We understand that filtration is sometimes a necessary evil and that in an ideal world you would prefer not to filter at all. However, it does provide the consistency of product quality and shelf life that is demanded of larger volume commercial wines. Our extensive portfolio of membrane and depth filters, when coupled with application support from our specialist partners around the globe, will ensure your wines quality all the way to the glass.
Getting sporadic contamination in your wine?
The retention of typical microbial retentive filters is often validated using standard organisms such as Serratia marcescens. This can lead to micron ratings being assigned to filters without being correlated to retention of important relevant organisms such as Brettanomyces and Acetobacter oeni. It is important to ensure the filter being used is fully retentive to the specific potential contamination in the production line. Using the micron rating of a filter to indicate acceptability in the process is not enough.
Problems with filters blocking mid-batch
Every wine, especially complex reds, differ in their filterability. Sometimes a filtration system based on a simple single layer membrane filter to eliminate spoilage organisms will not have the capacity for the volume throughput. In these situations, we can look to add or improve the prefiltration stage or alternatively provide filters with built in prefiltration. This is in the form of either a more open membrane or an integrated depth media to guarantee throughout as well as quality.
Pre- Stabilisation Filters suffering for degradation?
Tanker unloading and pre-stabilisation is an application where filters need to be extremely robust to withstand repeated CIP with chemicals in addition to providing high dirt holding capacity and microbial reduction. The potential high particulate loading at this point in the process means the choice of filter is particularly important if mid transfer blockage is not to occur. We can supply hybrid filters that combine pleated construction with high loft melt blown media that combines excellent dirt holding capacity with high flows and retention.
We are able to work with cartridges and housings from all major manufactures giving you complete flexibility.
What Working With Amazon Filters Can Do For You
By shifting the focus to lifetime savings, you can ensure consistent, high-quality output without impairing production; all whilst improving your bottom line.
Ensure your product quality
Our filters can directly replace your existing filters ensuring the quality remains the same
The Amazon F4P approach
Our technical experts can audit your process to ensure you get the best process at the best price.
Manage your stock, logistics and delivery
Flexible delivery options ensure you have the stock where and when you need it, with no downtime.
Help you reduce manufacturing cost
Amazon can guarantee a minimum 10% saving on annual spend.
Transparent customer service
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Amazon has helped businesses like you
Sterile Filtration of Wine
Sterile Filtration of Wine
The winery used one of two systems for its filtration. The filtration system used was either:-
Cuno Betafine* XL-XL30PP010B0A (5 x 30”, 1 micron) → Pall Oenopure*- AB3LB7WJ (5 x 30”, 0.45 micron),
Cuno Betafine* XL-XL30PP010B0A (5 x 30”, 1 micron) → Sartorius Vinosart* PS- 5422506A3 (5 x 30”, 0.45 micron)
Typically these systems processed 1.8 million litres of white wine at 2000l/hour. The filters are hot water flushed between lots and replaced when blocked.
The manufacturer had been using these systems for a number of years, but had found in recent times that whilst the prices were increasing, the levels of service and support were decreasing.
Amazon Filtration System Used
Trial work revealed:
SupaPore FPW 16FPW00V-307SAG
→ SupaPore VPWS 16VPWS04-307SAG (5 per housing)
as the optimum system for this process. This provided longer life than the Cuno/Pall* system and equivalent life to the Cuno/Sartorius* system, at a lower cost than either system and is now being used routinely in production.
A filtration system of SupaPore FPW → SupaPore VPWS has proven to be more cost effective than both a Cuno/Pall* system and a Cuno/Sartorius* system in a major wine production process, providing lower operational costs for the manufacturer and significant new business for Amazon Filters.
*Cuno and Betafine are registered trademarks of 3M Cuno.
* Pall and Oenopure are registered trademarks of Pall Corporation.
* Sartorius and Vinosart are registered trademarks of the Sartorius Group.
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