Autopsying Membrane Separators (Part 2)

Autopsying Methods and Results
During our autopsy process, we look for failure modes such as broken fibers, contamination, or over pressurization. In order to investigate these failure modes, we conduct a lot of testing in our St. Louis facility’s autopsy lab. These tests often involve opening the modules, examining manufacturing consistency, and submersion testing, among many other techniques. As mentioned in last week’s ‘part one’ article, the overall goal of the autopsy tests is to identify areas where we can improve our membrane manufacturing as well as helping our customers achieve a long term, reliable membrane system performance.