Designed to pass pretty much everything but grit
With no moving parts or fluidizing water, there’s fewer components to maintain. Significantly expanded clearances, with a clear 4” (100 mm) opening from top to bottom, prevent even the most stubborn nuisance materials like rags, strings, and plastic from getting caught in the system. Low profile fasters have been introduced which streamline the internals, further reducing plugging potential. The revised geometry of the OpTeaCup™ eliminates the need for a baffle plate, another potential pinch point for clogging.
Engineered for easy maintenance and enhanced durability
While the expanded clearances significantly reduce treatment plant operators' maintenance burden, the OpTeaCup™ doesn’t stop there. Strategically placed access hatches allow quick and easy access to every part of the OpTeaCup™ system, while a new poly-coated replaceable orifice plate has been added that is easy to remove and install, significantly reducing the time and cost of major long-term maintenance.
Reduce footprint and save money on electricity
The compact design of the OpTeaCup™ requires up to 80% less footprint than conventional grit concentration / classification systems, which frees up valuable plant space for other processes. The all-hydraulic OpTeaCup™ requires no fluidizing water, solenoids, or additional electricity to provide phenomenal grit removal performance.
Reduce downstream wear and maintenance
With guaranteed performance and removal rates of up to 95% of wastewater abrasives you can be confident that the OpTeaCup™ will reduce downstream deposition and significantly reduce excessive mechanical wear - cutting annual maintenance and repair costs.
Increase processing capacity of all your downstream equipment
Without the protection of a Hydro International Advanced Grit Management® system, grit accumulates in downstream processes and these processes serve as grit storage - clogging them and significantly decreasing their processing capacity. Additionally, excess capacity needs to be available to take various processes offline and manually remove uncaptured grit that has deposited. With the OpTeaCup™ you cut out the grit upstream, reducing downstream accumulation and reducing the need to pay for expensive process capacity to store your grit.
Flexible after installation to manage organics
For plant operations where coarse organics (such as corn) are beneficial to downstream bioprocesses, a smaller diameter orifice place and vortex finder can be provided which will allow more coarse organics to pass through the grit removal process to be utilized downstream. The smaller orifice plate can be provided at initial installation but can also be installed post-installation and is interchangeable with the larger versions. This allows plants to future proof their grit removal process if their organics retention needs change in the future.