I am having an issue with caking in a process. I am already trying to figure out ways to prevent the caking in the first place but I need a short term solution that will allow the line to continue running.
My idea is to take two filters and have them piped to run in parallel with one another. However, I want a valve on the inlet of each individual filter. I want this so while in production I can have Valve A open (allowing fluid through Filter A) while keeping Valve B closed (no fluid through Filter B). Then when Filter A's mesh becomes clogged open Valve B, close Valve A, and remove and clean Filter A. This way the fluid is still being constantly filtered and we do not have to stop the line for a filter change.
I am struggling with a name for this arrangement of filters as in my mind its a simple enough set up that a commercial version should already exist (I could be wrong about that). All I am able to find on line are filter arrangements that allow series or parallel flow but not the ability to turn off flow to individual filters. It could also be an option while ordering that maybe I am not catching.
Thanks in advance for any advice.