News Category: Pharmaceutical

Preventing product contamination with double tube plate heat exchangers
October 21, 2019 Categories: Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical

Ensuring product safety is the number one priority for any producer of pharmaceutical products, and a key aspect of this is avoiding contamination during production. Design and construction plays a key role in achieving this, and the heat exchangers used for processes such as pasteurisation and sterilisation are no exception. There are three main elements…

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Water for Injection (WFI)
May 21, 2019 Categories: Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical

Water for Injection (WFI) is a key ingredient of many pharmaceutical products and can also be used in its own right, for example to irrigate wounds. Typically, WFI is recirculated at temperatures in excess of 75°C to prevent microbial growth; however the take-off points for product manufacturing require WFI at ambient temperatures. Globally, WFI is…

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Why use corrugated tubes in heat exchangers?
April 25, 2019 Categories: Environmental - Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical

There are a variety of tubular heat exchangers on the market, but for many applications corrugated tubes continue to be preferred over smooth ones. Matt Hale, International Sales & Marketing Director of HRS Heat Exchangers, explains why… While plate heat exchangers are still commonly used for simple viscous fluids such as water, milk and some…

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Reducing cross contamination in pharma applications
November 22, 2018 Categories: Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical

Cross contamination in the pharmaceutical industry is not just an issue for those working in it, but also for the wider public as a whole. Understandably, most of the attention on contamination in pharma manufacturing and processing is focused on either cross contamination between products or agents, or from the spread of agents, such as…

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HRS Unicus Series: gentle processing of high fouling products
April 24, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical

Heat exchangers are widely used across a range of industries, including food manufacturing, chemical processing, water treatment and renewable energy production. As well as basic heating and cooling, they are used for a wide range of other processes including pasteurisation, sterilization, crystallisation and evaporation. With so many uses, and an almost infinite number of materials…

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How To… Specify a Heat Exchanger
September 22, 2017 Categories: Environmental - Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical

Heat exchangers are a well established tool for the thermal processing of materials. They are used for cooking, pasteurisation and sterilisation, as well as for heating or cooling a range of products. When it comes to designing a heat exchanger, there are two main considerations. The first is to select the right type of heat…

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