The Oenoflow FIT System is a new modular crossflow system specifically designed for wine clarification and polish filtration at small wineries. Components or “modules” can be coupled together like puzzle pieces to configure systems that FIT the specific working needs of each winery
Oenoflow FIT Components
The base system, constructed of stainless steel employs two high flow, high area hollow fiber microfiltration membranes. The fully automated unit has “Cycle” programming so that systems can be operated and cleaned with minimal operator interaction. To tailor the system to specific winery conditions, additional modular building blocks can be added to the base system.
|Chemical dosing||Automatic dosing of chemicals for cleaning and storage|| |
|T1||On-board tank for concentration of the retentate solids (vs. external bleed)|| |
|T2||On-board filtrate tank with backflush capability|| |
|Extension Manifold||Additional 2 membrane modules|| |
Oenoflow FIT Membranes
The Oenoflow FIT microfiltration modules incorporate Pall's proven symmetric hollow fiber membranes. The large diameter high flow modules with 21.5 square meters of filter area have twice the filter area of typical competitive hollow fiber modules. The module components include:
|Seals||Ethylene propylene copolymer|
Cost Saving Benefits
By replacing diatomaceous earth (kieselguhr) and sheet filters with the Oenoflow FIT crossflow microfiltration system, wineries can benefit by eliminating the use and disposal of filter aids, reducing wine losses and increasing filtration consistency. However, with a new modular construction, the Oenoflow FIT provides small and growing wineries with additional benefits:
- Systems can be configured to meet the available budget
- Components can be combined to satisfy multiple winery applications
- Components can be added at a later date for system upgrade
- Modules can be added at a later date to accommodate future winery expansion
The Oenoflow FIT systems are manufactured in accordance with European Pressure Directives and each system is supplied with a CE mark.
Various Oenoflow modules have been qualified for compliance to specific regulatory standards for products coming into contact with foodstuffs. Please contact Pall for details.