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Filter Type PR-BW 600


High-Performance Debris Filter for

Universal Application
The PR-BW 600 is a universally applicable Backwash Filter in the High-Performance
Class for volume flows of 1,800 to 50,000 m3/h and filter fineness degrees between
5 and 9 mm.
Based on nearly 30 years of experience in the field of debris filtration of large
volume flows we decided to develop a new filter concept with universal application.
Detached from special demands this concept was meant to respond to common
problems, at the same time offering a high degree of standardization.
This filter concept thus impressively meets the general demands for high efficiency,
safety, maintenance friendliness and installation possibilities under limited space
conditions. A product that sets standards with regard to its economy.

Field of Application:
Operation in seawater, brackish water, river water, or other water sources
for the protection from macro fouling of objects installed downstream, such as
condensers and heat exchangers, in open cooling circuits with once-through
cooling or recirculative cooling systems (cooling towers)
for the protection of cooling water circuits of MSF seawater desalination plants
from blockage by particle fouling

Filter type PR-BW 600 in a power station

Filter Design
The design of the PR-BW 600 is basing on the well-proven PR-BW 100 series. The
filter consists of a filter housing (1) with flanges on both sides that may be installed
directly in-line, in an existing piping. Firmly mounted in the filter housing is a big,
mainly semi-cylindrical filter section (2), without gaps to the upstream and downstream sides, whose concave side faces the flow side. Arranged on the upstream
side of the filter section is a backwash rotor (3) that, by actuation of the actuator
(8), is able to oscillate around the axis formed by the two bearings (4 and 5),
thereby covering the filter section.
In the inlet area the backwash rotor is shaped as a canal that partially covers the
filter section. The inlet of the canal consists of a permanently elastic packing. The
special design of both canal inlet and packing safeguard the pressure-relief
(PR = pressure-relieved) during filter backwash (BW = backwash).
A differential pressure measuring system (7) continuously monitors the adjustable
backwash point and initiates the backwash procedure which can additionally be
started by a timer.
At the outlet opening connected with the backwash rotor a debris discharge valve
(9) is fitted that is opened via an actuator only for backwash purposes. As an
option the filter is provided with a bypass flap (6) that opens in the case of overload.
The filter is equipped with an SPS control panel that is already prepared for fitting
of the TAPROGGE FilterOptimizer. All operational conditions are clearly displayed
at the Operator Panel.

TAPROGGE Filter type PR-BW 600

with actuator



filter housing

filter section

backwash rotor

bearing 1

bearing 2

bypass flap (optional)

differential pressure measuring system

actuator backwash rotor

debris discharge valve with actuator

Filter Function
The medium to be filtered enters into the filter housing via the inlet stud, passes
through the filter section (2) that is designed as a self-supporting, large chamber
of concave shape, and leaves the filter through the outlet stud. Particles larger than
the selected filter fineness accumulate on the filter section. Once a pre-set differential
pressure has been reached, the debris discharge valve opens and the rotor passes
over the filter surfaces in both directions.
The pressure differential now prevailing between the filter location and the end of
the discharge pipe generates a backwash flow (BW = backwash). At the same
time the specially shaped inlet canal of the backwash rotor covers the filter section
in such a way that the particles to be filtered are relieved from the influx of the
medium in this area of the filter section (PR = pressure-relieved). The debris particles
are thus pressure-relieved and can lift themselves off from the filter section whereupon
they are discharged by the backwash flow through the debris discharge pipe.
Voluminous coarse particles are sucked off by the backwash flow latest when the
rotor motion has reached its final position. The speed of rotor rotation can be
adapted to local conditions.
Upon switching off of the rotor drive the debris discharge valve closes. Filter backwash
is thus concluded. The optional bypass flap opens automatically in cases of emergency.

