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Imperium™ Microbial Stabilization Filter

Protecting Taste and Quality with a Fresh Approach to Microfiltration

The Imperium Microbial Stabilization (MSB) Filter is designed for the final filtration of wine, cider, beer and alcohol free beverages. As the final control step prior to packaging, the Imperium MSB Filter removes spoilage and indicator organisms which can adversely affect taste and shelf-life, providing a fresh product with excellent shelf-life.

The Imperium MSB Filter provides end users with reduced filtration costs, lower risk of product contamination and complete process flexibility.

  • New geometry designed specifically for the Food & Beverage industry
  • 10 m2 Effective Filtration Area (EFA) with Laid Over Long Pleat technology
  • Replace up to 6 x 30" standard filter cartridges with just 1 x Imperium filter
  • High throughput newly developed Supor PES membrane
  • Reduced risk of false-pass integrity test results
  • Less chance of filter integrity failure
  • Retention to market specific microorganisms
  • Compliant to key food contact legislation
  • Almost 3 x quicker filter changeover
  • Integrity testable for assurance of filter performance

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.



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Description
Protecting Taste and Quality with a Fresh Approach to Microfiltration

The Imperium Microbial Stabilization (MSB) Filter is designed for the final filtration of wine, cider, beer and alcohol free beverages. As the final control step prior to packaging, the Imperium MSB Filter removes spoilage and indicator organisms which can adversely affect taste and shelf-life, providing a fresh product with excellent shelf-life.

The Imperium MSB Filter provides end users with reduced filtration costs, lower risk of product contamination and complete process flexibility.

  • New geometry designed specifically for the Food & Beverage industry
  • 10 m2 Effective Filtration Area (EFA) with Laid Over Long Pleat technology
  • Replace up to 6 x 30" standard filter cartridges with just 1 x Imperium filter
  • High throughput newly developed Supor PES membrane
  • Reduced risk of false-pass integrity test results
  • Less chance of filter integrity failure
  • Retention to market specific microorganisms
  • Compliant to key food contact legislation
  • Almost 3 x quicker filter changeover
  • Integrity testable for assurance of filter performance

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.

Specifications

Technical Information

Tri-Cam Interface

Imperium Tri-Cam interface ensures filter change-out is simple, quick and error proof, eliminating the potential for downtime or contamination as a result of filter miss-installation. Filter change-out can be completed 2.8 x quicker when compared to a standard filter cartridge installation, requiring only 1 operator.

Microbial Retention

Laboratory challenge testing has been performed on new and unused filters to qualify* or determine typical** retention to market specific microorganisms.

The product is fully integrity testable in situ, providing assurance of product performance. Please contact Pall Food & Beverage for integrity test parameters.

Filter Sizing – OPEX Optimization

Depending on the quality of pre-filtration and fluid filterability, Pall SLS Global Technical Support will recommend optimal sizing specific to your process.

The maximum recommended flow rate per housing is:

  • Wine / Cider - 68 HL /Hour (30 USG / Min), with parallel multi-size configurations available for increased flow rates up to 542 HL /Hour (239 USG / Min).
  • Beer – 28 HL /Hour (12 USG / Min), with parallel multi-size configurations available for increased flow rates up to 226 HL /Hour (99 USG / Min).
  • Bottled Water - 0.28 m3 / Min (75 USG / Min), with parallel multi-size configurations available for increased flow rates up to 2.26 m3 / Min (598 USG / Min).

Differential Pressure Clean Water Flow Rate

100 mbarg 230 L / min (60.8 USG / min)

Based on laboratory testing with water at 20 ºC, 1 centipoise viscosity

Quality

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

Sanitization, Sterilization and Regeneration1

 
Fluid Exposure
Steam (max ΔP 300 mbarg forward or reverse) 13 hours 135 ºC
Hot Water 112 hours 90 ºC
NaOH 185 hours 3% 85 ºC
Peracetic Acid 2,000 hours 325 ppm ambient
Nitric Acid
Phosphoric Acid
240 hours 1% ambient
Potassium Metabisulfite 8 weeks 1,000 ppm ambient
 
1Maximum cumulative exposure measured under laboratory test conditions. The actual cumulative time depends on the process conditions. Cartridges should be cooled to system operating temperature prior to use. Contact PALL for recommended procedures.


Materials of Construction

 
Filter Membrane Supor Polyethersulfone
Support and Drainage Polypropylene (Talc/TiO2/SiO2 filled)
Core, Cage, End-cap, Handle Polypropylene (Talc/TiO2/SiO2 filled)
Adaptor Polypropylene (Talc/TiO2/SiO2 filled) with fully encapsulated Stainless Steel Ring (SS316L)
O-rings Silicone
 

Operating Characteristics in Compatible Fluids2

 
Maximum Differential Pressure Operating Temperature
6 bar (87 PSI) (forward) 40 ºC (104 ºF)
1 bar (14.5 PSI) (reverse) 40 ºC (104 ºF)
2.5 bar (36.3 PSI)
(forward pulses x 12,500)
Ambient
 
2 Compatible fluids are defined as those which do not swell, soften or adversely affect any of the filter components


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.

Type
Filter Cartridges
Ordering Information

Part Number: IMP C MSB D W H4

 
IMP: Imperium Platform
C: Cartridge
MSB: Microbial Stabilization
D: Membrane Grade
W: Food Contact Compliant
H4: Silicone O-ring
 

*EPR O-Rings available in separate pack