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Porvair Filtration Group, Technical Group

14 Oct 2020

Porvair Filtration Group’s dedicated technical and laboratory services underpin the company’s design and development activity; from filtration media and material characterisation, product verification testing to customer system simulation trials and in-service performance evaluation. Capabilities include filtration characterisation, environmental testing and analysis.

This is combined with our knowledge and strong ethos of working closely with our customers, ensuring filtration solutions that meet their market requirements.

With the objective of providing a complete package to customers from supply to validation, the Technical Group operate out of Porvair’s New Milton Division in the UK, which caters for the process industries, including: chemical and industrial process, food and beverage, microelectronics, pharmaceutical, polymer and printing.

Key Group functions include:

  • Interpretation of Technical Specifications
  • Project support
  • Customer support
  • New Product Development and Introduction
  • Manufacturing support
  • Drawing control

Key Activities:

  • Understanding customer end process and application
  • Definition of filtration method and specification
  • Product selection
  • Sizing
  • Cost estimates, quotation and technical proposals
  • Customer visits and conference calls

Technical Services:

  • Integrity testing
    • Bubblepoint
    • Diffusive flow
    • Water intrusion
    • Pressure hold
    • Porometry/pore size distribution
    • OSU-F2 filter efficiency test rig
    • Flow Vs differential pressure test
    • Optical microscopy – image analysis
    • UV spectrophotometer – assays (e.g. amount of polyphenols in beer, preservatives in ophthalmic solutions)
    • Filterability test. Scale-up from disc to 10” cartridge
    • Particle size counters. Range from 0.3-150μm
    • Silt density index
    • Materials testing
    • Product-based validation of pharmaceutical processes

Project Support:

  • Oversee manufacture of prototypes and samples
  • Testing and verification
    • Initial samples
    • Pre-production and sign-off parts
    • Production
    • Project management
      • Specific customer sign-off requirements (e.g. PPAP, Databook)
      • Technical reports

Customer Support

  • Customer site visits (COVID restrictions permitting)
    • Project scope and planning
    • Commissioning
    • Annual calibration and auditing
    • Analysis
      • Contaminant and filter samples
      • Testing and auditing
        • On-site and laboratory
        • Technical Reports
        • Compliance documentation

Technical Manager, Adam Bach comments, “The New Milton Technical team offer detailed support to our customers so we can provide comprehensive analysis, testing and design services. We help define a filtration solution that is tailored to the customer’s needs using a combination of our extensive product portfolio and our ability to design and create bespoke solutions.”

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