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Parkson Aqua Guard - Why We Use Plastic Elements

New Parkson Corp. Video Explains Why Plastic Elements are Most Effective for Headworks Screens

11.20.2018    /    Press release

Elements, made of specialized plastic alloy, help provide reliable and consistent screening while maintaining high capture rates


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (PRWEB) November 20, 2018 -- Parkson Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the latest video: "Why We Use Plastic Elements on a Headworks Screen (Aqua Guard®)." In this video, we explain why plastic elements, or “teeth”, on the Aqua Guard screen are most effective to assist in removing solids and ultimately, provide a reliable screening process with the highest capture rates.

Headworks screens are utilized in water and wastewater treatment plants to collect, convey and discharge both large and small solids, or miscellaneous objects, from the water stream. As this is the first step in the treatment process, these screens take the brunt of the impact from solids coming into the plant. Because of this harsh environment, one may wonder, “Why use plastic elements?”

In an analogy pertaining to sharks, this video describes how a shark's mouth and rows of teeth are the epicenter of action, just as the Aqua Guard's rows of elements, or "teeth", are the epicenter of the screen. The Aqua Guard elements act like shark teeth which can grab and hold objects and act in a sacrificial manner where there are rows and rows available to take over when one or a section is missing.

Whereas steel elements may bend during capture, causing the machine to cease working properly, these specialized plastic alloy elements are designed to take the impact of solids. The unit is designed to maintain proper operation throughout, even if some of the elements are damaged or missing. That is just one factor in how the Aqua Guard can achieve some of the highest capture rates.

To learn more about the elements and screen, watch the video and then browse Parkson’s YouTube channel for additional educational videos. Be sure to subscribe, share, comment and look for more videos to come. For any additional information, please contact Lydia Ebert at