Basic Maintenance of Belt Filter Presses - PROBE

Preface

Acknowledgments

Objectives

1 Introduction to the Belt Filter Press
The Belt Filter Press
Components
Principles of Operation
Operational Parameters
Additional Sources of Information


2 Belt Filter Press Support Systems
Sludge Feed Pumps
Polymer Preparation and Feed System
Polymer/Sludge Mixing Device
Air Compressor
Belt Washwater Booster Pump
Dewatered Cake Conveyor
Start-Up/Shutdown Sequencing
Electrical Control Panel


3 Process Control Parameters
Introduction
Feed Sludge Concentration
Feed Sludge Type
Sludge Throughput
Polymer Concentration/Dosage
Flocculator Speed
Aging Time
Filtrate Quality/Capture Efficiency
Belt Speed/Tension
Cake Dryness/Sludge Production
pH
Sludge Volume Index
Volatile Solids
Oil and Grease
Laboratory and Process Control Tests
Belt Filter Press Process Calculations


4 Preventive Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Lubrication Recommendations
Roll and Drum Alignment
Troubleshooting Problem Areas
Mechanical Improvements
Safety Considerations
LOCKOUT/TAGOUT Procedures
Reference

Appendix: Belt Filter Press Troubleshooting Guide