Membrane technology for the food & beverage industry requires microfiltration and special attention to hygienic design. X-Flow’s S14 microfiltration modules were developed for the removal of yeast cells, protein complexes and other turbidities from liquids such as beer, wine, cider and milk. These modules, featuring high mechanical strength and high resistance to chemicals, are operated in cross-flow mode. Based on hydrophilic hollow-fiber MF membranes, with a pore size in the range of 0.4 – 0.8 µm, the S14 modules are composed of a PES/PVP blend for the membranes, a PSF filter housing and an epoxy potting.
The S14 holds 1.5mm hollow fiber microfiltration membranes.
S-14 modules are usually racked in a skid (standard unit) of 18 modules. The permeate flow ranges between 400-800 liter per hour per module, which amounts to 7.5-15 m3 per hour per skid. The mode of operation is typically batch-wise, but continuous operation by alternation between two sets, or cascade systems, are also possible.
As part of its separation into a new pure play water company, a new Pentair website has launched. Please visit the new Pentair.com to learn more about our exciting new company and your favorite brands!