Design and manufacturing of a tubular heat exchanger for a purified water loop
SACOME has been contacted by pharmaceutical engineering company for design and manufacture a heat exchanger for a purified water loop. The final customer is a major pharmaceutical company located in the Eastern Europe, involved in the manufacturing of antibiotics and different active ingredients for human and animal medicine.
This water has been pre-treated (to remove hardness, metals and oxides, among others) and treated (the usual procedures are by reverse osmosis or ultrafiltration). Then, the water is heated up to 85 ºC in a batch process in the heat exchanger to achieve the sanitization of the purified water loop.
The solution proposed by our technicians has been our P-TFM-I heat exchanger from our Pharmaceutical Line. The tubular heat exchanger had to meet various customer requirements; apart from the roughness requirement on the product side (in this case Ra ≤ 0.8µm), the heat exchanger had to be very compact, as it was mounted on a small skid.
Heat exchangers technical documentation
Heat Exchangers for loops of Purified Water (PW) and Water for Injection (WFI) in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
The importance of rheology in the design of any processing plant is crucial since the sizing of many of the elements composing it is very dependent on this “resistance”, also taking special relevance with food products: heat exchangers, pipes, valves, pumps, mixers, etc.
To design a heat exchanger it is necessary to have certain data, such as the process flow rate, the temperature and the physical properties of products.