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The days away at a conference and travel for work remain curtailed in 2021. Yet, you can still learn online. I’ve partnered with the American Filtration and Separations (AFS) Society to offer a short course March 16. Automatic Filtration Technologies for the Chemical Process Industries draws on my decades experience. I hope you’ll join me!

The AFS course presented live online on Tuesday, March 16, from 9am to 11am CST (UTC -6), will cover automatic technologies designed to help alleviate potential process problems and operator safety concerns.

Relaying my first-hand experience with manual filtration solutions, such as plate filters, bag filters, and filter presses, and making the case for automatic filtration solutions, the course will cover:

  • Process problems related to conventional manual filtration equipment
  • Basics of filtration testing
  • Automatic filtration technologies:  candle filters and plate filters
  • Filter media
  • Filter aids
  • Three case histories from manual filtration equipment to improved automatic filtration systems 

I’ll be targeting my discussion to an audience of process, production, plant and project engineers, safety and reliability engineers, and operations and maintenance staff. If that’s you, please sign up for the course!

Automatic Filtration Technology Explained

With over 38 years of technical engineering and business marketing experience in the field of solid-liquid separation including filtration, centrifugation, and process drying, I’ve published and presented extensively worldwide on applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and energy/environmental industries. You can also gain some insights into automatic filtration technology in my Solid Liquid Filtration Handbook. And keep an eye out for a second book I’m editing for Elsevier, Integration & Optimization of Unit Operations, to be published in 2022.

During the course, I’ll also share case studies illustrating existing problems and the improvements experienced with automation filtration. Ultimately, I want you to leave my course understanding process problems. Especially related to conventional filtration equipment and the value of testing for and installing the best candle or plate filter. The actual case histories exploring real life process problems help drive the lessons home.

Go ahead and register! I look forward to an interesting online discussion of filter tech in CPI. If you can’t make the course, please know I’m available to work on your chemical process industry and automation filtration technology concerns here at P&ID too.