May 2, 2022
3 min read
Water treatment

Fileder: Digitally Transforming with Droople Solutions

One of the largest process filtration and water treatment suppliers in the UK, is taking their fleet to a new smarter level.

Fileder
Maidstone, UK

THE CHALLENGE

1. Ultra-fine filtration

Fileder Filter Systems provides filters for ultra-fine filtration for a wide range of industrial processes. However, monitoring the actual performance of customer filtration systems often involves in-person manual pressure measurements, which becomes a major task when servicing a largely distributed fleet. To digitize filter management, Fileder turned to Droople with a project aiming to test connected smart pressure sensors to remotely monitor sediment filters on customer sites.

THE SOLUTION

2. Droople Twin Pressure sensors

For the test setup, a sediment filter was equipped with the Droople Smart Pressure – Twin device, allowing to remotely measure water pressure before and after the filter connection. Just remove the two gauges and place the two pressure sensors instead.

By measuring pressure at the input and output of a filter, the Droople Platform is able to register the pressure drop (pressure difference). This pressure drop is then used as a direct indicator for the health of your filter’s condition.

2. Establish pressure drop threshold

An obstruction simulation was performed, after which the pressure difference grew from its normal value of about -0.1 bar to -0.26 bars, indicating an unfit filter condition. The value of the threshold is process-specific and can be dynamically adapted by the system operator.

Historical data = anomalies for alarm notification prior to replacement predictor

We also used a flow sensor to monitor the flow rate to compute what we call at Droople the filter resistance R, a metric defined as ΔP/Q (bar*min/liter) which provides a better health metric in environments with varying flow rate.

"Using the Droople Water Intelligence Solution allows us to fully monitor our filter fleet remotely. Moreover, the user-friendly platform interface provides a range of other useful data, allowing us to know exactly when every filter must be exchanged and replaced in timely manner, avoiding any downtime. It also provides full transparency for our customers.

Feel free to download our Filtration brochure (In english, In german)

actionable insights

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Moving from manual to digital filter management with pressure-drop monitoring of sediment filters

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By measuring pressure at the input and output of a filter, the Droople Platform is able to register the pressure drop (pressure difference). This pressure drop is then used as a direct indicator for the health of your filter’s condition.

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Fileder Filter Systems Ltd

Using the Droople Water Intelligence Solution allows us to fully monitor our filter fleet remotely, allowing us to know exactly when every filter must be exchanged and replaced in timely manner, avoiding any downtime.

Martin Ede

Managing Director

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the app ?

Login at https://app.droople.com with the credentials you received. Welcome to your Water Intelligence Platform!

What gateway should I choose?

There are several gateways that can be used Wifi, 4G, Ethernet LoRa Gateways. Further “Connectivity” FAQs on our Support page

How do I install the device ?

Once you've unboxed your Droople Package consisting of an iLink & sensor(s) and gateway, (1) retrofit the sensor to the consumable. (2) Retrofit the sensor to the inline pipe, (3) Turn on your gateway, (4) Scan to configure your Droople iLink, and (5) Activate by pulling the iLink ticket.

Visit the Droople Support page to access the DIY videos and Quick Start Guides based on your product.

How do I configure my device on the platform ?

Each Droople iLink has a unique QR Code. Scanning takes you to configure it to a new or existing "asset". After configuration and use of your tap, you already have access to your metrics. For detailed instructions, you can find videos and tutorials on our Support page: https://droople.readme.io/

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