Elastomer Guide: Which Rubber Seal Is Suitable For Your Process?
Apr 13, 2021
Thermoplastic elastomers, sometimes referred to as TPEs or thermoplastic rubbers, are engineering standard polymers that offer superior viscoelasticity. Manufactured from co-polymers or a blend of rubber and a polymer, elastomers display excellent thermoplastic and elastomeric characteristics. (more…)
What is Clean-in-Place (CIP) and Why is it Important to Hygienic Industries?
Apr 06, 2021
Clean-in-Place (CIP) is a fully integrated, automated way to clean complicated machine interiors without relying on disassembly or maintenance hatches. CIP saves technicians from stopping and disassembling the machine (known as Cleaning-Out-of-Place) outside of emergencies. (more…)
What Are The Components In A Pigging System?
Mar 30, 2021
Liquid recovery systems, also known as ‘pigging’, are common in plants and factories that process liquids, such as in food and drink production, pet food, cosmetics, paints, and personal care products. The aim of pigging systems is to recover and remove leftover liquids from pipelines, using a special projectile known...
The Pitfalls Of Clean In Place (CIP)
Mar 23, 2021
With pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food and drink production being highly regulated, it’s vital that manufacturers operate with effective, validated cleaning methods. If equipment isn’t cleaned thoroughly, product quality and safety can be affected by contamination, with the potential to cause harm to consumers – a situation that is likely to...
The Importance Of Planned IBC Maintenance And Keeping Stock Of Genuine Parts
Mar 09, 2021
IBC (industrial bulk container) tanks are commonly used in manufacturing plants where product quality and safety are of the utmost importance, such as in the production of drinks and dairy products, or in settings where liquids, such as cleaning chemicals, fuels or sterilised water, need to be stored. Like many...
What Is Sustainable IBC Cleaning?
Mar 08, 2021
Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) cleaning has the potential to be damaging to the environment. High velocity cleaning often means high water and energy consumption, the use of chemicals that may seep through the earth into underground water courses, and a regrettable volume of wasted water. A sustainable approach to IBC...
CONNECT With An ITS Representative Face-to-Face Through Video Conferencing
Mar 02, 2021
Is there a way to get around the issue of travel restrictions and site visits during Covid? Absolutely! At ITS, we’ve been working hard on remote, video-based alternatives to ensure you get the face-to-face support you need during the pandemic. (more…)
4 Green Technologies To Reduce Your Water And Power Consumption AND Boost Product Recovery
Feb 28, 2021
The effects of climate change are being observed and experienced more frequently than ever before, with extreme weather events now a common occurrence in every region of the world, including the UK. Consequently, it’s important that businesses pursue a policy of sustainability which, in part, can be achieved by implementing...
Cost-Effective Alfa Laval Pumps: Introducing The OptiLobe Series
Feb 26, 2021
If you're looking for a compact, cost-effective industrial rotary lobe pump, Alfa Laval's OptiLobe series is one of the best lines out there. OptiLobes are Alfa Laval's 'standard duty', smaller liquid pumps, aimed exclusively at the food production industry. As an alternative to Alfa's high-end SRU and SX series, OptiLobe...
Warning Signs Indicating Pump Cavitation
Feb 23, 2021
Well To Begin With, What Is Cavitation? It is the formation of bubbles in liquid, developed in regions of low pressure around an impeller. The reason cavitation can become damaging is the way in which the bubbles implode by releasing a small stream of water which is powerful enough to...