Bürkert Fluid Control Systems invests in testing facility for hygienic processing

Manufacturer of measuring, control and regulating systems for liquids and gases, Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, has invested in a multi-medium testing facility which will provide practical service life tests for the hygienic processing of products.

The requirements placed on the service life, reliability and functionality of applied valves in process technology – especially in the pharmaceutical and food industries – are increasing all the time.

Products up to orifice DN 100 can now be fully tested in Bürkert’s testing facility, as it enables realistic process simulations for cleaning and sterilisation processes. The tests are performed automatically according to previously defined test conditions. Temperatures, pressure ranges, number of cycles and switching times of the valves can be defined and programmed for various media.

The test procedures are based on Bürkert’s current standards as well as relevant standards and regulations. However, application-specific test procedures are also possible. The realistic durability and long-term tests in extreme and limited conditions also provide a good basis for further optimisation of the reliability, durability and service life of all components that come into contact with the medium.

The cleaning and sterilisation processes within Bürkert’s multi-medium testing facility are achieved through the use of various test media, including purified and ozonised water, acids and caustics in various concentrations, pure steam, compressed air, vacuum and other compatible application-specific media. The media sequence can be defined separately in the facility’s six test chambers.

This results, says Bürkert, in almost unlimited possibilities for the test scenarios and allows tests to be carried out as close to the real application conditions as possible. The optional recording and documentation of test parameters serves to verify the test procedure.

For further information, visit: www.burkert.co.uk/Diaphragm-valves

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