Incorporating patented features* and many unique components our range of domestic iron removal filters offer exceptional performance.
The unique design of the filters ensures that efficiency levels are maintained for longer and servicing is less frequent. With the oxidation of the iron taking place within the actual filter the danger of iron deposits obstructing pipe work and fittings is minimised.
The filter’s are fully automatic and after a predetermined period perform a wash cycle to remove the iron deposits from within the filter. On all but the basic models, a true, air scour system makes this back washing action extremely effective and efficient. Typically, the back wash flow rate is half of the service flow rate and a failure mechanism known as ‘mud balling’ is eliminated.
Unique standard features include:
SIRM – Shakesby Iron Removal Media. Our own propriety catalytic filter media is a light weight material which accelerates the reaction between oxygen and iron. As a catalyst, it is not used up in this action and is classed as a permanent media. Under normal operating conditions SIRM should achieve many, many years of service and is not routinely replaced keeping lifetime running costs to a minimum.
True, air scour back wash (except EB). Air scour is commonly used in large municipal water treatment works but not in small domestic filters. This has been a key feature of Shakesby filters since the early days of development. Air scour is extremely effective and virtually eliminates the failure mechanism known as ‘mud balling’ and is instrumental in improving the life span of the filter media.
Back wash flow rate is half that of the service flow rate. Using our patented design and other unique components it is possible to achieve this key benefit for you. It is especially relevant when comparing other filters on the market. These, at best, have the same back wash and service flow rate with some requiring higher than the service flows. All comparable iron removal filters pass wash water to drain, so using a filter which reduces the loading on the drain system can have tangible benefits.
Aeration, venting and filtration all in one unit. The combination of unique components within our filters can induce air into the incoming water, vent off excess air and unwanted odours, such as Hydrogen Sulphide the rotten egg smell, and retain the iron deposits all within one vessel, saving on space and components.