Along with meeting the ever-changing federal, state, and local safety and purity standards, the food, dairy, and pharmaceutical industries are facing rising demands for higher quality products produced at a lower cost.
In particular, recent concerns related to food and dairy safety have raised public awareness concerning production plant conditions, which, in turn, stimulated stricter regulatory requirements. Additionally, the biopharmaceutical industry must balance meeting safety standards with the cost of introducing new therapeutic products into the market. New drugs developed in the U.S. undergo some of the most stringent regulatory and documentation standards in the world, making the process of approving new products both lengthy and costly.
In response to the rising consumer demand for better, less expensive products, the value and importance of sanitary and high purity process systems are growing as well.
Overview of Process Systems
A process system is a system designed to bring about the production of industrial or consumer products from their raw material state. Designing and developing these systems requires the application of process engineering, which takes the fundamental principles and laws of nature—e.g., temperature, pressure, concentration gradients, and the conservation of mass—and applies them to synthesizing, purifying, and packaging raw materials into usable products.
Given the complexities associated with the various product characteristics, such as processing variables, flow rates, purity, sanitary conditions, and other considerations, designing a process system is the most challenging phase of any project. Process system designs require the highest level of attention to detail for them to perform at the expected production level while keeping down operational costs.
Industrial Applications of Process Systems
While process systems have numerous industrial and consumer manufacturing applications, the areas where sanitary and high purity process systems are most critical include the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and consumer products industries.
The pharmaceutical industry uses sanitary and high purity processing systems in the formation, assembly, and packaging of a broad range of products, including:
- Medical device forming and assembly systems
- Pharmaceutical ingredient delivery systems
- Sanitary dosing equipment
- Clean-in-place (CIP) systems
- Liquid biotech handling equipment
Food & Beverage
Meeting high purity and sanitation standards is also a critical part of food and beverage production where process system applications include:
- Flavor mixing
- Ingredient processing
- Mixing and packaging of dairy products
- Automated beverage mixing
- Fragrance mixing
- Pet food mixing, coating, and packaging
- Syrup mixing and filling lines
- Alcohol mixing and delivery systems
While the consumer product sector encompasses a broad range of manufactured end products, those which most heavily emphasize sanitary and high purity standards include:
- Personal care items (e.g., soap, shampoo, body wash)
- Home care and cleaning products
- Pet care products
Contact Carolina Process Piping Today
At Carolina Process Piping, Inc., we specialize in the design and fabrication of high purity tubing systems for sanitary processing applications. The development and installation stages of these systems include the use of orbital welding technology for improved system integrity and the documentation of high purity construction materials with complete traceability. We also adhere to ASME fabrication standards, enabling us to provide quality control and high purity assurance.
Our expert technicians possess the necessary skills and experience to fabricate skid mounted units in our facility as well as build complete, on-site systems according to the individual needs of our clients.
Contact us today to learn more about the range of sanitary and high purity process system solutions we can provide to your organization.
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