Crossflow filters for beer

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Vigo is the UK agent for Bared. Bared have specialised in membrane technologies for the drinks industry for over 30 years and employ a team of highly skilled crossflow filtration specialists.

Bared's Bb range of cross flow filters are specifically designed for filtering beer. See the Features tab below for more information on cross flow filtration.

  • Models available with flow rates from 700 up to 1,500 litres per hour - see Specification
  • Double AISI 304 stainless steel pre-filter with stainless steel pleated cartridge
  • Filtering modules with stainless steel housings and capillary terpolymer membranes of 0.5 micron nominal pore size
  • Centrifugal feeding pump, AISI 304 stainless steel
  • Stainless steel recirculation pump, AISI 316 stainless steel
  • Automatic back wash system operated by counter current pumping device
  • Filtrate flow meter, observation glass, rates regulation valve, sample tap and pressure gauge
  • CIP system consists of double water pre-filter disposable polypropylene cartridge stainless steel buffer tank on wheels
  • Control panel functions: recirculation pump, feeding pump, actuate valve, back-flushing settings, and thermometer/thermostatic device with alarm set point
  • Stainless steel finishing: Internal surfaces 2B, polished; External surfaces, pipes & accessories, mirror polished or 2B
  • AISI 304 stainless steel frame on wheels
  • All pipework AISI 304 stainless steel


  • Digital control meter
  • PLC pressure control

Conventional filtration involves liquid passing through a filter surface in a perpendicular way. With crossflow filtration, where a semi-permeable membrane is used, liquid passes both through and across the membrane, keeping the surface clean of residues.

The benefits of using cross-flow filtration can include:

  • Clarifying substances & filtering aids are not required - save on production, storage, labour and disposal costs
  • Charging/discharging filter with filter medium not required – save on labour and costs
  • Less filtration stages – single filtration
  • Save on labour and operator mistakes – many are automated
  • Elimination of processing time for clarification and sedimentation - less tanks ‘locked-up’
  • Continuous running – filtration cycles can last 20 hours and more
  • Consistent flow rate – flow rate established at beginning of cycle and averagely kept constant
  • Integral product recovery – lowest unfiltered volumes (0.2% of total volume)
  • Energy saving – 0.09kW/100 litres of filtered product

Models available:


  • Surface: 18 m2
  • Power: 2.7 kW
  • Flow: 500-750 litre/hour
  • Max working pressure: 6.0 Bar
  • Weight: 280 kg
  • Dimensions: Length 1000 x Width 1000 x Height 1700 mm


  • Surface: 36m2
  • Power: 3.6 kW
  • Flow: 750-1100 litre/hour
  • Max working pressure: 6.0 Bar
  • Weight: 350 kg
  • Dimensions: Length 1800 x Width 1000 x Height 1700 mm

B4b (2+2)

  • Surface: 36m2
  • Power: 5.1 kW
  • Flow: 1000-1500 litre/hour
  • Weight: 500 kg
  • Dimensions: Length 1600 x Width 1400 x Height 1700 mm

NB Filtration rates and cycles of filtration are dependent on solids content and type (i.e., colloids, bacteria, yeasts).

Vigo is the UK agent for Bared cross-flow filters. Bared have specialised in membrane technologies for the drinks industry for over 30 years and employ a team of highly skilled cross-flow filtration specialists.

Bared cross-flow filters consist of:

  • A feeding pump which draws the product from a storage tank

  • A circulation pump which circulates the product through the filtering module

  • An automatic 'back wash' system

What we can offer

In partnership with Bared, we can offer you:

  • Advice on the appropriate equipment for you - taking budget, space and desired throughput into consideration

  • Installation, commissioning & training by our team of experienced, multi-skilled Vigo engineers

  • Full technical backup

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