Industrial Vacuums in Your Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical Facility
Mar 16, 2020
Cross-contamination can cause numerous problems when associated with a pharmaceutical or nutraceutical manufacturing facility. In order to effectively remove dust during the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals or nutraceuticals, filtration is needed to collect, and contain any fine powders and dusts lingering upon the completion of these supplements or vitamins. Industrial vacuums are equipped with containing the dust produced within a pharmaceutical or nutraceutical manufacturing facility.
However, industrial vacuums within the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industry are not just used for cleaning up fine dust, rather, they are used to transfer powders and solids ensuring that the vacuum itself will have no adverse effect on the overall product quality of these powders and solids.
Material Separation & Product Movement
During manual transfers of materials in containers, there is a great deal of segregation from machine to machine. This segregation throughout the production process results in vibrations moving containers around, threatening the overall quality of the product.
Due to these smaller product movement paths, it is suggested within the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industry to use mass flow methods that move powders and solids at the same pace, through the same system, resulting in lowered segregation.
Industrial vacuums are effective ways to transfer pharmaceutical ingredients for smooth and stationary mass flow.
With, each pharmaceutical product has distinctive traits and can be exposed to specific environments resulting in industrial vacuums only being equipped for specific application uses.
Pharmaceutical Dust Containment Methods
Overall, the main reason for using industrial vacuums in a pharmaceutical and nutraceutical facility is for dust containment. Dust containment is most effective while using a pneumatic vacuum around conveyors and product lines.
Dumping feeders are found within these manufacturing facilities, and cause dust clouds with each scoop and dump. This fugitive dust is ranked and determined by its particulate matter (PM) which maintains suspension regardless of if it’s a solid or liquid state. Over half of all fugitive dust is ranked smaller than 10 microns. To put that number into perspective, a human hair is roughly 70 microns. If fugitive dust lands on a worker’s hair, it has the capability to accumulate rapidly. Similarly, due to its size, these particles can remain in the air for days or weeks.
To combat against this suspension, industrial vacuums capture fugitive dust particulates immediately when they reach the air. Once trapped within the vacuum storage system, they can be disposed of safely and soundly ensuring no prolonged fugitive dust suspension.
How can we Help You Reduce Fugitive Dust Hazards?
At Industrial Vacuum Equipment, our line of Industrial Vacuums come in a range of styles, from trailer mounted to skid mounted. Each of these vacuums has the capability to have a HEPA filter in the machine. This filtration system is known for successfully trapping and removing 99.97% of airborne particulates as small as 0.3 microns.
To trap fugitive dust in your pharmaceutical or nutraceutical manufacturing facility consider investing in our industrial vacuums. They will assist in subduing the hazard present and contribute to a more successful work ethic and pace. Protect your pharmaceutical or nutraceutical facility by investing in an industrial vacuum.