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PURPOSE AND SCOPE. This UFC was written to provide procedures for
engineering and design, and to provide a format for documenting the engineering and
design, of plate and frame filter press systems.
APPLICABILITY. This UFC is applicable to all DOD design, construction and
operations elements, laboratories, and field operating activities having military or civil
works responsibilities. The engineering and design procedures are applicable to all
DOD projects. Documentation is specifically applicable to the hazardous, toxic, and
radioactive waste (HTRW) programs and may be adapted to the requirements of other
REFERENCES. This UFC should be used in conjunction with design
guidance listed in this paragraph as well as those listed in Appendix A.
ER 1110-345-700 Design Analyses.
ER 1110-345-720 Construction Specifications.
EM 1110-1-4008 Liquid Process Piping
Chapter 2--Design Considerations. This chapter provides a comprehensive
overview of design and engineering considerations for plate and frame filter press
Background information, theory, and definitions.
1-4.1.2 Principles of operation for both fixed-volume and variable-volume filter press
1-4.1.3 A summary of filter press applicability, a comparison with other dewatering
options, and typical operating performance.
1-4.1.4 An overview of what the designer must consider, from sludge storage through
disposal, and specifically for the components of the filter press equipment and
associated accessories and auxiliary systems.
A summary of legal requirements and permits.
Treatability testing requirements and procedures.