At FRC, we are always working to improve the performance of wastewater treatment systems. We can upgrade or refurbish existing FRC systems as well as those from other manufacturers. Some of these upgrades are designed to prolong the life of current systems by repairing components that have experienced wear-and-tear over the course of time. Others, like aeration and controls upgrades can be used to enhance and improve the performance of your treatment system.
DAF Aeration Upgrade
The aeration of a DAF is the heart and soul of the system. Our simple design works so well that we’re constantly retrofitting competitors’ DAFs with our upgraded aeration system. FRC is completely brand-agnostic with regards to the model of recycle pump used on our DAF.
FRC’s design uses the recycle pump to pump water, not dissolve air. That means these recycle pumps are much less costly than a specialty whitewater pump. The pumps are ideal for higher solids tolerance which can be crucial in applications with high amounts grit, sand, and dirt. It also allows you to choose the pump material of construction based on the needs of the environment, including ductile iron, Stainless Steel 316, and Duplex Stainless Steel.
Air Dissolving Tube
An air dissolving tube is used to generate white water in our aeration system. This short expansion in the recirculation piping allows clarified effluent and a small volume of compressed air to dissolve into the water. Our angled configuration allows for increased water and air interface, so saturation occurs almost instantly.
The pneumatic panel design for each DAF contains safety features to protect the recycle pumps and is also used to avoid discharging untreated wastewater as a process control measure.
Control Panel Upgrade
Over the course of time, existing panels may become unreliable or may no longer be capable of sufficient automation, forcing unnecessary operator intervention. We know that is not acceptable in today’s demanding production environments. In addition to our standard panel offerings, FRC can provide additional features for SCADA and plant integration.
FRC has a dedicated mechanical and electrical project team to design the electrical control panels for our systems in-house. Our expertise and familiarity with the equipment provides a solid know how of how the system works. We understand that time is money and we have the experience to minimize and even eliminate downtown during the upgrade.
Our panels can be upgraded to include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) to trend and store data for the analysis sought after in today’s information driven facilities.
FRC can customize your panel to allow for integration with Distributed Control System (DCS), centralized data historian, and remote monitoring solutions to deliver access to data anywhere and anytime.