New modular, compact system minimizes footprint, reduces installation costs and simplifies system operations
Siemens Water Technologies has introduced the MEMCOR CP II  modular, pre-engineered ultrafiltration membrane system, which features a compact footprint and the latest MEMCOR PVDF membrane technology to simplify setup, improve performance and reduce installation and operations costs.
Building on more than 25 years of membrane filtration experience at more than 1,800 industrial and municipal plant installations around the world, the modular, rack-based MEMCOR CP II system reduces membrane-array footprint by up to 50 percent, compared with 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 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 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 core of the CP II system is the L40N membrane module. The L40N utilizes the latest family of MEMCOR ultrafiltration membrane fibers, which feature more than double the surface area of previous MEMCOR modules. Introduced in 2010, the ‘N’ fiber delivers enhanced abrasion resistance and better performance to end-users.
The CP II process design significantly shortens backwash duration when compared with earlier MEMCOR CP units to increase system uptime 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 maintenance.
“CP II, the latest evolution in the MEMCOR product line, 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.”
The MEMCOR CP II system can be supplied as a complete system or as MemRACK arrays and L40N modules only.