Tubes and fittings: details make the difference

November 5, 2010

Did you know that 90% of product contact surfaces in a typical pharmaceutical system come from tubes and fittings?

New biopharm film series

Did you know that 90% of product contact surfaces in a typical pharmaceutical system come from tubes and fittings? Or that there are usually three welds per meter – this is where you are most vulnerable. These eye-openers and much more are highlighted in this new short film on Alfa Laval’s biopharm portal – www.alfalaval.com/biopharm

Looking at the total cost of ownership
This might come as a surprise, but tubes and fittings could be the most critical component in a biotech or pharmaceutical system, and can have a significant impact on process economy. Low-quality tubes and fittings can cause problems due to variations in material and residual contaminants that affect product quality.

Paw Kramer, market manager at Alfa Laval, says: “When it comes to tubes and fittings, it’s a false economy to buy cheaper materials. The items themselves are only a small part of the overall price tag. Around 80% of the total installation cost is for welding, weld qualification and validation.”

Gain more insight at Alfa Laval’s biopharm portal
By visiting our biopharm portal you can gain further insight in this often overlooked part of a biopharm production plant. Share the findings and review concrete figures at: www.alfalaval.com/biopharm

On Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kRDARA3o8s

Editor’s Notes:

Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.

The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.

Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.

Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena.

For further information contact:
Johan Maack – Central Communication Manager, Sanitary Equipment
Alfa Laval Corporate AB
Rudeboksvägen 3, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46 46 36 72 26
E-mail: johan.maack@alfalaval.com