Pilot Plant Testing Units Membrane Filtration Pilot Plant M

Overview

The GEA Filtration Model M pilot plant is a laboratory-scale test plant designed for feasibility testing of cross-flow membrane filtration applications in the microfiltration, ultrafiltration and nanofiltration ranges. The unit can be set up for evaluation of a variety of membrane formats including spiral-wound, ceramic, stainless steel and hollow fiber. The modular design allows the Model M to be built with fully customized design solutions including construction materials and material finishes, operating configurations and parameters, sanitation/sterilization protocols and instrumentation / automation level.

Model M

Membrane Filtration Pilot Plant Model M Pharma
Membrane Filtration Pilot Plant Model M Pharma

The unique features of the Model M include:

  • simple and modular design allowing for effective and efficient feasibility testing
  • flexible design allowing for membrane screening across a full range of membrane formats
  • compact design for testing of very small product batches
  • available in fully customizable designs

Standard Features

  • 15 liter balance tank with electronic level transmitter
  • One lab-size spiral wound membrane housing
  • One lab-size ceramic membrane housing
  • Feed pump with 1 HP variable speed drive
  • Tubular heat exchanger
  • Inlet and outlet pressure gauges
  • Temperature indicator
  • Manual flow control valves
  • Flow indicators: one permeate, one concentrate
  • Assembled on a tubular stainless steel base with casters

Optional Items

  • Other membrane configurations (stainless steel, hollow fiber)
  • High pressure operation
  • Steam sterilization
  • Hazardous area or explosion-proof construction
  • Automated control systems
  • Electropolished finish

Operating Conditions

Pressure:up to 6 bar (87 psig)
Temperature:up to 93° C (200°F)
Flow:up to 1000 l/hr (4.4 GPM)
 

Model M Pharma

The Model M Pharma membrane filtration plant is a highly flexible laboratory scale system for pharmaceutical and biotechnology cGMP processing and application development.

Model M Pharma

Membrane Filtration Pilot Plant Model M Pharma
Membrane Filtration Pilot Plant Model M Pharma

System design

  • Hygienic and aseptic GMP design, CIP and SIP'able
  • Fully drainable
  • Micro- and ultra-filtration facilities
  • Optional validation documentation for pharmaceutical and biotechnology applications
  • Optional in a high pressure version
  • Optional in explosion proof execution

Membrane design, explore the available membrane configurations to find the most suitable solution to each of your process requirements:

  • Tubular ceramic
  • Tubular stainless steel
  • Spiral-wound polymer
  • Hollow fiber polymer

The system will be delivered with all components required for quick installation and ease of operation, including an operating manual.

The unique features of the system include:

  • Simple modular design for effective and efficient feasibility testing
  • Flexible design for membrane screening across a full range of membrane formats
  • Compact design for testing of very small product volumes
  • Suitable for aqueous and non aqueous feeds

Standard Features

  • One lab size spiral wound membrane housing, 1.8" x 12"
  • One lab size ceramic membrane housing, 0.75" x 10"
  • Inlet and outlet pressure gauges Manual flow control valves
  • Feed pump, 0.75 kW, with variable speed control
  • Temperature transmitter
  • Flow transmitters
  • 35 l balance tank, jacketed for cooling or heating (-10 - +130°C in the jacket; max. operating temp. 100°C) with electronic level transmitter
  • The balance tank is a closed vessel with a max operating pressure of 4 bar.
  • The 2.9 l jacket is also rated for 4 bar pressure
  • Built into a cabinet, wheel mounted
  • CIP and SIP'able
  • Fully drainable
  • Internal surface 0.8 Ra
  • All 316L stainless steel

Optional

  • Stainless steel or hollow fiber membranes
  • High pressure operation (NF / RO)
  • Explosion proof execution according to EU EX Directive 94/9EC and according to the US NEC Class 1, Division I, Group C and D hazardous area construction standards
  • Automated control system

Operating Conditions

  • Pressure up to 4 bar
  • Temperature up to 100°C
  • Flow up to 960 l/h water at 1 bar

Utility Requirements

  • Foot print 1.1 m x 0.9 m
  • Power 380 V, 3-phase, 50 Hz
  • Cooling water 130 l/h, 15° C
  • CIP water 1000 l/h
  • Seal water 1/8" Union
  • Drain ø38 clamp

Shipping Dimensions

  • Height 232 cm
  • Width 115 cm
  • Length 180 cm