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QPoint® Shower Water Filter Assembly

Combining fixed Docking Station and exchangeable Filter Capsule for up to 2 months use


The QPoint Shower Water Filter Assembly with exchangeable QPoint Filter Capsule for up to 62 day (2 months) use, provides water filtered through a 0.2 µm sterilizing- grade membrane at the point-of-use as defined by ASTM, FDA and HIMA guidance 1-3.

The QPoint Filter Capsules have been validated according to ASTM F838-15a and demonstrate complete retention of Brevundimonas diminuta as per FDA requirements3.

In addition, the QPoint Filter Capsules have undergone multiple intermittent hot water cycles at 5 bar (75 psi), followed by testing according to ASTM F838-15a with complete retention of Brevundimonas diminuta as per FDA requirements3, thus meeting operating conditions as defined in HIMA2. Furthermore, field evaluation studies confirm performance under real life use conditions4.

The QPoint Filter Capsule retains bacteria, protozoa, fungi and particles. The high technology integrated prefiltration layer delivers exceptional particulate-trapping capacity with good flow rates, and protects the sterilizing-grade membranes enabling long performance life, i.e. 62 days.

A combination of technologies within the QPoint Filter Capsule helps to minimize the risk of retrograde contamination. However, these technologies do not replace local water testing and/or hygiene measures at the local environment.

The chromed finish or white Docking Station will fit directly to all standard water outlets. The combination of the fixed Docking Station with the disposable QPoint Filter Capsule is compact, reduces waste, reduces costs and improves logistics for the user.

 
Features Benefits
Double layer 0.2 µm sterilizing-grade filter membrane Retains microorganisms without volume restriction
Fixed Docking Station and exchangeable QPoint Filter Capsule Waste reduction, cost reduction and improved logistics
Robust pre-filtration High dirt capacity for better flow rates
Compatible with commonly used systemic disinfection Integrates with water safety plans
 
References
1. F838-15a, Standard Test Method for Determining Bacterial Retention of Membrane Filters Utilised for Liquid Filtration, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org
2.Health Industry Manufacturers Association (HIMA) Document No.3, Vol. 4. "Microbiological Evaluation of Filters for Sterilizing Liquids".
3. FDA “Guidance for Industry: Sterile Drug Products Produced by Aseptic Processing-Current Good Manufacturing Practice”, September 2004
4. In-Use Evaluation Report: Pall QPoint Shower Water Filter Assembly. Lit number: 190912.93WGL


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Pall QPoint® Docking Station - Shower Chromed

Product ID: QDS
Unit of Measure
1/EA
Min Order Qty
1
Nominal Diameter (Imperial)
3.5 in
Nominal Weight (Imperial)
5.1 oz
Continuous Operating Temperature (Imperial)
140 °F
Maximum Operating Temperature (Imperial)
167 °F for 90 mins for the life of each Filter Capsule connected
Maximum Operating Pressure (Imperial)
75 psi
Autoclavable
No
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$ 162.50

Pall QPoint® Docking Station - Shower White

Product ID: QDSW
Unit of Measure
2/EA
Min Order Qty
2
Nominal Diameter (Imperial)
3.5 in
Nominal Weight (Imperial)
5.5 oz
Continuous Operating Temperature (Imperial)
140 °F
Maximum Operating Temperature (Imperial)
167 °F for 27 hours
Maximum Operating Pressure (Imperial)
75 psi
Autoclavable
Yes
See All Attributes
$ 110.27
Description

Combining fixed Docking Station and exchangeable Filter Capsule for up to 2 months use


The QPoint Shower Water Filter Assembly with exchangeable QPoint Filter Capsule for up to 62 day (2 months) use, provides water filtered through a 0.2 µm sterilizing- grade membrane at the point-of-use as defined by ASTM, FDA and HIMA guidance 1-3.

The QPoint Filter Capsules have been validated according to ASTM F838-15a and demonstrate complete retention of Brevundimonas diminuta as per FDA requirements3.

