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SUPRApak™ SW Series Modules

For High Throughput Depth Filtration in
Closed Systems

SUPRApak SW series depth filter modules set a new standard for enclosed sheet filtration, providing exceptional throughput and removal performance.

Description

Developed from traditional depth filtration technology, SUPRApak modules efficiently combine the filtration mechanisms of surface filtration, depth filtration and adsorption. Highly unique to their design is an entirely new flow configuration, based on the “edge flow” principle.

Seitz® filter sheet material is wrapped around a central, permeable core. Feed and filtrate channels provide a fluid flow path resulting in maximum utilization of the sheet material, to provide highly efficient contaminant removal and a cost-effective closed system alternative to flat sheet filtration.

 
Features Benefits
Flow configuration based on “edge flow” principle
  • Up to 6 times higher throughput compared to classical sheet filtration, resulting in longer process uptimes¹
  • Increased adsorption capability and excellent filtrate quality
Closed filtration system
  • Increased process safety and product quality; no drip losses; minimal operator exposure to process fluids
Drainable, low hold-up volume assembly Higher product yield; lower cleaning costs
Available in multiple grades and sizes Suitable for a variety of applications
High filtration capacity in compact design Small footprint
Simple, quick installation and servicing Reduced labor and maintenance costs
 
¹Depending on application and product selection.

Quality

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


Food Contact Compliance

  • Food contact compliant filters are available. Please consult the Declarations of Compliance for applicable part numbers at the links below.
  • Please refer to the Pall website for a Declaration of Compliance to specific National Legislation and/or Regional Regulatory requirements for food contact use.


Main Components²

 
Sheet Material
SW 5200, SW 5300, SW 5500, SW 5600, SW 5700,
SW 5800, SW 5900, SW 7000, SW 7100, SW 7300
Cellulose, diatomaceous earth (DE, Kieselguhr) perlites
SW 7700 Cellulose
Center Core Polypropylene (20% talc-filled)
Straps Polyester
 

²For more information on materials of construction, please see the Declaration of Compliance at



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Description

For High Throughput Depth Filtration in
Closed Systems

SUPRApak SW series depth filter modules set a new standard for enclosed sheet filtration, providing exceptional throughput and removal performance.

Description

Developed from traditional depth filtration technology, SUPRApak modules efficiently combine the filtration mechanisms of surface filtration, depth filtration and adsorption. Highly unique to their design is an entirely new flow configuration, based on the “edge flow” principle.

Seitz® filter sheet material is wrapped around a central, permeable core. Feed and filtrate channels provide a fluid flow path resulting in maximum utilization of the sheet material, to provide highly efficient contaminant removal and a cost-effective closed system alternative to flat sheet filtration.

 
Features Benefits
Flow configuration based on “edge flow” principle
  • Up to 6 times higher throughput compared to classical sheet filtration, resulting in longer process uptimes¹
  • Increased adsorption capability and excellent filtrate quality
Closed filtration system
  • Increased process safety and product quality; no drip losses; minimal operator exposure to process fluids
Drainable, low hold-up volume assembly Higher product yield; lower cleaning costs
Available in multiple grades and sizes Suitable for a variety of applications
High filtration capacity in compact design Small footprint
Simple, quick installation and servicing Reduced labor and maintenance costs
 
¹Depending on application and product selection.

Quality

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


Food Contact Compliance

  • Food contact compliant filters are available. Please consult the Declarations of Compliance for applicable part numbers at the links below.
  • Please refer to the Pall website for a Declaration of Compliance to specific National Legislation and/or Regional Regulatory requirements for food contact use.


Main Components²

 
Sheet Material
SW 5200, SW 5300, SW 5500, SW 5600, SW 5700,
SW 5800, SW 5900, SW 7000, SW 7100, SW 7300
Cellulose, diatomaceous earth (DE, Kieselguhr) perlites
SW 7700 Cellulose
Center Core Polypropylene (20% talc-filled)
Straps Polyester
 

²For more information on materials of construction, please see the Declaration of Compliance at

Applications
 
Typical applications are found in many fluids in the food and beverage industry.

 

 
Final Filtration Enzyme solutions, sweeteners
Polishing Filtration Sweeteners, beer, wine, flavors, distilled spirits, thin liquor gelatin, yeast extract
Clarifying Filtration Beer, wine, enzymes, distilled spirits, flavors, thin liquor gelatin, polyols, edible oils
Coarse Filtration General particle removal, wax removal
in edible oils
 
Specifications

Technical Information

Operating Characteristics in Compatible Fluids³

 
Module Size Grade Max. Operating Temperature
SUPRApak S, M, L SW 5200–SW 7300 75 °C (167 °F) / 8 hours4
SUPRApak S, M, L SW 7700 ambient
 
3 Compatible fluids are those which do not adversely affect the filter materials of construction.
4Laboratory tests up to 8 hours exposure. Actual field experience shows substantially longer resistance to high temperatures. For continuous hot fluid applications over 40° C (104° F), a stainless steel support core is required. Please see SUPRApak housing data sheet for information.


