A Better Bridge to EHEDG

A Better Bridge to EHEDG

Feb 2, 2012

In a world where international trade is routine, American dairy processors are not allowed the same economic advantages as their sister plants in Europe. Factories producing identical products on two continents find that American dairy plants are required to operate with CIP devices that consume twice the amount of water to operate, and often take much longer to complete a CIP cycle. This creates a financial disadvantage for US dairy processors. American dairy processors adhere...

The Future of Disposables in Biotech Facilities

The Future of Disposables in Biotech Facilities

Sep 6, 2011

Single-use components and systems (commonly referred to as disposables) have traditionally been utilized in development labs and clinical supply facilities. These pre-packaged components or systems have been sterilized and validated and are disposed of after a single use.

Top 3 Hot Topics – Meat or Bologna?

Top 3 Hot Topics – Meat or Bologna?

May 24, 2011

If you go to almost any forum, conference or trade show relating to our industry, you will find an overwhelming amount of conjecture and pontification about one—or all—of these subjects:

Sanitary Air Blow Check Valves – Are They The Root of All Evil?

Sanitary Air Blow Check Valves – Are They The Root of All Evil?

May 18, 2011

For years, I have seen air blow check valves used on sanitary process lines, across many applications. They provide a very useful and sometimes necessary service: allowing a gas purge of process lines. However, they are also one of the most unsanitary devices allowed on a sanitary process line.

Viruses in Biotech Production

Viruses in Biotech Production

Apr 21, 2011

With competent suppliers for media and process gases and given all the documentation/certifications that come with them, should biotech companies be concerned about virus contamination of these raw materials?

When will I benefit from piping with AL-6XN material?

When will I benefit from piping with AL-6XN material?

Sep 22, 2010

1. When the product is corrosive to the piping system. Products containing chlorides and other salts can attack the tubing and fittings used to transport the products throughout a plant. Systems fabricated from 304 or 316 stainless steel can become leaky after prolonged contact with salty food and beverages, e.g. sports drinks and soy sauces. If the product is...