Tank Ventilation

In food processing plants, tanks are used to store ingredients, CIP chemicals, liquid food and beverage products, as well as other processing fluids. A barrier between the contents of the tank and the environment is created by carefully chosen tank vent filtration. It ensures that final air and gas filters have a long service life.

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“Tank Ventilation” refers to the system used to ventilate tanks. In various industrial and storage settings, tanks containing liquids or gases often require ventilation to maintain a balanced gas pressure, prevent the accumulation of harmful gases, and mitigate safety hazards such as explosions. The ventilation system operates by either introducing fresh air or removing waste gases to maintain optimal conditions inside the tank. This is crucial for ensuring the tank’s functionality and providing a safe working environment.

Operating and mixing tanks without proper vent filters can pose risks. Tanks play a vital role in various operations, holding ingredients that require addition, mixing, or storage until the final filtration and filling processes are completed. As part of routine operations, these tanks are frequently filled and emptied.

Tank vents are essential as they allow air to enter during tank drainage and exit when the tank is replenished.

Tank Ventilation

Why we need Tank Vent Filtration?

When the tank vent is equipped with suitable cartridges, typically hydrophobic sterilizing filters made with PTFE membrane, exceptional performance can be achieved. By preventing moisture from water vapor, the filter cartridge minimizes the risk of tank failure.

Tank vent filtration effectively safeguards tank contents from exposure to airborne bacteria, viruses, and physical impurities, thereby preventing quality deterioration.

Additionally, it prevents the release of harmful tank fluids into the environment, thus protecting both the immediate surroundings and the broader ecosystem. Moreover, it helps maintain equilibrium pressure inside the tanks, mitigating potential damage caused by excessive pressure or vacuum.

Why we need Tank Vent Filtration

Enhancing Pharmaceutical Processes with Advanced Tank Vent Filtration Solutions

To prevent the release of process ingredients into the environment during tank filling and, more importantly, to prevent contaminants such as particles and bacteria from entering the tank during transfers, it is essential to incorporate adequate filtration in the tank vents used in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical processes.

Various sizing methods are available based on specific operational conditions, and selecting the appropriate parameters ensures safe and effective usage.

Tank vent filtration is an excellent solution for the pharmaceutical industry, and at Sanitek, we offer a range of perfect solutions to meet the high sanitary demands of the pharmaceutical sector.

What Sanitek can do in this procedure?

By ensuring the functionality and durability of your equipment, Sanitek’s tailored filtration solutions contribute to long-term cost savings on maintenance and operational expenses.

Sanitek’s market-leading filtration systems specialize in the removal of oil and particles from water streams, addressing environmental regulations or injection well standards. Our innovative offerings encompass oil adsorptive guard filters, high-efficiency coalescers, as well as disposable and washable solid cartridge solutions.

For this specific application, Sanitek designs and manufactures filter cartridges and filter housings. Our Oltek pleated filter cartridge and Oltek string wound filter cartridge stand out as ideal solutions for maintaining the required purity levels in this condition.

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