3M™ WT Housings are our high quality, low cost pressure vessels. They’re typically constructed from 304L and 316L stainless steel, and can be supplied with a wide range of in-contact materials and connections types.
3M™ WT Housings are designed for use with 3M™ CTG-Klean™ filter elements. They’re suitable for most industrial applications where operator contact with the process fluid should be minimised.
3M SPSD Hardware team have extensive experience of designing special vessels for filter applications. We can produce them in a wide variety of design and construction codes (including ASME U Stamp). Our special vessels can range from simple modifications of standard designs up to large multiple housing skid mounted units with associated accessories, and with both second shell heating jackets and electrical trace heating.
The information in the following sections is typical for standard products – please contact your local 3M SPSD representative for further information.
Sizes and operating conditions
3M WT vessels can be produced in single, three and seven cartridge round configurations with cartridge heights varying from 1 to 3 high.
Typical operating conditions for the housings are up to 10 bar g and temperatures of up to 70 °C.
Actual operating temperatures and pressures will depend on the cartridge types and on the PED 2014/68/CE regulations that are applicable to all pressure vessels.
3M WT vessels are routinely produced for Categories up to and including PED Cat IV.
3M WT vessel shells – that are not in contact with the process fluid – are produced in 304L. Typically, all wetted surfaces are 316L stainless steel. Other parts are supplied in 304 stainless steel or similar. Special builds can be with the wetted – in contact – parts from the material of the customer’s choice, including Super Duplex varieties (Uranus B6).
Inlet and outlet options
3M WT housings are typically supplied with threaded BSP Inlet / Outlet connections, but we can incorporate many other options.
3M WT housings are typically produced in a Pickle Passivated conditions. Other surface finish requirements can be provided.
3M WT housings can be produced in accordance the requirements of Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 for food contact applications.
3M WT housings can be approved for use in ATEX condition II 2 GD IIC.