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  • 3M™ LifeASSURE™ BLA Series Filter Cartridge

    Part Number BDA020F03FA3M Product Number BDA020F03FA3M ID 70020157171UPC 00016145151835
    • Multi-zone, microporous Nylon 6,6 membrane filtration, available in 0.2 to 0.8 micron range for protection of final membrane filter cartridges
    • Advanced Pleat Technology (APT) construction provides extremely high surface area for higher throughputs
    • 100% Integrity tested in manufacturing and in situ for proper installation and operation
    • Made with FDA CFR-21 compliant materials
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    Specifications
    Attribute Name
    Value
    Application
    Beer Microfiltration, Final Filtration for Particulates in Soft Drinks, Final Membrane Filtration for Wine Making, Keg Filtration, Microbial Reduction Filtration, Microbiological Control with Membrane Filters in Bottle Water Manufacturing, Microbiological Control with Membrane Filters in Distilled Spirits Filtration, Microbiological Control with Membrane Filters in Soft Drink Filtration, Water Filtration for Beer Applications, Water Filtration for Wine Applications
    Brand
    LifeASSURE™
    Effective Filtration Area
    11 ft²
    End Modification
    222 O-ring & Flat Cap (Code 3), 222 O-ring & Spear (Code 8), 226 O-ring & Spear (Code 7), Double Open End
    Factory Integrity Tested
    100% Integrity tested in manufacturing and in situ, Yes
    Filter Material
    Nylon 6,6 Multi-Zone Microporous Membrane
    Filter Type
    Surface
    Formulation
    Beverage, Food & Beverage
    Gasket/O-ring Material
    EPR, Nitrile, Silicone
    Grade
    Beverage, Food & Beverage
    Industries
    Industrial
    Maximum Operating Temperature (Celsius)
    80 Degree Celsius
    Maximum Operating Temperature (Fahrenheit)
    176 Degree Fahrenheit, 180 Degree Fahrenheit
    Micron Rating
    0.2 Absolute, @ 95%, 0.2 μm, 0.45 Absolute, @ 95%, 0.45 μm, 0.65 Absolute, @ 95%, 0.65 μm, 0.8 Absolute, @ 95%, 0.8 μm, 1 Absolute, @ 95%
    Pleat Type
    Advanced Pleat Technology (APT), Food and Beverage
    Pressure Range
    Recommended filter cartridge change-out differential pressure: 35 psid
    Pressure Range (Metric)
    Recommended filter cartridge change-out differential pressure: 2.4 bar
    Product Series
    BLA
    Product Type
    Pleated Membrane
    Reduction Claims
    6.5 Average Log Reduction Value (LRV)
    Series
    LifeASSURE™ BLA Series
    Units per Case
    6
    Product Details
    • Multi-zone, microporous Nylon 6,6 membrane filtration, available in 0.2 to 0.8 micron range for protection of final membrane filter cartridges
    • Advanced Pleat Technology (APT) construction provides extremely high surface area for higher throughputs
    • 100% Integrity tested in manufacturing and in situ for proper installation and operation
    • Made with FDA CFR-21 compliant materials

    LifeASSURE™ BLA Series Filter Cartridges are ideal for pre-filtration and clarification for food and beverage applications. Our BLA series prefilters help protect and extend final filter service life, decrease change-outs, and reduce effluent microorganism content.

    LifeASSURE™ BLA Series Filter Cartridge
    LifeASSURE™ BLA Series Filter Cartridges (PDF, 1.39 Mb) offer high performance as either final filters for spoilage organism removal, or as a pre-filter. In prefiltration, they are effective in prolonging the service life of LifeASSURE™ BA, BNA and BDA final filters and help protect other downstream membrane filters.

    In manufacturing LifeASSURE BLA series filter cartridges we encompass two leading-edge processes, multi-zone microporous membrane manufacture and our Advanced Pleat Technology (APT) construction. This technology maximizes the useful surface area of the filter and maintains proper flow paths between media pleats. By employing more effective surface area, LifeASSURE BLA series filter cartridges provide low pressure drops and a long service life. Our filters are ideally suited to meet a wide range of filtration and clarification requirements in the beverage industry. As a result of their high-performance and long service life, LifeASSURE BLA series filter cartridges help lower related operational costs.

    Significant Micro-Organism Reduction Is the Key
    For effective filtration and clarification of beverages, micro-organism reduction is a crucial outcome needed from economical, reliable filter systems. In tests with Brevundimonas diminuta, LifeASSURE BLA™ series 020 grade filters exhibited an average log reduction value (LRV)* of 7.3 and the LifeASSURE BLA series 045 grade filters exhibited an average LRV of 3.5.

    To meet a wide range of needs, we provide an array of BLA series filter choices. When selecting your LifeASSURE series filter, consider the following criteria:
    • The nature of the fluid
    • The particulate/colloid content of the fluid
    • The amount of pretreatment or clarification of the fluid
    • The rating of any downstream membrane filter being protected
    * LRV= log10 (number of organisms in/number of organisms out)

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