The main advantages of using a pigging system are:
To recover product at the end of a production run
To reduce contaminated waste product
To reduce Clean In Place (CIP) costs
To allow quick changeover between different products
AB6 pigging systems are based on a number of design criteria:
System must consistently recover all possible product
Pig must be able to go through intricate, compact tubing layouts
Closed loop in order to maintain cleanliness, and to allow for full CIP of all components, including the pig
Manual or automated management
AB6 pigging and product management systems meet these criteria and more:
Product recovery is in the high 90 percentile
Pushers are designed to go through 1.5D radius bends
Pig remains in the system at all times while allowing full product flow, it can be cleaned in place at 90ºC/195ºF and/or sterilized at 140ºC/285ºF for over an hour.
Unique launcher design allows easy removal of pig for maintenance, all other components are also easily serviceable
Manual and automated options allow product management as well as integration into general plant management operations
High return on investment because of full product protection/recovery, ease of CIP, speed of product changeover.
Pigging systems have evolved over time, AB6 provides sophisticated systems designed for full product recovery, easy and complete CIP or sterilization. Paypack calculations show AB6 systems pay for themselves in months not years. So, include AB6 pigging solutions when you design new processes or when you update your current facilities. You will do the right thing: improve your process, save money in your plant and protect the environment!