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XPleat Absolute Pleated Cartridge Filters

XPleat absolute pleated cartridge filters are designed and manufactured for resistance to a wide range of chemical solutions. Conditions will vary with each application, and users should carefully verify chemical compatibility. XPleat cartridge filters are designed for industrial applications and are tested by lot. 

Overview

 overview

XPleat GF

XPleat GF absolute pleated cartridge filters come in glass fiber media and have absolute and nominal ratings. XPleat GF cartridge filters have a lower cost point because integrity testing is performed using statistical analysis on a limited number of samples from each batch. 

  • Wide chemical compatibility 
  • Economical option for absolute filtration 
  • Made in the USA 

 

XPleat PES

XPleat PES absolute pleated cartridge filters come in polyethersulfone (PES) membrane media and have absolute ratings. XPleat PES filters have a lower cost point because integrity testing is performed using statistical analysis on a limited number of samples from each batch. 

  • Wide chemical compatibility 
  • Economical absolute filtration 
  • Low pressure-drop filtration 
  • Made in the USA 

Certifications 

  • SUEZ certifies that the materials contained in its XPleat PES filters meet U.S. FDA requirements for food contact under the applicable regulations in 21 CFR. 
  • XPleat PES  filters meet the test criteria for USP class VI-121°C Plastics. 

 

Applications

applications 

XPleat GF
  • General Water Services 
  • Water-based Adhesives 
  • Fine Process Fluid Filtration 
  • Processes that Require Excellent Flow Rates 
XPleat PES
  • General Water Services 
  • Fine Process Fluid Filtration 
  • Processes that Require Excellent Flow Rates 
  • Post DI Filtration 
  • Bacteria Control in Cooling Tower Make-up Water Loop 

 

Chemical Compatibility

chemical compatibility 

SUEZ manufactures a series of melt-blown polypropylene depth filters as well as pleated filters made from a variety of microfiber and polymeric membrane materials. This wide array of cartridge media and elastomer materials ensure the right filter and configuration for your application. SUEZ filter cartridges are designed and manufactured for their resistance to a wide range of chemical solutions. 

Download SUEZ Chemical Compatibility Table

How to Use the Chemical Compatibility Table: 

R = Resistant. No significant change was observed in flow rate or bubble point of the membrane following 48 hours exposure to the test fluid at 77°F (25°C). 

LR = Limited Resistance. Moderate changes in physical properties or dimensions of membrane were observed. Filter may be suitable for short term, noncritical use. 

NR = Not Resistant. The membrane is basically unstable. Extensive shrinkage or swelling of the membrane may occur. The filter may gradually weaken or partially dissolve after extended exposure. 

O = Insufficient Data. Testing on your own solution is recommended. 

chemical resistance 

SUEZ polypropylene cartridge filters are made of pure polypropylene, an inert material which is compatible with a wide range of chemicals. No resins, binders, antistatic agents, or other materials are added during the manufacturing process. SUEZ polypropylene cartridge filters are manufactured with a proprietary melt-blown microfiber technology. This unique process thermally welds microscopic fibers of polypropylene into a compact matrix which resists fiber sloughing and particle unloading into the filtrate, even under extreme mechanical and chemical actions. The manufacturing operation is precisely controlled to yield cartridge filters with consistent micron ratings and true graded density for high particle retention and longer life. 

Download SUEZ Chemical Resistance Guide

How to Use the Chemical Resistance Guide: 

R = Recommended for use. 

NR = Not recommended for use. 

NA = No available test data. User should run test prior to use. 

FAQ

frequently asked questions 

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what are the XPleat filters? 

The XPleat filters come in glass fiber media (XPLT-GF) and polyethersulfone (XPLT-PES) membrane media. They have absolute ratings but are a lower cost point because integrity testing is performed using statistical analysis on a limited number of samples from each batch—as opposed to other product lines where each individual filter cartridge is integrity tested. 

when should I use a pleated or depth filter? 

Depth filters are primarily nominally-rated with 0.5 µm – 200 µm ratings, while the pleated filters are primarily absolute-rated between 0.03 µm – 40 µm. Depth filters are typically cheaper and have higher dirt holding capacities. As such, they are often used as prefilters to the final pleated filters and are often used when feed waters have a wide particle size distribution and/or higher levels of suspended solids, such as RO prefiltration, Oil & Gas, and chemical processing. 

Pleated filters, with their lower and more precise micron ratings are used when the particle size distribution is much narrower and for absolute removal of smaller particles, as is the case of pharmaceuticals, microelectronics, and vent filtration. Furthermore, pleated filters have lower pressure drops for comparable flow rates and micron ratings than depth filters due to their higher porosities and thinner media. 

what is the direction of fluid flow? 

Direction of fluid flow for all SUEZ pleated filter cartridges is from outside to inside.