CLEARFLOW P Filtration Systems in « Hygienic Design » are cross-flow filtration systems (also named tangential flow filtration) for the biotechnology and food industries where increased hygiene requirements must be met.
Depending on the application, the filtration plants are specially designed for the medium and the possible contamination risks. In particular, rheological and dynamic characteristics of the substance to be filtered are taken into account when determining the filtration modules
In the control system extended program structures, safety devices and special sequences and controls to ensure sustainable and safe filtration are implemented.
All filter plants are equipped with periodic backflushing. Depending on the sensitivity of the product, the backflushing is performed with sterile compressed air or with hygienic pumps and the filtered medium.
CLEARFLOW P systems essentially consist of the following system components:
FRINGS CLEARFLOW Filtration Systems can be equipped with membrane modules with different flow characteristics, materials and cut-offs.
Depending on the cut-off and transmembrane pressure, CLEARFLOW filtration systems can be classified as microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF) or nanofiltration (NF).
The process and equipment design is carried out in close cooperation with the customer. The basic process engineering tasks, material selection and the required separation efficiency are specified exactly and the design of the plants is also supported by pilot tests.
Depending on the application, short cut tests or special test series with the original media are carried out.
Different Design Standards of FRINGS Membrane Plants:
The degree of automation as well as the plant design are determined according to requirements and customer’s wishes and are implemented accordingly. Here the spectrum ranges from fully automated and CIP/SIP-capable filtration plants to manually operated versions.
Combinations of different processes of « dead end » and « cross-flow » filters are also possible. We also supply multipurpose plants that can be equipped with different types of modules.
FRINGS plants can be combined and extended in such a way that micro-, ultra-, nano-, diafiltration, reverse osmosis and other water treatment steps can be realized in one process line.