Analysis of the operation of magnetic filters.

Company: Ferrero S.A.

The analysis of the operation of the magnetic filters located on the production line was requested, in order to evaluate opportunities for improvement.

Magnetic filters trap ferromagnetic elements and prevent damage of the components downstream of the production line.

A first approach trought a conceptual theoretical study was carried out to determine the effectiveness of the filters to catch different particle geometries under different process conditions.

The analysis required the development of a numerical model that involves the coupling of magnetic fields and circulating flows within the filter.