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Screen Changing With a Continuous Ccreen Changer

Modified on Sunday, 01 February 2015 10:29 PM by mpieler Categorized as Extrusion Hints
Screen changing with a continuous screen changer
Vol.21 #1, June 1994

Many customers are concerned with when to make a screen change when utilizing a unit designed for continuous operation of the extrusion process. Upon examination of the pressure loss curves typical through a screen pack over time, it is obvious that the largest pressure build up occurs during the last 20 percent of useable screen life.

For this reason, it is imperative that a screen change be made before the pressure buildup begins to increase sharply. Doing this will result in only a slightly shorter screen life cycle but will greatly decrease the probability of a process upset from the pressure drop from new screens.

See also:
  • Assembling a screen pack
  • Bolt cleaning
  • Screen packs 1
  • Screen packs 2
  • Screen utilization

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