In addition, the QPoint Filter Capsules have undergone multiple intermittent hot water cycles at 5 bar (75 psi), followed by testing according to ASTM F838-15a with complete retention of Brevundimonas diminuta as per FDA requirements3, thus meeting operating conditions as defined in HIMA2. Furthermore, field evaluation studies confirm performance under real life use conditions4.

The QPoint Filter Capsule retains bacteria, protozoa, fungi and particles. The high technology integrated prefiltration layer delivers exceptional particulate-trapping capacity with good flow rates, and protects the sterilizing-grade membranes enabling long performance life, i.e. 62 days.

A combination of technologies within the QPoint Filter Capsule helps to minimize the risk of retrograde contamination. However, these technologies do not replace local water testing and/or hygiene measures at the local environment.

The chromed finish or white Docking Station will fit directly to all standard water outlets. The combination of the fixed Docking Station with the disposable QPoint Filter Capsule is compact, reduces waste, reduces costs and improves logistics for the user.

 
Features Benefits
Double layer 0.2 µm sterilizing-grade filter membrane Retains microorganisms without volume restriction
Fixed Docking Station and exchangeable QPoint Filter Capsule Waste reduction, cost reduction and improved logistics
Robust pre-filtration High dirt capacity for better flow rates
Compatible with commonly used systemic disinfection Integrates with water safety plans
 
References
1. F838-15a, Standard Test Method for Determining Bacterial Retention of Membrane Filters Utilised for Liquid Filtration, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org
2.Health Industry Manufacturers Association (HIMA) Document No.3, Vol. 4. "Microbiological Evaluation of Filters for Sterilizing Liquids".
3. FDA “Guidance for Industry: Sterile Drug Products Produced by Aseptic Processing-Current Good Manufacturing Practice”, September 2004
4. In-Use Evaluation Report: Pall QPoint Shower Water Filter Assembly. Lit number: 190912.93WGL
Specifications

QPoint Docking Station-Shower Chromed (QDS)

 
Diameter (nominal) 88 mm (3.5 in.)
Weight (nominal) 146.3 g (5.2 oz.)
Temperature Continuous influent temperature 60 °C (140 °F)
Maximum influent temperature 75 °C (167 °F) for a total cumulative period of 90 minutes over the life of each QPoint Filter Capsule5
Maximum Operating Pressure 5 bar (75 psi) at continuous 60 °C (140 °F) influent temperature
Cleansing and Disinfection External surfaces may be cleaned using commonly available cleaning products.
During routine water system disinfection, the Docking Station with attached QPoint Filter Capsule may be left in place to enable the outlet to be flushed
Main Materials of Construction Polycarbonate/Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (85%), Glass Filled Nylon (9%), Polyester (2%),
Stainless Steel (2%)
Packaging Recycled cardboard outer packaging
 

QPoint Docking Station-Shower Chromed (QDS)
Materials of Construction (% by weight)

 
Polycarbonate/Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene 85%
Glass Filled Nylon 9%
Polyester 2%
Stainless Steel 2%
Ethylene-Propylene-Diene-Monomer 0.8%
Polycarbonate 0.7%
Silicone 0.3%
Brass 0.1%
 

QPoint Docking Station-Shower White (QDSW)

 
Diameter (nominal) 88 mm (3.5 in)
Weight (nominal) 156g (5.5 oz)
Temperature Continuous influent temperature 60 °C (140 °F). Maximum influent temperature 75 °C (167 °F) for a total cumulative period of 27 hours
Autoclavability Compatible with commonly used autoclaving conditions: 121 °C (249.8 °F) for 15 minutes for 36 cycles, or 134 °C (273.2 °F) for 5 minutes, for 36 cycles6
Maximum Operating Pressure 5 bar (75 psi) at continuous 60 °C (140 °F) influent temperature
Cleansing and Disinfection External surfaces may be cleaned using common sanitizing agents. During routine water system disinfection, the Docking Station with attached QPoint Filter Capsule may be left in place to enable the outlet to be flushed
Packaging Outer packaging: recycled cardboard. Inner packaging: recycled LDPE (Low-density polyethylene).
 

