For more than 18 years, VA Filtration has distinguished itself as a leader in providing rapid, effective, unobtrusive and energy efficient filtration solutions to wine industry professionals around the globe.
Specializing in crossflow systems since 2005, VA Filtration has mastered the art of utilizing spiral wound elements to deliver an extremely gentle filtration process designed to protect the integrity and quality of wine.
“Our systems have always focused on quality,” confirms VA Filtration CEO Bryan Tudhope. “Wine tastes better after crossflow than before.”
Consistently on the cutting edge of new technologies, VA Filtration now also offers silicon fiber, a hard, porous material used in the construction of the filtration membrane itself, to enhance the rate of filtration per square meter of surface area.
“Traditional spiral wound membranes filter about 15-20 liters per square meter an hour,” explains Tudhope. “With silicon fiber, it increases to 45-60 liters per square meter an hour. That’s more than three times the flow rate per m2 of membrane surface area.”
Tudhope points out that the increased flow rate from silicon fiber is a huge benefit to wineries filtering bulk wines at high volume. He notes that the material has superior thermodynamic properties, a membrane life that is three to five times longer than polymer systems and reduces overall water and chemical use for system cleaning.
VA Filtration offers multiple service options with maximum flexibility to accommodate all winery filtration needs, including:
- Mobile service – a full range of crossflow machines are available for onsite filtration, offering guaranteed service with expert technicians.
- Medium and long term rental – VA Filtration offers all of its crossflow equipment on one to three month or one to five year rental terms. System stays on site at winery on a pay-by-use basis.
- Daily rental – ideal, cost-effective solution for small lot winemaking. Two options for rental available in 110V single-phase configurations.
- Machines for purchase – VA Filtration designs and manufactures systems of any size and configuration to address specific winery site and process requirements. All models have been extensively tested in the field.
VA Filtration systems are proudly designed, manufactured and operated in American Canyon, USA.