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IME+ Series Filters

Electric Suction Scanning Screen Filter

IME+ Series of filters are Rain Bird’s high performance Electric Suction Scanning Screen filters. These filters provide worry free high-flow rate filtered water quality. All IME+ Series self-cleaning water filtersare available in parallel or staringt flange configuration to accommodate existing piping and allow for simple installation.
All IME+ Series are ideal suited for use in any of the following conditions:

  • Heavy debris loads
  • Fine filtration levels
  • Low pressure applications
  • Aggressive water source

All IME+ Series automatic water filters utilize an electric motor to assist cleaning during the backwash cycle. Electric Filter models make self-cleaning filtration possible at lower pressures. They are necessary where the minimum 35 psi system pressure is not available. Motor Run filters operate at system pressures as low as 15 psi.

These water filters utilize a two-stage screening process powered by source line water pressure and an electrical drive motor, the filter’s back- wash system produces a concentrated high velocity reverse water flow to precisely clean the screen of any entrapped contaminants. The filter contains a coarse screen and a fine screen. The coarse screen is responsible for straining out large debris from the water source. The filter’s backwashing system produces a concentrated high velocity reverse water flow to systematically clean the fine sintered mesh screen of any entrapped contaminants and purifies water to its specified quality. Models are available as a filter unit only, or as a filter assembly including bypass plumbing and valves for fast and easy installation on site.

Industrial Uses

Rain Bird’s Industrial filtration equipment has been used to generate improved water for equipment protection/pre-filtration, cooling, rinsing, process and effluent streams in facilities including: cooling towers, petrochemical plants, pulp & paper mills, sugar refineries, metal-works, plastics, and food processing factories, power generation and desalination plants, and more.

Municipal Uses

In the municipal sector, Rain Bird self-cleaning equipment is utilized for both drinking and wastewater treatment. For drinking water applications Rain Bird equipment offers effective pre-filtration for finer filter elements such as Reverse Osmosis, Ultrafiltration, Microfiltration etc. Filters used in municipal wastewater facilities are generally specified at the secondary or tertiary stage of treatment.


Filter Characteristics:

  • Flow Rate: 15 – 7,350 gpm
  • Flush cycle: 6 – 20 seconds
  • Flush valve size: single 1” or 2”
  • Screen opening: 5μ – 4000μ
  • Temperature: 210ºF
  • Flush Volume: 4 – 50 gallons per backwash
  • Working pressure: 15 – 150 psi
  • Rinse Duration: 10 – 30 seconds
  • Material: Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, or Duplex Stainless