Processing Magazine

Sanitary Bulk Container Dumper

September 20, 2011
This process-specific sanitary bulk container dumper from National Bulk Equipment, Inc. is designed and built to the particular sanitary operating processes and practices of the application to ensure optimal compliance contribution (OCC). The construction of this NBE sanitary bulk container dumper meets the FDA, cGMP definition for cleanability according to 21CFR110.40, with design features that proactively facilitate thorough cleaning and meet or reduce target cleaning times. Such features include: the elimination of internal angles, corners and dead spaces to avoid accumulation of contaminants; angled-planes, rounded radius framework, highly finished plate and stand-offs to reduce material build-up and speed material and moisture run-off away from product contact areas; and component frameworks cut from plate to eliminate exposed fasteners joints, and crevices common with tubular assemblies.