Stripping for inspection
The MemScan monitors the physical condition of your membranes to determine the best time for replacement. The ultimate goal is to prevent problems, and to achieve this we examine one of your modules. The first step is a visual inspection, in which the module casing and general condition is recorded. An integrity test detects possible leaks and marks them for further examination. The second step comprises the actual membrane examination. The module casing is removed and several membranes are selected for detailed inspection. Numerous fibers will be tested for permeability, mechanical strength and fouling levels. The resulting values are compared with the original batch figures.
More detailed information on the morphology of the membrane’s inner and outer surfaces is gained with SEM analysis (Scanning Electron Microscopy).