Smart Filters are specifically designed for end of pipe applications and are available in a small filter, a Smart brake or a Smart Stop. Each unit can be designed for specific applications and flow rates.
Specifically designed for end of pipe applications and installations through which contaminated or polluted water flows. The unique design allows the Smart Filter® to either sit inside or outside the pipe connection and will absorb hydrocarbons that pass through the system during normal conditions. The Smart Filter® is available in 2 different standard sizes and will accommodate standard pipe sizes.
Flow rates are catered for through the design of the Smart Filter®, sized to take the first flush effect plus a safety factor of 2x with any excess passing through the bypass facility.
The Smart Brake®:
Is a collaboration of design from the Smart Filter and houses the Smart Paks within a more confined area which allows normal flow through the system. The Smart Brake’s unique design works during an event and slows the flow rate whilst absorbing any hydrocarbons present, allowing the final outfall flow to disperse reducing flooding, resulting in the contaminated flow from travelling further along a water course. The Smart Brake® will also absorb any hydrocarbons present within a normal flow, effectively acting as a Smart Filter®.
The Smart Stop®:
Uses the basic principles of the Smart Filter® but houses the Smart Paks within a more confined area which allows normal flow through the system. The Smart Stop’s unique design works during an event where more hydrocarbons are present within the resulting flow and the volume of hydrocarbons are quickly absorbed within the Smart Paks which swell into the defined cage and seal the outfall pipe providing the contaminated flow from travelling further along a water course. The contaminated water is then stopped at source enabling the hydrocarbon clean up to be targeted in one area reducing the impact to the environment. The Smart Brake® will also absorb any hydrocarbons present within a normal flow, effectively acting as a Smart Filter®.
N.B. A suitable silt trap device is recommended prior to the Smart Filter® chamber to prolong the life of the Smart Sponge®. If this is impractical a silt sump is recommended within the Smart Filter® chamber.