Apollo Disc-Kleen Filters

Image of Apollo - Twin Configuration
Angle Configuration
Image of Apollo filter - twin configuration
Twin Configuration

The Apollo Automatic Disc-Kleen Filter allows you to filter more for less. It has all the benefits of the Galaxy Filter - which has been used by growers successfully and reliably for 10 years - but with these enhanced features.

MORE FILTER AREA
The Apollo features a longer filter element (spine) with larger discs (rings) producing a 20% larger filtration area than a comparable Galaxy filter. This larger filtration area means each filter unit can accommodate a higher flow rate which lowers the price per GPM of filtered water. The total number of filter units required for a specific flow rate is reduced lowering the cost of the filter battery.

LESS PRESSURE REQUIRED FOR CLEANING
Only 30 psi is required for backflushing. This lower pressure requirement eliminates the need to oversize the pump for adequate flushing. It reduces the need for a Pressure Sustaining Normally Open (PSNO) Valve downstream of the filter to maintain adequate backflush pressure. A lower backflush pressure saves energy costs.

MORE PORTABLE
The Apollo filter is light-weight with a small footprint making it easy to move. This portability is ideal for crop rotations and rental units in row crop applications.

MORE CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
Made from high density synthetic materials, the Apollo filter is corrosion-proof not just corrosion resistant. Chemical injection upstream of the filter unit will not damage any filter components.

LESS INSTALLATION COSTS
The Apollo filter arrives fully assembled for a quick and easy water in/water out installation. A small footprint reduces the size and cost of the concrete pad.

Product Advantages

  • More filter area with longer filter element and larger discs
  • Less pressure required for cleaning – only 30 psi
  • Shorter length of flush cycle - less interruption of water flow to the field while irrigating
  • Portable and easy to move – can be mounted on a small utility trailer and easily moved from field to field
  • Less overall water used for flushing - shorter overall flush cycle ensures better uniformity of irrigation and less flush water to dispose or filter for reuse
  • Lower installation costs – pre-assembled and ready to install
  • Smaller footprint – easier and faster to install while saving money on concrete pad size
  • Eliminates leaks and rusting – synthetic materials are not damaged by chemical injection or organic materials in the water and will no corrode

Applications

  • Agricultural Irrigation for Permanent and Row Crops
  • Systems Requiring High Volumes of Water
Image of Apollo - Twin Configuration
Angle Configuration
Image of Apollo filter - twin configuration
Twin Configuration

Apollo Disc-Kleen Filters Operation

Disc filters fall into the category of “depth filtration” filters because they add an additional dimension to the cleaning process. A filter element contains a stack of compressed discs with an overlapping series of grooves that force the debris to move through numerous trap points. This process increases the likelihood of capturing debris. Because of the increase in filtration surface area, the frequency of cleaning drops and cleaning is easier.

The discs are color coded by mesh size and are selected according to water filtration requirements. The spine assembly has a spring compression unit and an internal piston which are used to alternately compress and release the discs during filtering and backflushing cycles.

Filtration Mode

During the filtration process, the discs are tightly compressed together allowing clean water to pass through the discs and trap debris.

Backflush Mode

As debris in a filter increases, the backflush process is initiated. During backflush, the discs separate and jets of clean water spray and spin the discs removing the trapped debris which is then flushed out.



Improved Filter Spine

With a longer spine assembly and larger discs, the Apollo Filter has a 20% larger filtration area than a comparable Galaxy filter. The Apollo features a redesigned piston which allows backflushing at lower pressure, 30 psi – 25% lower than a Galaxy.

Easier Access to the Discs

With an easy-to-release clamp around each filter, there are no tools required to remove the filter cover and access the discs. This makes maintenance and troubleshooting quick and simple.

Image of Apollo - Twin Configuration
Angle Configuration
Image of Apollo filter - twin configuration
Twin Configuration

Apollo Disc-Kleen Filters Technical

High Pressure Model

  • Metal backflush valves
  • High pressure soleniods
  • Orifice plate on drain manifold

Manifold Connections

  • FL = Flanged
  • GR = Grooved

Water Quality Maximum Flow Rates

Good Water Quality: Municipal water supply or well water from a clean aquifer with no sand, iron or manganese.

Average Water Quality: Wells with small amounts of sand (< 2 ppm) or clean surface water which includes lakes, ponds, reservoirs and canals.

Poor Water Quality: Well water from a poor quality aquifer (> 2 ppm) or surface water in hot climates with increased biological growth and no chemical treatment which includes lakes, ponds, reservoirs and canals.

Very Poor Water Quality: Well water with greater than 10 ppm of sand including rivers, muddy canals, lakes and ponds with severe run off deposits and raw municipal wastewater. Greater than 3 ppm Sand or Silt: May require a pre-filter such as a hydrocyclone.


Image of Apollo - Twin Configuration
Angle Configuration
Image of Apollo filter - twin configuration
Twin Configuration

Apollo Disc-Kleen Filters Ordering

Substitute *** with mesh option - 040, 080, 120 and 140.
Backflush Controller ordered separately.
For filter selection, refer to the Water Quality Maximum Flow Rate charts.