Tubular heat exchangers intended for the production of water for injection (WFI) by means of distillation
SACOME has recently supplied two tubular heat exchangers for a major pharmaceutical company located in Ireland. The main objective of our client is to produce water for injection (WFI) by means of distillation, in accordance with the specifications established in the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.). The water for injection (WFI) is intended for the manufacturing of sterile medicinal products.
Specifically, within the process of obtaining water for injectables from drinking water, the function of these two pharmaceutical heat exchangers is the heating of the product by means of saturated steam.
Heat exchangers technical documentation
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