For High Throughput Depth Filtration of Distilled Spirits in Closed Systems
SUPRApak SH series depth filter modules set a new standard for enclosed sheet filtration, providing exceptional throughput and quality in distilled spirits applications.
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.
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.
SH series SUPRApak modules are constructed from Seitz® IR series filter sheets which undergo a proprietary treatment that results in extremely low levels of extractable ions. This makes them ideal for spirits applications since ions like calcium and magnesium can result in precipitation and haze formation.
|Flow configuration based on |
"edge flow" principle
|Closed filtration system|| |
|Drainable, low hold-up |
|Constructed from ion reduced |
filter sheets (calcium, iron,
magnesium and aluminium)
|High filtration capacity in |
|Simple, quick installation and |
|Available in 3 module sizes |
(S, M, and L)
- Filter sheets produced in a controlled environment
- Manufactured according to ISO 9001:2008 certified Quality Management System
Food Contact CompliancePlease refer to the Pall website for a Declaration of Compliance to specific National Legislation and/or Regional Regulatory requirements for food contact use.
1Depending on application and product selection
|SH 5700||Chill/polishing filtration of spirits|
|SH 5900||Chill filtration of brown spirits or white spirits high in fatty acids|
|SH 7200||Particle removal|
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 for a Declaration of Compliance to specific National Legislation and/or Regional Regulatory requirements for food contact use.
(SH 5700, SH 5900, SH 7200)
|Cellulose, diatomaceous earth (DE, Kieselguhr) perlites|
|Center Core||Polypropylene (20% talc-filled)|
Nominal Weight and Typical Ash Content
|Module Size||Dry Weight||Wet Weight||Ash Content3|
|SUPRApak S||1.2 –1.5 kg
(2.6 – 3.3 lbs)
|3.1 – 4 kg
(6.8 – 8.8 lbs)
|34 – 38%|
|SUPRApak M||4.2– 5.4 kg
(30.9– 34.4 lbs)
|40 – 45%|
|SUPRApak L||11.5 –12 kg
Field experience shows that maximum achievable differential pressures vary with the application 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.
The use of ion-reduced water is highly recommended for the reconstitution of distillates to final strength.
To prevent dilution upon installation, a water rinse is not typical for SUPRApak modules used in the spirits industry. Product circulation for 10 to 15 minutes back to the feed tank helps to distribute ions extracted at the beginning of filtration to the entire batch reducing the overall risk of precipitation.
|Module Size||Recommended Flow Rate|
|SUPRApak S||150 – 240 L/h (0.7 – 1.1 gal/min)|
|SUPRApak M||900 – 1650 L/h (4 – 7.3 gal/min)|
|SUPRApak L||2500 – 4500 L/h (11 – 20 gal/min)|
Figure 1: SUPRApak flow configuration
2For more information on materials of construction, please see the Declaration of Compliance at .
3These figures are determined on typical finished articles. Values differ for individual SH grades. Ash values for the filter sheets in individual batches are available on request.
4 Please contact Pall for recommendations on your specific filtration process as results may vary by product, pre-filtration and filtration conditions.
This information is a guide to the part number structure and possible options. For availability of specific options and housing details, please contact Pall.
Part Number: SUPRApak SH [Table 1] [Table 2]W
Example Part Number: SUPRApak SH 5700 LW
See bold reference code in tables.
|S||250 mm (9.8")||183 mm (7.2")|
|M||250 mm (9.8")||285 mm (11.2")|
|L||250 mm (9.8")||415 mm (16.3")|