AG FR Series

February 17, 2020 - Nathan Olszak

AG FR Series

Brackish Water RO Elements

The A-Series family of proprietary thin-film reverse osmosis membrane is characterized by high flux and relatively high sodium chloride rejection. AG FR brackish water elements are selected when durability and cleaning effectiveness are important. The AG FR membrane element is specifically designed with a larger feed spacer to enhance feed flow channels, maximizing the element energy efficiency and cleaning efficiency.

Table 1: Element Specification

Membrane Thin-film membrane (TFM*)

Model Average permeate flow gpd (3/day)1,2 Average NaCl rejection1,2 Minimum NaCl rejection1,2
AG8040F-400 FR, 34 11,500 (43.5) 99.5% 99.1%

1Average salt rejection after 24 hours operation. Individual flow rate may vary +/-20%.
2Testing conditions: 2000ppm NaCl solution at 225 psi (1551kPa) operating pressure, 77°F (25°C), pH7 and 15% recovery.

Model Active area ft2 (m2) Outer Wrap Part Number
AG8040F-400 FR, 34 400 (37.1) Fiberglass 3136931
Figure 1: Element Dimensions Diagram – Female

Table 2: Operating and CIP parameters

Typical Operating Pressure 200 psi (1,379 kPa)
Typical Operating Flux 10-20GFD (15-35LMH)
Maximum Operating Pressure 600 psi (4,137 kPa)
Maximum Temperature Continuous operation: 122°F (50°C) Clean-In-Place (CIP): 122°F (50°C)
pH range Optimum rejection: 7.0-7.5, Continuous operation: 4.0-11.0, Clean-In-Place (CIP): 1.0 – 13.01
Maximum Pressure Drop Over an element: 12 psi (83 kPa) Per housing: 50 psi (345 kPa)
Chlorine Tolerance 1,000+ ppm-hours, dechlorination recommended
Feedwater2 NTU <1 SDI < 5

1Please refer to Cleaning Guidelines Technical Bulletin TB1194
2SDI is measured on a non-linear scale using a 0.45 micron filter paper. Additionally, finer colloids, particulates and microorganisms that pass through the filter paper and not measured in the SDI test, will potentially foul the RO element. For performance consistency and project warranty, please use Winflows projection software and consult your GE representative

Table 3: Dimensions and Weights

Model Type A B C Boxed Weight lbs (kgs)
AG8040F-400 FR, 34 Female 40.0(101.6) 1.125(2.86) 7.9(20.1) 35(16)


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