ProGuard

Automated Back Wash Refinery Feed Filter System

The ProGuard automatic backflushing filter is specifically designed for the robust requirements of refinery streams for catalyst bed protection. It is important to remove particulate from the hydrotreater and hydrocracker feeds to protect the catalyst bed in the reactors and maintain the run life on catalyst beds at minimal cost.

For refineries to take advantage of opportunity crudes, the design of the filtration solutions needs to consider the higher variability in contaminants and the importance of optimized filtration systems cannot be overstated.

The ProGuard solution is designed to stand “Guard” and protect the catalyst beds. The solution can be tailored to the needs of the plant to suit the specific application.

The ProGuard Solution: How it works

Jonell Systems has two main ProGuard solutions to filter refinery feeds.

4000 Series ProGuard

Tried & tested by refineries

Tubular backwashable filters are designed to remove solids from liquids by capturing solids on a permanent reusable wedgewire filter element. At a predetermined pressure differential, the system reverses flow through each filter element in the system, one element at a time, while the other elements continue filtering to provide continuous operation. 4000 series tubular backwash filter systems provide cost effective continuous protection for the life of catalytic reactors.

FR Series ProGuard

Tried & tested in multiple industries

Mesh backwashable filters are designed to remove solids from liquids by capturing solids on a semi-permanent filter element. At a predetermined pressure differential, the system reverses flow through each filter element in the system. The rotating arm cleans each filter element and removes the contaminants while filtering to provide continuous operation to provide cost effective continuous protection for the life of catalytic reactors.

A Comparison of Catalyst Bed Protection Filtration Solutions

Jonell Systems refinery feed filter systems have been installed in over 140 refineries worldwide.

CARTRIDGE BASED SOLUTION4000 SERIES PROGUARDFR SERIES PROGUARD
Solution detailsLow solids loading

Less than 450F

Suitable for semi solids removal

Versatile filtration capability
Low moderate solids loading

Up to 750F

Multiple backwash medium options (stream and liquid) for efficient contaminant removal
Low to high solids loading

Up to 500F

Versatile technology with wide application range
Typical applicationsHydrotreating and hydrocracking feed up to 450F except high temperature Gas Oil feedHydrotreating & hydrocracking for:
• Resid
• Gas oil
• Heavy coker Gas oil product
Hydrotreating and hydrocracking feed up to 500F. Coke Cutting Water, plant process and cooling water
FootprintSmall footprintLarge footprintMedium footprint
MaintenanceRegular filter change outs based on dPPeriodic external cleaning of wedge wire filters.

Half yearly valve maintenance
Half yearly inspection and replacement of filter media on site
Operating costNo recycleLess than 2% recycle feedLess than 0.1% recycle feed
Capital costLowHighModerate

Pre-Filtration to Backwashable Systems

Jonell Systems has the full range of refinery filtration solutions and recommends the best solution based on the application and process needs of the plant. At times, a combination of solutions maybe used where a cartridge-based filter is used to pre-filter semi solids and improve the efficiency of the backwashable feed filter.

PRE-FILTRATION CASE STUDY

Advantages of the 4th generation ProGuard FR Technology

  • More open area and more media leading to greater capacity in smaller footprint.
  • Up to 10 X lower backwash consumption compared to a standard tubular filter.
  • Easy onsite maintenance by site maintenance staff to replace the filter media lowering the cost of maintenance to 1/5th the cost when compared to other similar filters on the market
  • Innovative system design with fewer vessels lowering the maintenance cost and capital cost to deliver a lower TCO

ProGuard FR CASE STUDY

Contact us

Get in touch with Jonell Systems, a part of Filtration Group, to find out more about how our filtration solutions can help you solve your filtration and separation challenges in Oil & Gas, Refineries, Petrochemicals, Chemical and Power processes.

Refinery & Petrochemical

No one filtration solution works for all applications and no two refineries are the same.

We identify the need to deliver innovation solutions that respond to the evolving needs and requirements of each refining customer.