FLO KING FILTER SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO FLO KING FOUR IN ONE SYSTEMS
Flo King in-tank technology for the metal finishing industry is a radical departure from conventional
approaches. Traditionally, metal finishers have relied on out-of-tank systems, which use a tube or hose
to draw solution outside the tank and “push” it through a filter cartridge or series of cartridges in a filter
chamber. Leaks and spills due to corroded plumbing, loose clamps, leaky seals, etc., are commonplace.
Flo King eliminates those and many other concerns.
• Lightweight, in-tank Flo King systems provide flow rates of hundreds and even thousands of gallons
per hour and can be stationed permanently on one tank or moved from one tank to another as needed.
• Since they employ no hoses, clamps, tubes, plumbing, filter chambers or any external apparatus, Flo
King systems eliminate the possibility of leaks and spills. Solution never leaves the tank.
• Flo King systems are supplied complete, preassembled, and ready to operate, with no costly
installation or floorspace required. Yet they take up only inches of in-tank space.
• Flo King filter changes are achieved quickly, without tools.
• Flo King systems can PUMP solution from one tank to another, FILTER in a variety of configurations,
AGITATE to promote uniform chemical composition and temperature, and TREAT using carbon for the
removal of organic impurities. That’s why we call it the “four-in-one system.”
HOW IT WORKS
With vacuum-side, in-tank Flo King filtration, one or more filter cartridges are totally immersed in the
tank and solution to be filtered. Solution is then “pulled” by vacuum through the cartridge(s), after which
it travels a few short inches before being expelled from a directable discharge port on the pump body.
As this filtered solution is discharged at a high rate, agitation and solution circulation are achieved as
a natural byproduct of filtration.
The Flo King system can be used with high-quality disposable or reusable
filter cartridges. When dirty, the reusable blanket-like material is unrolled
from the cartridge core. Many users then lay the material on a piece of metal
or plastic grating over a suitable tank, drum or other reservoir and spray it
clean using an ordinary hose and spray nozzle (or pressure washer, if
available). While still wet, the blanket can be rerolled around the core (also
reusable) and reused many times. The Flo King system is also readily used
with carbon-containing attachments to remove organic impurities—in the
tank, without messy, expensive, time-consuming batch treatment in a
Vacuum-side Flo King filtration provides another important benefit:
particulate penetration deep inside the filter media. With conventional
pressure-side filtration, solution is essentially “pushed” through a filter
cartridge. But with each and every Flo King system, solution is “pulled”
through the cartridge by vacuum, providing particulate penetration and
retention deep inside the filter media where the filter fibers are more densely
packed. That translates to very fine filtration!