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Microflow® XL-E Brine Crossflow Microfiltration Systems

Easy Choice for Cheese Makers

The Microflow XL-E Brine systems are specifically designed to meet needs and requirements of brine purification in modern cheese plants. Clarification is achieved without the need for filter aids or centrifuge. The fully automated Microflow system provides an environmentally friendly solution for longer brine life, with a reliable microbial stabilization which reduces the risk of cheese contamination from spoilage or pathogenic microorganisms during the brine salting process.

The system utilizes Pall's proven high area, hollow fiber membranes with unique mechanical strength and excellent chemical resistance, which allow high productivity and repeated exposure to aggressive cleaning regimes. When coupled with the user friendly software with cycle programming and a compact footprint, the Microflow XL-E Brine series is the easy solution for reliable cheese brine regeneration.

Benefits

With Pall's extensive experience in crossflow filtration of food and dairy streams and dedication to simplified process design and control logic, the Microflow XL-E Brine system incorporates unique features which enable dairies to perform clarification at low operating costs while providing constant and high brine filtrate quality.

These include:

  • PVDF membranes with high mechanical strength for longer service life
  • High area, high flow modules for more compact and more economical systems
  • Backpulse capability for increased system productivity
  • Hollow fiber membrane with 1.4 mm open channel for optimized cleaning
  • automated production and cleaning cycles for unattended operation and reduced labour and downtime
  • Transparent module housing to confirm filtrate quality and enhance troubleshooting capabilities
  • On board tanks, for easy cleaning, concentration and integration
  • User friendly interface and automated chemical dosing for reliable operation


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Description

Easy Choice for Cheese Makers

The Microflow XL-E Brine systems are specifically designed to meet needs and requirements of brine purification in modern cheese plants. Clarification is achieved without the need for filter aids or centrifuge. The fully automated Microflow system provides an environmentally friendly solution for longer brine life, with a reliable microbial stabilization which reduces the risk of cheese contamination from spoilage or pathogenic microorganisms during the brine salting process.

The system utilizes Pall's proven high area, hollow fiber membranes with unique mechanical strength and excellent chemical resistance, which allow high productivity and repeated exposure to aggressive cleaning regimes. When coupled with the user friendly software with cycle programming and a compact footprint, the Microflow XL-E Brine series is the easy solution for reliable cheese brine regeneration.

Benefits

With Pall's extensive experience in crossflow filtration of food and dairy streams and dedication to simplified process design and control logic, the Microflow XL-E Brine system incorporates unique features which enable dairies to perform clarification at low operating costs while providing constant and high brine filtrate quality.

These include:

  • PVDF membranes with high mechanical strength for longer service life
  • High area, high flow modules for more compact and more economical systems
  • Backpulse capability for increased system productivity
  • Hollow fiber membrane with 1.4 mm open channel for optimized cleaning
  • automated production and cleaning cycles for unattended operation and reduced labour and downtime
  • Transparent module housing to confirm filtrate quality and enhance troubleshooting capabilities
  • On board tanks, for easy cleaning, concentration and integration
  • User friendly interface and automated chemical dosing for reliable operation
Specifications

Compliance

  • The Microflow XL-E Brine systems are manufactured in accordance with European Pressure Directives and each system is supplied with a CE mark.
  • The Microflow XL modules have been qualified for compliance to specific regulatory standards for products coming into contact with foodstuffs. Please contact Pall for details.

Operating Conditions

  • Inlet Pressure: 0.5 to 3.5 bar (7 to 50 psi)
  • Temperature: 0 to 25 °C (32 to 77 °F) and typically 4 to 15 °C (39 to 59 °F)
  • Maximum temperature for cleaning : 65 °C (150 °F)

Microflow XL-Brine Membranes

The Microflow XL Brine modules incorporate Pall's proven symmetric hollow fiber membranes. These large diameter, high flow modules feature 21.5 m2 (231 ft2) of filtration area, at least double that of typical competitive hollow fiber modules.

The module components include:

  • Membrane: PVDF
  • Potting: Epoxy resin 
  • Sleeve: Polypropylene
  • Housing: Transparent polysulphone
  • Seals: Ethylene Propylene copolymer

Microflow XL-E-Brine System Components

The Microflow XL-E Brine systems are operator controlled manual systems, incorporating one high capacity crossflow module. All product wetted components are constructed of 316L stainless steel. Piping manifold, membranes, pumps and instruments are mounted on a mobile frame, which includes the following:

  • Stainless steel pre-filter screen for large particles
  • On board concentration / cleaning tank
  • Feed pump with 316L stainless steel cover
  • Circulation pump with 316L stainless steel cover
  • Filtrate reservoir
  • Reverse filtration (back flush) pump
  • Magnetic flow meter with batch control
  • CIP function with 1 μm water filter and temperature control
  • Automatic chemical dosing
  • Store programmable logic control (PLC) with touch screen
  • Pressure, temperature and dry run protection

Microflow XL-E Brine System

Type
Systems
Use
Clarification, Decontamination, Disinfection, Filtration, Polishing, Prefiltration, Reduction, Removal, Retention, Separation, Stabilization
Ordering Information

Standard Filtration Skid Specifications

Model Characteristics Microflow XL-E Brine
XL2E XL3E
Number of modules 2 3
Filtration surface area 43 m² (463 ft²) 64.5 m² (694 ft²)
Length 2.2 m (7.22 ft) 2.3 m (7.55 ft)
Width 1.0 m (3.28 ft) 1.0 m (3.28 ft)
Height 2.1 m (6.89 ft) 2.1 m (6.89 ft)
Weight (empty) 670 kg (1477 lb) 720 kg (1587 lb)
Raw brine tank 300 L (79.25 gal)
Filtrate brine tank 42 L (11.09 gal)
Connection type DIN 11851
Raw brine inlet DN 50
External bleed outlet DN 40
Filtrate brine outlet DN 40 DN 50
Concentrate outlet DN 40
Water inlets DN 25
Chemicals inlet DN 15
Wattage 7 kW 11 kW
Application
Cheese Brine
Segment
Dairy