Siemens introduces new Memcor ultrafiltration system

Siemens Water Technologies announced on 2 October 2013 the introduction of a new modular Memcor® ultrafiltration (UF) system for industrial and municipal water treatment applications.

The Memcor CP II pre-engineered UF membrane system is claimed to have a best-in-class compact footprint and the latest polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) membrane technology to simplify set-up, improve performance and reduce installation and operations costs.

The rack-based Memcor CP II system reduces membrane array footprint by up to 50% of previous Memcor membrane arrays. The modular system is designed to lower installation and operations costs and is scalable to meet a wide range of plant capacities for new installations and major upgrade applications.

Up to 28 L40N-type membrane modules constructed of durable materials and reusable housings can be combined on a single MemRack™ unit, which integrates feed, air, filtrate and waste headers into one assembly. The fully assembled, self-supporting racks are then manifolded together to form functional arrays.

Piping connections on the ends of the racks further facilitate easy installation. The MemRack array’s innovative design also optimizes hydraulics for minimal pressure loss to improve fluid distribution resulting in more stable filtration. MemRack arrays can fit in standard-size shipping containers for rapid deployment anywhere in the world.

The CP II process design significantly shortens backwash duration compared with earlier Memcor CP units to increase system up-time and productivity. Side and top module access points, unique to the CP II system, permit in-place service, which eliminates the need to remove modules for easier maintenance.

“CP II offers industrial and municipal plant operators exceptional value over the entire plant lifecycle,” said Russ Swerdfeger, Siemens Water Technologies global product manager. “With much smaller space requirements, faster installation, higher productivity and easier maintenance, the CP II system can be configured to meet virtually any plant capacity requirement and reduce costs.”