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Membralox® HCS Compact Sanitary Modules

A cost effective design for sanitary applications

The Membralox HCS module range takes advantage of the unique hexagonal shape of the Membralox ceramic membranes to obtain a high membrane packing density, thus significantly reducing filtration system costs.

The Membralox HCS modules perfectly match reliability and cost requirements of the main applications in sanitary industries.

Membralox HCS module range features internal gasketing and assembly designed according to high sanitary standard (3-A certified).

Membralox filtration modules are the corner stone for process reliability.

The Widest Separation Range

The exceptional structure of Membralox filtering elements has enabled the development of the widest range of micro and ultrafiltration ceramic membranes. A complete range of modules help for scale-up from laboratory separations to full size industrial needs.

Cost Effective Separations

The remarkable physical and chemical stability of Membralox membranes allows reproducible performance over a long life—a key feature in a cost/benefit analysis proven in numerous industrial installations.

Applications Examples

  • Clarification of fermentation broth
  • Sugar and sweetener processing
  • Fruit juices clarification
  • Milk & whey processing
  • Beer tank bottoms recovery

Membralox HCS Modules

  • Conform to 3-A sanitary standard, certificate No 1187
  • Highly compact for cost effective system design and small footprint
  • All wetted parts fully accessible to cleaning chemicals during CIP (no dead zone)
  • Reduced permeate hold up volume
  • Proprietary built-in gasketing solution to ensure perfect sealing
  • Wide chemical compatibility
  • Long service life

Membralox Ceramic Membranes

  • High flux
  • Proven long operational life
  • Excellent resistance to corrosion
  • Wide chemical and pH (0-14) compatibility
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Sanitizable
  • Element burst pressure > 50 bar**
  • Ability to withstand high frequency backpulsing cycles
  • Meet FDA requirements detailed in 21 CFR
  • 100% bubble point integrity tested
  • Customized membrane configurations can also be proposed for the most demanding applications


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Description

A cost effective design for sanitary applications

The Membralox HCS module range takes advantage of the unique hexagonal shape of the Membralox ceramic membranes to obtain a high membrane packing density, thus significantly reducing filtration system costs.

The Membralox HCS modules perfectly match reliability and cost requirements of the main applications in sanitary industries.

Membralox HCS module range features internal gasketing and assembly designed according to high sanitary standard (3-A certified).

Membralox filtration modules are the corner stone for process reliability.

The Widest Separation Range

The exceptional structure of Membralox filtering elements has enabled the development of the widest range of micro and ultrafiltration ceramic membranes. A complete range of modules help for scale-up from laboratory separations to full size industrial needs.

Cost Effective Separations

The remarkable physical and chemical stability of Membralox membranes allows reproducible performance over a long life—a key feature in a cost/benefit analysis proven in numerous industrial installations.

Applications Examples

  • Clarification of fermentation broth
  • Sugar and sweetener processing
  • Fruit juices clarification
  • Milk & whey processing
  • Beer tank bottoms recovery

Membralox HCS Modules

  • Conform to 3-A sanitary standard, certificate No 1187
  • Highly compact for cost effective system design and small footprint
  • All wetted parts fully accessible to cleaning chemicals during CIP (no dead zone)
  • Reduced permeate hold up volume
  • Proprietary built-in gasketing solution to ensure perfect sealing
  • Wide chemical compatibility
  • Long service life

Membralox Ceramic Membranes

  • High flux
  • Proven long operational life
  • Excellent resistance to corrosion
  • Wide chemical and pH (0-14) compatibility
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Sanitizable
  • Element burst pressure > 50 bar**
  • Ability to withstand high frequency backpulsing cycles
  • Meet FDA requirements detailed in 21 CFR
  • 100% bubble point integrity tested
  • Customized membrane configurations can also be proposed for the most demanding applications
Specifications

Membralox HCS Modules

Module Type Number of membranes Membrane type Surface area (m2) Retentate Connections (RC)
Permeate Connections (PC)
M-36P4840 36 EP4840 24.84  RC: Bolt flanges / Sanitary
 o-ring seal
 PC: 2.5” sanitary tri-clamp
M-36P2760 EP2760 18.00
M-36P3740 EP3740 16.81
M-36P1960 EP1960 12.96
M-60P3730 60 EP3730 21.00
M-60P1940 EP1940 14.40

Membralox Ceramic Membrane Type

Membrane Type EP3730 EP1940 EP3740 EP4840 EP1960 EP2760
Channel diameter (mm 3 4 4 4 6 6
Number of channels 37 19 37 48 19 27
Filtration area (m2) 0.35 0.24 0.47 0.69 0.36 0.50
Length (mm) 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020

The Membralox membrane support (12 μm pore size) and the membrane end sealing are made of sintered ultrapure alpha-Alumina.

Membralox Membrane Pore Sizes1

Microfiltration 1,4* -0,8* -0,5 -0,2 -01* μm alpha-alumina
Ultrafiltration 100* -50 -20 -10 nm Zirconia

1 Some pore sizes are not available on all membrane geometries. Please check with your Pall representative for further information.

*Available in Membralox GP membrane type. 0,8 and 1,4 μm are available in double layer format.

Operating Limits in Aqueous Liquids2

Temperature 95 °C
Pressure 10 bar**

2 Any liquids belonging to group II from PED 2014/68/EU art. 4-§3
**1 bar = 100kPa


Type
Modules
Use
Clarification, Concentration, Polishing, Recovery, Separation
Additional Information

Accessories and Complementary Services

  • Backpulse devices
  • Laboratory scale and benchtop pilot units
  • Feasibility studies, on-site plant design, commissioning, tests, training courses

The limits of use of Membralox modules are determined mainly by the type of housing or gasket materials. Based on valuable pilot test data, our Scientific and Laboratory Services can provide advices in selecting the best membrane and module configuration to match your process requirements.

Application
Milk Fractionation , Whey Defatting , Lactic Curd Concentration, Whole Milk Concentration, CIP Recovery, Bacteria Removal , Mud Removal , Fruit Juice Clarification , Gelatin or Collagen Clarification, Stick Water from Slautherhouse, Fish Processing, Plant Extract/Plant Protein Clarification, Fermentation Broth Clarification