Filter Cartridges

QMA Polypropylene Filter Series

“Absolute” Rated High Performance Pleated Polypropylene Filter Cartridge

This filter is manufactured with a multilayer, graded densityasymmetric melt blown polypropylene media. This unique structure allows for low initial pressure drop and high dirtholding capacity, and long high efficient service.

Filter Features–Benefits

  • Micron ratings from 0.20 to 10 μm– Broad application rang
  • Meets USP 24 Class VI biological test for plastics
  • “Absolute” Efficiency – Rated at 99.98% (Beta 5000)
  • Graded pore density – Multilayer, graded density media – asymmetric pores for high dirt holding capacity
  • High surface area – High flow rate, and long on-line service – Minimize maintenance cost
  • Fixed Pore construction – Eliminates dirt unloading at maximum differential pressure
  • Polypropylene Construction – Inert to many process fluids
  • Various Gasket/O-ring materials – Compatible with many fluids
  • Heavy duty molded cage – High structural strength

Applications

• Food & beverage • Aqueous solutions • Chemicals• Blowdown post filter • Pharmaceutical • Cosmetics • Magnetic tape coatings • RO Prefilters • Ink

FDA compliance
All polypropylene material used in manufacturing complies with the regulations of the FDA title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations Sections 174.5, 177.1520, and 177.1630, as applicable for food and beverage contact.

Flowrite Tank Breather Filter

Flowrite “TB” Series

Flowrite “TB” Series Tank breather filters are fabricated from 304-Stainless Steel. They are designed for a maximum operating pressure of 100 kPa at80ºC, depending on cartridges fitted. The “TB” Series housings feature Flowrite’s well proven centre post and nut design. Cartridges are located by their own end seals and a securing plate to which is attached a perforated stainless steel shield which allows free passage for the entering and exiting air during tank emptying and filling cycles.

The cartridges have double ”O” rings which give a perfect seal between cartridges and housing, thus eliminating any possibility of bypass. The practical and sturdy design of these housings allows quick and convenient cartridge change out of the 9¾” modular length filter cartridges.

Flowrite “TB” Series filter housings are available in one, two, three & four cartridge configurations to minimize pressure drop, and thus protect the tank from differential pressures while emptying or filling. The inlet port can be threaded or flanged to your specifications, and the unit is supplied in electro polished finish suitable for most semi and non-sanitary applications.

The housing should be used in conjunction with hydrophobic cartridges with a micron rating to your specification, which are also available from Flowrite

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Electro-polished, stainless steel construction
Suitable for most semi- & non-sanitary applications

Centre post & nut design
Quick, easy and convenient access to the filter cartridges

Integral locators & double “O” rings
Positive cartridge location and sealing eliminates bypass

Easy mounting
Flanged or threaded bottom inlet makes for direct, convenient, tank-top mounting

2-Piece construction
Easy to clean and versatile design

Flowrite “TB” Tank Breather filters are custom designed and made to order. Thus, when ordering or enquiring, please specify:

  • The tank volume
  • The liquid contained in the tank
  • The inflow and outflow rates
  • The operating temperature
  • The degree of filtration required
  • Suitable materials of construction

Once this information is available, a detailed, no obligation quotation for suitable housings and filter cartridges can be provided.

GFC Microfiberglass Filter Series

A high efficiency disposable filter element that is suited for a wide range of applications.

The filter is constructed of pleated Borosilicate Microfiberglass filter media with greater surface area for high system flow rate.

Filter Features–Benefits

  • Micron ratings from 0.2 to 30 μm– Broad application range
  • Uniform pore size– High removal efficiency (90–99.98%)
  • High surface area– High flow capability and dirt holding capacity
  • Long on line service– Minimize maintenance costs
  • Fixed pore construction– Eliminates dirt unloading a maximum differential pressure

Applications

• Food & beverage • Aqueous solutions • Chemicals • Blowdown post filter • Cosmetics • Ink • Magnetic tape coatings • RO Prefilters • Oil & Gas

Filter Cartridges

QMC Polypropylene Cartridges

High Efficiency Polypropylene Filter Cartridge

An innovative product manufactured with multiple layers of melt blown polypropylene media. This unique structure allows high flow rates while maintaining low differential pressure and ideal depth filtration characteristics.

Filter Features–Benefits

  • Micron ratings from 0.1 to 10 μm– Broad application range
  • Meets current USP Class VI biological test for plastics
  • FDA listed materials of construction
  • High Filtration Efficiency – 95%
  • Graded pore structure – Multilayer, media for high dirt
    holding capacity
  • Fixed pore construction – Resists dirt unloading at
    maximum differential pressure
  • Polypropylene construction – Inert to many process fluids
  • Various Gasket/O-ring materials – Compatible with
    many fluids

Sanitization
Hot water at 176°F (80°C) at 5 psid (0.35 bar) for 30 min. In-line steam at 257°F (125°C) at 1psid (0.07 bar) for 30 min. Autoclavable at 257°F (125°C) for 30 min.

FDA Listed Materials
All materials comply with FDA title 21 of the Code of
Federal Regulations as applicable for food and beverage
contact.

PMA Polypropylene Filter Series

‘Absolute’ Rated Pleated Filter Cartridges

This all polypropylene absolute rated filter cartridge retains particles with absolute efficiency. Available in a broad range of pore sizes, it is suitable for a wide range of applications.

The pleated construction provides a high surface area to offer outstanding overall filtration economy.

