3M™ ME Housings are our high quality, low cost pressure vessels. They can be constructed using a wide range of materials, including 304L or 316L stainless steel, and can be designed and built for a wide variety of design codes and market standards.
3M™ ME Housings are designed for use with 3M™ Filter Bag products and are suitable for most industrial applications. Special builds 3M West Europe SPSD Hardware team have extensive experience of designing special vessels for filter applications. We can produce these to 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 ME vessels can be produced from single cartridge units up to vessels holding 40 cartridges each. The operating conditions for the housings can be configured to handle liquids at pressures and temperatures according to the customer’s specific needs. Typical conditions are up to 10 bar g and temperatures of up to 90 °C. PED 2014/68/CE 3M ME vessels are routinely produced for Categories up to and including PED Cat IV. Construction materials Typically all wetted surfaces are 316L stainless steel with some small parts in polypropylene. Other parts are supplied in 304 stainless steel or similar. Special builds can be in the material of the customer’s choice including Super Duplex varieties (Uranus B6). Gaskets Nitrile gaskets are supplied as standard. A wide range of other gasket materials can also be supplied. Inlet and outlet options 3M ME housings are typically supplied with DIN inlet / Outlet flanges, but many other options can be incorporated. Surface finish 3M ME housings are typically produced in pickle passivated conditions. Other surface finish requirements can be provided. Food compliance 3M ME housings can be produced in accordance the requirements of Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 for food contact applications. ATEX 2014/34/CE 3M ME housings can be approved for use in ATEX condition II 2 GD IIC.