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 reassembly 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.
The sanitary-specific design of this NBE bag dump station provides a higher OCC than re-purposed, general-industry bag dump station designs by: reducing the process material’s exposure to contaminants, meeting or reducing cleaning time targets, facilitating validation and inspection, and ensuring compatibility with sanitary facility design principles.