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Supradiscâ„¢ Depth Filter Modules

The Complete Filter System

The Supradisc module design concept combines the advantages of conventional depth filter sheets with the positive features of enclosed filters.

Supradisc Module Concept

Seitz® depth filter sheets have been used for years in a vast array of applications using a range of equipment. With their exceptional mechanical strength they can be  incorporated into Supradisc modules and installed into enclosed filter housings. This arrangement reduces cleaning and cleaning validation, as well as simplifies installation making it easier to handle and dispose of the filters after use.   Each module consists of three major components:
  • Individual filter cells or lenses
  • A tubular center core
  • End adapters

These components can then be broken down further to better understand the robust construction of Pall® Supradisc modules. Individual filter cells are made from the  joining of two Seitz depth filter sheets and using an injection molding process to seal the edges of the filter sheets to create a filter cell. A drainage plate is placed between each filter sheet prior to this process to reduce flow resistance and to improve flow distribution over the entire surface area of the filter sheets. Up to 21 filter cells can be stacked on a tubular core, compressed and joined to form a unit. This design results in a reliable sealing between the filter cells, and provides the structural robustness necessary to prevent product failure or process bypass situations during operation.

Supradisc Module – Filter Media

Almost all grades of Seitz depth filter sheets that are available in flat sheet format are also available in Supradisc modules. Due to their excellent mechanical strength, these sheets can readily be incorporated into modules.

The Complete Filter System

The Supradisc module adapter has two o-rings and a bayonet lock, a concept successfully implemented by the biopharmaceutical industry for filter cartridges.

Consequently, Supradisc modules can be installed quickly and easily into filter housings accepting this style adapter. Supradisc modules are also available with a flat gasket style adapter.

High Quality and FDA Conformity

The filter media meet the specifications set forth in the US Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, parts 177.2260 e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, the materials for all polypropylene plastic components are listed in the US Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, part 177.1520.

With regard to food law conformity, the manufacture of depth filter sheets is also subject to ongoing analysis by the German ISEGA Forschungs– und Untersuchungsanstalt mbH, Aschaffenburg.

Technical Service

For best possible results and maximum reliability, Pall recommends performing filter evaluations utilizing your process and process conditions. Pall specialists can provide valuable assistance, either at your facility or in our SLS (Scientific and Laboratory Services) laboratories. Pall offers hands-on assistance and places its extensive technical resources at your disposal in the form of worldwide technical advice, including cost-reduction programs, process review and problem solving.

Further Information

Further information is available on Pall's range of Filter Modules and Capsules with Seitz Depth Filter Media



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The Complete Filter System

The Supradisc module design concept combines the advantages of conventional depth filter sheets with the positive features of enclosed filters.

Supradisc Module Concept

Seitz® depth filter sheets have been used for years in a vast array of applications using a range of equipment. With their exceptional mechanical strength they can be  incorporated into Supradisc modules and installed into enclosed filter housings. This arrangement reduces cleaning and cleaning validation, as well as simplifies installation making it easier to handle and dispose of the filters after use.   Each module consists of three major components:
  • Individual filter cells or lenses
  • A tubular center core
  • End adapters

These components can then be broken down further to better understand the robust construction of Pall® Supradisc modules. Individual filter cells are made from the  joining of two Seitz depth filter sheets and using an injection molding process to seal the edges of the filter sheets to create a filter cell. A drainage plate is placed between each filter sheet prior to this process to reduce flow resistance and to improve flow distribution over the entire surface area of the filter sheets. Up to 21 filter cells can be stacked on a tubular core, compressed and joined to form a unit. This design results in a reliable sealing between the filter cells, and provides the structural robustness necessary to prevent product failure or process bypass situations during operation.

Supradisc Module – Filter Media

Almost all grades of Seitz depth filter sheets that are available in flat sheet format are also available in Supradisc modules. Due to their excellent mechanical strength, these sheets can readily be incorporated into modules.

The Complete Filter System

The Supradisc module adapter has two o-rings and a bayonet lock, a concept successfully implemented by the biopharmaceutical industry for filter cartridges.

Consequently, Supradisc modules can be installed quickly and easily into filter housings accepting this style adapter. Supradisc modules are also available with a flat gasket style adapter.

High Quality and FDA Conformity

The filter media meet the specifications set forth in the US Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, parts 177.2260 e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, the materials for all polypropylene plastic components are listed in the US Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, part 177.1520.

With regard to food law conformity, the manufacture of depth filter sheets is also subject to ongoing analysis by the German ISEGA Forschungs– und Untersuchungsanstalt mbH, Aschaffenburg.

