Buying a Lenticular Setup? What you Need and Need to Know
Last updated: 8/2021
Applies to: Those purchasing a lenticular filter housing who need advice on selecting a housing size, accessory parts & pieces, and media.
What you Need to Know
Lenticular Filtration Resources
We have several resources on our website discussing lenticular filtration. Be sure to consult these as well when purchasing your lenticular setup.
Why Choose Lenticular Filtration?
- Read Advantages of Lenticular Filtration to learn key features of lenticular housings and media that make it an incredibly flexible, efficient, and cost-effective filtration method.
Choose a Housing Size & Media Type
- Consult Lenticular Sizing Guide for Beer and Lenticular Sizing Guide for Wine to accurately match your desired throughput to a housing diameter/height and media type.
Choose the Correct Filter Media Grade
- Consult Filter Media Grade Selection and these pdfs (Wine, Beer, Spirits) to select the appropriate filter media grade for your beverage and filtration step.
How to Operate a Lenticular Filter
- Read Lenticular Operating Instructions for Beer/Wine/Spirits and Lenticular Filtration Operating Instructions for Botanicals for information on use and maintenance. We highly recommend studying these instructions and then writing SOPs based on your situation before starting to filter.
Are you Making a Carbonated Product?
- The Scott lenticular housings are only pressure rated for liquid pressure and is appropriate for the filtration of still product. Please contact us to inquire about our range of pressure rated housings for the filtration of sparkling or carbonated beverages.
What you Need
Choosing Lenticular Housing Parts
After you've decided on the correct height and diameter for your lenticular housing, consult below to see what is included with the housing and what parts you may need to purchase additionally.
Physical Description: Lenticular filter housing with sturdy 4-leg design. Dome seals to base via stainless steel bolts and silicone gasket. Material: 316L stainless steel with high quality, sanitary welds. Mirror polished surface finish to Ra<0.2µ. Operating Limits: Maximum temperature: 140 °C (284 °F), Maximum pressure: 150psi/10 bar (liquid pressure only). Module Style: Compatible with Flat Gasket style lenticular modules.
Connection Sizes (tri-clamp):
- Inlet/Outlet 1.5” TC
- Gauge port 1.5” TC
- Drain inlet/outlet 0.5” TC
- Air vent 0.5” TC
Parts Included with Housing:
(Photo below is a 16", 2-high housing. Housings are available in 12" and 16" diameters, and heights of 1-4 modules).
- All housing pieces, gaskets, and locking nut assembly (1-6)
- 1 center post - height will vary by housing height (8)*
- 1 deflection plate (9)
- All clamps (11) and gaskets (10)
- 2 spare 0.5” TC ball valves (18), clamps (13), and gaskets (12)
- 2 sanitary pressure gauges (0-60psi) to record inlet and outlet pressure (14)
- 1 stainless steel 1.5" tri-clover “T” to mount the outlet pressure gauge (15)
- 2 1.5" butterfly valves for inlet/outlet (16)
- 1 0.5" tri-clover vent valve (17)
0.5" TC x 0.5" Hose Barb (23)
Parts not Included with Housing:
*Different height center posts
Housings ship with one center post, i.e. a 3 high housing ships with a 3-high post, a 4 high housing ships with a 4-high post. If you would like different height center posts to filter with fewer modules in a housing, you have to order these center posts additionally.
For each setup of Supradisc II single grade media, you need two end plates (7) one on the bottom and one on the top. And for every two or more modules, you need an intermediate plate (22). For example in a 16” 4 high housing you would have 2 x 16” end plates and 3 x 16” intermediate plates.