Virus Filtration Controller

Controller Operating Range

The controller can accommodate the following filter areas:

Planova™ filter grade Applicable filters
Planova™ 15N 0.3 m² filters: 2 pieces
1.0 m² filters: 1 piece
1.0 m² filters: 2 pieces
4.0 m² filters: 1 piece
Planova™ 20N 0.3 m² filters: 2 pieces
1.0 m² filters: 1 piece
1.0 m² filters: 2 pieces
4.0 m² filters: 1 piece
Planova™ BioEX 1.0 m² filters: 1 piece
1.0 m² filters: 2 pieces

Virus Filtration Controller Specifications

Operating system flow rate range 0.08 to 8.00 L/min
Operating pump flow rate range 0.5 to 8.00 L/min
Maximum operating pressure 4.41 barg at 40 °C
Inlets Five (Clean Air, WFI, EQ Buffer, Pump Feed, Pressure Feed)
Bar code scanner For filter identification prior to use
Process connections Tri-Clamp®
Feed side MOC 316L SS / 0.5 µm Ra
Permeate side MOC 316L SS / 0.5 µm Ra
Elastomer MOC PTFC and EPDM (USP Class VI)
Product feed By separate pressurized tank or on-board diaphragm pump†
Line size 3/4” inlets x 1/2” feed side and permeate side
Pre-filter Optional Code 7 housing or capsule filter
Hold-up volume Approximately 400 mL*
Temperature range 4 - 40 °C
Flow method Pressurized tank (tank supplied separately) or diaphragm pump
Control method Filter differential  pressure control
Utility requirements 120 VAC 1-phase 60 Hz plus 460 VAC 3-phase 60 Hz or
230 VAC 1-phase 50 Hz plus 380/400/415 VAC 3-phase 50 Hz
5.5 barg instrument air, optionally 2.25 barg clean air
Electrical protection NEMA 4X, IP55
Instruments rating IP65
Dimensions 864 mm (34”) W × 686 mm (27”) D × 1930 mm (76”) H
Operator interface Local touchscreen display
Automation Siemens
Software compliance 21CFR Part 11 compliant
Certificates Certificates of Compliance, Material Certificates 2.1 per EN 10204
Documentation One electronic copy provided
Qualification package Asahi IQ/OQ package available
CE Declaration of Conformity available

*Excluding process pre-filter
† Note that flux decay is limited when using the on-board diaphragm pump for product feed.

Tri-Clamp is a registered trademark of Ladish Company.

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