Filson
Sparger

Your Reliable Sparger Supplier in China

Filson sparger is a carefully-designed device used to distribute gases into liquids. It achieves its superior performance by thousands of tiny pores on its surface. So when Filson sparger works, many small bubbles are created.

With the support of advanced sintering technology, Filson has the ability to construct spargers into various dimensions. And we are now possessing a full range of spargers including sintered metal sparger, orifice sparger, ring sparger, frit sparger, etc.

Filson is a customer-oriented company that is dedicated to designing and manufacturing excellent spargers based on customers’ requirements. If you have the need for a high-quality sparger, Filson is here to come up with solutions for you all the time.

Filson Sparger

Sintered Metal Sparger
Filson sintered metal sparger is also called sintered sparger or porous sparger. This kind of sparger is named by its processing technology---sintering. With advanced sintering equipments, Filson sintered metal sparger provides you with uniform pore distribution.
Stainless Steel Sparger
Filson stainless steel sparger, as its name implies, is mainly made of stainless steel with different grades, such as 304 SS, 316L, 347 SS, 430 SS and more other stainless steel materials. Due to the material properties, it can be used under high temperature and corrosion conditions.
Ring Sparger
Filson specialties are standard and custom sparger. We manufacture and supply spargers and related equipments in various custom shapes including ring sparger for pharmaceutical and biotech industry.
Frit Sparger
Filson frit sparger is another type of Filson sparger system. It is also called porous frit micro sparger. Commonly, Filson frit sparger is made of stainless steel 316 and sometimes the material can be different to meet customer needs.
Micro Sparger
Filson micro sparger is fully made of 316L SS to meet all sanitary requirements. It is mostly applied to pharmaceutical and biotech industry where needs a fine gas distribution. The dimensions are available to choose at Filson.
Tank Sparger
Filson tank sparger provides 3 - 4 times gas transferring efficiency over that of traditional drilled hole sparger. With optimized sintering process condition, Filson tank sparger can be used in a wide range of applications.
Sparger in Reactor
Filson carries a complete line of sparger design from advanced software for sparger design calculation to seasoned engineering team for optimal sparger construction. The final perfect sparger can be used in any reactor.
Spargers in Bioreactors
Filson spargers in bioreactors indicate that equipping Filson spargers inside various bioreactors for the submerged culture of microorganisms such as aerobic microorganisms. It’s an ideal solution to improve bioreactor yields.
Sparger in Fermenter
Filson high efficiency sparger introduces sufficient oxygen for organism in the fermenter. Comparing to common device, Filson sintered spargers are the more suitable for your operation in fermenter.
Replacement Sparger
Filson spargers are characterised as robust structure, high temperature resistance, excellent gas distribution efficiency and good air permeability. Except for standard and custom type, Filson also provides replacement sparger for other leading brands.

Why Choose Filson Sparger

Filson has been exploring the field of sintered metal products for over 20 years. At present, Filson has mastered the core technology of sintering and can be applied to sparger manufacturing.

Filson spargers have been exported to the whole world, including more than 30 countries. Our customers include all kinds of companies, industries, factories, and some university laboratories. Filson sparger solutions exist in the market from biopharmaceuticals to food and beverage, and many other productions.

Filson is a company with endless energy and innovation. For the past few years, Filson is committed to enhancing the capability of sparger engineering and upgrading the existing equipment and project.

Filson always concentrates on every detail of sparger manufacturing process. We promise to design and manufacture your sparger complying with strict standards to ensure and control the final quality of your order.

Filson Sparger Catalog Cover

Premier Sparger Choice for Your Application

Filson sparger is an ideal device to transfer gases to liquids. It is mostly used for mixing and dissolution of gases in a reactor or other applications were needed to transfer gas. Formed through a sintering process, Filson sparger is featured with rigid and robust construction and good mechanical strength.

Filson Sintered Porous Metal Media

Filson Sintered Porous Metal Media

Filson, with rich experience, is an expert infiltration. We are confident to provide you with the highest quality spargers at a competitive price. Under the support of advanced sintering furnaces and a professional engineer team, Filson can fully assist you with any sparger projects.

Filson Sintered Porous Sparger for Laboratory Fermenter

Filson Sintered Porous Sparger for Laboratory Fermenter

Filson spargers can be the preferred option for all kinds of industrial applications, such as chemical processing, fermentation, fermentation, beer brewing, and so on. It allows you to distribute gases to the target liquids economically and effectively.

Gas Sparging Effect

Gas Sparging Effect

Filson sparger is mainly made of different grades of stainless steel, among which stainless steel 304 and 316L are the most frequently-used materials. And the standard porous media for Filson sparger is 316L which provides excellent corrosion resistance and high-temperature capability up to 400℃.

Besides, other materials are available on special requirements. Except for 304 SS and 316L, Filson also constructs spargers with 347 SS,430 SS, Inconel 600, Monel 400, Nickel 200, Hastelloy C-276, and other alloys.

