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MA Series Pleated Membrane Cartridges

MA Series

Polyethersulfone, Polypropylene, and Nylon Pleated Membrane Cartridges

Shelco’s new MicroVantage™ pleated membrane cartridges are designed to meet the standards of a wide spectrum of industries. From our general grade pleated membranes designed for high purity applications at an economical cost to our integrity testable pharmaceutical grade membranes, these cartridges are manufactured to the most stringent production standards making them the new benchmark of the industry. Materials of construction are specifically chosen to match each application independently. The Shelco MicroVantage™ cartridge should be your choice when absolute retention is essential to the process.

Features And Specific Series Available

MA Series – GEN, General Grade
  • The MicroVantage™ GENERAL Grade Series is available in a wide range of pore sizes.
  • Each cartridge is rinsed with 17 megohm water to flush away any remaining manufacturing debris
  • All materials of construction meet requirements of the FDA Title 21 of The Code of Federal Regulations
  • Cartridges are designed for maximum throughput and particle retention at the lowest pressure drop
  • Polyethersulfone, Nylon, and Polypropylene construction offers a wide range of compatibility
  • Each cartridge is individually tested for integrity and is absolute at the rated pore size

GEN Grade Applications

  • Bottled Water
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Soft Drinks
  • Juices
  • Biological Filtration
  • Acids & Bases
  • Tank Ventilation
  • DI Water
  • Process Air & Gases
  • Solvents
  • Rinse Stations
  • Chemicals
  • Etchants
MA Series – BEV, Beverage Grade
  • The MicroVantage™ BEVERAGE Grade Series is available in a wide range of pore sizes.
  • Each cartridge is rinsed with 17 megohm water to flush away any remaining manufacturing debris
    and wash away any extractables that may effect performance, taste, foaming or brightness
  • All BEVERAGE grade cartridges are validated using modified HIMA protocols at a challenge level of 10*6 organisms per cm² of filter media. (0.22 micron challenged with Pseudmonas diminuta) (0.45 micron Challenged with Serratia marscecens)
  • All materials of construction meet requirements of the FDA Title 21 of The Code of Federal Regulations
  • Cartridges are designed for maximum throughput and particle retention at the lowest pressure drop
  • Polyethersulfone, Nylon, and Polypropylene construction offers a wide range of compatibility
  • Each cartridge is individually tested for integrity and is absolute at the rated pore size
  • Each assembly is validated to pass USP Class 6 Toxicology extractable tests for plastics

BEV Grade Applications

  • Bottled Water
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Soft Drinks
  • Juices
  • Biological Filtration
  • Tank Ventilation
MA Series – ELECTRONIC, Electronic Grade
  • The MicroVantage™ ELECTRONIC Grade Series is available in a wide range of pore sizes.
  • Each cartridge is pulse, power flushed until the effluent reaches 17 megohm-cm and less than 3ppb TOC
    and wash away any extractables that may effect performance, taste, foaming or brightness
  • All ELECTRONIC grade cartridges are validated using modified HIMA protocols at a challenge level of 10*6 organisms per cm² of filter media. (0.22 micron challenged with Pseudmonas diminuta) (0.45 micron Challenged with Serratia marscecens)
  • Cartridges are designed for maximum throughput and particle retention at the lowest pressure drop
  • Polyethersulfone, Nylon, and Polypropylene construction offers a wide range of compatibility
  • Each cartridge is 100% individually tested for integrity and is absolute at the rated pore size
  • Each assembly is validated to pass USP Class 6 Toxicology extractable tests for plastics

ELECTRONIC Grade Applications

  • DI Water / Final Filtration
  • Solvents
  • Rinse Stations
  • Ultrpure Chemicals
  • Acids & Bases
  • Etchants
  • Vent/Process Air
MA Series – WGAS, Water Grade
  • The MicroVantage™ WGAS Series is available in 0.1, 0.2 and 0.45 pore sizes.
  • All materials of construction meet requirements of the FDA Title 21 of The Code of Federal Regulations
  • Cartridges are designed for maximum throughput and particle retention at the lowest pressure drop
  • Polyethersulfone construction offers a wide range of compatibility
  • The WGAS cartridge is a non-flushed product with 6 ft² of media
  • Advantages are excellent throughput and low pressure drop characteristics

WGAS Grade Applications

  • Bottled Water
  • DI Water Filtration
  • Processed Water
  • High Purity
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Final Filtration
  • Waste Water
  • RO Filtration

Integrity Testing

This chart represents typical water flow @ 1 PSID per 10 cartridge length. The test fluid is water at ambient temperature. Extrapolation for multiple elements tends to be linear, but as flows increase the ÐP of the housing becomes more apparent.

Materials of Construction
Filtration
Media:
Polyethersulfone Nylon Polypropylene
Filtration
Media Support:
Polypropylene Polypropylene Polypropylene
End
Caps:
Polypropylene Polypropylene Polypropylene
Center
Core:
Polypropylene Polypropylene Polypropylene
Outer
Support Cage:
Polypropylene Polypropylene Polypropylene
Method
of Construction
Thermally
Boned
Thermally
Boned
Thermally
Boned
Gaskets
and O-Rings
Buna,
Viton, Silicone, Ethylene Propylene, Teflon Encapsulated Silicone
Sterilization
Filtered
Hot Water
90ºC
Autoclave: 127ºC,
30 min., multiple cycles
In-Line
Steam:
135ºC,
30 min., multiple cycles
Chemical
Sanitation protocols designed to extend the useful life of the
cartridge are available from the factory.
Part Number Code

MA

S

0.1

10

S4

S

B

PRODUCT
CODE

MEDIA

MICRON

LENGTH

END
CAP CONFIGURATION

GASKET/O-RING

GRADE
MA N
= Nylon
0.03 5
= 4-7/8″
S1=DOE
w/Flat Gaskets
B
= Buna
Blank
= General
P
= Polypropylene
0.1 975
= 9-3/4″
S3=222
w/Fin End
E
= Ethylene Propylene
B
= Beverage
S
= Polyethersulfone
0.22 10
= 9-7/8″
S4=222
w/Flat End
S
= Silicone
E
= Electronic
0.45 20 S5=226
w/Fin End
V
= Viton
P
=Pharmaceutical
0.65 30 S6=226
w/Flat End
T
= Teflon Encapsulated Silicone
 
0.8 40 S7=Internal
oring w/recessed plug
1.0 S9=Internal
oring both ends
1.2 S10=222
w/Recessed Plug
S11=SOE
Flat w/Recessed Plug
S13=020
oring
S20=223
w/Flat End
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