GEA SmartFiltration

GEA SmartFiltration is a digital service product that uses the Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) in membrane filtration. It leverages the power of cloud connectivity and real-time analytics to help you drive operational decisions faster and more accurately.

GEA SmartFiltration -  a digital service product that uses the Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) in membrane filtration.

Membranes are replaced regularly as part of a preventive maintenance plan. That same plan is based on filtration time or a fixed number of CIP cycles. However, if the membrane filtration process is not controlled regularly, membranes with wide pore size distribution may result in giving poor separation performance. In addition to that, the high flow rates used in crossflow feeds can damage shear-sensitive materials.

So then how can you integrate all technical parameters into the root cause analysis? It requires know-how with the process and mechanical design and knowledge of hygiene, and the organic raw materials used. Since the filtration process causes membrane fouling, then it leads to a decrease in permeate flux. This makes expensive cleaning and regeneration schemes for secondary waste necessary.

Let GEA SmartFiltratiton support you in this process. By improving the availability of membrane filtration systems in real-time. You can visualize your equipment condition data and system KPIs on a digital dashboard to get that needed monitoring.

Know your benefits with the SmartFiltration application:

GEA SmartFiltration application
  • Extended membrane performance lifetime
  • Less downtime and production loss 
  • Cost reduction in saving production loss and resources
  • Maximized productivity with increased product yield
SmartFiltration dashboard overview

Access a cloud-based, real-time digital dashboard

GEA SmartFiltration application uses a safe IIoT platform that allows GEA to collect and validate the filtration system data to give you full data ownership.

The main dashboard "Overview'' visualizes the collected data in different ways. Some data is visualized into an event list to display the "Production'' or ''CIP'' in a list format of process, other by a trend to displayed, latest flux test, flow rates, analog values (ex. feed overview), pressure inlet, outlet and difference, set-points, actual values, and production amounts. 

Out from the event list, it is possible to access a process summary to see process time, a process in detail, consumption and trend of the process, for Production or CIP. It gives you as a customer, the transparency of the process to analyze and estimate the cost based on the collected consumption per process, ex. process time, production amount, flow rate, water, detergent, power, estimated carbon footprint etc. Clearly for much faster and better transparency for you and GEAs expert to support you much faster and better at the right time when you need it.

With all this data support, GEA can provide actionable recommendations to help you optimize your system setup, provide a strategic membrane replacement plan, and offer a preventive maintenance service. GEA SmartFiltration will be developed together with you to further optimize the product and maximize your experience.

At GEA, we will help you to improve your productivity, decrease your operational costs, and ensure food safety.


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