​New Tetra Pak® Membrane Scope delivers innovation in membrane filtration leak detection


First-of-its-kind diagnostic tool decreases downtime and maintenance costs for spiral-wound membrane filtration systems


CHAMPLIN, Minn. (April 18, 2018) — The Tetra Pak® Membrane Scope is making its official debut at this week's International Cheese Technology Expo in Milwaukee, Wis. Using a waterproof recording video inspection camera and a 20-meter-long probe to visually identify the source of failure, the patent-pending Tetra Pak Membrane Scope provides visual confirmation of the source of poor permeate quality and product loss in spiral-wound filtration systems.

"No one likes to see cloudiness in the permeate because that typically means product loss and a labor- and time-intensive process of replacing membranes and shipping them back for warranty claims," said Tim Eilrich, market area leader and lead engineer in the development of the Tetra Pak Membrane Scope. "Now, with the Tetra Pak Membrane Scope, a process that could take hours and involve lots of heavy lifting can be accomplished in 5-10 minutes—and without machine downtime or unnecessary membrane removal."

Tetra Pak Membrane Scope allows filtration system operators to visually identify the precise location of failure while the system is in production, eliminating the need for shut-down and the additional, unnecessary work of uninstalling and reinstalling the membrane. This streamlined diagnostic process delivers reduced costs associated with product loss, equipment down-time, operator intervention time and unnecessary element replacement.

International Cheese Technology Expo attendees can get a first-hand look at this new technology at booth 1025.

The Tetra Pak Membrane Scope is available for $4950. For more information, visit www.tetrapakfiltration.com/membrane-scope.





Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With more than 23,000 employees based in over 80 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business.  Our motto, "PROTECTS WHAT'S GOOD™," reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere. More information about Tetra Pak is available at www.tetrapakusa.com.



Larine Urbina

Tetra Pak U.S. & Canada