Filter type PR-BW 600

in backwash phase

Intake of debris by the

filter section

Filter type PR-BW 600

in backwash phase

Backwash rotor in final position

(intake of coarse particles)

The PR-BW 600 Debris Filter is normally installed directly upstream of the heat
exchanger to be protected. The backwash process necessitates a pressure drop in
the discharge pipe. Normally the discharge pipe of the filter can be arranged in a
by-pass to the heat exchanger and re-fed into the cooling water flow downstream
of the same, as the necessary pressure drop is generally caused by the heat
exchanger itself.
The backwash water can be discharged atmospherically by making use of the static
overpressure downstream of the filter. If the pressure differential is insufficient, the
backwash water can also be guided in a pipe via a booster pump.

Filter type PR-BW 600 in backwash position




Technical Data

PR-BW 600

volume flow:

1,800 - 50,000 m3/h

connecting diameters:

DN 800 - DN 2,800

filter fineness degrees:

5 - 9 mm

filter element:

perforated stainless steel sheet

material of housing:

steel, rubberlined


max. 80 C

debris discharge capacity:

1.6 ltr/m3 (depending on type of debris)


programmable controller


safety valve, FilterOptimizer;

Remote Monitoring Service

Technical Features and Benefits

Universal Concept:
High Performance + Safety + Economy
High performance with excellent performance ratio
Fulfilment of safety-relevant requirements by the use of well-proven concepts of
design and process of the successful TAPROGGE PR-BW 100 filter; optional
safety by integrated bypass solution
Option: monitoring of filter operation by Remote Monitoring Service
Low backwash flow rates and low pressure loss for minimized operational costs
Variable rotor speed enabling adjustment to different debris loads
High economic attraction of investment by maximum standardization
Maintenance Friendliness
Extremely simple maintenance: all drives, bearings and sealings easy and
accessible from outside
Compact, flexible Installation
Installation in any position, that means horizontally, vertically, and under any
angle to fit the space conditions of the pipes.
Extremely short overall length creates installation possibilities under restricted
space conditions, especially for retrofits.
The filter is prefitted for installation of the FilterOptimizer, the intelligent tool for
the optimization of the backwash point.

TAPROGGE Care & Comfort Package

Quality right from the Start
Performance by TAPROGGE as per DIN EN ISO 9001
Safety of design by fulfilling the requirements of the European Pressure Equipment
Directive 97/23/EC
Application of a management system for safety, health and environmental
protection (SCC)
Standard documentation; documentation upon customers request, respectively
The use of extremely corrosion-resistant materials with long lifetimes safeguards
the preservation of the value of investment.
Compatibility by IN-TA-CT Modules
The PR-BW 600 filter is a modular element of IN-TA-CT, our integral principle
for the optimization of cooling water circuits.
By combination with a TAPROGGE prescreening system upstream and a TAPROGGE
tube cleaning system type D2 downstream, an effective overall solution according
to IN-TA-CT, our integral system, presents itself for the protection from micro and
macro fouling. Without interfaces - and inclusive of the TAPROGGE System Guarantee.
Competence and Experience out of one Hand
Application consultancy, project management, fabrication, installation and commissioning of the PR-BW 600 filters are available from TAPROGGE out of one hand.
With more than 12,000 successful applications, TAPROGGE can make use of its
application-technological experience in its special field that stands unparalleled the
world over. This plus of competence is indispensable for difficult media and unknown
cleaning behaviour.
In addition to that, the cooling water test circuits of TAPROGGEs Technological
Centre allow a particularly reliable and cost-efficient simulation of site conditions.
Comprehensive Operator Support by IN-TA-S
By the installation and commissioning of the PR-BW 600 filters, operators have
immediate access to IN-TA-S.
By IN-TA-S, TAPROGGE takes care of the operator in all questions of operation
and maintenance. Scope, duration and frequency of the care can be determined
by the operator.
Particularly quick support is available to the users of our Remote Monitoring Service.

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TAPROGGE Gesellschaft mbH
58292 Wetter

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