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3M™ LifeASSURE™ BA Series Filter Cartridge

3M ID B40070819
  • Cost-effective filtration with multi-zone microporous membrane technology
  • High surface area, nylon 6,6 microporous membrane results in fast flow rates and long service life
  • Spoilage organism retention provides reliable microbiological control
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Specifications
Attribute Name
Value
Application
Beer Microfiltration, Bioburden Filtration, Bioburden Reduction, Endotoxin Removal for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing, 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, Sterilizing Grade Filtration
Brand
LifeASSURE™
Component and Assembly Materials
End Caps: Polypropylene, Inner Core: Polypropylene, Outer Cage: Polypropylene, Reinforcing Ring: Stainless Steel
Effective Filtration Area
10 ft²
End Configuration
222 O-Ring and Flat Cap, 222 O-Ring and Spear, 226 O-Ring and Spear, Double Open End (DOE)
End Modification
222 O-rings & flat cap, 222 O-rings & spear, 226 Bayonet lock with O-rings & spear
Factory Integrity Tested
Yes
Filter Material
Single-layer Nylon 6,6 microporous membrane pleated with polypropylene upstream and downstream support materials., Single-layer Nylon 66 microporous membrane pleated with polypropylene upstream and downstream support materials.
Filter Technology
Membrane
Filter Type
Pleated Membrane
Formulation
Food & Beverage
Gasket/O-ring Material
Silicone
Grade
Food & Beverage
Industries
Industrial
Maximum Operating Temperature (Celsius)
80 Degree Celsius
Maximum Operating Temperature (Fahrenheit)
176 Degree Fahrenheit
Micron Rating
0.45 Absolute, @ 95%, 0.45 μm, 0.65 Absolute, @ 95%, 0.65 μm
Overall Diameter (Imperial)
2.75 in
Overall Diameter (Metric)
6.99 cm, 7 cm
Overall Length (Imperial)
10 in, 20 in, 30 in, 40 in
Overall Length (Metric)
101.6 cm, 25.4 cm, 50.8 cm, 76.2 cm
Overall Width (Imperial)
2.75 in
Overall Width (Metric)
7 cm
Pleat Type
Straight
Pressure Range
Recommended change-out differential pressure: 35 psi
Pressure Range (Metric)
Recommended change-out differential pressure: 2.4 bar
Product Type
Cartridge, Filter Cartridge
Series
LifeASSURE™ BA Series
Units per Case
6
Product Details
  • Cost-effective filtration with multi-zone microporous membrane technology
  • High surface area, nylon 6,6 microporous membrane results in fast flow rates and long service life
  • Spoilage organism retention provides reliable microbiological control

The LifeASSURE™ BA Series Filter Cartridge is designed for food and beverage applications that require reduction of fine particles and spoilage microorganisms. This product features a robust nylon 6,6 membrane that is characterized by excellent flow and low pressure drop, and is designed to provide ideal performance.

Decreased Filtration Costs
Cartridge filter life is directly proportional to filter area and inversely proportional to face velocity (flow rate per filter area). For most beverages, when the filter area is doubled at the same flow rate, the throughput is increased by two and one-half times. With the high surface area of LifeASSURE™ BA Series Filter Cartridge, the face velocity can be lower and throughput greater than with lower surface area cartridges.

LifeASSURE™ BA Series Filter Cartridges withstand a mild alkaline flush after each days run (typically 30 minutes of forward recirculation of 2-3% NaOH at 140°F [60°C]). Throughputs are improved from 3 to 10 times for most beverages, depending on when the cleaning cycles are started.

Integrity Testing
Users can also perform integrity tests in-situ to ensure performance. Bubble point pressure, diffusion flow, or pressure hold procedures can be performed while filters are in the housing, thus demonstrating the cartridge's efficiency to filter spoilage microorganisms on-line.

With the high surface area of LifeASSURE™ BA Series Filter Cartridge, the face velocity can be lower and throughput greater than with lower surface area cartridges.LifeASSURE™ BA Series Filter Cartridges withstand a mild alkaline flush after each days run (typically 30 minutes of forward recirculation of 2-3% NaOH at 140°F [60°C]).The LifeASSURE™ BA Series Filter Cartridge is designed for precise clarification of fluids in food and beverage applications by effectively reducing contaminating yeast, molds and most spoilage bacteria from liquids.
LifeASSURE™ BA Series Membrane Cartridge Filters are used for Beverage Stability
Applications:
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Bottled water
  • Soft drinks
  • Distilled spirits
  • Intermediates and ingredients
  • Syrups