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Fluorodyne® II Filter Cartridges

Fluorodyne II filter cartridges are hydrophilic membrane filters designed for reliable retention of bacteria in the final filtration of critical fluids in the food and beverage industry.

The Fluorodyne II filter was developed and validated to provide a secure and reliable removal of microorganisms.

The cartridge is constructed from two layers of 0.2 micron polyvinilydene fluoride (PVDF) membrane. The single open ended (SOE) configuration is designed to fit into sanitary housings to ensure effective microbial removal and assembly integrity.

Fluorodyne II filter cartridges are suitable for exposure to repeated hot water and in situ steam sanitization cycles for longer service life.

This filter is integrity testable. An in-situ and non-destructive integrity test can provide assurance of filter performance within minutes. Integrity tests help manufacturers avoid costly issues such as product contamination, product losses, reprocessing and production delays, as well as satisfying auditor requirements.

Learn more about the importance of Integrity Testing and microbial filtration

 
Features Benefits
Cartridges resistant to numerous sanitization cycles
  • Process reliability
  • Economical operation
  • Consistent filtrate quality
Hydrophilic PVDF media
  • Microbial stabilization of beverages and dosed ingredients
  • Easy to wet and integrity test
Individually serialized modules
  • Full traceability
Multiple adaptor options
  • Easy installation into sanitary housings
 


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Description
Fluorodyne II filter cartridges are hydrophilic membrane filters designed for reliable retention of bacteria in the final filtration of critical fluids in the food and beverage industry.

The Fluorodyne II filter was developed and validated to provide a secure and reliable removal of microorganisms.

The cartridge is constructed from two layers of 0.2 micron polyvinilydene fluoride (PVDF) membrane. The single open ended (SOE) configuration is designed to fit into sanitary housings to ensure effective microbial removal and assembly integrity.

Fluorodyne II filter cartridges are suitable for exposure to repeated hot water and in situ steam sanitization cycles for longer service life.

This filter is integrity testable. An in-situ and non-destructive integrity test can provide assurance of filter performance within minutes. Integrity tests help manufacturers avoid costly issues such as product contamination, product losses, reprocessing and production delays, as well as satisfying auditor requirements.

Learn more about the importance of Integrity Testing and microbial filtration

 
Features Benefits
Cartridges resistant to numerous sanitization cycles
  • Process reliability
  • Economical operation
  • Consistent filtrate quality
Hydrophilic PVDF media
  • Microbial stabilization of beverages and dosed ingredients
  • Easy to wet and integrity test
Individually serialized modules
  • Full traceability
Multiple adaptor options
  • Easy installation into sanitary housings
 
Specifications

Microbial Removal Rating

Fluorodyne II filter cartridges, passing an appropriate integrity test, provide a sterile effluent when challenged with Brevundimonas diminutaat ≥1 x 107 CFU per cm2of effective filtration area.

Materials of Construction

 
Filter Medium PVDF (hydrophilic)
Support and Drainage Polypropylene
Core, Cage, End Cap and Fin End Polypropylene
Adaptor Polypropylene with internal stainless steel reinforcing ring
O-ring Seal Ethylene propylene rubber or Silicone elastomer
 

Quality

  • Cartridges produced in a controlled environment
  • Manufactured according to ISO 9001:2008 certified Quality Management System

Food Contact Compliance

Please refer to the Pall website for a Declaration of Compliance to specific National Legislation and/or Regional Regulatory requirements for food contact use.

Technical Information

Operating Characteristics in Compatible Fluids1

 
Maximum Differential Pressure Operating Temperature
5.3 bard (76.9 psid) (forward pressure) 50 °C (122 °F)
3.4 bard (49.3 psid) (forward pressure) 90 °C (194 °F)
300 mbard (4.4 psid) (forward and reverse pressure) in-situ steam sterilization at 125 °C (257 °F)
 
1Compatible fluids are defined as those which do not swell, soften or attack any of the filter components.

Sterilization and Sanitization

 
Media Temperature Cumulative Time/Cycles2
Steam 140 °C (284 °F) 10 hours /30 x 20 minute cycles
Steam 125 °C (257 °F) 30 hours / 90 x 20 minute cycles
Hot water 85 °C (185 °F) 100 hours / 200 x 30 minute cycles
 
2 Measured under laboratory test conditions. The actual cumulative time depends on the process conditions. For applications requiring Sterilization or Sanitization Pall recommends the use of Code 7 adaptors to ensure filter sealing after cooling. Cartridges should be cooled to system operating temperature prior to use. Contact Pall for recommended procedures.

Pressure Drop vs. Liquid Flow Rate3

5.5 liters per minute @ 100 mbar (~1 US gpm @ 1 psi)

3Typical initial clean media differential pressure (ΔP) per 250 mm (10”) cartridge for water at 20 °C (68 °F); viscosity 1 centipoise. For 508, 762 mm and 1016 mm configurations divide the differential pressure by 2, 3, and 4 respectively.
Type
Cartridges and Elements
Ordering Information
This is a guide to the Part Numbering structure only. For specific options, please contact Pall.

Part Number: AB [Table 1] FSD [Table 2] W [Table 3]

Table 1: Nominal Length

 
Code Description
05* 5 in. (127 mm)
1 10 in. (254 mm)
2 20 in. (508 mm)
3 30 in. (762 mm)
4 40 in. (1016 mm)
 

Table 2 : Adaptor

 
Code Description
2 SOE – single open end with flat closed end and external 226 O-rings
3 SOE – single open end with flat closed end and external 222 O-rings
7 SOE – single open end with fin end and external 226 O-rings
8 SOE – single open end with fin end and external 222 O-rings
28 SOE – single open end with fin end and external 222 O-rings, 3 locking tabs
 
* 5 in. cartridges are available only in codes 2 and 7. (Confirm code availability with your Pall representative.)

Table 3: O-ring Seal Material

 
Code Description
H4 Silicone Elastomer
J Ethylene Propylene Rubber