Overall Filson Sintered Sparger Types

Overall Filson Sintered Sparger Types

For decades, Filson focuses on how to maximize the sparger efficiency. Now, due to the constant development of sintering equipment, Filson porous metal sparger is here to provide a uniform hole distribution and high porosity with outstanding permeability.

Formed by well-choose materials and manufactured under optimized process conditions, Filson sparger is sturdy and capable to be applied to high alkali and acid environments and able to withstand differential pressure exceeding 3000psid. Also, long service life is offered for repeated use.

Reaction of Sparger in Bioreactor

Reaction of Sparger in Bioreactor

Sometimes, it’s difficult to transfer gases, like oxygen and carbon dioxide, in bioreactor and fermenter systems. Especially for oxygen, it is poorly soluble in water. At this time, the adoption of a Filson sparger can easily solve the problem.

Filson sparger greatly increases the transfer rates in bioreactors and fermenters. The thousands of uniform pores introduce gases into the reactor. Millions of tiny bubbles are created during the operation process which effectively increases the gas to the liquid contact area and thus, realizes the optimal transfer efficiency.

Sintered Metal Sparger for High Mass Transfer Reaction Efficiency CAD

Sintered Metal Sparger for High Mass Transfer Reaction Efficiency CAD

Compared to the traditional gas transferring method, Filson sintered sparger provides smaller and more bubbles during the working period. The smaller the bubbles are, the larger the contact area with liquid is achieved. On the other hand, Filson sparger saves the gas using to some extent.

The versatile functions allow Filson sparger to be widely used for a large variety of applications. In the meantime, it is determined that the gas media can be varied according to the distinct purpose. The common gases can be nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and other media available according to your application.

Sintered Stainless Steel Sparger for Your Application

Sintered Stainless Steel Sparger for Your Application

Filson sparger can be made into standard type and custom type. Spargers in standard dimensions are in stock for immediate delivery to meet your urgent use. But for a custom type, it’s possible for us to deliver within 20 working days.

If you are interested in Filson sparger or if there is any doubt about the size, material, function, or other specifications, do not hesitate to contact us today. Filson specialized representatives will respond as soon as possible.

Sparger in Operation Process

Sparger in Operation Process

You may find a suitable sparger solution by following ways:

Call: 86 – 157 3695 8886

Email: [email protected]

Filson is looking forward to being your sparger partner in the future!

Filson Sparger Function:

  • Transfer specific gas into target liquid
  • Reduce the gas usage and minimize the costs
  • Realize full mixture of gas and liquid inside a reactor
  • Create tiny and numerous bubbles
  • Distribute gases uniformly for complete dissolution

Filson Sparger Feature:

  • Uniform pore distribution for high transfer efficiency
  • Good air permeability with high porosity
  • High mechanical strength to withstand harsh condition
  • Excellent corrosion resistance to be applied to chemical environments
  • Robust construction due to advanced sintering technology
  • High temperature and pressure resistance
  • Optional micron ratings for the needs of your different application
  • Careful design for flexible connections
  • Easy to install and remove
  • Easy to clean and maintenance

Filson Sparger Specification:

  • Construction material: stainless steel, titanium, Inconel, Monel, Nickel, Hastelloy
  • Micron rating: 0.2 – 100μm(usually 0.5-12μm, more selections available based on needs)
  • Sparger length: 6 – 48inch
  • Porous element length: 1 – 4inch
  • Operating temperature: up to 787℃
  • Working pressure: up to 3.4MPa(for reference only, usually 0.2 – 2MPa)
  • Connection: NPT threads, straight tube, flange, sanitary connections

Filson Sparger Application:

  • Water treatment
  • Biofuel/Fermentation
  • Wine production
  • Beer production
  • Chemical production
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Food and beverage
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Pulp and paper

People Also Ask

What is a Sparger?

A sparger is an industrial tool used to introduce gases into liquids in different process applications, such as bioreactor, fermenter, chemical processing, food and beverage, and beer brewing. Usually, spargers are manufactured by a sintering process and can be used as diffusers.

Sparger, after a strictly-controlled manufacturing process, is featured with good mechanical strength to withstand high pressure up to 3.4MPa. Like other sintered metal media, sintered metal sparger also provides excellent temperature and corrosion resistance to fit any industrial applications.

Filson Professional Sparger for Your Application

Filson Professional Sparger for Your Application

How Does a Sparger Work?

As sparger production is produced and sintered with your required metal powder, it has the ability to handle the distinct condition of your specific application. During the operation process, a high-speed stream of aimed gas(like oxygen, carbon dioxide) is jetted through the pipe to the core part—sparger.

Due to the special sintering technology, sparger is endowed with thousands of pores. These pores are controlled in even and uniform size to allow gas to pass through. When sparger works, millions of fine bubbles are created to be seen. By fully contacting the target liquid, the gas is greatly dissolved into the liquid.

Why is Sparger Located at the Bottom of the Bioreactor?

