Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO YOU FIGURE OUT THE OPEN AREA OF SCREEN?
The open area ratio (OA) of Wedge Wire Screen is calculated using the following formula:
WHAT ARE THE STANDARD TOLERANCES FOR SCREEN?
Tolerance of slot size: +/- .002”
Fabrication: +/- 1/16” (2 PL DEC = 0.020”, 3 PL DEC = 0.010”)
Angles: + /- 1 degree
Specialty tolerance maybe requested, especially on custom machined items.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
All our products are custom manufactured, since there are limitless possible combinations of wire profile, slot size, material choice and length. Depending on the application, the cost per unit varies and must be calculated on a per-job basis.
WHAT IS THE STANDARD SLOT SIZE?
There is no actual standard size. We handle a large range of applications on a day-to-day basis and each requires a very different slot size. Typically, for most applications, the slot size specified by the media supplier should be used.
DOES WEDGE WIRE HAVE LOW PRESSURE LOSS
The high open area of Wedge Wire Screen contributes to a low pressure drop through the screen surface.
HOW IS WEDGE WIRE NON-CLOGGING?
Wedge Wire Screens are fabricated by cylindrically wrapping a continuous V-shaped wire around axial support rods. The uninterrupted slot formed allows for only two points of contact with particles on the screen surface to minimize clogging. This means that the maximum effective flow area and operating efficiency are maintained.