Safety – Applicable to ALL Syringe Filters
Syringe use can result in high pressure. The smaller the syringe, the higher the pressure that can be generated. As a general guide, the following pressures can be obtained by hand with the syringes indicated:
• 20 ml-2 bar (30 psi) • 10 ml-3.4 bar (50 psi)
• 5 ml-5.2 bar (75 psi) • 3 ml-6.9 bar (100 psi)
• 1 ml-10.3 bar (150 psi)
Individual users should determine the pressure they generate by hand with a specific size syringe and take appropriate safety precautions not to exceed the recommended rating for the device used. If the limitations are exceeded, the device may burst.
Whatman syringe filters are composed of either pure polypropylene or polycarbonate housing, heat sealed without the use of glues or sealants.