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Amiad vs. conventional "sand filters"

What are the advantages of Amiad Filtration as against conventional media filtration?

Water savings:
  For self-cleaning (flush cycles) Amiad Filtration uses only about 10 - 15% of the water required by multi-media tanks.

An SAF4500 system, for example, requires just 22 gallons / flush cycle.

We can assume an average 7 cycles day, 50 cycles week, 2600 cycles / year, x 22 gallons = 57,200 gallons / year.

A traditional "sand filter" with the equivalent flow requirement requires about 400 - 500 thousand gallons of water / year for back flushing.

Space savings:  The compactness of the Amiad system speaks for itself.  The real estate savings alone probably exceed the equipment cost!

Labor savings:  The complexity of manifolding several tanks together requires an increased labor expense.

Responsive vs. Predictive:  Amiad technology is directly responsive to actual water conditions, which vary seasonally, during street work, etc.  The more turbid the water, the more often the system will purge particle build-up.  Multi-tank flush cycles are controlled by a timer clock that can only estimate a certain frequency of saturation.

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Yankee Stadium

All water is filtered at the new Yankee Stadium. Eight Amiad® SAF6000 filters in parallel for 2000+ gpm.


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