What Is Sintered Media?
Sintered Media is an extremely strong media that begins as a stainless steel powder. The powder is then molded and pressed into a thin cake-like material where it is exposed to extreme heat to form it into a thin flat plate of material that's extremely strong but is still porous.
The key to sintered media is in the stainless steel powder used to form it. It has tiny beads that are a certain micron size. When molded and pressed together and then exposed to heat, the powder creates a thin plate with pores in the material. It ends up as the same thickness as the beads they began with.
Why Use Sintered Media?
Typical small micron stainless steel mesh requires a larger micron mesh backer to give it strength. Otherwise, when exposed to extremely high pressure, it can have a blowout and need to be replaced. With Sintered Media being thicker and more rigid, it can withstand a fair amount of pressure compared to the stainless steel mesh of the same micron level and less prone to blowouts.
Having the finer micron level in a sturdy disc makes for easier production and even faster in some cases such as cannabis production, water filtration, beverage production and so much more!
Sintered Media Options
Sintered Filtering Media is available in 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 40, and 100 micron levels.
Sintered Media Filtering Discs and Recommended Applications
We can fabricate sintered media filtering discs for most tri-clamp sizes. Once the micron of your choice is cut into a disc to fit your tri-clamp fittings, we then can add a gasket to the disc for it to be installed into your tri-clamp assembly.
Buna is designed to have a resistance to oil, hydrocarbons, and chemicals. It is readily used in the brewing world, as well as in the crude oil and petrochemical industries. Buna has a temperature rating of -40 to +212 Fahrenheit.
Viton is designed to handle strong acids, petroleum products, solvents, and oils. It is not recommended for use with hydrocarbons, ketones, and steam. Viton has a temperature rating of +5 to +400 Fahrenheit.
MAY TAKE UP TO 6 WEEKS TO BUILD AND SHIP BASED ON SINTERED MEDIA AVAILABILITY