Elfab launches innovative pressure relief solution for biopharmaceutical applications
Today we are launching a new solution designed to meet the needs of the global pharmaceutical industry. Pure-Gard is a pressure relief device specifically for use in sanitary (hygienic) manufacturing environments including pharmaceutical and food. The product has been designed and developed by our engineers at our headquarters in North Shields.
The main applications for the CE certified device will be in sanitary process industries where cleanliness and compliance are critical. The industry requirements for cleanability are now met with certainty by the crevice and dimple free design, with each product undergoing a rigorous testing programme including 100% dye penetrant testing and 100% helium leak testing. During development, capability was proven via an independent riboflavin test.
Elfab’s design team has developed a one-piece assembly, providing protection for the rupture disc, avoiding the risk of damage at the point of installation and giving structural stability.
Another feature which sets Pure-Gard apart from conventional sanitary pressure relief solutions and extends the product’s life is that the solution is independent of the gasket, allowing regular change of the gaskets when required. The concept of the reusable cartridge is further enhanced with the addition of the optional Vent-Tel burst-detection accessory. The ATEX/IECEx intrinsically safe device is reusable and once fitted it remains in permanent operation.
Solving customer challenges
Innovation & Operations Director Russell Trotter commented: “Innovation is one of the key pillars of Elfab’s success. The development and introduction of Pure-Gard demonstrates our agility which has enabled the team to design a solution which addresses customer challenges with a novel, robust product.”
Chris Billinge, Commercial Director, added: “We’re extremely proud to be launching this product, which the team at Elfab has worked diligently on over recent months. Pure-Gard is the result of listening to the market and understanding the challenges our customers face in the pursuit of maximising processing output and efficiency whilst maintaining a safe manufacturing environment. Our innovative solution will benefit manufacturers operating in unique and complex environments such as pharmaceutical.”
Pure-Gard will be manufactured in our North Shields facility, from where we will be able to ship it worldwide, alongside our other products, which are used in various industries worldwide to provide protection for people, equipment, processes and the environment.