Traveling Water Screens

Filtration & Wire ClothTraveling Water Screens

Traveling Water Screens

Materials and options maximize longevity and performance

  • Filter debris from waterways
  • Single-flow and dual-flow options
  • Variety of alloys maximize screen longevity and performance


  • Filter water drawn for use in multiple applications
  • Effective and economical
  • Prevents damage to pumps and equipment

Tech Specs

  • Materials: T-304 and T-316 stainless steel, PVC, Monel, copper, bronze, galvanized steel


Whether filtering water or air streams, Cambridge has the materials and mechanical systems to develop optimal, plant-specific solution. We offer both single-flow and dual-flow screens. With single (thru) flow screens, water flows through the screens from front to back. Refuse is carried up the ascending tray and discharged into a draw for disposal. Dual-flow type screens are capable of handling higher capacities. Their design allows water to flow through the ascending and descending runs plus the curved bottom of the screens simultaneously. Refuse disposal is the same.


When El Dorado Chemical refurbished the production line at their Arkansas plant, they needed a highly effective filtration system to prevent debris from clogging their new cooling towers. Critical to reducing the heat build-up produced during chemical manufacturing, the large cooling towers require extremely durable rotating water screens capable of filtering more than 20,000 gallons of water per minute.

The size of the screens presented both a logistical and financial challenge. Cambridge’s solution was to pair two, six-foot screens per tower opening to significantly reduce shipping and handling expenses. Each pair was then coupled so only one motor and gearbox were required which provided additional equipment and installation savings.

We worked with Leidos to design, manufacture and install eight (16) metal mesh screen pairs – four per cooling tower – to filter water and block debris that can back up pumps and heat exchangers during the cooling process. This custom efficiency solution developed by the Cambridge-Leidos engineering team resulted in cost savings of more than $200,000 for El Dorado.

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