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.