the same compact footprint. According to the company, its high corrosion resistance makes the new T-Rack® 3.0 a particularly good choice for larger facilities, for example as a pre-treatment stage for seawater desalination or wastewater reuse.
“We carefully tailor our product development to the needs of our customers,” says Dr. Peter Berg, chief technology officer at inge®.” The market is constantly seeking solutions that offer greater flexibility and higher capacity, so that is the challenge we have to meet.”
In the design, the header pipes are integrated in the module end caps and welded to the modules. This allows high-pressure resistance to enable a broader range of applications, an ultra-compact design which offers a further 15% reduction in footprint size compared to previous models, and a huge increase in capacity over previous racks due to an additional increase in the membrane area of each module. In addition, the developers have made the rack system extremely flexible by basing it on standardised components, enabling customers to tailor the ultrafiltration system to their individual requirements and easily expand the system as their needs change. Depending on the required system size and treatment capacity, inge® can supply configurations with either two or four rows of modules – and customers can still run each individual filtration line in a rack independently.