Datasheet | January 31, 2012

Betafine™ XL Series Filter Cartridges Datasheet

Source: 3M Purification Inc.

Betafine™ XL series filter cartridges represent a major advance in pleated filter technology. Building on 3M Purification Inc.'s history of filter design innovation, this absolute-rated, 100% polypropylene, pleated cartridge features Advanced Pleat Technology (APT) that increases the usable filtration surface area while maintaining standard industrial cartridge dimensions. The result is a filter cartridge that has dramatically enhanced service life.

The service life of a pleated cartridge is often dictated by the accessible surface area. Conventional pleated filters may offer a large gross surface area, but when the media is packed too tightly into the cartridge, only part of the surface area is usable resulting in both flow restrictions and limited contaminant holding capacity. The "blind" or unusable area commonly occurs near the inside diameter (see figures below) where the pleats are packed most tightly. The Betafine XL series filter cartridge is manufactured using a staggered pleat configuration that, when combined with a novel support material, provides more open space between the pleats.

Features & Benefits
Reduced Total Filtration Costs

  • Helps reduce cartridges used, change-out frequency, reduced downtime, product waste and labor and disposal costs

Consistent Filtration Performance

  • Helps reduce quality checks, product rejects and rework, thereby helping to add productivity and plant capacity
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