Series 100

High Performance Liquid Filter Bags

The 3M™ Series 100 High Performance Liquid Filter Bag is constructed of polypropylene melt blown microfibres, allowing for very fine particle capture at high efficiencies. All 3M Brand Series 100 Liquid Filter Bags are over 90% efficient at their suggested application rating.

The 3M Series 100 Liquid Filter Bag can also adsorb unwanted trace oils that frequently occur in processed fluids. The high amount of surface area due to the polypropylene microfibre construction, results in oil holding capacities from 10-20 times the filter’s own weight.


Prefilters or Final Filters for:

  • Acids and based
  • Amines
  • Carbon beds
  • Completion fluids
  • Deep wells
  • Desalination
  • DI resins
  • Glycol
  • Groundwater clean-up
  • E-Coat
  • Machine coolants
  • Makeup water
  • Organic solvents
  • Photo chemical
  • Plating solutions
  • RO membranes
  • Storm Water
  • Wastewater
  • Waterflood

Materials of Construction

Filter Media: Meltblown polypropylene microfibre filter media provides high particle removal efficiency for high quality filtration with broad chemical compatibility. No silicone is intentionally used in materials of construction or in manufacturing. The raw materials composing these filters are FDA compliant according to CFR Title 21.
Sealing Ring: Available in “A & D” - Stainless Steel, and “B” - Polypropylene.

Particle Removal Efficiency (microns)

Product Model Number 123 124 125 126 128
Efficiency @ 95% 1.5 2.5 7.5 10.0 34.0
Efficiency @ 90% 1.3 1.3 6.5 8.0 29.0
Efficiency @ 75% 0.9 1.0 2.5 7.0 21.0
Efficiency @ 50% < 0.7 < 1.0 < 1.0 4.5 7.0
Efficiency: The Series 100 High Performance Filter Bags are rated using a silica test challenge in water at 25 gpm (5.7 cu m/hr). The results reported are typical initial efficiencies taken within ten minutes of the start of the test and are cumulative data.

Operating Conditions

Maximum Operating Temperature 180° F (82° C)
Recommended Flow (in water): 25 gpm (5.7 cu m/hr)
Suggested Maximum Flow (in water): 50 gpm (11 cu m/hr)
Suggested Maximum Differential Pressure 35 psid (2.4 bar)
Pressure Drop: The Series 100 High Performance Filter Bags have low initial pressure drop (Δ p) in water as the chart indicates. The chart includes the pressure drop of a typical single vessel to assist you in sizing your filter system.

Flow Characteristics

Graph 1: Clean pressure Drop vs. Flow Rate (PSID)
Flow Characteristics
Product Attributes
RR 1.5 to 34μ nominal
MT80 ̊C
MoC Polypropylene
MDP 2.4bar @20 ̊C
Brand 3M
Q FDA compliant to 21CFR177-1520
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