Replacement of 2 pharmaceutical heat exchangers supplied by our company, having more than 20 years of operation since its commissioning.
SACOME has been awarded a contract from a global pharmaceutical Enterprise from Sweden, world leader in the field of medicines, colloidal suspensions and enteral and parenteral nutrition products, for the replacement of 2 pharmaceutical heat exchangers supplied by our company, having more than 20 years of operation since its commissioning.
The tubular heat exchangers supplied by our company are based on a P-TFM-I multitube heat exchanger within the SACOME Pharmaceutical Line, intended for the heating and cooling of water for injection (WFI) and emulsions (glycerin, soybean oil, olive oil, phospholipids, vitamins and sodium oleates, among others).
This pharmaceutical heat exchanger is a tubular heat exchanger designed and manufactured to comply with the FDA regulations. Among others, it’s worth mentioning its double tubesheet design to prevent the cross contamination between the product and service channels, as well as the self-drainable construction, to allow the emptying of the product side after every shutdown.
On the other hand, to meet the customer’s specifications, the tubeside channel has a rugosity Ra ≤ 0.51 µm. Once manufactured the tubular heat exchanger, it has had a further electropolishing treatment, an electrochemical treatment by anodic dissolution with which we have improved the surface uniformity. Furthermore, with this electrochemical treatment we get to decrease the roughness and deburr the micro-peaks of the surface.
SACOME offers a warranty period for their heat exchangers as stated on our General Sales Conditions. Moreover, it should be noted the long operating life, as we can see for the current project, where the tubular heat exchangers have been in operation for more than 20 years since the start-up, what demonstrates the robustness and reliability of our shell and tube heat exchangers portfolio.
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