At the Northwest Process & Packaging Expo, Spencer Strainer featured its sanitary self-cleaning filters for process flows of up to 400 gallons per minute (gpm). Constructed of 316-L stainless steel, the food grade strainers work continuously in a sealed environment. Because there are no bags or elements to replace, there is no inherent downtime for filter changes, making the strainers an environmentally friendly option to help beverage plants meet their sustainability goals, it says. In addition, wedgewire or perforated screens of various openings are available and interchangeable, allowing one strainer to be used for multiple food processing applications including orange juice, alcohol and dairy products. The strainers are suitable for aseptic operation and work well as pre-filters upstream of membranes, centrifuges and other fine filter media. Food grade models are available for process flows of 100 gpm and 400 gpm and rated up to 180 psi and up to 400 psi, respectively. Spencer strainers are suitable for aseptic operations and work well as pre-filters upstream of membranes, centrifuges and other fine filter media.
Spencer Strainer, 6205 Gheens Mill Road, Jeffersonville, Ind. 47130; 812/282-6300; www.spencerstrainer.com.