POREX® Tubular Membrane Filter (TMF™)

Typical Module Efficiency

Tubular Membrane Filter Module Typical Efficiency Chart

NOTE:  The above chart depicts typical performance of a 6 ft., 10 tube module, with 0.1 micron nominal PVDF membrane on PE substrate processing a FeCl3 / NaOH dosed wastewater stream with NTU >500. Permeate quality delivered was <0.5 NTU.  Module flux may vary by application and solids concentration. Performance in specific fluids need to be individually verified.


Material Specifications

Substrate Tube Polyvinylidene Fluoride, Polyethylene
Membrane Polyvinylidene Fluoride
Nominal Membrane Pore Size (μm) 0.5, 0.1, 0.05, 02 (MM type)
Nominal Sinter Tube (MS Type)
Pore Size (μm)
20 (FIN), 100 (COR)
Maximum Differential Pressure (PSI) 60 ( tubes), tubes) at 20°C
Maximum Temperature up to 80°C / 176°C Mat. Dep.
Housing Material PVC, CPVC
Housing Connections
(1 x tube and
1 x tube)
Housing Diameter - 1.5"
Filtrate Port (Qty 1) - NPT Female
Retentate Ports - pipe stub
Mounting Required - Horizontal: 2 point
Module Length - 72"
Housing Connections
(10, 13 x tube and 37 x ½ inch tube)
Housing Diameter - 6"
Filtrate Port (Qty 1) - ø x L pipe stub
Retentate Ports - pipe Anvil Gruvlok groove
Mounting Required - Horizontal; 2 point
Module Length - 72"
Housing Connections
(4, 5 x tube and 15 x ½ inch tube)
Housing Diameter - 4"
Filtrate Port (Qty 1) - ø x L pipe stub
Retentate Ports - pipe Anvil Gruvlok groove
Mounting Required - Horizontal; 2 point
Module Length - 72"
Housing Connections
(61 x tube)
Housing Diameter - 8"
Filtrate Port (Qty 1) - ø x L pipe stub
Retentate Ports - pipe Anvil Gruvlok groove
Mounting Required - Horizontal; 2 point
Module Length - 72"
General

Porex Tubular Membrane Filter (TMF) modules contain highly durable membrane tubes. Modules should be handled in such a way as to prevent biogrowth and/or changes in module performance during long-term storage, shipping or system shutdowns.

Storage and Shipping of Porex TMF Modules
All new POREX® TMF™ modules are shipped in a sealed cardboard box containing the serial number and part number of the module on the outside of the box. Please note and record the serial number of each module as the operating conditions of the modules will need to be documented for warranty purposes. The modules, as shipped from the factory contain pre-wetted membranes. Modules are preserved with 7% propylene glycol and water solution. The glycol prevents drying of the membrane during shipping and storage of modules. All modules have been released by the Quality Control department at Porex, preserved and sealed with caps on the inlet/outlet connections and held in place in the cardboard shipping container with a fixture on each end of the module.

Porex Filtration Tubular Membrane Filter Modules Please follow these guidelines for storage of Porex modules:
  • Leave in the original container. If the module is removed from the container, the module must be protected from UV light exposure and direct sunlight.
  • Modules in their original containers, preserved with propylene glycol solution are not affected by freezing or storage temperature variations provided maximum temperature does not exceed temperature limits for the materials of construction of the module (see module specifications for the specific modules temperature limits).
  • Keep new modules in their original packaging. The original packaging should be kept clean and dry.
  • Modules should be visually inspected to ensure sealing caps are tightly fitted when placed into service.
  • Shelf Life / Preservation - For temporary shutdown, preservation may be required to properly protect the module from damage.

    1. Perform normal cleaning operations on the system.
    2. Flush the modules with clean water to remove sludge and particulates.
    3. Drain water out of module.
    4. Add propylene glycol solution to module by using cleaning tank or individually pouring solution into individual module (plug one end and filtrate ports).
    5. Drain glycol and plug module. Preservation with glycol is effective indefinitely with end caps in place.
    6. STARTUP. Follow instructions for installation/startup in the startup and installation of the module operating manual.