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RCW Sand Media Filters

RCW Sand Media Filters
Yardney RCW (Recirculating Water) Sand Media Filtration Systems are designed specifically for the filtration and removal of suspended solids from recycled cooling tower or plant process water. Suspended solid contaminants in the cooling tower system significantly reduce heat transfer capability and increase plant operating costs. The Yardney RCW system offers a high performance solution for filtration down to 15 microns and utilizes our simple backwash system for ease of operation and consistent water quality.


  • Removal of algae, slime or other organic contaminant as well as sand, rock, grit and other inorganic contaminants
  • Recycled cooling tower water and industrial process water
  • 80 psi standard operating pressure (high pressure available up to 225 psi)
  • Flow ranges from 10 gpm


  • State of the art fabrication provides added strength under pressure and long system life
  • Standard carbon steel products, 3/16" thick material
  • Stainless steel wedgewire underdrain
    • Ensures structural integrity in the harshest conditions
    • Hydraulically balanced to increase effectiveness of backwash while reducing flush frequency and waste of water
    • High strength stainless steel wedgewire will withstand a collapse pressure in excess of 600 psi
  • ASME code shaped head construction for durability and safety
  • Backwash automatically initiated by elapsed time or pressure differential
  • Yardney easy-entry lid closure with weld tabs for operator safety
  • Available in welded carbon steel or stainless steel
  • 3M Scotchkote® 134 fusion bonded epoxy coating on interior surfaces of carbon steel product
  • Made in USA

Standard Product Includes:

  • Completely assembled for easy installation including pump, motor and motor starter
  • Skid mounted tanks
  • Yardney easy-entry lid closure with side manway
  • Valves
  • Inlet, outlet and backwash manifolds
  • Grooved couplings on manifolds
  • Controller, solenoids, electrical wire, tubing
  • Removable underdrain
  • 3M Scotchkote® 134 fusion bonded epoxy coating on interior surfaces of carbon steel product

Available Options:

  • ASME code
  • High pressure (up to 225 psi)
  • Solar package
  • PLC controller
  • Custom filter station layout piping


ModelRated Flow (gph)Filtration Area (sq ft)Backwash (gpm)Rated PressurePump HPInlet / Outlet (in)
RCW 1424-1A13201.116100 psi0.51 1/4, 2
RCW 1824-1A21601.827100 psi1.01 1/4, 2
RCW 2424-1A37203.147100 psi1.51 1/2, 2
RCW 3024-1A60004.974100 psi3.02/3
RCW 2424-2A75606.347100 psi5.02/3
RCW 3624-1A85207.1106100 psi3.03/3
RCW 3024-2A120009.874100 psi7.52 1/2, 3
RCW 4824-1A1500012.518880 psi5.03/4
RCW 3624-2A1692014.1106100 psi10.03/4
RCW 4824-2A3000025.018880 psi20.04/6
RCW 4824-3A4500037.518880 psi25.04/6
RCW 4824-4A6000050.018880 psi30.06/8

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