The ADEY® MagnaClean™ DRX magnetic dirt filter provides a highly compact and cost-effective solution for removing debris and black iron oxide sludge from commercial hydronic heating systems. It is available for roughly 60% of the cost of premium magnetic filtration products.
“Unfortunately, filters and other water-treatment products are often the first items to be dropped from the specification when building owners and hydronic system designers need to cut costs,” says Neil Watson, Chief Technical Officer for ADEY Innovation LLC. “But facility managers, who must cope with the consequences of iron oxide damage daily, recognize the hard-dollar value of magnetic filtration in the form of fewer costly repairs, fewer system breakdowns, and reduced capital equipment-replacement expenditures.”
In addition, its compact and versatile design—which allows it to be installed in-line or side-stream and in either a vertical or horizontal orientation—makes it a solution for maintenance or renovation applications where mechanical-room space is limited.
Based on magnetic filtration technologies and components and built to ASME standards, the MagnaClean DRX consists of an external magnetic belt, containing dozens of high-performing neodymium magnets, wrapped around a precision-engineered, stainless steel canister. As system water passes through the canister, iron oxide is captured by the intense magnetic field. Magnets remain outside the flow, so there are no internal sleeves or components that must be removed and individually cleaned.
In an in-line installation, the iron oxide sludge can easily be drained when the system is shut down, the magnetic belt released, and the drain valve opened. With no moving parts inside the canister, the quick-release belt makes it easier to install and service the unit. In-line installation eliminates the need to put the system on bypass to complete maintenance.
The MagnaClean DRX is available in 2″ (with 48 magnets), 3″ (64), and 4″ (80) pipe dimensions, with the multiple magnets ensuring effective magnetite capture through the canister’s stainless steel wall. Each filter comes supplied with EDPM full-flange gaskets for robust sealing at high temperatures.