Fluorofil™ F100

PTFE Membrane Cartridges for Solvent Filtration

Fluorofil™ F100 cartridges are manufactured using a highly hydrophobic 1 micron PTFE membrane. The enhanced PTFE membrane offers exceptionally high liquid flow rates at low pressure differentials (see graph) making Fluorofil™ F100 cartridges ideally suited to solvent filtration.

Features and Benefits

  • Guaranteed microbial ratings in a liquid challenge
    Fluorofil™ F100 cartridges are validated for particle removal in liquids by using the industry standard modified OSU F-2 single pass challenge test. The retention rating is correlated to the bubble point. Each module is individually tested to ensure it reaches the required bubble point value.
  • Flow ΔP characteristics
    The unique characteristics of the PTFE membrane, combined with the construction of the Fluorofil™ F100 filter cartridge, results in exceptionally high liquid flow rates at low pressure differentials.
  • Cartridge integrity and low TOC levels
    All Fluorofil™ F100 cartridges are integrity tested and supplied clean, having been flushed with pure water. When required they can be pulse flushed with 18MΩ.cm pyrogen-free ultra-clean water.
  • Solvents and aggressive chemicals
    The exceptional chemical resistance of PTFE allows Fluorofil™ F100 filter cartridges to be compatible with aggressive chemical solutions, including strong acids, alkalis, solvents and etchants.

Materials of Manufacture

Filter membrane: PTFE
Membrane support: Polypropylene
Irrigation mesh (support): Polypropylene
Drainage layer: Polypropylene
Inner core: Polypropylene
Outer support: Polypropylene
End fittings: Polypropylene
Sealing: Fusion bonding

Gaskets and O-Rings

PTFE encapsulated, Viton, Ethylene Propylene, Nitrile or Silicone.

Maximum Differential Pressure

Normal flow direction at:
20°C (68°F): 6.0 bar (87lb/in2)
80°C (176°F): 4.0bar (58lb/in2)
100°C (212°F): 3.0 bar (43lb/in2)

Operating Temperature

Maximum continuous: 80°C (176°F).

Effective Filtration Area

Absolute Microbial Rating Effective Filtration Area (each 254mm (10") module)
1.0μm (β5000, 99.98%) 0.68m2 (7.3ft2)

Applications

  • Carbon fines removal
    For the removal of carbon fines typically used in Pharmaceutical intermediates.
  • Fine chemicals and solvents
    The removal of particles from processing chemicals and solvents, such as MEK, Ethyl Acetate, Pyridine, Tetrahydrofuran (THF).
  • Photoresists and developers
    The microfiltration of photoresists and developer solvents, susceptible to contamination and precipitation during manufacture, storage and processing.

Clean Water Flow Rates

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RR Retention Rating
MT Maximum temperature recommended of a working product in degrees centigrade
MoC Primary material of construction
MoC Primary material of construction
MP Maximum working pressure of housing in bar
Brand Manufacturing brand name supplying the product
FE Filter efficiency
Q Quality assurances and certificates validating this product