QPoint Docking Station - Shower White (QDSW)
Material of constructions for QDSW (% by weight)

 
Polyester 96%
Stainless Steel 2%
Ethylene-Propylene-Diene-Monomer 1%
Polycarbonate 0.7%
Silicone <1%
Brass <1%
 

QPoint Filter Capsule (QR212, QR22)

 
Flow Rates (nominal) 5.7 L / min at 1 bar (1.5 gal / min at 15 psi)
13.1 L / min at 3 bar (3.5 gal / min at 44 psi)
18.8 L / min at 5 bar (5.0 gal / min at 75 psi)
Diameter (nominal) 88 mm (3.5 in.)
Weight (nominal) 122 g (4.3 oz.)
Temperature Continuous influent temperature 60 °C (140 °F).
Maximum influent temperature 75 °C (167 °F) for a
total cumulative period of 90 minutes over the life of the QPoint Filter Capsule
Maximum Operating Pressure 5 bar (75 psi) at continuous 60 °C (140 °F) influent temperature
Sanitization Compatible and complementary to common surface and systemic disinfection programs
Main Materials of Construction Polyester (84%), Polypropylene (10%),
Polyethersulphone (6%), (Recyclable)
Packaging Recycled cardboard outer packaging. Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) plastic film blister.
Tyvek polyethylene lid
 

QPoint Filter Capsule (QR212, QR22)
Materials of Construction (% by weight)

 
Polyester 84%
Polypropylene 10%
Polyethersulphone 6%
 

References
5. Validation Guide. Pall QPoint Shower Water Filter Assembly. Lit. number: 190912.98WGL
6. Technical Report. Autoclavability of Pall QPoint Docking Station – Shower. Lit. number: 191025.1WGL
Additional Information

Pall QPoint Docking Station - Shower (QDS, QDSW)

Pictorial Installation Guide

Description

The Pall QPoint Docking Station - Shower, Chromed or White, with Quick Connect Inlet is supplied non-sterile.



     
  • Remove existing shower head.
 
  • Wash hands.
 
  • Insert supplied gasket into shower hose outlet.
  • Attach QPoint Docking Station-Shower.
 
  • Place in shower holder in preparation for QPoint Filter Capsule installation.

QPoint Filter Capsule - Rose Outlet

Connection

     
  • Ensure the QPoint Docking Station-Shower is clean and dry to avoid inadvertent contamination.
  • Ensure O-ring seal is visible, in position and intact.
 
  • The plastic unit packaging can be used to protect the device from cross-contamination during installation. Leave in place during installation.
  • While holding the QPoint Filter Capsule securely through unit packaging, peel back lid.
 
  • Align embossed triangle on the top surface on the QPoint Filter Capsule with the marker triangle in the centre of the QPoint Docking Station-Shower.
 
  • With the triangles aligned, lift QPoint Filter Capsule upwards to the Docking Station and rotate a 1/4 turn to the right.
  • The QPoint Filter Capsule labelling details should be aligned beneath the front of QPoint Docking Station-Shower.
   
  • The locking pin will engage the QPoint Filter Capsule and the marker bar will be aligned with the QPoint Docking Station-Shower marker triangle.
 
  • Check engagement. Try to rotate the QPoint Filter Capsule to the left; if there is no movement the QPoint Filter Capsule is locked.
 
  • Remove protective plastic unit packaging prior to use.
  • The QPoint Filter Capsule can be used for 62 days (2 months).
  • Suspending use following initial connection does not extend filter life.
 

Disconnection

  • Lift release button on the QPoint Docking Station-Shower to disengage the QPoint Filter Capsule.
  • Turn the QPoint Filter Capsule to the left to remove.
  • Used QPoint Filter Capsules should be disposed of according to local procedures.

