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Membralox® SD Sanitary Module
A unique design complying with the most stringent standards

The Membralox SD module range offers a specific sanitary design, unique in the market, and the design conforms to 3-A sanitary standards. All material of construction meet FDA requirements.

The sanitary design ensures that all wetted components are fully accessible to cleaning chemicals. The Membralox ceramic membranes and the SD gasketing system provide exceptional compatibility to the harsh chemical sanitizing cycles applied in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

The efficiency and reliability of Membralox ceramic membranes have been proven in numerous industrial plants. Some of them are still being in operation for more than 20 years with the original membranes.

Cost Effective Separations

Combination of the SD design with the excellent characteristics of the Membralox ceramic membranes provides economical solutions in the processing of beverages, various food liquids, ingredients and additives, as well as pharmaceutical streams.

Membralox membrane modules can be backflushed, have rugged CIP and steam sterilization capabilities, feature ease of automation—all of which make them a simple but crucial element in process reliability.



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Description

The Membralox SD module range offers a specific sanitary design, unique in the market, and the design conforms to 3-A sanitary standards. All material of construction meet FDA requirements.

The sanitary design ensures that all wetted components are fully accessible to cleaning chemicals. The Membralox ceramic membranes and the SD gasketing system provide exceptional compatibility to the harsh chemical sanitizing cycles applied in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

The efficiency and reliability of Membralox ceramic membranes have been proven in numerous industrial plants. Some of them are still being in operation for more than 20 years with the original membranes.

Cost Effective Separations

Combination of the SD design with the excellent characteristics of the Membralox ceramic membranes provides economical solutions in the processing of beverages, various food liquids, ingredients and additives, as well as pharmaceutical streams.

Membralox membrane modules can be backflushed, have rugged CIP and steam sterilization capabilities, feature ease of automation—all of which make them a simple but crucial element in process reliability.

Applications

Applications Examples

  • ESL milk, milk fractionation, lactic curd concentration, etc.
  • Sugar and sweeteners clarification
  • Food ingredients processing
  • Fermentation broth clarification
  • Spirits, fruit juices clarification
  • Pharmaceutical grade water production
  • High value macromolecule processing
Specifications

Membralox SD Modules

  • Conform to 3-A sanitary standard, certificate No 1187
  • All wetted parts fully accessible to cleaning chemicals
  • All materials of construction meet FDA requirements
  • Vertical operating position enables total drainage
  • High performance sealing assembly with gasket leak detection, eliminates by -pass possibility between retentate and permeate side
  • Modules and membrane components fully traceable, materials certificate available upon request

Membralox Ceramic Membranes

  • High flux
  • Proven long operational life
  • Excellent resistance to corrosion
  • Wide chemical and pH (0-14) compatibility
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Sanitizable and sterilizable
  • 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

Membralox SD 3-A Sanitary Modules

SD Module Type M-1P / M-3P / M-7P
M-19P/ M-37P
M-1P / M-3P / M-12P
M-22P
Membrane type EP3730 / EP1940 EP3740 / EP4840
EP1960 / EP2760
Number of Membranes 1-3-7-19-37 1-3-12-22
Fltration surface area up to 13 m2 up to 15,2 m2
Retentate connection J-clamps up to M-12P /M-19P or Bolts for M-22P /M-37P
3-A clamp gaskets
Permeate connections Tri-clamps with 3-A clamp gaskets
Construction of wetted materials SS316L, Ceramic, EPDM or FPM polymer

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 -0,1* 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

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.

Type
Modules
Use
Clarification, Concentration, Polishing, Recovery, Separation
Ordering Information
For ordering information please contact Pall.
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
Segment
Dairy
Food and Ingredients