Dehumidification in the pharmaceutical industry
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Dehumidification in the pharmaceutical industry

Dry air even at low dew points

Dehumidification in the pharmaceutical industry

Humidity is a very critical factor

Powders, liquids, dragées and pharmaceutical packages react highly sensitive to temperature fluctuations and humidity. Only a few too many percentage points of humidity can ruin an entire batch of medicine. The solution are Trotec dehumidification systems.

In the pharmaceutical industry with its hygroscopic materials humidity is a highly critical factor. If it is not precisely controlled using dehumidification systems, in the worst case the composition of active ingredients can vary due to moisture-related changes in mass. Or else powders go lumpy and can no longer be properly processed. As experienced supplier of industrial dehumidification systems for process air conditioning and room air conditioning we have state-of-the-art solutions available for the pharmaceutical production.

 

Climate conditioning with closed dehumidification systems

Closed dehumidification and drying systems of the Trotec Group have proved their worth for the requirements in the pharmaceutical industry. Mostly, they can be subsequently installed without the need for extensive additional building measures and complement existing or replace dated air-conditioning technology.

High-performance devices with high ROI factor

The high-performance devices of the DH series and the desiccant dehumidifiers of the TTR series come with compelling advantages for process air conditioning and dehumidification. All device classes are available for all requirement specifications, many even as stainless steel version. Trotec low-temperature dryers are suited for operating ranges to -20 °C, process and product dryers to +70 °C. The ROI factor is especially high owing to the reduction of energy costs by means of additional heat recovery or process heat-assisted air heating. Moreover, the fully automatic control ensures low-maintenance operation – another key factor for economic efficiency.

 


Make use of our best practice industrial services

You can count on our experts

In order to precisely calculate the demand in the industry and to develop tailor-made concepts for climate conditioning experienced climate specialists are needed. Rely on our team of experts as well as the industrial services: We analyse the individual requirement situation with you present on site, determine the specific demand for devices and develop a tailor-made project solution right up to the exact positioning of the devices.

Before the planned stationary units are installed, our service team first works with mobile versions of the drying units as part of a trial run. These can be put up without any difficulty or the need for structural changes.

During this validation phase we document all relevant climate parameters such as air temperature, relative humidity, dew point or flow rate for a final optimization of the requirement calculation.

Trotec is the only provider of this advantage:

Thanks to the unique option of non-binding trial operation you will invest solely in solutions which have verifiably proven their worth in everyday operation meeting your individual on-site requirements. The stationary units will not be ordered until you are fully satisfied with our concept. The only costs incurred consist of an inexpensive hiring flat rate for the time of test operation.

Just give us a call at +49 2452 963-777 – our industry consultants will be pleased to help you personally and provide information regarding our best practice industrial services. Or send a request indicating your personal requirements directly to our industry experts. We will answer promptly!

Make use of Trotec's best practice industrial services

Since every industrial undertaking has characteristic process flows, installations and facilities, every air treatment solution demands case-specific device configurations. All in all, the combined effects of air currents, humidity conditions and temperature fluctuations are often hard to calculate on a purely theoretical basis, e.g. in airlock areas or on conveying paths. The consequence: Unnecessary additional costs due to an overestimated demand or – even worse – solutions not working sufficiently in real life.

Upon request, we also produce customized desiccant dehumidifiers as special models

Upon request, we will readily produce tailor-made desiccant dehumidifiers as special models “made in Germany” perfectly geared to your needs, e.g.:

  • TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers with hygienic design
  • TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers for PWIS-free dry air
  • TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers with extremely low dew point

Makes use of the possibility of having special models with tailored components for your individual needs planned, designed and manufactured in close consultation with our specialists.
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Application examples for the pharmaceutical industry

  • Air conditioning industrial processes

    Concepts with stationary or mobile dehumidification are frequently used for the process air conditioning in the industry. Often drier air is required locally in machines, plants or individual operating processes – a constant supply regardless of the surrounding conditions. For this purpose, the Trotec Group provides powerful adsorption dryers for industrial customers.

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  • Dehumidification when filling & packing

    The humidity level during filling and packing in the chemical and pharmaceutical production must be precisely controlled. After all, the damage would be immense should hygroscopic products go lumpy, start to stick or their shelf life decrease. Using our adsorption dryers, process air conditioning is no problem.

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  • Dehumidifying & air cleaning in storages

    The Trotec Group provides different dehumidification solutions – from the condensation dehumidifiers of the DH series to the adsorption dryers of the TTR series. Both are available as mobile and stationary versions. We offer the right dehumidification technology for every depot or dispatch warehouse. Innovative measuring devices and data loggers complete the dehumidification concept for storage...

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  • Drying compressed air

    The most frequent causes for a production stop are too much water vapour in the machines and installations, and corrosion inside the pipelines. Therefore, too humid compressed air should be avoided by all means. An effective option is the use of high-performance dehumidifiers. The answer to the question of how dry the compressed air has to be in order to guarantee optimum production conditions and...

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  • Drying hygroscopic bulk material

    Varying and too high humidity values can ruin the pourability of powders and granules – and thus entail high consequential costs. In order for hygroscopic bulk material not to go lumpy nor to block hauling paths, the entire air in the chemical and pharmaceutical production must be pre-dried. Using adsorption dryers of the TTR series that's no problem.

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  • Drying after silo cleaning

    After the cleaning of storage containers and silos you have to count on them to be fully dried for new bulk material to be protected against moisture from the beginning. And since drying can be effected in a quick and economical manner, we advise decision makers from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry to consider our high-performance dryers of the TTR series.

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    Seasonal flu epidemics, moulds and bacterial pathogens present supermarkets, pharmacies and drugstores with a number of challenges. Day after day, hundreds of hands reach for a shopping cart or basket, pick up goods for inspection and make cashless payments at the POS cash system.

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    A scratchy throat, itchy eyes, irritated mucous membranes, fatigue, chapped skin – all these are typical signs that something is not right with the ambient air. This is because the blame for this often lies in an overly dry room climate. These and additional symptoms increasingly occur during the heating season in particular – as do flu-like infections and colds, which are literally spread as...

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    Pandemic periods, such as the current coronavirus pandemic, require exceptionally flexible measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pathogen SARS-CoV-2. The best way to reduce the risk of a coronavirus infection in stationary and mobile vaccination centres is to use TAC XT high-performance air purifiers. With its variable equipment variations (surface disinfection, heating) the mobile...

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