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Application Consulting - Documentation & Implementation

Posted by Critical Process Filtration Marketing on Dec 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

All of the data generated during the process review (as discussed in a previous post) and the fluid and filter testing results (also in another post) are presented to the customer. The data and test results may lead to a simple change (like adding or changing a filtration step in an existing process), or support the design of a new process system. Of course, the amount of documentation will vary based on the complexity of the actions and the regulatory requirements of the industry, but all documentation is provided to the user.

Once the course of action is chosen, the system must be implemented.

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Topics: Filter System Design, How-To, Problem Solving

Application Consulting - Testing Fluids and Filters

Posted by Critical Process Filtration Marketing on Nov 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Getting expert help to solve filtration challenges, whether developing a new filtration process, or evaluating ways to make an existing process more cost-effective, means relying on outside help to provide actionable data.

For both new processes and process improvements, there are several pieces of information needed to support system design decisions. Of course, the chemical characteristics of the fluid to be filtered determine the types of materials that are appropriate. Operating parameters such as flow rate, temperature, and system pressure will help determine the number of filters needed. 

Critical Process Filtration can perform a variety of tests to help develop data you can use to support your system design decisions.

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Topics: Filter System Design, How-To, Problem Solving

Application Consulting - Process Review

Posted by Critical Process Filtration Marketing on Nov 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you are developing a new process, or just looking to make your existing processes more efficient, getting some help from experts in the field can result in better outcomes, in less time.

The first thing to do when evaluating how to develop or change a process is to review what is done now. If a process is new to the facility, asking what other facilities do is a good start. Obviously, if an existing process is being evaluated, detailed data on current performance is extremely valuable.

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Topics: Filter System Design, How-To, Problem Solving

Protect Beer Quality by Removing Spoilage Organisms

Posted by Critical Process Filtration Marketing on Nov 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

HOW DO I PROTECT MY BEER FROM SPOILAGE?

The alcohol, low oxygen content, relatively low pH, hops extracts (alpha-acids) and dissolved carbon dioxide in beer inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria. That is why beer has been a safe drinking alternative for so many centuries. However, there are microorganisms that can survive and even thrive in beer and spoil the flavor and aroma of any good brew.

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Topics: Final Filtration, Bacteria Reduction/Removal, Sterilizing Filtration, Beer Filtration, Beverage Processing, How-To, Problem Solving

SUCCESS - Serum Sterilizing

Posted by Critical Process Filtration Marketing on Nov 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

SOLVING REAL-WORLD FILTRATION CHALLENGES

Our Technical Service Team performs application testing for customers all the time. While many of the tests are routine analyses of the particle content or or evaluations of a clogged filters, there are other tests, too. Those include chemical compatibility tests and tests in support of validation of a filter for use in a pharmaceutical operation.

One set of filter qualification/validation tests was done for an animal serum processor that was experiencing serious operational issues. 

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Topics: Filter System Design, Final Filtration, Bacteria Reduction/Removal, Sterilizing Filtration, How-To, Problem Solving, Plasma Fractionation, Success Stories

Assuring Bacteria-Free Juice Products

Posted by Critical Process Filtration Marketing on Oct 31, 2017 8:24:32 AM

HOW DO I KEEP MY JUICE PRODUCTS SAFE?

The microorganisms that cause fruit degradation occur naturally and are present in every juice processing operation. Some juice products are pasteurized to kill these organisms and help prevent spoilage. However, the heat used may adversely affect the flavor and overall quality of other juices. Also, not all spoilage organisms are killed by the pasteurization process, so additional methods need to be considered for removing spoilage organisms from juice products.

There are many sources of spoilage microorganisms. The raw juice often carries environmental bacteria, the most common of which are those that cause the fruit to decay in nature. Other bacteria could be carried by sweeteners, flavor enhancers and even by water used as an ingredient or for container washing.

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Topics: Final Filtration, Bacteria Reduction/Removal, Sterilizing Filtration, Juice Processing, Beverage Processing, How-To, Problem Solving

SUCCESS - Upstream Serum Processing

Posted by Critical Process Filtration Marketing on Oct 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

SOLVING REAL-WORLD FILTRATION CHALLENGES

Critical Process Filtration's Technical Service Team performs testing for customers all the time. Many of the tests are routine analyses of the particle content or the fluid being filtered or an evaluation of a clogged filter to determine what caused the filter to become clogged, perhaps prematurely. There are other tests, such as chemical compatibility tests and tests in support of validation of a filter for use in a pharmaceutical operation.

Some of our customer tests have been to solve particularly vexing challenges. One of those was a situation that was causing serious operational issues with an animal serum processor. 

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Topics: Filter System Design, Clarification and Prefiltration, How-To, Problem Solving, Plasma Fractionation, Success Stories

Improving Filter Life

Posted by Critical Process Filtration Marketing on Oct 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

HOW DO I GET MY FILTERS TO LAST LONGER?

Most industrial filter users have had times when an individual filter or even a whole system seems to plug too quickly. It feels like they are replacing clogged filters all the time.

Inexperienced filter users might see this as a "failure". On the contrary, the filters are doing their job and removing particles from the fluid stream. The particles are filling the pores of the filter media and reducing the flow. The common term is clogging or plugging the filter. The technical term is "fouling" the filter. No matter what it is called, the filter becomes unusable. If that happens faster than desired, we call it "premature fouling".

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Topics: Filter System Design, How-To, Problem Solving

Welcome to Our NEW Blog

Posted by Critical Process Filtration Marketing on Oct 12, 2017 5:06:34 PM

Welcome to the new Critical Process Filtration blog. We will periodically post information here on a variety of topics based on the filtration challenges faced by our customers in a number of different industries.

Our posts are easy to follow and you can look through them using the links to the right ("Recent Posts" and "Topics"). Each article will be tagged with topics like the industries that might use the information, filter application categories and other topic areas like "How-To" or "Problem Solving".

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