News Category: Pharmaceutical

Increase the pressure with annular space heat exchangers
January 12, 2021 Categories: Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical

Annular space heat exchangers, such as the HRS AS Series, work by passing the product through the gap between the inner and outer tubes (the annular space), which makes them suitable for thick, highly viscous products such as fruit purees, thick sauces, honey and syrups. The advantage of such a design is that it ensures…

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Introducing AHED (Advanced Heat Exchanger Design)
November 4, 2020 Categories: Environmental - Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical

AHED (Advanced Heat Exchanger Design) is a powerful design tool for the calculation of one of the most used items of process equipment: shell and tube and heat exchangers (STHE’s). STHE’s are used in widespread process industries including Chemical, Oil & Gas, Wastewater, Food, Pharmaceutical & Automotive. The design of STHE’s is fundamental for a process…

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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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