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SUPRApak™ SH Series Modules

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.

 
Features Benefits
Flow configuration based on
"edge flow" principle
  • Higher throughput compared to
    classical sheet filtration1
  • Increased adsorption capability
    and excellent filtrate quality
Closed filtration system
  • Increased process safety and
    product quality; no drip losses;
    reduction in volatile organic
    compounds
Drainable, low hold-up
volume assembly
  • Higher product yield; lower
    cleaning costs
Constructed from ion reduced
filter sheets (calcium, iron,
magnesium and aluminium)
  • Reduced risk of precipitation in
    distilled spirits
High filtration capacity in
compact design
  • Small footprint
Simple, quick installation and
servicing
  • Reduced labor and maintenance
    costs
Available in 3 module sizes
(S, M, and L)
  • Suitable for a variety of
    applications
 

Quality

  • Filter sheets 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.

1Depending on application and product selection


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Description

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.

 
Features Benefits
Flow configuration based on
"edge flow" principle
  • Higher throughput compared to
    classical sheet filtration1
  • Increased adsorption capability
    and excellent filtrate quality
Closed filtration system
  • Increased process safety and
    product quality; no drip losses;
    reduction in volatile organic
    compounds
Drainable, low hold-up
volume assembly
  • Higher product yield; lower
    cleaning costs
Constructed from ion reduced
filter sheets (calcium, iron,
magnesium and aluminium)
  • Reduced risk of precipitation in
    distilled spirits
High filtration capacity in
compact design
  • Small footprint
Simple, quick installation and
servicing
  • Reduced labor and maintenance
    costs
Available in 3 module sizes
(S, M, and L)
  • Suitable for a variety of
    applications
 

Quality

  • Filter sheets 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.

1Depending on application and product selection
Applications
 
Grade Typical Application
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
 
Specifications

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.

Main Components2

 
Sheet Material
(SH 5700, SH 5900, SH 7200)
Cellulose, diatomaceous earth (DE, Kieselguhr) perlites
Center Core Polypropylene (20% talc-filled)
Straps Polyester
 


Technical Information

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
(9.3–11.9 lbs)
14–15.6 kg
(30.9– 34.4 lbs)
40 – 45%
SUPRApak L 11.5 –12 kg
(25.4–26.5 lbs)
25–30 kg
(55–66 lbs)
41– 47%
 

Operating Guidelines

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.

Rinsing

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.

Filtration Guidelines4

 
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.
Type
Sheet Filters and Modules
Use
Clarification, Polishing, Stabilization
Ordering Information

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.

Table 1

 
Code
SH 5700
SH 5900
SH 7200
 

Table 2

 
Code Height External Diameter
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")
 

SUPRApak SH module and housing