Screen Filters, Sock Filters, and Inline Strainers

Sanitary screen filters.

Fluid Filtration Program: Protecting Product and Equipment from Particulates

Fluid Filtration Gaskets
If the complete elimination of particulates is critical to the CGMP in your injectable filled product, chromatography, columns, upstream particulate removal, or downstream filtration, consider the full range of SPS Canada's Fluid Filtration technology. Fluid filtration screen gaskets provide the most comprehensive range of stainless steel mesh and filter cloth which provide for particulate elimination to protect fill and finish sterile products, spray balls and spray nozzles. As illustrated here, you can see a progressive large to fine particulate elimination system utilizing 10, 20, 40, 60 and 100 mesh screens.

Providing a Full Range of Particulate Elimination
The sanitary fluid filtration screen gaskets are designed to be interchangeable with standard sanitary clamp gaskets. You can choose a screen gasket in a USP Class VI elastomer or fluoroelastomer in a variety of mesh sizes, 10 micron through 4 mesh. Most of which are available for shipment on the day of order. Our fluid filtration screen gaskets are also available in metal detectable elastomers for use with metal detection systems.

Sanitary Screen Filters
Materials Available
Fluid filtration gaskets are manufactured in the following elastomers:
  • FKM Fluoroelastomer
  • EPDM
  • Platinum Silicone
  • Buna*
  • PTFE (fluoropolymer)
  • Tuf-Steel®
Available Sizes
  • Mini, 1/2", 3/4"
  • 1", 1-1/2", 2", 2-1/2", 3", 4" and 6" sanitary screen gaskets
Meets High Pharmaceutical Standards
  • U.S. Pharmacopeia Class VI Certification
  • Cytotoxicity Criteria
  • Title 21 CFR 177.2600
  • Title 21 CFR 177.1550
  • USDA Sanitary Standards
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)
  • ASME-BPE Standards
  • Animal Derived Ingredient Free

Perforated Plate Gaskets

Inline sanitary screen filters
Perforations Available
  • .033", .045", .062", .094", .125", .187" and .250" standard
  • Consult factory for custom hole configurations
Available Sizes
  • 1", 1-1/2", 2", 2-1/2", 3", 4" and 6"
Materials Available
  • FKM Fluoroelastomer
  • EPDM
  • Platinum Silicone
  • Buna*
  • PTFE (fluoropolymer)
  • Tuf-Steel®
Also Available
  • Removable gasket holders available for all discs
  • Screen disc inserts
  • Perforated disc inserts
  • Orifice plate inserts
Meets High Pharmaceutical Standards
  • U.S. Pharmacopeia Class VI Certification
  • Cytotoxicity Criteria
  • Title 21 CFR 177.2600
  • Title 21 CFR 177.1550
  • USDA Sanitary Standards
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)
  • ASME-BPE Standards
  • Animal Derived Ingredient Free

*Buna-N does not pass U.S. Pharmacopeia Class VI Certification and Cytotoxicity and is not an ADI Free elastomer.

Sanitary screen filter size table and data sheet.

Sock Screens: Fluid Filtration Gaskets Designed for Greater Soil Capacity

The extended sock shaped mesh gasket offers up to 300% more open area for 300% more soil collection capability than conventional screens. They provide greater flow for situations where a large amount of particulates are involved. Due to the large capacity and open screen area, sock screens require less service, therefore, reducing down time and costly changeouts, a major consideration with inline pharmaceutical processing.

While protecting expensive processing pumps and equipment from foreign matter, sock screens are especially effective in decreasing pump wear and burnout while increasing energy conservation. Regularly used in the transfer of liquids from a bulk tank to a tank truck and/or in the opposite direction, sanitary sock screens are specifically designed for high volume applications with low pressure drop.

Sanitary sock screen filter.
Superior Quality
  • Sock design assures a tight fit while allowing continuous fluid filtration and flow.
  • Available in 10 mesh to 325 mesh with standard 16 mesh and 20 mesh in stock.
  • Available electropolished.
  • Durable 316 Stainless Steel with the elastomer of your choice:
    • EPDM
    • Silicone
    • FKM
    • Buna*
  • Available configurations:
    • Tri-Clamp®
    • Bevel Seat
    • Cam & Groove
Superior Performance
  • Fully reusable for an average of 250 to 300 procedures.
  • Eliminates leaks and breakage in your lines.
Superior Economy
  • Dramatically increases unloading pressures for smoother operation.
Applications
  • Inline fluid conditioning
  • Pump protection
Meets High Pharmaceutical Standards
  • U.S. Pharmacopeia Class VI Certification
  • Cytotoxicity Criteria
  • Title 21 CFR 177.2600
  • Title 21 CFR 177.1550
  • USDA Sanitary Standards
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)
  • ASME-BPE Standards
  • Animal Derived Ingredient Free

* Buna-N does not pass U.S. Pharmacopeia Class VI Certification and Cytotoxicity and is not an ADI Free elastomer.

Sanitary sock screen filters.

Fluid Filtration Applications
  • Prefiltration for critical membrane filters
  • Coalescence of water vapor from process lines
  • Liquid gassing or degassing
  • Large particulate removal before fill and finish
  • Turbulence generation for enhanced mass or heat transfer
  • Protection for pump, check valves, and components
  • Particulate removal in sterile filling operations
  • Sparging
  • Chromatography purification
Meets High Pharmaceutical Standards
  • U.S. Pharmacopeia Class VI Certification
  • Cytotoxicity Criteria
  • Title 21 CFR 177.2600
  • Title 21 CFR 177.1550
  • USDA Sanitary Standards
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)
  • ASME-BPE Standards
  • Animal Derived Ingredient Free*
  • Metal Detectable products US patent #7,390,580

* Buna in not an ADI Free elastomer.

Inline Strainers and OverScreens
Today’s processing pipe lines require strainers with an increased capacity to meet production needs of state-of-the-art Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. The sanitary strainers protect valuable processing equipment (pumps, spray nozzles, needle valves, heat exchangers and homogenizers) and have been specifically designed to meet the most stringent process requirements. Our sanitary strainer products are manufactured using 316L stainless steel and are designed for maximum installation flexibility, sanitary construction, and unrestricted flow.

Screens for the Tableting and Coating Industry
NEW: SPS Canada offers a wide array of high quality, after market screen products for the tableting and coating industry.

Our factory consultants can work with you to lower your costs, and increase quality though our superior identification practices.

Applications
  • Tablet presses
  • Fluidizer beds
  • Sifters
  • All major manufacturers
Features
  • Laser etched identification (screen, lot, heat number, diameter, mesh size)
  • Plasma cut all screen configurations
  • Seemed