STERIPleat Vent – Sterilising Grade Filter Cartridge for Air/Gases

The enhanced Hydrophobic PTFE membrane offers exceptionally high gas flow rates at low pressure differentials. STERIPleat Vent cartridges are recommended for sterile gas filtration and venting applications. The hydrophobic characteristics of the PTFE membrane make the STERIPleat Vent filter cartridge particularly suitable for wet gas sterilising applications, such as fermenter air feed.

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STERIPleat Vent Sterilising Grade Filter Cartridge for Air/Gases
Applications
Sterile venting of tanks
Sterile filtration of process gases
Sterile filtration of Nitrogen in Pharmaceutical Industry
Sterile filtration of Carbon Dioxide in Beverage Industry
Sterile filtration of air in tank venting applications
Features
Media Hydrophobic PTFE membrane
Microbial removal Validated for bacterial removal according to PDA, HIMA guidelines &  ASTM F838-05.
Log reduction value >7
Integrity Integrity tested and flushed with pure water.
Traceability Individual & batch identification with serial number.
Controlled manufacturing Manufactured in ISO clean room environment.
Specifications
Micron ratings 0.1, 0.2μm
Lengths 125mm, 254mm, 508mm, 762mm, 1016mm (5”, 10”, 20”, 30”, 40”)
Diameter 70mm (2.8”)
Effective filtration area 0.73m2 (7.8ft2) per 254mm (10” module)
Construction
Filter membrane PTFE
Membrane support Polypropylene
Drainage layer Polypropylene
Inner core Polypropylene
Outer cage Polypropylene
End fittings Polypropylene
Gaskets & O-Rings Ethylene Propylene , PTFE encapsulated, Silicone, Viton, Nitrile
Operating Temperature  
Maximum continuous 80°C (176°F)
Sterilisation
Maximum continuous In situ steam 100 x 20 minute cycles at 135°C (275°F) to 150 x 20 minute cycles at

125°C (257°F).

Maximum Differential Pressure
Normal Flow direction at:
20°C (68°F) 6.0bar (87psi)
80°C (176°F) 4.0bar (58psi)
100°C (212°F) 3.0bar (44psi)
120°C (248°F) 2.0bar (29psi)
125°C (257°F) 1.5bar (22psi)
Reverse flow direction at:
20°C (68°F) 2.1bar (30psi)
80°C (176°F) 1.0bar (15psi)
100°C (212°F) 0.5bar (7psi)
Material conformity
Materials The bio-safety of all materials is assured by FDA approval, USP Class VI and meets or exceeds the latest EC Directives for Food Contact.

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