3M LifeASSURE BA Filter Cartridges

3M LifeASSURE BA Series Filter Cartridges are designed for food and beverage applications that require reduction of fine particles and spoilage microorganisms. This product features a robust nylon 6,6 membrane that is characterized by excellent flow and low pressure drop, and is designed to provide ideal performance.

Features of 3M LifeASSURE BA Series Filter Cartridges

  • Cost-effective filtration with multi-zone microporous membrane technology
  • High surface area, nylon 6,6 microporous membrane results in fast flow rates and long service life
  • Spoilage organism retention provides reliable microbiological control

Decreased Filtration Costs 
Cartridge filter life is directly proportional to filter area and inversely proportional to face velocity (flow rate per filter area). For most beverages, when the filter area is doubled at the same flow rate, the throughput is increased by two and one-half times. With the high surface area of 3M LifeASSURE BA Series Filter Cartridge, the face velocity can be lower and throughput greater than with lower surface area cartridges. 

3M LifeASSURE BA Series Filter Cartridges withstand a mild alkaline flush after each days run (typically 30 minutes of forward recirculation of 2-3% NaOH at 140°F [60°C]). Throughputs are improved from 3 to 10 times for most beverages, depending on when the cleaning cycles are started. 

Integrity Testing 
Users can also perform integrity tests in-situ to ensure performance. Bubble point pressure, diffusion flow, or pressure hold procedures can be performed while filters are in the housing, thus demonstrating the cartridge’s efficiency to filter spoilage microorganisms on-line. 

Applications:

  • Beer Microfiltration
  • Bioburden Filtration
  • Bioburden Reduction
  • Final Membrane Filtration for Wine Making
  • Keg Filtration,
  • Microbial Reduction Filtration
  • Microbiological Control with Membrane Filters in Bottle Water Manufacturing
  • Microbiological Control with Membrane Filters in Distilled Spirits Filtration
  • Microbiological Control with Membrane Filters in Soft Drink Filtration
  • Sterilizing Grade Filtration
Brand
LifeASSURE™
Diameter (In | Metric) 2.75 in | 7 cm
Effective Filtration Area
10 ft²
End Modification
222 O-rings & flat cap, 222 O-rings & spear, 226 Bayonet lock with O-rings & spear
Factory Integrity Tested
Yes
Filter Material
Single-layer Nylon 6,6 microporous membrane pleated with polypropylene upstream and downstream support materials.,
Single-layer Nylon 66 microporous membrane pleated with polypropylene upstream and downstream support materials.
Filter Type
Surface
Formulation
Food & Beverage
Gasket/O-ring Material
Silicone O-Rings
Grade Food & Beverage
Industries Industrial
Length (In | Metric) 10 in, 20 in, 30 in, 40 in  |  101.6 cm, 25.4 cm, 50.8 cm, 76.2 cm
Maximum Operating Temperature (C | F)
80° Celsius |  176° Fahrenheit
Micron Rating
0.45 Absolute, @ 95%, 0.65 Absolute, @ 95%
Pleat Type
Pleated Membrane
Pressure Range (PSI | Bar)
Recommended change-out differential pressure: 35 PSI | 2.4 Bar
Product Series
LIfeASSURE™ BA Series
Units per Case
6
Width (In | Metric) 2.75 in | 7 cm


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