Operating Guidelines

Field experience shows that maximum achievable differential pressures vary with the applications and product selection. They are determined by monitoring filtrate quality, and are influenced by several factors. Please contact Pall for details, and refer to SUPRApak module instructions for use.
 
Module Dry Weight Wet Weight Ash Content5
SUPRApak S
(SW 5200 – SW 7300)
1.6 –1.8 kg
(3.5 – 4 lbs)
3.5 – 4.5 kg
(7.7 – 9.9 lbs)
35 – 49%
SUPRApak S (SW 7700) 1.2 kg
(2.6 lbs)
3.1– 3.8 kg
(6.8 – 8.4 lbs)
<2%
SUPRApak M
(SW 5200 – SW 7300)
5.1 – 5.6 kg
(11.2–12.3 lbs)
15.5 –16.5 kg
(34.1–36.3 lbs)
40 – 54%
SUPRApak M (SW 7700) 3.8 kg
(8.4 lbs)
13 –15 kg
(28.6 – 33 lbs)
<2%
SUPRApak L
(SW 5200 – SW 7300)
11–12 kg
(24.2–26.4 lbs)
25 – 30 kg
(55 – 66 lbs)
40 – 54%
SUPRApak L (SW 7700) 7.5 kg
(16.5 lbs)
25–30 kg
(55–66 lbs)
<2%
 
5These figures are determined on typical finished articles. Values differ for individual SW grades. Ash values for the filter sheets in individual batches are available on request.

Sanitization6

 
Method Temperature Max. Differential
Pressure (forward)
Time/Cycles7
Hot Water 85 °C (185 °F) 1.5 bard (21.7 psid) 10 cycles @ 20 min each
 
6SW 7700 is not designed for sanitization with hot water.
7The actual time required may vary as a function of the process conditions. Laboratory tests were carried out up to 10 cycles. Actual field experience shows more cycles are achievable, coupled with proper filtrate quality monitoring.


Rinsing8

 
Module Size Rising Volume/Module Recommended Flow Rate
SUPRApak S 20 liters (5.3 gal) 1.5 times filtration flow rate
SUPRApak M 140 liters (37 gal) 1.5 times filtration flow rate
SUPRApak L 340 liters (90 gal) 1.5 times filtration flow rate
 
8 Depending on the application, rinsing with cold or warm water in a forward flow direction is recommended prior to filtration.
Performance

Typical Flow Rates9


Suprapak SW Typical Flow Rates

 

TCWF for SW 7700 Modules

Due to the high permeability of SUPRApak SW7700 modules, initial clean water differential pressures at the typical flux rates used for these modules are negligibly low and influenced by measurement accuracy.
 
Module Flow Rate/Module Initial Differential Pressure9
SUPRApak M, L (SW 7700) ≤ 5000 liters/hour (22 gal/min) ≤ 400 mbar (5.8 psid)
 

9TCWF: Total Clean Water Flow. Typical initial clean delta p per module, water at 20° C (68° F), viscosity 1 cP. For assistance with filter sizing, please contact Pall.
Type
Sheet Filters and Modules
Use
Clarification, Polishing
Ordering Information
This is a guide to the part numbering structure and possible options only. For availability of specific options, please contact Pall.

 

Example Part Number: SUPRApak SW 5200 L W (See bold references in tables below.)

 

Part Number: SUPRApak SW < Grade code from Table 1>< Nominal Dimension Code from Table 2> W

 

Table 1 - Grade

 
Code
5200
5300
5500
5600
5700
5800
5900
7000
7100
7700
7300
 

 

Table 2 - Nominal Dimensions

 
Code Height External Diameter
S 250 mm (9.8 in.) 183 mm (7.2 in.)
M 250 mm (9.8 in.) 285 mm (11.2 in.)
L 250 mm (9.8 in.) 415 mm (16.3 in.)
 

Each SUPRApak M and L module is supplied with a separate polypropylene ring for use in between adjacent modules.



SUPRApak SW Series
Many applications in the food and beverage industry are ideally suited to the use of SUPRApak technology, resulting in significant commercial and technical advantages.


SUPRApak SW Series
At one installation at a brewery, the use of SUPRApak technology saves 68% on operating costs, compared to classical sheet filtration.
Application
Preclarification, Clarification, Particle Filtration, Fine Filtration, Preclarification, Clarification, Particle Filtration, Fine Filtration, Preclarification, Clarification, Particle Filtration, Fine Filtration, Trap Filter (Sugar Syrup), Color Removal, Chill Haze Removal/Stabilization
Segment
Beer (Corporate)
Beer (Craft/Micro Breweries)
Soft Drinks
Spirits