Membrane Filtration

Pilot Plants

Pilot Plants are a great way of testing a setup or new application before scaling up. With the SiccaDania Filtration pilot plant range customers can test any setup.

SiccaDania Filtration delivers a wide range of pilot plants – Type SD Filtration Compact™

Pilot plants are in principle custom made and prepared for a range of targeted applications and filtration technologies.

Compact™ – UPF – UF plate & frame

The very compact pilot plant (UPF) allows for small batch sizes to simulate operation and required product output and quality. The low hold up volume allows for cost efficient trials, without compromising quality and scalability. The highly flexible configuration of plates with single pass or multi passes allows for optimised performance for most UF applications. The plate & frame configuration also allows a higher viscosity index compared to spiral wound membranes.

Compact™ – MPP – Multipurpose pilot plant (LF MF/MF, LF UF/UF, NF and RO 40/60)

The compact pilot plant (MPP) is a versatile plant with basically all features possibly, yet still operating with low hold up volumes to ensure economic testing and trial runs. All parameters can easily be adjusted and set on the control panel, making this multipurpose and extremely easy plant to operate and perform extensive and repeatable trials with.  The plant consist of 2 x 3.8” pressure vessels than can be run in parallel or in series as well as with LeanFlux for low pressure applications.

Compact™ – LeanFlux® – Pilot plant (LF MF/MF, LF UF/UF)

LeanFlux® enables improved process efficiency, controllable and/or reduced fouling, optimised membrane cleaning and extended membrane lifetime for existing processes/applications. LeanFlux® will potentially create entirely new processing opportunities for membrane filtration.

  • Highly flexible processing parameters
  • Easy operation/Intuitive automation
  • Batch or continuous operation mode
  • Accelerated development cycles (4:1)
  • Pilot data fully scalable to industrial size
  • Flexible rental/purchase agreement

LeanFlux® spiral wound cross flow filtration is developed especially for MF & UF applications. LeanFlux® can accurately adjust the transmembrane pressure (TMP) “independently” of the required linear velocity/cross flow (Delta Pressure, ΔP).

Compact™ – Combi – Pilot Plant (RO/NF)

The Compact Combi Pilot plant is basically built to customer specification. It is extremely flexible and user friendly. Automation & HMI are designed for easy operation and improved repeatability. The design is compact without compromising serviceability and maintenance.

For more information or a quotation, please contact us.

Test, rent or buy

SiccaDania Filtration provides customers with the option of buying, renting or testing at our Innovation Centre.

All pilot plants can be bought, and work perfectly for R&D and product testing.

The LeanFlux Pilot plant can be rented. For more information about the rental opportunities contact our experts.

At our Innovation Centre, experts are ready to help customers try setup and products.

Compact™ – UPF – UF Plate & Frame

  • Extreme low holdup volume
  • Fresh fermented cheeses, such as greek yoghurt, skyr, cream cheese, double cream cheese, mascarpone and similar products.
  • Viscous products

Compact™ – MPP – Multipurpose pilot plant (LF MF/MF, LF UF/UF, NF and RO 40/60)

  • Milk and plant based proteins purification and concentration
  • Recovery of valuable waste streams
  • Condensate polishing
  • Efficient solids concentration (energy saving)
  • Mineral reduction
  • Simulation of process parameters
  • Validation of membrane performance and fit for application amongst a lot of other possible pilot plant tests

Compact™ – LeanFlux® – Pilot plant (LF MF/MF, LF UF/UF)

  • Efficient concentration and purification (Dia water) of milk, food and plant based proteins
  • Highly accurate fractionation
  • Separation and recovery of valuable product streams
  • Simulation of process parameters
  • Validation of membrane performance and fit for application amongst a lot of other possible pilot plant tests
  • Fully controlled and scalable process parameters

Compact™ – Combi – Pilot Plant (RO/NF)

  • Milk, food and plant based solids concentration
  • Recovery of valuable waste streams
  • Condensate polishing
  • Efficient solids concentration (energy saving)
  • Mineral reduction
  • Simulation of process parameters
  • Validation of membrane performance and fit for application amongst a lot of other possible pilot plant tests

Test, rent or buy

SiccaDania Filtration provides customers with the option of buying, renting or testing at our Innovation Centre.

All pilot plants can be bought, and work perfectly for R&D and product testing.

The LeanFlux Pilot plant can be rented. For more information about the rental opportunities contact our experts.

At our Innovation Centre, experts are ready to help customers try setup and products.

Compact™ – UPF – UF Plate & Frame

Installed electrical power kW 18
Power (shaft power) Production kW 11
Preparation and CIP kW 1
Cooling water 2°C Production kW 10
Preparation and CIP kW 1
Steam 4 bara Production kg/h 0
Preparation and CIP kg/h 14

Compact™ – MPP – Multipurpose pilot plant (LF MF/MF, LF UF/UF, NF and RO 40/60)

MF UF NF/RO ROHP
kg/h bar kg/h bar kg/h bar kg/h bar
Feed (up to) 1500 1.6 1500 4.0 200 36.0 200 60.0
Retentate 500 1.5 500 4.0 100 36.0 100 60.0

Compact™ – LeanFlux® – Pilot plant (LF MF/MF, LF UF/UF)

Applications Microfiltration & Ultrafiltration
Loop design 4 (2) Housings in one segment
Housings (vessels) 6” (One element each)
Membranes Customer supply (IP protection)
Dead Volume 150/100 L
Dry Weight 1,350 kg
Maximum baseline pressure 5 Bar
Diafiltration water Up to 500% (4 injection points)
Feed Capacity 100 to 5,000 kg/h*

* Depending on application & selected process parameters

Installed power 28 kW
Cooling capacity 20 kW
Steam 35 kg/h
CIP Water Capacity 11,000 kg/h
Space requirements** 3350 x 1650 x 2400mm

** Excluding service area

Compact™ – Combi – Pilot Plant (RO/NF)

Design Criteria
Feed capacity 1 – 15000 l/h at 15 – 35 bar
CIP capacity 5000 l/h at 1 – 5 bar
Product viscosity 1 – 80 cP
Product temperature 10 – 50 °C
Retentate capacity 1 – 15000 l/h at 15 – 35 bar
DIA water capacity 10000 l/h 2 bar
Pressure drop per membrane element 1,5 bar (3840/65 mil)
Cooling water 4°C
Steam pressure 7 bar
Compressed air 6 bar, oil- and water free
Power supply 3 x 400 V, 50 Hz