Cleaning-in-place - Meeting the requirements The BHS-RPF in the pharmaceutical and food industry

T. Ochel, BHS-Sonthofen GmbH, Germany

The BHS Rotary Pressure Filter (RPF) is one of the most successful filter systems in solid-liquid-separation worldwide. It is a phenomenon with its versatility, flexibility and performance well superior over any other system.

The BHS-RPF is well established as the state-of-the-art-technology in continuous pressure filtration and testifies the high engineering capabilities of its inventors. As the leading manufacturer of solid-liquid filtration equipment for almost 60 years, BHS-Sonthofen is well prepared to continue the further development of it.

An ongoing product development guarantees tailor-made, best-suited solutions for the demands of the industry. New applications as well as increasing requirements are a challenge for every machine manufacturer.

Adequate cleaning procedures for the machines have to be guaranteed especially for applications in the pharmaceutical and food industry. The main rationale for requiring clean equipment is to prevent contamination or adulteration due to potential cross-contamination and to avoid microbiological proliferation.
The BHS-RPF meets the high requirements of the pharmaceutical and food industry by employing a fully automatic clean-in-place (CIP) system.

The CIP system of the BHS-RPF allows an effective and validated cleaning procedure adapted to various process scenarios. In all cases cleaning of contaminated surfaces can be performed in a reliable and reproducible way with reduced expenditure of time and personnel.

This presentation demonstrates the CIP system of the BHS-RPF and its special design elements guaranteeing a good clean ability. Numerous applications in the pharmaceutical and food industry are presented, showing the great suitability of the BHS-RPF in processes where high clean ability standards are required. The fully CIP capability made the filter to an attractive solution for all applications where optimum cleaning capability, reliable compliance with cGMP and closed product handling are required....

Session: L7 - Cake Filtration IV - Continuous Vacuum and Pressure Filters
Day: 12 October 2016
Time: 09:00 - 10:15 h