During the aerobic cultivation process in a bioreactor, the purpose of the sparger is to supply adequate oxygen to the growing cells.

Generally, the sparger is equipped at the bottom of the bioreactor. The purpose of the realization of a sparger is up to the tiny bubbles generated by the operation process. If the sparger is located at the bottom of the bioreactor, the contact area and reaction time between gas and liquid is increased as bubbles rise up to the surface of the liquid.

How to Design a Sparger?

The design of an industrial sparger is really vital for the manufacturing process. Here are the basic steps of designing a sparger:

  • Determine the suitable bubble size for your application. It directly influences the gas diffusion efficiency of your sparger.
  • Know well about the pressure and flow parameters for process gas and liquid.
  • The most important step in designing a sparger for the engineers is to calculate the required surface area for optimal gas exit velocity.
  • The final step is to choose a proper connection type to fit your existing system.

If you still have problems, you are welcome to contact Filson for answers.

Sparger Location in a Bioreactor

Sparger Location in a Bioreactor

What Types of Sparger do You Supply?

Filson, with rich experience in the filtration field, has become one of the professional suppliers and manufacturers of spargers in China. We are now carrying a full range of spargers in different types and dimensions.

Here are the main types of our sparger:

  • Sintered metal sparger/sintered sparger/porous sparger
  • Stainless steel sparger(material can be changed according to your needs)
  • Ring sparger
  • Frit sparger
  • Micro sparger
  • Tank sparger
  • Sparger in reactor
  • Sparger in bioreactor/bioreactor sparger
  • sparger in fermenter

Also, Filson provides replacement sparger of other leading brands, just send the specifications.

Filson Different Types of Sintered Sparger

Filson Different Types of Sintered Sparger

What are the Advantages of Using a Sparger?

Sparger is a vital device to support your applications. Equipping a high-efficiency and cost-effective will greatly improve the gas transfer rate and bring benefits as follows:

  • The increased contact area between gas and liquid
  • Reduced gas consumption for maximum cost savings
  • Cleanable by both chemical and physical methods
  • Less operation time for gas to dissolve into liquid
  • Available to be applied to various environments
  • High gas diffusion rate to benefit your application

Those are some advantages of using a sparger, more benefits are to be found by putting the sparger production into actual applications.

Fine Bubbles Created During Operation

Fine Bubbles Created During Operation

What Materials Can I Use to Manufacture a Sparger?

Under normal conditions, Filson manufactures sintered metal spargers with stainless steel 304 or stainless steel 316L to suit most industrial applications. For many situations, 316L food-grade stainless steel is the most commonly used material to construct a sparger.

In addition, another grade of stainless steel (like 347 SS,430 SS) or higher metal alloys (like Inconel, Monel, Hastelloy) are also available to produce sparger. The selection of materials is mainly determined by the application or your special requirements.

Is Your Sparger Cleanable? How to Clean?

Of course, it is cleanable and reusable. Correct and regular cleaning will help prolong the life of your sparger.

There are some practical methods for cleaning your sparger:

  • Clean your spargers immediately after each use with a soft brush. Then rinse with plenty of clear distilled water.
  • Boil your sparger with clean water for several minutes and then dry it naturally or flush it with clean air.
  • You are recommended to regularly clean your sparger with 1M sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution and then rinse with demineralized water (DI).
  • Soak your sparger in acid or other chemical solution to chemically react with the clogged particles. It is pretty helpful for long unused and severe congestion sparger.
  • You can also try sonication, but this might have harm to the sintered powder production. So be careful when you choose the method and control the ultrasonic power and ultrasonic frequency.

By the way, it is necessary to clean your sparger before using or after a long time use. That’s because the micron holes on the surface of the sparger may be clogged with protein and if it’s not cleaned in time, the efficiency will be negatively influenced.

Cleaning of Sintered Metal Sparger

Cleaning of Sintered Metal Sparger

How Can I Choose the Right Sparger?

Choosing and designing the right sparger may be a challenge for most of you. If you make mistake in one of the links of calculating the sparger, you will finally get a wrong or failed sparger for your applications.

When choosing your sparger, pay attention to the following points:

  • First, know well about the application details. You are going to use sparger for carbonating, controlling pH, oxygenating? What is the nature of liquid and gas? What are the working temperature, pressure, and flow rate of your system?
  • Second, be clear about the actual volume of gas you desired to dissolve into the liquid per minute. You might consider it as the gas distribution efficiency you want to reach.
  • Then, confirm the gas exit velocity. It must be a suitable value. If the bubbles get together rapidly, they will grow in size while reducing the contact area with process liquid resulting in less efficiency.
  • Finally, determine the micron rating of your sparger. The micron rating, to some extent, decides the size and surface area of bubbles.

You can follow these tips to help you design and choose an ideal sparger to the needs of your application. The points listed above are just some of the most important factors, more detailed information and specifications can be told by consulting Filson professional specialists.

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