Disc filters are essential components or kits of an irrigation system that filter particles and debris from water to prevent blockage of water emitter parts e.g. drip lines or sprinkler heads.
Why are Disc Filters necessary?
Normally, water is not found in its purest nature. Sometimes this same water is contaminated with physical, chemical, and biological impurities. Proper filtration in your irrigation system is key and that’s why at Aqua-hub Kenya we have a wide range of filters.
How a Disc Filter Works
Disc filters have circular packed discs with holes that only allow water to pass through and trap silt and other particles.
Therefore, filters secure your irrigation systems from damage or risks of pipe bursts, leakages or inconveniences of water not reaching plants.
A disc filter has a high filtration efficiency and capacity. The size of the grooves or disc holes determines the filtration level.
Various mesh sizes of the discs are available for various water sources and other pressure requirements.
Common mesh sizes range from 200 to 400 microns. The smaller the mesh size the higher the rate of filtration.
The flow rate capacity or the amount of water that can be filtered by a disc filter at a particular time.
Depends on the size of the mesh and size of the filter. Always measured in gallons or litres per hour.
Application of Disc Filters
- Used to remove soil particles, silt and other substances from drip, sprinkler or rain hose irrigation systems.
- Industrial filtration of water and other fluids flow.
- Sewage systems.
Advantages of Disc Filters
(i) Stable performance
(iii) Minimum maintenance
(iv)High filtration capacity
Maintenance of Disc Filters
Involves the measures to ensure disc filters always function effectively. They are:
- Regular cleaning of filters and removal of silt or particles.
- Self-cleaning mechanisms.
- Replacing old or damaged mesh in filters.
Aqua Hub Kenya has quality water filters at affordable prices.