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GEA Tuchenhagen VARICOVER® for 99% Product Recovery and More…

Posted on by Sara Springer

Springer Pumps Now Offers GEA Tuchenhagen ProductsVaricover Full

Tuchenhagen VARICOVER® Product Recovery Systems are advanced pigging systems for the industrial and sanitary process industries. Like a normal pigging system they can be used to push product out of pipes and recover up to 99%. They can also be used as a plug to prevent product from contacting air when beginning the process. Fully or semi-automated and manual systems are available, and custom systems can be created.

Tag Archive: Sanitary Pigging Systems

Pipeline Pigging Can Improve Efficiency & Sustainability

Posted on by Sara Springer

PPR Logo MSProcess Pigging President, Neil O’Connor, Offers Industry Insight

As pharmaceutical manufacturers strive to find green production methods, many companies are discovering that sustainable strategies also can improve efficiency and reduce costs. One such strategy is pigging,the process of injecting a sanitary, solid, silicone rubber projectile into a safe, closed-loop sanitary system to clean out the pipeline between batchesPipeline Pig (see Figure 1). The projectile, or pig, is forced through a pipeline by compressed air, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, water, or the next product. The pigs generally are made of medical-grade silicone that complies with 21 Section 177.2600 and is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Some of pigging’s advantages for the pharmaceutical processing industry include the following:

  • Product recovery higher than 99%
  • Quick product changeovers
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