Systemic Chemical Disinfection QPoint Filter Capsules

A wide variety of systemic chemical treatments are used to mitigate microbial contamination within potable water supplies to hospitals, hotels, leisure centers, schools, apartment blocks and other building complexes. Such chemical treatments may be used in conjunction with Pall Point-of-Use Water Filters as part of the engineering solution.


Testing has been performed to support compatibility of Pall QPoint Filter Capsules (QR212, QR22) with a range of common systemic chemical treatments, including shock treatments completed during periods of critical water system contamination.

Shock treatment with 100 parts per million (ppm) active chlorine

Following exposure to active chlorine (100 ppm) for 1 hour at 22 °C (72 °F), all QPoint Filter Capsules passed integrity test. No visual abnormalities were observed.

Continuous treatment with active chlorine for up to 62 days (2-10 ppm)

Following exposure to 2-10 ppm active chlorine for 62 days at 22 °C (72 °F), all QPoint Filter Capsules passed integrity test. No visual abnormalities were observed.

Continuous treatment with chlorine dioxide for up to 62 days (1 ppm) followed by shock treatment with 100 ppm chlorine dioxide

Following exposure to 1 ppm chlorine dioxide for 62 days at 22 °C (72 °F), followed by shock treatment with 100 ppm chlorine dioxide for 12 hours, all QPoint Filter Capsules passed integrity test. No visual abnormalities were observed.

Shock treatment with 100 ppm chlorine dioxide

Following exposure to 100 ppm chlorine dioxide for 12 hours at 22 °C (72 °F), all QPoint Filter Capsules passed integrity test. No visual abnormalities were observed.

Shock treatment with pH > 12

Following exposure to pH > 12 for 1 hour at 22 °C (72 °F), all QPoint Filter Capsules passed integrity test. No visual abnormalities were observed.

Shock treatment with peracetic acid (1000 ppm)

Following exposure to 1000 ppm peracetic acid for 2 hours at 60 °C (140 °F), all QPoint Filter Capsules passed integrity test. No visual abnormalities were observed.

Conclusion

Pall QPoint Filter Capsules maintain their filter integrity and are compatible with shock treatment of 100 ppm active chlorine for 1 hour, continuous active chlorine treatment with 2-10 ppm for 62 days, shock treatment with 100 ppm chlorine dioxide, continuous treatment with 1 ppm chlorine dioxide followed by shock treatment with 100 ppm chlorine dioxide for 12 hours, pH > 12 for one hour or 1000 ppm peracetic acid for 2 hours.

Surface Disinfection QPoint Filter Capsules

  • Pall QPoint Filter Capsules (QR212, QR22) incorporate an effective bacteriostatic compound to minimise the risk of inadvertent retrograde microbial contamination. However, any contamination will depend on local environmental and hygiene conditions. If a filter is visibly, or known to have been contaminated, it should be replaced.
  • Pall QPoint Filter Capsules should not come into contact with contaminated surfaces or cloths.
  • If there are local Standard Operating Procedures in place for QPoint Filter Capsule cleansing and hygiene, which include a new or sterile wipe/cloth for each filter outlet, then the external surfaces of the QPoint Filter Capsule (QR212, QR22) may be cleansed with the following common sanitising solutions containing Iso-Propyl Alcohol, Quaternary Ammonium Compounds, Benzyl Ammonium Compounds, Iodides and non-ionic surfactants.
    The following solution compositions (qualitative compositions) have been tested:
    • Solution A: n-propanol (29%), propionic quaternary ammoniums, polyhexanide.
    • Solution B: glycolic acid, propionic quaternary ammoniums, n- propanol, non-ionic surfactants, fragrance, colour.
    • Solution C: propionic quaternary ammoniums, guanidium acetate, n-propanol, non-ionic surfactants, excipients.
    • Solution D: alkyl (60% C14, 30% C16, 5% C12, 5% C18) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (2.25%), alkyl (68% C12, 32% C14) dimethylethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (2.25%), inert ingredients (95.5%).
    • Solution E: di-isobutylphenoxyethoxyethyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (0.28%), isopropanol (17.2%), inert ingredients (82.52%).
    • Solution F: povidone iodine (4%), excipients.
    • Solution G: n,n-didecyl-n-methyl-poly(oxyethyl) ammonium propionate (2.5-10%), sodium n-lauryl b-iminodipropionate (2.5-10%), ethoxylated isotridecanol (2.5-10%), monopropylene glycol (10-25%), ethane-1,2-diol,homopolymere (0-2.5%), polyhexamethylene biguanide hydrochloride (0-2.5%).
  • Periodic wiping or spraying of the housing / outlet with the solutions listed above does not adversely affect the polyester housing material of the Pall QPoint Filter Capsules. At no point should the QPoint Filter Capsule be disconnected during cleansing.

