Industries:

  • Pharmaceuticals production
  • Food technology
  • High-purity media
  • Sterile air
  • Water for injection (WFI)
  • High-purity water

Reference applications

Customer: Pharmaceutics industry
Medium: High-purity water
Output: 25 kW
Temp.: 110 °C
Miscellaneous: Design without dead space
Electropolished
Ceramic heating elements
Customer: Pharmaceutics industry
Medium: High-purity water
Output: 2 kW
Temp.: 80 °C
Miscellaneous: Design without dead space
Electropolished
Ceramic heating elements

Product features:

  • Direct heating of high-purity media up to 250°C
  • Design with no or little dead space
  • Surface roughness (SR) of the parts touching the medium < 0.8μm
  • With flange connection for an existing flow pipe/tank or as complete continuous flow heater
  • Matching control technology included

Description:

Due to the high specific hygiene requirements (according to GMP) in the pharmaceuticals and food production, direct electric heating of liquid or gaseous media by means of tubular heaters is often not possible. This is not least due to the need for solutions with little or even no dead space. A problematic example would be the annular gap between flange plate and heater caused by the mounting of the heater at the flange’s side opposite of the medium. Germs and bacteria can gather in this annular gap during the heating of high-purity water (WFI) and sterile air.

For this application, Siekerkotte has developed a cartridge heater with high-quality ceramic elements where the heating cartridges are welded to the flange on the side of the medium without any gaps. As from certain lengths, we use spacers at the head to stabilise the cartridges. These are produced without gaps as well.

All parts touching the media have a maximum surface roughness of 0.8 µm. On demand, we produce these up to a surface roughness of 0.4 µm. If desired, we install mechanical temperature controllers/limiters and/or sensors or design contactor/thyristor controls individually adapted to the application to monitor the process.

Customised solutions are developed by us in precise compliance with the requirements on sterilisation and cleaning in the pharmaceutics or biotechnology industry, research or laboratories. The modular concept enables numerous applications and offers outmost flexibility

We have been successfully engaged in electric heat technology for more than 25 years and have internationally developed and manufactured reference solutions for the chemical, mechanical and plant engineering industry. We specify and manufacture our products according to international standards (DGRL 97/23/EC, AD2000, EN 13455, ASME) and, if required, with approval by TÜV/GL/DNV etc.