Filter Features–Benefits

  • Micron ratings from 0.2 to 25 μm– Broad application range
  • Meets current USP Class VI biological test for plastics – Acceptable for food & beverage contact
  • “Absolute” Efficiency– Rated at 99.98% (Beta 5000)
  • Graded pore density– Multi-layer, graded density media – asymmetric pores for high dirt holding capacity
  • Sufficient surface area– High flow rate, and long on-line service– Minimize maintenance cost
  • Fixed matrix construction– Eliminates dirt unloading at maximum differential pressure
  • Polypropylene Construction– Inert to many process fluids
  • Various Gasket/O-Ring materials– Compatible with a variety of fluids
  • Manufactured in continuous lengths up to 40 inches

Filter Specifications

Media:Polypropylene
Inner core:Polypropylene
End caps:Polypropylene
Cage:Polypropylene
Gaskets/O-Rings options:Buna-N, EPDM, Silicone, Viton, Teflon Encapsulated Viton (O-Rings only)
Micron ratings:0.2, 0.45, 1.0, 2.5, 5.0, 10, 25 μm
*Other micron rated media available upon request
Dimensions and Operating Parameters
Nominal lengths:24.7, 25.4, 50.8, 76.2, 101.6 cm
Outside diameter:6.86cm
Inside diameter:2.54 cm
Maximum operating temperature:80°C
Differential pressure:75 psid @ 70°F (5.2 bar @ 21°C)
40 psid @ 176°F (2.8 bar @ 80°C)
Recommended changeout
pressure for disposal: 35 psid (2.4 bar)

Filter Removal Efficiency

Beta Ratio EfficiencyBeta 5000 99.98%Beta 100 99%Beta 50 98%
Polypropylene
0.2 micron0.200.100.05
0.45 micron0.450.300.20
1.0 micron1.00.600.30
2.5 microns2.52.01.5
5.0 microns5.04.03.0
10.0 microns10.08.07.0
25.0 microns25.019.015.0
Beta Ratio =
Upstream particle counts
Downstream particle counts

The micron ratings shown at various efficiency and beta ratio value levels were determined hrough laboratory testing, and can be used as a guide for selecting cartridges and estimating their performance.

Under actual field conditions, results may vary somewhat from the values shown due to the variability of filtration parameters. Testing was conducted using the single-pass test method, water at 3 gpm/10” cartridge.

Contaminants included latex beads, coarse and fine test dust. Removal efficiencies were determined using dual laser source particle counters.

FDA compliance
All polypropylene material used in manufacturing complies with the regulations of the FDA title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations Sections 174.5, 177.1520, and 177.1630, as applicable for food and beverage contact.

Graver Technologies logo

Graver Technologies Filtration specialists

Germ Africa distribute the renowned Graver Technologies range of filtration media, Ion Exchange Resins and adsorbents.

In the 1880’s Graver was part of Union Tank Carbide, which Supplied water treatment for pressure steam boilers.

Graver then became central to the supply of water treatment equipment to power generation and chemical processing industries.

The Graver Chemical Company which had become a Supplier of Ion Exchange resins, adsorbents and condensate filters was then established.

And finally Graver Technologies came along with a name change in 1998 with expansion into filtration and separation technologies.

The headquarters are now located in Delaware, USA, and Graver Technologies has become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of filtration products.

Graver Technologies quality systems are ISO 9001:2000 compliant, and their membrane filters are flushed, tested and packaged in a Class ISO 7 clean room, they have a suitable filter cartridge for almost any liquid or compressed gas filtration application.

The Graver Range includes a wide variety of filter cartridges in the following formats.

Graver Technologies is one of the fastest growing filtration companies in the world and continues to server its clients with quality products at affordable prices.

Filter Cartridges

Filtration and Particle removal

Filtration

The Filtration Division of Germ Africa offer a wide range of locally manufactured and imported filtration related products including:

Our fields of expertise extend to the following areas where we can help you achieve your aims.

  • Water Purification

Ion exchange resins and back washable filters for condensate polishing and ultra pure water applications

  • Trace Contaminant Reduction

Adsorbent media for removing organic, inorganic and heavy metal impurities from industrial and aqueous fluids

  • Process Filtration

Liquid, air and gas filters and cross flow membranes for clarification of industrial and critical process streams

Our exclusive range of imported filter cartridges are supplied by Graver Technologies of the USA.

Whilst we manufacture as well as import a range of filter bags from FSI/PALL, these bags are primarily used in the automotive sector due to their speciality in nature.

Our South African manufactured filtration range of products are marketed under the brand name Flowrite, we manufacture yarn wound filter cartridges as well as resin bonded filter cartridges.

The products supplied and supported by the Filtration Division are primarily geared towards the filtration of liquids and compressed gasses. These products are typically reticulated in piping systems from 15mm diameter upwards, and at pressures from 20 bar down, and the product range of the Division reflects this.

Our Mission in the filtration division is:

To provide value-added products and innovative technological solutions for process filter markets.

Vision

To be a leading provider of liquid process filters in our served markets.

To be a preferred partner of our customers by providing high quality products and outstanding service.

To grow profitably, thereby increasing customer loyalty and stakeholder value.

However, special-duty products can be designed for almost any application.

The Filtration Division products are currently providing reliable, efficient and low-cost service in many industries, including:

  • Pulp & Paper
  • Auto-Manufacturing
  • Petro-Chemical
  • Food & Beverage
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Domestic Water
  • Power Generation
  • Steel Mills
  • Wines & Spirits