Forsta Filters, Inc. specializes in design and fabrication of self-cleaning screen water filtration systems. Using an efficient point-of-suction backwash technique, Forsta products offer filtration solutions that do not interrupt system flow during the self-cleaning cycle. Offering a variety of materials including stainless steel, carbon steel with powder coating, duplex stainless steel, and fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP), Forsta has the ability to custom design and manufacture solutions for virtually any application. Focusing on Cooling Towers and the Industrial, Municipal, and Irrigation sectors, Forsta Filters serves markets including HVAC, Petrochemical, Pulp & Paper, Sugar Processing, Metalworks, Desalination, Plastics, Food Processing, Power Generation, Car Wash, Golf, Turf & Landscape, Agriculture, Greenhouse & Nursery, Wastewater, and Drinking Water.

Company details

Po box 341830 , Los Angeles , 90034 California USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Water Filtration and Separation
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
less than 1,000,000 €

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Forsta’s expertise includes filter design, fabrication, research and development, technical support, installation and startup, servicing, and onsite training. Forsta Filters prides itself on offering exceptionally responsive customer service and technical support, as well as extremely competitive pricing.

Precision Engineering & Robust Component Design

Based on years of hands-on experience and mechanical training, Forsta engineers design components for smooth integration and robust operating lifespans. Care has been taken to simplify installation and service with many models boasting unique access points that minimize the need for dismantling large amounts of equipment. Forsta self-cleaning filters have components that are optimized in material for their environment and range from carbon steel to titanium – depending on the requirement.

Automatic Self-Cleaning Filter Specs: Basis of Design Work

Many facilities require automated solids filtration solutions. Engineering specifications for Water Treatment Plants, Wastewater Treatment Plants, Irrigation Systems, HVAC Systems for Universities, Hospitals & Data Centers, Desalination Plants, Industrial Cooling Towers, and more, include equipment to reliably remove solids from process and effluent streams.

Forsta works extenstively with engineering firms across the United States and throughout the world to streamline design work and submittal processes. Major engineering firms that deal in the Water Industry often have a Master Specification that is populated with design criteria. The criteria can become onerous for contractors and engineers alike in verifying equipment suitability.

At Forsta Filters, we scour specifications for pertinent details and propose equipment that addresses the needs of the application. We propose simple, robust, easy-to-service and economical filtration options.

The graphic below shows some of the common specification sections that Forsta complies with. See also the fully customtizable features of Forsta’s filtration equipment. Engineers – let Forsta do some of the legwork for you to modify an existing spec and/or modernize your master spec. Contractors – get an ‘or equal’ submittal that will match the criteria of your project.


WATER – Efforts to use water more sustainably have led to a focus on conservation and efficiency. Infrastructure upgrades are continually improving water efficiency across the industrial, municipal and agricultural sectors. These advancements include the optimization of cooling towers and cooling tower filtration, recycling of sample water at cooling towers and implementation of closed loop water systems involving water reclamation and reuse systems. Forsta industrial water filters play an integral role in the performance of closed-loop systems by protecting equipment and ensuring uninterrupted flow.

Waste water treatment plants and pumping stations can connect (often through thousands of feet of reclaimed water pipes) to storage tanks, chillers, steam boilers and irrigation sites. Reclamation and reuse systems make highly treated or “reclaimed” wastewater available to meet a variety of non-drinking water needs thereby reducing strain on drinking water reservoirs and water treatment plants. Forsta self-cleaning water filters using the point of suction backwash technology provide the industry’s most efficient water filter.

Improving water efficiency can be as simple as replacing a wasteful sand media filter with a self-cleaning screen filter (where feed water quality allows.)

POWER – Protecting pipes from scale buildup with Forsta self-cleaning filters prevents an increase in the energy required to pump system water. As pipe orifices become smaller, more energy is required to pump the same volume of water. Effects of flowing dirty water include excessive scale buildup, contaminants settlement, and clogged spray nozzles which all contribute to poor pump performance. Implementing Forsta self-cleaning filters prevents these consequences and saves energy.

MATERIAL – Forsta industrial water filters are at the forefront of sustainability. Forsta specializes in the construction of stainless steel industrial water filtration systems and irrigation filters. As people become more aware of their impact on the natural environment, the use of stainless steel as a production material, is gaining greater value than previously recognized.

In mill production 70-85% of the unprocessed material comes from recycled sources. Recycled stainless steel or other alloy scrap comprises the fundamental components that will create raw material after melting in an electric furnace.

Given that stainless steel is 100% recyclable, after exceptionally long life-spans, stainless steel products can be returned to a mill and forged into new raw material. Likewise, all stainless steel scrap left on hand in the production of new stainless steel forms is collected for recycling from within the plant itself.

The longevity of stainless steel products contributes to resource minimization since new resources are not required as frequently to replace corroded or worn products. Stainless steel that is recycled in electric furnaces is of equal quality as the original.