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 SOLUTION||4000 SERIES PROGUARD||FR SERIES PROGUARD|
|Solution details||Low 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 applications||Hydrotreating and hydrocracking feed up to 450F except high temperature Gas Oil feed||Hydrotreating & hydrocracking for:|
• Gas oil
• Heavy coker Gas oil product
|Hydrotreating and hydrocracking feed up to 500F. Coke Cutting Water, plant process and cooling water|
|Footprint||Small footprint||Large footprint||Medium footprint|
|Maintenance||Regular filter change outs based on dP||Periodic external cleaning of wedge wire filters.|
Half yearly valve maintenance
|Half yearly inspection and replacement of filter media on site|
|Operating cost||No recycle||Less than 2% recycle feed||Less than 0.1% recycle feed|
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
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.