Fine screening for difficult-to-capture debris
The FlexRake® Full Penetration Fine Screen (FPFS) model offers multi-rake fine screening for openings ¼ inch to ½ inch. It combines rugged adaptive technology from the FlexRake’s flood control origins and is specifically engineered to manage sticky or difficult-to-capture debris, making it ideal for wastewater and industrial applications.
The FlexRake FPFS has been installed in hundreds of sites in a variety of applications. Wherever applied, it is a workhorse that just keeps running and optimizing downstream process and equipment performance. The inherent value of the FlexRake is its simplicity: long product life, low cost of ownership, and adaptability to a range of site conditions (varied flows, debris types, and volumes).
Duperon Corporation continues to reinvent what is possible for simplicity in screening. Imagine what’s next.
Wastewater & Collection Systems Applications:
- Preliminary treatment
- Pump stations
- Lift stations
- Combined sewer overflows
- Pulp and paper mills
- Food and beverage
Open Channel Applications:
- Raw water intakes
- And other applications where debris is highly variable or difficult-to-capture.
Our story is simple
Our Story Is Simple
The wastewater industry has long recognized the benefits of using finer screening to remove as much inorganic materials as possible in preliminary treatment. Fine screening improves downstream process efficiency, the operational reliability of equipment, and reduces maintenance.
The City of Grand Rapids, Michigan calculated the cost to treat their screenings upfront at the headworks or later in their treatment process. Motivated by the cost savings and process improvements, the City upgraded its CSO facility influent screens from ⅞ inch to ¼ inch with Duperon FlexRake(R) equipment.
This retrofit required a solution that could manage the exponential blinding factors unique to applying a fine screen in a high peaking CSO application. During wet weather events, flows of 135 MGD would scour their large sewer lines, bringing collected grease, settled grit, and rags to the headworks all at once. Additionally, large volumes of grit were attributed to a nearby upstream asphalt plant, creating an intense first flush.
Subtle modifications were implemented to expand the FlexRake’s range of operating parameters so it could thrive in tough fine screening applications like Grand Rapids. These modifications included new hydraulically efficient tear-drop shaped bars, variable speed capabilities, stainless steel scrapers, and a channel bottom plate, all of which have now become the design standard for the FlexRake FPFS. This was made possible with the partnership of our customer and the simple, customizable design flexibility of the FlexRake product line. Duperon Corporation continues to reinvent what is possible for simplicity in screening. Imagine what’s next.
The FlexRake® FPFS is a front-clean, front-return, mechanically cleaned bar screen. Features the industry-leading FlexLink™ multifunctional link system, which eliminates underwater sprockets, bearings or tracks that create a fixed path of travel and are subject to fouling and/or jamming. The groundbreaking flex/pivot action of the Duperon FlexRake® is unhampered by large debris.
The FlexRake® FPFS is a fine screen that utilizes individually replaceable, stainless steel, tear-drop shaped bars with ¼ inch to ½ inch openings. Stainless steel Thru-Bar™ scrapers eliminate accumulation by cleaning all three sides of the bar and cross members to remove hard-to-capture-debris.
|Typical Applications||Wastewater & Collection Systems Applications
Open Channel Applications:
…and other applications where debris is highly variable, tends to wrap/cling, or is difficult-to-capture.
|Unit Width||2 ft to 12 ft
Single strand unit available 18 in to 24 in
|Unit Length||10 ft to 100 ft|
|Bar Openings||¼ in, ⅜ in, and ½ in|
|Bar Shape||Tear-drop shaped bar|
|Scraper Configuration||SSTL Thru-Bar™ scrapers that clean all sides of the bar and the cross member and UHMW-PE staging scrapers|
|Material of Construction||Available in 304 or 316 Stainless Steel|
|Flow Capacity||Designed to your site|
|Cleaning Frequency||1 discharge/minute on low
4 discharges/minute on high
|Lifting Capacity||1000 lbs
3000 lbs option available
|Angle of Installation||Vertical to 45 degrees, dependent upon site conditions|
|Typical Motor||½ hp inverter duty, explosion proof|
|Standard Controls||Packages range from simple start/stop to sophisticated automation.
Motor overload protection provided.
Automatic with timer, float, SCADA, differential/high-level sensing options with I/O as needed
Industry-leading FlexLink™ eliminates lower sprockets, submerged bearings and tracks
FlexLink multifunctional link system has ultimate strength of 60,000 lbs with unmatched durability
Full-Range Flexibility adapts to debris variations; from grit and grease to hard hats and sewer plugs
Jam-Evasion™ Technology lifts or pivots to process large debris without shutdown or jamming
Tear-drop shaped bars are the most efficient on the market and allow for more favorable flow characteristics and less headloss
High-capture Thru-Bar™ cleaning cleans all three sides of the bar and the cross member
Fractional horsepower motors used for energy efficiency
5 year warranty for wastewater applications
Everything is serviceable from the deck to eliminate in-channel maintenance and confined space entries
Duperon proves “you’ll like working with us” both in customer service and product performance for Grand Rapids CSO facility
FlexRake® bar screen replaces grinder, drastically improves operational reliability of downstream equipment and discharge clarity by removing solids
With no lower sprocket and low cost of ownership, the FlexRakes deliver reliablity for a Michigan CSO facility
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It’s been great, both in reliability and the maintenance…. It’s really surpassed our expectations. The customer service has been great all the way through
Former Assistant Superintendent, Wayne County Downriver WWTF
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