Fines Removal Sieve (FRS)
The Gala FRS removes fine particles greater than 0.15 mm in size from process water used in conjunction with underwater pelletizing systems. Clean process water in a polymer production process prevents product contamination and the settling of fines in key underwater pelletizing system components. The curved screen and collection basin are made of stainless steel. A self-priming pump and internal piping may be used to convey process water from the dryer and over the curved screen. If the gradient is appropriate, gravity feeding will be sufficient. The process water contaminated with particles is first conducted into a holding chamber and then flows evenly over the curved screen. The fines greater than 0.15 mm in size are separated and collected in a collection basin. The filtered water is recirculated.