Industrial Filtration

Leading in Water Solutions

 

Fluidra USA has been manufacturing high rate media filters constructed from synthetic resins and reinforced fiberglass in the United States since 1980. These products are present in facilities in more than 40 countries on 5 continents. Today, Fluidra produces more than 20,000 filters a year for a wide range of industries.

We are constantly making product improvements by researching new processes and materials to meet the demanding needs of the water treatment industry. Our 48,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Jacksonville Florida produces filters from 36” to 118” in diameter for industrial water treatment, desalination and aquaculture.

Industrial Filtration

Leading in Water Solutions

 

Fluidra USA has been manufacturing high rate media filters constructed from synthetic resins and reinforced fiberglass in the United States since 1980. These products are present in facilities in more than 40 countries on 5 continents. Today, Fluidra produces more than 20,000 filters a year for a wide range of industries.

We are constantly making product improvements by researching new processes and materials to meet the demanding needs of the water treatment industry. Our 48,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Jacksonville Florida produces filters from 36” to 118” in diameter for industrial water treatment, desalination and aquaculture.

Why Composite?

Flexibility – Astral has the capability to manufacture affordable standard products or custom filters according to the application. Our experience allows us to make modifications in height, diameter, working pressures, and accessories to meet the requirements of our customers.  Chemical Resistance – FRP is resistant to electrolytic chemical reactions and resistant to salt water and changes in PH. FRP has low thermal inertia, which reduces temperature losses from water during contact.

Engineering

Astral uses the latest technology to assist in the design process for every product. All pressure vessels are designed in accordance with the ASME X and or BS4994 code for fiber-reinforced pressure vessels. All filters are hydrostatically pressure tested prior to shipping.

Our engineering staff works closely with our customers to ensure that we meet the requirements and demands of the market.

Water Treatment is our Specialty

Our quality control system allows us to produce the highest quality products while keeping in mind the requirements of our customer during the manufacturing process. Astral Industrial uses traditional methods of fiberglass manufacturing such as hand-laminated or spray-up processes. We also use the most technologically advanced techniques of filament winding, injection, and vacuum molding processes.

Manufacturing Process

The filament winding process of alternating polar and radial layers allows Astral Industrial to design non-corrosive pressure vessels that are capable of operating at 100 psi. All raw materials used are specifically tested for quality and strength prior to use to ensure the best quality product. The implementation of various manufacturing techniques ensures that Astral filters have high structural integrity and reliability.

Applications

Industry

Mobile Units

Desalination

Aquaculture

Filter Specifications

10-YEAR MANUFACTURER WARRANTY

50 TO 100 PSI PRESSURE RATINGS

SCH. 80 INTERNAL PLUMBING

    

Filter

100% NON-CORROSIVE CONSTRUCTION

MEDIA DRAIN

16” DIAMETER MANWAY

  

Filter Construction

Layers

1. GEL COAT INTERIOR BARRIER. Constructed of an isothalic & NPG polyester based gel coat for superior corrosion resistance. Provides superior hardness for protection against abrasion from sand or salt water.

2. FIBER REINFORCED LAMINATE LAYER. This layer is constructed of chopped continuous strand fiberglass and an isophalic polyester resin. This laminate provides strength to the gel coat layer and is impervious to water.

3. WOVEN FIBERGLASS REINFORCEMENT This layer consists of 18 ounce-woven fiberglass, chopped fiberglass, and polyester resin for additional strength.

4. FIBER REINFORCED LAMINATE LAYER. This layer is the same as layer 2. This layer covers the additional reinforcements provided in layer 3.

5. RADIAL FILAMENT WINDING. This layer consists of 36 continuous strand of fiberglass that are  impregnated with a blend of an isothalic polyester resin, color pigments, and UV stabilizers to provide superior strength in a radial direction along the length of the vessel cylinder.

6. POLAR FILAMENT WINDING. This layers of the same construction as layer 5, but applied in a polar (end to end) direction.

7. RADIAL FILAMENT WINDING. This layer is identical to layer 5. The filament winding process provides unsurpassed strength and resistance to pressure and corrosion.

Filter Components

360 DEGREE POLYPROPYLENE LATERALS

360 DEGREE POLYPROPYLENE LATERALS

The patented Astral laterals are 1.5” in diameter and are injection molded of a non-corrosive, chemical resistant polypropylene. The laterals are engineered to remove water from under the lateral system. The hydraulically balanced design allows for even water flow through the media bed during filtration and backwashing. 

DIFFUSER HEADS

DIFFUSER HEADS

The Astral diffuser heads are injection molded PVC. The diffusers are engineered to be non-clogging and to provide an even water flow over the entire surface of the media bed to ensure optimum water quality.

16” MANWAY

16” MANWAY

Astral uses 16” diameter compression molded FRP flanges. Both the manway and blind flange cover feature ANSI B16.1 and ANSI B16.5 bolt hole pattern and face-to-face dimensions for 150 lb flanges.

RAW MATERIALS

RAW MATERIALS

Only the highest quality resins, fiberglass, gel coats, and plastics are used to construct Astral filters to ensure a long life of optimum performance.

INTERNAL PLUMBING

INTERNAL PLUMBING

The internal plumbing in all Astral filters is constructed using schedule 80 PVC.

Filter Dimensions

  • 118
  • 93
  • 86
  • 79
  • 71
  • 63
  • 55
  • 47
  • 42
  • 36

Custom Filters Made Easy

We manufacture customized vessels to meet yours specific needs.  The connections, working pressure, dimensions, internal and external finishes can be adapted according to each project’s requirements.

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  • NSF
  • TUV
  • UL
  • ETL

Contact Us

Astral Industrial designs and manufactures pressure vessels in polyester resins reinforced with fiber glass (FRP) for aquariums, zoos, aquaculture, food and beverage industry, mining , irrigation, water treatment, wastewater treatment, and desalination.

8525 Mallory Road
Jacksonville FL 32220
(904) 378-0999
customerservice@fluidra.us