Patent Number: 8,795,521

Title: Filter apparatus

Abstract: A nut shell filter allows the shell filter media to be scrubbed without being removed from the filter vessel. In order to protect the vessel from pressure surges which can occur during the scrubbing cycle, pressure applied during the beginning of the scrubbing cycle is contained within a scrubber tube such that the filter vessel is not subjected to pressure surges which occur at the beginning of the scrubbing cycle. The scrubber tube and scrubber filter tube may either be disposed within the filter vessel or outside of the filter vessel.

Inventors: McBride; Dale (Bakersfield, CA)

Assignee: Akers Process Systems Inc.

International Classification: B01D 24/14 (20060101); B01D 24/46 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018