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SUCCESS - Removing Heat Resistant Mold

Posted by Critical Process Filtration Marketing on Jan 16, 2018 7:00:00 AM

SOLVING REAL-WORLD FILTRATION CHALLENGES

Our Technical Service Team will help customers develop new filtration processes when a new filter challenge arise, or a new product manufacturing systems are being developed.

The team can perform a variety of tests, though most are routine analyses of the particle content of the liquid and "filterability" tests to estiate the life of the filters used in a new system.

An example of new process development happened when a beverage manufacturer changed an ingredient and found a new filtration challenge. 

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

Tools & Support Help You Choose the Right Filter(s) for Your Application

Posted by Critical Process Filtration Marketing on Jan 2, 2018 8:06:05 AM

Whether developing a new filtration process, or evaluating ways to make an existing process more cost-effective, the more tools and information available, the better.

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. The viscosity of the fluid along with operating parameters such as flow rate, temperature, and system pressure will help determine the number of filters needed. 

Critical Process Filtration has a wide range of tools, information and services to support your system design decisions.

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

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

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 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

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

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With our decades of experience engineering filtration system solutions, we can tackle almost any filtration challenge. With our efficient, ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing facility, we manufacture and deliver our solutions FAST. Orders usually ship within 1 week of order receipt.

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