Processing Magazine

Sanitary-Specific Bag Dump Station

November 22, 2011

This sanitary-specific bag dump station is designed and built to be compliance-ready at start-up and to ensure optimal compliance contribution (OCC) during operation and cleaning in even the most stringent sanitary applications. The construction of this NBE sanitary bag dump station meets the FDA, cGMP definition for product safety and cleanability according to 21CFR110.40, with design features, including: a single-sheet, hopper-and-hood design formed of 304-2b stainless steel, eliminating joint flanges where material build-up can occur; quick disconnects for utilities, tool-less grate and filter removal, and single-step re-assembly to speed inspection and return to service; 32 Ra finish on all internal and external welds to resist material accumulation and improve product release; and a food-grade, MERV 11 efficiency (ASHRAE 52.2) filtration system to protect personnel and facilities from migrant dust release. A large, 42-inch operator access area promotes proper operator interaction posture.