RIVERSIDE, CA—January 2014—Yardney Water Management Systems, Inc. has introduced the SM-400 Sand Media Filter model to its popular line of filters. The SM-400 model offers additional savings in time, water and maintenance costs.
The SM-400 includes two 6-inch drain ports that translate into less labor for service technicians when replacing media. A removable underdrain through the 6-inch drain ports also makes maintenance of the tanks easier than before. Yardney Sand Media Filters are used within irrigation systems to remove organic and inorganic solids from water prior to being distributed to a low-volume irrigation system.
Yardney currently constructs its sand media filtration tanks with 3/16-inch carbon steel or 10 gauge stainless steel to withstand the rigors of the field. Yardney V.P. and General Manager Chris Phillips said, “We’ve enhanced our tanks by adding two 6-inch drain ports onto the bottom of the tank vessel to serve two primary purposes. First, the 6-inch drain ports allow for faster media removal as compared to our or any of our competitor’s standard 3-inch-size drain port. Second, the 6-inch drain ports give the service technician the ability to assemble, inspect or replace the removable underdrain. Without the two 6-inch drain ports, in the past, we needed to install a side manway, but that adds additional cost to the purchase price of the filter.”
With this new product offering, Yardney is now able to offer upgraded product options within a more competitive price structure. Customers can select from two underdrain product options—a standard underdrain or optional cross-flow underdrain.
“While using our optional cross-flow underdrain, the user will experience more efficient backwash cycles,” Phillips said. “That results in shorter backwash cycles which saves time and money on backwash water. It also results in a more effective backwash cycle across the system equaling longer operational run times due to the media bed being more effectively backwashed.”