Showing posts with label sanitary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sanitary. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Alfa Laval UltraPure Pumps: LKH UltraPure, LKH Prime UltraPure, SolidC UltraPure, SX UltraPure

Alfa Laval UltraPure PumpAlfa Laval UltraPure pumps are specifically designed for the toughest, most demanding pharmaceutical applications. Their design pays a high level of attention to hygiene and repeatability to reduce the risk of contamination and delivers maximum energy efficiency, a reduced C02 footprint, higher yields and increased uptime.

LKH UltraPure

Designed to meet the specific demands of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, LKH UltraPure centrifugal pumps deliver maximum uptime and high efficiency plus the benefits of easy cleanability.

LKH Prime UltraPure

The LKH Prime UltraPure is an efficient, versatile self-priming pump designed for Cleaning-in-Place duties containing entrained air with the ability to also pump product in pharmaceutical industry.

SolidC UltraPure

The special features of SolidC UltraPure centrifugal pumps include an external shaft seal and spring, a defined-compression O-ring on the back plate and crevice-free design.

SX UltraPure

Alfa Laval’s premium rotary lobe pump designed for gentle transportation of process fluids in high purity applications in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

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(877) 768-1600

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Coriolis Flow Sensor with 15 RA/230 Grit for Sanitary Applications

Sanitary Coriolis flow sensor
Sanitary Coriolis flow sensor
with 15 RA / 230 Grit finish
on wetted parts.
(Courtesy of Siemens)
In sanitary applications, the finish and the material must be designed for easy and reliable cleaning and sanitation. For decades agencies have required sanitary finishes to comply to minimum standards. But now, many food, Biotech, and Pharma companies are going beyond the minimum regulations and providing high-end finishes because of the reduced sanitation time and reduced bacteria growth these finishes facilitate.

Sanitary applications mandate that stainless steel equipment have a sanitary finish. In very general terms, “sanitary finish” means a smooth, scratch-free, non-corrosive finish. But it’s much more than that. To qualify the finish more accurately, there are two primary terms used:

Roughness Average, or RA: A standard for an average of the peaks and valleys of the metal’s surface, measured in microinches or micrometers. The lower the RA, the smoother the finish.

Grit: The size of the abrasive used in the metal polishing process. Higher grit numbers are associated with higher polishing.

For process control equipment manufacturers, achieving higher-end finishes is not an easy proposition. Providing better finishes requires experience and controlled processes for quality fabrication, as well as possible tooling and production floor changes. Working inside sanitary requirements requires careful handling to prevent contamination from the manufacturing environment. Not all process instrument manufacturers are capable of providing the required environment.

A Coriolis Flowmeter with 15 RA/230 Grit for Biotech and Pharma

Siemens is currently offering a 15 RA/230 Grit surface finish for the FCS400 Coriolis flow sensor internal wetted-tube parts as a special, and will soon be offering it as a standard.

A Coriolis sensor, with such a high end finish, is very attractive to many "clean" industries including chromatography, blood plasma fractioning, chemical synthesis phases, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) extraction/fermentation and purification, formulation, and  purified API.

Biotech and Pharma manufacturers, in particular, are poised to take advantage of the enhanced 15 RA/230 Grit finish coupled with the inherent benefits of the FCS400 Coriolis flow sensor, namely:
  1. Accurate measurement across the entire range
  2. Zero internal fabrication joints and self-draining design
  3. All metal surfaces eliminate risks from particulates from the breakdown of synthetic materials
  4. No internal fluids to leak into the process
  5. A direct mass flow rate/ and total
For more information, contact:

Ives Equipment
www.ivesequipment.com
(877) 768-1600

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Selecting Valves Used in Wine Production and Craft Brewing

wine and brewing process
Valves and Sensors
used in wine and
beer making.
Small wineries and craft breweries are appearing all over the Mid-Atlantic region. While mostly small in scale, these producers all have to refine their fermentation, filtering, and bottling processes using valves and process sensors. Controlling temperature, pressure, and flow is critical to any winery or brewery for product consistency and quality. 

Here is an excellent white paper by Scott Cameron of ASCO Valve describing the types of valves used and how they're used.






Friday, August 7, 2015

Why Use Tri-Clover Sanitary Tubes and Fittings

Alfa Laval is a world-leading supplier of fittings for a wide range of sanitary applications within the food, dairy, beverage, bio-pharm and personal care industries.

Their products are developed not only to meet your exacting demands for safety, reliability, efficiency and hygiene, but also to ensure the careful handling of your products.

Alfa Lava (Tri-Clover) manufactures the following kinds of high-quality sanitary products:

• Unions, Tri-Clamp Fittings & Flanges
• Bends, Tees & Reducers
• Tubing
• Butterfly Valves

The following video provides some insight why Tri-Clover is the leader in their industry.



For more information, contact:

Ives Equipment Corporation
601 Croton Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(877) 768-1600
www.ivesequipment.com