Tower Water believes mechanical filtration solutions are superior to chemical solutions in virtually every instance. Tower Water provides and maintains filtration assemblies of all types for all water applications. The correct water filter solutions system from Tower Water is designed and based on:
- Particle size
- Quantity of particles
- Location & ease of installation
- Water pressure
Diamond Water Filtration Systems
Diamond Water Systems, Incorporated is proud to pair with Tower Water to aid in providing you the best possible filtration solutions for your water treatment needs.
With over 35 years of experience in the design, manufacturing, and service of automatic self-cleaning filtration solutions systems, Diamond prides ourselves on four main points that make us an industry leader in commercial, residential high rise, municipal, and industrial water filtration:
Diamond filters are designed to limit microbiological growth, save energy, lengthen equipment life, and reduce maintenance through high-efficiency filtration. Cleaner heat transfer surfaces create energy savings, and cleaner sumps and heat exchangers allow for less maintenance and unscheduled downtime. Our systems are engineered to save water by using a minimal flow during backwash, creating a decreased need for system makeup. The average return on investment shown by the purchase of a Diamond Filtration System is 6-18 months.
Diamond filtration systems are built with pride and quality in the U.S.A. with a long list of industrial-grade components as standard features to provide ease of use, functionality, and durability. Our systems include 304 stainless steel pressure vessels, 316 stainless steel v-notched bottom distributors, NSF grade multi-mixture media, and UL and CUL listed NEMA 4X control enclosures with Allen Bradley components. With systems still in service that are over 25 years old, the level of quality gained by such a list of time-tested components is unmatched.
Diamond is proud of providing factory-trained service technicians for diamond filtration systems, as well as many other different types of commercial and industrial water treatment equipment. Whether you are in need of maintenance, repair, start-up, or system refurbishing/replacement we have a qualified service department to meet your needs.
Individually Engineered Systems
Diamond provides a nearly unlimited list of options to choose from when designing your system. A wide variety of valve and manifold options allow us to provide systems for high pressure and/or high-temperature applications. Various compact configurations ensure that we can build a system to fit in virtually any control room.
By engineering each system to cater to the needs of the individual customer, we ensure not only that you are not paying for components that you don’t need, but also that the system you buy will be the perfect fit for your particular application.
Types Of Filtration Solutions Available
There are six different types of filtration solutions available, including:
Multimedia Sand Filtration (0.25 To 5 Microns)
This filter is similar to a single-media filter, except that it maintains a minimum of three different stratified layers of filtration media, starting with gravel and working up to an ultra-fine base. Suspended solids are trapped at the top layer of media and are back-washed regularly either by time or a pressure differential. These vessels generally backwash frequently at first, but eventually maintain an excellent water quality in the system they are installed in.
They are generally piped before a critical piece of equipment and are almost always back-washed with city water. They normally flow at up to 5% of the flow in series, so that they never affect the flow-rate of the water system itself. These filters are ideal for data centers and other critical process and HVAC systems. These filters produce a substantial return on investment based on energy, efficiency, and water savings.
Single Media Sand Filtration (Greater Than 5 Microns)
This filter is very similar to a pool filter, where a sample of the system water is dispersed over a sand filter media. As the media becomes coated with suspended solids, the pressure differential rises and the filter goes into a backwash and the particles are discharged to drain.
Backwash should always be completed with city water unless unavailable, and system water must be used. Single Media Sand Filtration is ideal for non-critical, open and closed-loop systems, and for swimming pools.
Cartridge Filtration (0.5 To 150 Microns)
This is very similar to the bag filtration, except that a cartridge is used in place of a bag. Cartridges are designed to maintain more surface area than bags which allows for quicker filtration and greater capacity. However, the flow rate is reduced due to a sometimes severe pressure drop.
Cartridges also have some limitations in Hot Water systems. This filter is ideal for a cleanup scenario where a high-micron filter is used and gradually reduced to a fine-micron, maintenance filter. It is used almost exclusively in closed loops and potable water.
Bag Filtration (0.5 To 200 Microns)
As the name suggests, bag filters send water through a bag. Particles of a magnitude of size get caught in the bag. This type of filter has a higher velocity that can flow through the surface area of the vessel and the bag. Bags are generally inexpensive and sometimes cleanable.
This filter works well with a clean-up scenario, where the vessel starts with a high-micron bag catching all the very large particles. As the large particles are removed, smaller and smaller bags are used until the water is of the desired quality.
These filters are designed for closed loops and potable water systems where new loading is known and minimal.
Cyclonic Separators (Greater Than 50 Microns)
These devices remove particulate by utilizing a spinning chamber in which particles fall into the chamber and are eventually put through a bag filter or discharged through a bleed valve to drain. These particles are generally large and greater than 50 Microns.
These separators are used on open water systems where the heaviest loading occurs.
Domestic Filtration (Less Than 5 Microns)
Normally domestic or potable water filters are cartridge or bag type. The pore or micron size is usually very small (5 microns or fewer) and designed to remove nearly 95% of the water’s contaminants. This filter may also contain elements of carbon to remove organics and improve the taste. It may have an element of silver or ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria that may come in through a city source or a well.
Learn More About Our Filtration Systems
Tower Water is not a chemical company. We are a filtration solutions company. We always choose the best filtration solutions to a concern or a problem. To learn more about our cooling tower water filtration systems or to book a consultation, please call us at 212.518.6475 or schedule a consultation online.