Piab has announced that it has added wet-in-place (WIP) functionality to its piFLOWp vacuum conveyors to ensure a safer work environment in pharmaceutical processing plants.
The WIP spray nozzles are available for inclusion and retrofitting in new or existing piFLOWp conveying systems. The nozzles will wet any dust in food or pharmaceutical materials that were left in conveyors and stop it from entering the air and being inhaled by staff. Wetting helps keep dust ‘wet-in-place’ so that it can be removed. The WIP functionality allows for three nozzles to be fitted on each nozzle for maximum coverage.
The piFLOWp design is also configurable and allows for simple retrofitting of WIP units like extra air filters to be added in existing conveying systems, according to the company. The sterile Ultra Low Penetration Air (ULPA, class U15-17) filters also allow for greater filtration than High Efficiency Particulate Air filters and are available as a standard accessory for piFLOWp.
Piab’s piFLOWp conveyor is designed with materials that are FDA and EU 1934/2004 compliant. It is used to move large volumes of powder/bulk materials and adding the WIP functionality maximizes safety for processing staff. The piFLOWp conveyor is available in ATEX dust and gas approved designs with plastic and rubber parts made from antistatic nitrile butadiene rubber.
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