3M Betafine XL series filter cartridges represent a major advance in pleated filter technology. Building on 3M Purification Inc.’s history of filter design innovation, this absolute-rated, 100% polypropylene, pleated cartridge features Advanced Pleat Technology (APT) that increases the usable filtration surface area while maintaining standard industrial cartridge dimensions. The result is a filter cartridge that has dramatically enhanced service life.
Advanced Pleat Technology (APT)
The service life of a pleated cartridge is often dictated by the accessible surface area. Conventional pleated filters may offer a large gross surface area, but when the media is packed too
tightly into the cartridge, only part of the surface area is usable resulting in both flow restrictions and limited contaminant holding capacity. The “blind” or unusable area commonly occurs near the inside diameter (see figures below) where the pleats are packed most tightly. The Betafine XL series filter cartridge is manufactured using a staggered pleat configuration that, when combined with a novel support material, provides more open space between the pleats.
The APT staggered pleats with increased open area allow for greater contaminant loading between pleats at the inside diameter, while the reduced length pleats take advantage of existing open space closer to the cartridge’s outside diameter. The result is a fully used surface area that provides superior service life.
Reduced Total Filtration Costs
Consistent Filtration Performance
Betafine™ XL series filter cartridges are ideal for a wide array of applications. Contact us at 1-877-624-5757 for assistance with your specific application – our application experts are here to help you!
Paint & Coatings: Film and paper coatings, photographic film, lens coatings and magnetic media, can coatings, high quality paints and ink.
Industrial Process: Machine tool lubrication, detergents, process and waste water, plating baths and chemicals, pulp, paper and textiles.
Electronics: CD and DVD media, printed circuit boards, video displays, DI water.
Food & Beverage: Bottled water particulate and turbidity reduction, reverse osmosis membrane and spray nozzle protection, diatomaceous earth or carbon fines trap, beverage blending, rinsing, or wash water.
Petrochemical & Chemical Processing: Clarification of high purity chemicals, organic and inorganic chemical intermediates, and various acids and bases, production of petrochemicals from feed-stocks and intermediates, solvents, polymer solutions, process water for quench and flushing.