3M™ IP Series Housings are constructed from 316L stainless steel and designed and built in accordance with the AD Merkblätter 95 design code. Our housings are designed for use with 3M™ Zeta Plus cartridges of 12” and 16” diameter with cartridge stacks up to four high.
For most food and beverage applications and other processes where 316L material and high levels of surface finish are required, use 3M™ IP Series Housings.
3M SPSD Hardware team has extensive experience designing and supplying special vessels for lenticular cartridges.
Our IP series housings can be produced to a wide variety of design and construction codes (including ASME U Stamp). Special vessels can range from simple modifications up to large multiple housing skid mounted units with associated accessories, and with both second shell heating jackets and electrical trace heating. These are produced for both bio-processing and advanced purity chemicals applications.
The information in the following sections is typical for standard products – please contact your local 3M SPSD representative for further information.
Our IP Vessels have a design pressure rating of 8 bar g and can be used in temperatures up to 150 °C (for sterilisation). Actual operating temperatures will depend on the cartridge types and on the PED 2014/68/CE regulations that are applicable to pressure vessels.
All wetted surfaces are 316L stainless steel with some small parts in polypropylene. Other parts are supplied in 304 stainless steel or similar.
Special vessels for lenticular cartridges can be supplied in a wide variety of materials including low ferrite stainless steels (< 1% and < 3%) and C22 ‘Hastelloy’ as well as super duplex grades.
Silicone gaskets are supplied as standard. Other gasket materials are available and can be readily installed.
Inlet and outlet options
All 3M IP housings have triclover-flanged connections available (inlet/outlets and vents) and of inlet/outlets fitted with DIN 2633 flanges.
The interior and exterior surfaces are mechanically polished to 0.8 microns Ra or less, and are crevice-free.
All 3M IP housings comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 for food contact applications.
3M IP housings are approved for use in ATEX condition II 2 GD IIC.
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