Production efficiency improved

Published:  24 February, 2014

Effective condensate removal has reduced tablet drying times on steam-heated ovens at Piramal Healthcare’s production site in Northumberland. Automatic pump traps from SPIRAX SARCO have proved so effective at improving temperature control and solving maintenance problems on three of the company’s ovens that Piramal plans to install them on the site’s two remaining units.

The build-up of condensate was causing corrosion and erosion in the heating coils. Piramal typically had to replace each coil once or twice a year, putting ovens out actionand any product in the oven when a coil sprang a leak had to be scrapped.“We haven’t had any problems with the coils since the Spirax Sarco pump traps were installed. I’d say the reduction in maintenance has been the biggest benefit for me,” says mechanical engineer Paul Lunn.

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