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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 guidance1-3.

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 75 psi (5 bar), 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 membranes Retains microorganisms without volume restriction
Fixed Docking Station and exchangeable Filter Capsule Waste reduction, cost reduction and improved logistics
Robust pre-filtration Higher 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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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
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Pall QPoint® Filter Capsule For Up to 62 Day Use (with Rose Outlet)

Product ID: QR212A
Unit of Measure
12/EA
Min Order Qty
12
Membrane Rating
0.2 µm
Membrane Material
Supor® (polyethersulfone)
Membrane Area (Imperial)
96 in²
Outlet Configuration
Rose
FDA Registered
510 (k) Class II Device
Nominal Flow Rate @ 15 psi
1.5 gal/min
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Pall QPoint® Filter Capsule For Up to 62 Day Use (with Rose Outlet)

Product ID: QR22A
Unit of Measure
2/EA
Min Order Qty
2
Membrane Rating
0.2 µm
Membrane Material
Supor® (polyethersulfone)
Membrane Area (Imperial)
96 in²
Outlet Configuration
Rose
FDA Registered
510 (k) Class II Device
Nominal Flow Rate @ 15 psi
1.5 gal/min
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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 guidance1-3.

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 75 psi (5 bar), 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 membranes Retains microorganisms without volume restriction
Fixed Docking Station and exchangeable Filter Capsule Waste reduction, cost reduction and improved logistics
Robust pre-filtration Higher 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 (QDS)

 
Diameter (nominal) 3.5 in. (88 mm)
Weight (nominal) 5.2 oz (146.3 g)
Temperature Continuous influent temperature 140 °F (60 °C)
Maximum influent temperature 167 °F (75 °C) for a total cumulative period of 90 minutes over the life of each Filter Capsule
Maximum Operating Pressure 75 psi (5 bar) at continuous 140 °F (60 °C) 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 (QDSW)

Diameter (nominal) 3.5 in (88 mm)
Weight (nominal) 5.5 oz (156g)
Temperature Continuous influent temperature 140 °F (60 °C).
Maximum influent temperature 167 °F (75 °C) for a total cumulative period of 27 hours.
Autoclavability Compatible with commonly used autoclaving conditions: 249.8 °F (121 °C) for 15 minutes for 36 cycles, or 273.2 °F (134 °C) for 5 minutes, for 36 cycles6
Maximum Operating Pressure 5 bar (75 psi) at continuous 140 °F (60 °C) 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 Filter Capsule (QR212A, QR22A)

 
Flow Rates (nominal) 1.5 gal / min at 15 psi (5.7 L / min at 1 bar)
3.5 gal / min at 44 psi (13.1 L / min at 3 bar)
5.0 gal / min at 75 psi (18.8 L / min at 5 bar)
Diameter (nominal) 3.5 in. (88 mm)
Weight (nominal) 4.3 oz (122 g)
Temperature Continuous influent temperature 140 °F (60 °C)
Maximum influent temperature 167 °F (75 °C) for a total cumulative period of 90 minutes over the life of the Filter Capsule5
Maximum Operating Pressure 75 psi (5 bar) at continuous 140 °F (60 °C) influent temperature
Sanitization Compatible with 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 Acete (EVA) plastic film blister. Tyvek polyethylene lid
 

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

Type

Point-of-Use Filters

Additional Information

QPoint Docking Station - Shower (QDS, QDSW)

Pictorial Installation Guide

Description

The Pall QPoint Docking Station - Shower Assembly with Quick Connect Inlet is supplied non-sterile.

For full details, refer to the Instructions for Use.
     
  • Remove existing shower head.
 
  • Wash hands.
 
  • Insert supplied gasket into shower hose outlet.
  • Attach QPoint Shower Docking Station.
 
  • Place in shower
    holder in preparation
    for Filter Capsule
    installation.

QPoint Filter Capsule - Rose Outlet

Connection

  • Ensure QPoint Docking Station 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 Filter Capsule securely through unit packaging, peel back lid.
  • Align embossed triangle on the top surface on the Filter Capsule with the marker triangle in the centre of the Docking Station front panel.
  • With the triangles aligned, lift Filter Capsule upwards to the Docking Station and rotate a 1/4 turn to the right.
  • The Filter Capsule labelling details should be aligned beneath the Docking Station front panel.
  • The locking pin will engage Filter Capsule and the marker bar will be aligned with the Docking Station marker triangle.
  • Check engagement. Try to rotate Filter Capsule to the left; if there is no movement Filter Capsule is locked.
  • Remove protective plastic unit packaging prior to use.
  • The Filter Capsule can be used for 62 days (2 months).
  • Suspending use following initial connection does not extend filter life.
  • Lift release button on the Docking Station to disengage Filter Capsule.
  • Turn Filter Capsule to the left to remove.
  • Used Filter Capsules should be disposed of according to local procedures.

Systemic Chemical Disinfection: Filter Capsules:  

Testing has been performed to support compatibility of QPoint Filter Capsules (QR212A, QR22A) with a range of common systemic chemical treatments, particularly shock treatments completed during periods of critical water system contamination.

Active chlorine at 100 parts per million (ppm): Following exposure to active chlorine (100 ppm) for 1 hour at 72 °F (22 °C) all Filter Capsules passed. No visual abnormalities were observed.

Continuous treatment with monochloramine for up to 62 days at 2.2-10 ppm: Following exposure to 2.2-10 ppm monochloramine for 62 days at Filter Capsules passed intergrity 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 72 °F (22 °C), 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 72 °F (22 °C), 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 72 °F (22 °C) all 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 140 °F (60 °C) all Filter Capsules passed integrity test. No visual abnormalities were observed.

Surface Disinfection Filter Capsules

  • QPoint Filter Capsules (QR212A, QR22A) 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.
  • QPoint Filter Capsules should not come into contact with contaminated surfaces or cloths.
  • If there is a local Standard Operating Procedure in place for Filter Capsule cleansing and hygiene, which includes a new or sterile wipe/cloth for each filter outlet, then the external surfaces of the Filter Capsule (QR212A, QR22A) 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, polhexanide.
    • 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 (polybutylterepthalate) housing material of the QPoint Filter Capsules. At no point should the Filter Capsule be disconnected during cleansing.

Systemic Chemical Disinfection Docking Station - Shower Chromed (QDS)

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

Active chlorine at 100 parts per million (ppm)
No visual or functional abnormalities were observed following exposure to active chlorine (100 ppm) for 48 hours at 72 °F (22 °C) 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 1 ppm chlorine dioxide for 62 days at 72 °F (22 °C) followed by shock treatment with 100 ppm chlorine dioxide for 12 hours at 72 °F (22 °C) 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 72 °F (22 °C) on all Docking Stations tested.

Systemic Chemical Disinfection Docking Station - Shower White (QDSW)

Testing has been performed to support compatibilty 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 72 °F (22 °C) 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 72 °F (22 °C) on all Docking Stations tested.

Surface Disinfection of 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.
  • The following common cleaning solutions have been tested on: 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 units/pkg
Filter Capsules
QR212A Rose Outlet, 0.2 µm Filter
510(K) Class II Device
12  units/pkg
QR22A Rose Outlet, 0.2 µm Filter
510(K) Class II Device
2    units/pkg
 

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