Systemic Chemical Disinfection of QPoint Docking Station- Shower

A wide variety of systemic chemical treatments are used to mitigate microbial contamination within potable water supplies to hospitals, hotels, leisure centers, schools, apartment blocks and other building complexes. Such chemical treatments may be used in conjunction with Pall Point-of-Use Water Filters as part of the engineering solution.

QPoint Docking Station- Shower Chromed (QDS)

Testing has been performed to support compatibility of Pall QPoint Docking Station Shower- Chromed (QDS) with the following systemic chemical treatments:

Shock treatment with 100 ppm active chlorine

No visual or functional abnormalities were observed following exposure to 100 ppm active chlorine for 48 hours at 22 °C (72 °F) on all Docking Stations tested.

Continuous treatment with 1 ppm chlorine dioxide for up to 62 days followed by shock treatment with 100 ppm chlorine dioxide

No visual or functional abnormalities were observed following exposure to to 1 ppm chlorine dioxide for 62 days at 22 °C (72 °F) followed by shock treatment with 100 ppm chlorine dioxide for 12 hours at 22 °C (72 °F) on all Docking Stations tested.

Shock treatment with 100 ppm chlorine dioxide

No visual or functional abnormalities were observed following exposure to 100 ppm chlorine dioxide for 12 hours at 22 °C (72 °F) on all Docking Stations tested.

QPoint Docking Station- Shower White (QDSW)

Testing has been performed to support compatibility of Pall QPoint Docking Station - Shower White (QDSW) with the following systemic chemical treatments:

Continuous treatment with 5 ppm active chlorine

No visual or functional abnormalities were observed on all Docking Stations tested following continuous exposure to 5 ppm active chlorine at 22 °C (72 °F) for the expected life of each Docking Station.

Shock treatment with 100 ppm active chlorine

No visual or functional abnormalities were observed following shock treatment with 100 ppm active chlorine for 36 hours at 22 °C (72 °F) on all Docking Stations tested.

Surface Disinfection QPoint Docking Station – Shower

The following common cleaning solutions have been tested on:

Pall QPoint Docking Station – Shower Chromed (QDS)
  • Solution A: 70% denatured ethanol in water
  • Solution B: 25 ppm active chlorine in water
  • Solution C: 0.5% quaternary ammonium solution
  • Periodic wiping or spraying with the solutions listed above does not visually or functionally affect the Docking Station - Shower Chromed. At no point should the Docking Station be disconnected during cleansing.
Pall QPoint Docking Station –Shower White (QDSW)
  • Solution A: 70% denatured ethanol in water
  • Solution B: 10,000 ppm active chlorine in water
  • Solution C: 0.5% quaternary ammonium solution
  • Solution D: 5% hydrogen peroxide in water solution
  • Periodic wiping or spraying with the solutions listed above does not visually or functionally affect the Docking Station - Shower White. At no point should the Docking Station be disconnected during cleansing.
Ordering Information
 
Reorder Code Product Description Packaging
Docking Station
QDS Docking Station - Shower Chromed 1 unit/pkg
QDSW Docking Station – Shower White 2 unit/pkg
Filter Capsules
QR212 Rose Outlet, 0.2 µm Filter 12  units/pkg
QR22 Rose Outlet, 0.2 µm Filter 2 units/pkg
 

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