Technical Service

For best possible results and maximum reliability, Pall recommends performing filter evaluations utilizing your process and process conditions. Pall specialists can provide valuable assistance, either at your facility or in our SLS (Scientific and Laboratory Services) laboratories. Pall offers hands-on assistance and places its extensive technical resources at your disposal in the form of worldwide technical advice, including cost-reduction programs, process review and problem solving.

Further Information

Further information is available on Pall's range of Filter Modules and Capsules with Seitz Depth Filter Media

Specifications

SUPRAdisc Module Available Filter Areas

 
Product  Filter area in m2 Filter area in ft2 Typical filtered volume (L)
SUPRAdisc 203  0.30 3.2  > 15
SUPRAdisc 205   0.50 5.3 > 15 
SUPRAdisc 209  1.00 10.7  > 50 
SUPRAdisc 216  1.80 19.3 > 50 
SUPRAdisc 409  2.10 23 > 100 
SUPRAdisc 416  3.70 40 > 100
SUPRAdisc 421  5.00 54   > 100
SUPRAdisc 509  2.30 24.7  > 100
SUPRAdisc 516    4.00 43.0 > 100 
SUPRAdisc 520    5.00 53.8 > 100 
 

Media Technical Specification

 
Code Depth Filter Type Typical Water
Permeability
in L/min/m2
@ Δp 1 bar (14.5 psid)
Nominal Retention Rating in µm Ash Content in % Endotoxin Level
in EU/mL
before Rinsing
 PEKS  EKSP  29  0.1-0.3  58  <0.06
 PEKM  EKMP  41  0.2-0.5  48  <0.06
 PEK1  SUPRA EK1P  64  0.2-0.5  47  <0.06
 P050  KS 50P  93  0.4-0.8  46  <0.06
 P080  SUPRA 80P  159  1.0-3.0  49  <0.06
 P100  K100P  149  1.0-3.0  45  <0.06
 P200  K200P  217  3.0-6.0  43  <0.06
 P250  K250P  535  4.0-9.0  44  <0.06
 P700  K700P  935  6.0-15.0  45  <0.06
 P900  K900P  1980  8.0-20.0  45  <0.06
 B010  BIO 10  30  0.2-0.4  <1  <0.06
 B020  BIO 20  75  0.4-1.0  <1  <0.06
 XEK1  EK1  41  0.2-0.4  51  NA
 XEK  EK  68  0.3-0.5  46  NA
 X050  KS50  93  0.4-0.8  46  NA
 X080  KS80  113  0.6-2.0  46  NA
 X100  K100  146  1.0-3.0  46  NA
 X150  K150  185  2.5-4.0  46  NA
 X200  K200  213  3.0-6.0  46  NA
 X250  K250  510  4.0-9.0  46  NA
 X300  K300  785  5.0-12.0  46  NA
 X700  K700  925  6.0-15.0  46  NA
 X900  K900  1700  8.0-20.0  46  NA
 T950  T950  1700  8.0-20.0  40  NA
 T100  T1000  3400  10-25  35  NA
 T150  T1500  7285  11-30  33  NA
 T210  T2100  10200  13-35  13  NA
 T260  T2600  10200  15-40  <1  NA
 T350  T3500  12750  19-50  13  NA
 T550  T5500  25500  25-70  <1  NA
 
NA - Not Applicable as endotoxin content is not a measured criteria for these sheets

Operating Characteristics1

 
 Maximum Operating Temperature 80 oC in Polypropylene design
160 oC in Polyamide design
 Maximum Operating Pressure  2.4 bard (35 psid)
 

1 With compatible fluids, which do not soften, swell or adversely affect the products or its material of construction.

Plastic Parts of Construction of SUPRAdisc Modules

 
SUPRAdisc Components Polypropylene
Polyamide (Only high temperature version)
 O-rings Silicone elastomer
 

All plastic components used in the construction meet the specification for Biological Reactivity test in vivo for Class VI plastics (121 °C) as described in the current United States Pharmacopoeia (USP)
All SUPRAdisc modules and all their components are fully traceable by serial number

Sterilization

 
 Steam in place  125 °C for 30 minutes at 0.3 bard (43 psid) maximum
 

Nominal Dimensions

 
Nominal Total Length Double-O-ring 332 mm (13.1 in.)
Flat Gasket 272 mm (10.7 in.)
Nominal Diameters 284 mm (12 in.) for ordering codes 203, 205, 209 and 216 in polypropylene and polyamide designs
410 mm (16.1 in.) for ordering codes 409, 416 and 421 in polyamide design
413 mm (16.3 in.) for ordering codes 509, 516 and 520 in polypropylene design
 
Application
Filters - Depth
Segment
Depth Filtration