Inclined Plate Settlers are used in the sedimentation process of both water treatment and wastewater treatment plants. In this process there are two popular styles used, tube settlers and inclined plate settlers. Both of these styles use the same theory to accomplish the goal of removing suspended particles that are heavier than water by gravity settling. Inclined Plate Settlers are becoming one of the most popular pieces of equipment used in sedimentation process due to their efficiency and small space requirements. Today, there several equipment suppliers that are offering Inclined Plate Settlers and a handful that have stand out of the crowd as the top inclined plate settler manufacturers.
Top Inclined Plate Settler Manufacturers: Jim Myers & Sons, Inc. (JMS)
Jim Myers & Sons, Inc. (JMS) has become one of the top suppliers for Inclined Plate Settlers with their Mega-SETTLER products. JMS uses a patented design Top Flow Control Angle to help ensure equal headloss across the entire plate. JMS has installations in the water and wastewater industry.
Top Inclined Plate Settler Manufacturers: Muerer Research, Inc. (MRI)/Parkson
Muerer Research, Inc. (MRI) also sells their High-Capacity Inclined Plate Settlers. MRI uses a patented design Hydraulic Flow Control Deck to help distribute flow evenly across the entire system.
NOTE: April 2017, Parkson acquired MRI.
Top Inclined Plate Settler Manufacturers: Westech, Inc.
Westech, Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers for the water treatment industry. Westech offers the Super Settler Lamella-type Plate Clarifer for one type of sedimentation solutions. Westech uses a shallow depth sedimentation to minimize the overall footprint.
Top Inclined Plate Settler Manufacturers: Monroe
The Monroe lamella plate Vertical Clarifier is designed to provide low cost, efficient solids removal from a wide range of waste and process liquids. The inclined plate design allows the total gravity settling area to be as much as ten times more than the actual floor space occupied by the clarifier. Integral chemical mixing and flocculation tanks are available, as well as options for enhanced sludge thickening.
Kerry Dissinger has been employed by JMS for the last 10 years, and currently holds the position of Vice President. Prior to receiving a BS degree in Electro Mechanical Engineering, Kerry served for 3 years as a US Army Paratrooper stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. He also served 6 years in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Kerry’s nearly 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry includes 10 years at Brentwood Industries where he was mentored by the esteemed Dr. McDowell. With his strong background in the water and wastewater process, particularly sedimentation, he is focused on continued growth and innovation, holding several active patents for JMS products. One of Kerry’s favorite sayings is: It’s not about ideas; it’s about making ideas happen.