Pilot Plant Testing Units Membrane Filtration Pilot Plant U

Overview

The Model U membrane filtration pilot plant is a flexible unit to perform pilot studies on the full range of membrane filtration technologies (Membrane Filtration, Ultra Filtration, Nano Filtration and Reverse Osmosis) under a wide range of operating conditions.

Model U

The pilot plant's standard configuration allows for testing with spiral polymeric membranes. It can also be equipped with other membrane configurations including ceramic, and tubular. The plant is specially designed for continuous or semi-automatic mode of operation to simulate a multi-stage production plant. The plant can also be run in batch mode, semi-batch mode, or feed and bleed mode.

The Model U membrane filtration pilot plant is skid mounted and will be delivered with all the components required for quick installation and easy operation, including an operating manual with data sheet templates.

Standard Features

  • Six, sanitary, spiral membrane housings
    • one membrane element per housing
    • 3.8" diameter, sanitary design elements
  • 30 gallon tank
  • Control loops
    • feed flow/pressure
    • temperature
    • tank level
    • concentrate ratio control
  • Motor starters
    • variable frequency drive for feed pump
    • on/off starter for five pumps (5 Hp)
  • Flow indicators
    • three, permeate rotameters
    • one, feed magmeter
    • one, concentrate magnetic flowmeter
  • Pressure and temperature gauges
  • Five heat exchangers (1m2)
  • Pressure relief valve
  • 316L stainless steel construction
  • Skid mounted

Operating Conditions

Membrane Area Spiral:4 to 42 m2
Permeate Capacity Spiral:20-200 gallons/hour
Pressure:up to 600 psig
Temperature:up to 200° F

Utility Requirements

Power:230/460V, 3 phase, 60Hz
Electric Service:50 amps / 460 V
Plant Air:80 psig, oil-free
Line Size:3/8"
Cooling Water:10 gpm, 60° F
Steam:500 pph, 50 psi
CIP Water:20-30 gpm
Seal Water:2-5 gpm

Optional Features

  • 1,000 psig capability
  • Industrial, spiral membrane housings
  • Tubular polymeric membrane housings
  • Other membrane configurations
  • Pretreatment equipment
    • screens and depth filters
    • chemical feed systems
  • Diafiltration
  • Add 4th stage