Filtration

Automating and Enclosing Bulk Fill Operations - the Way Forward?

The consequences of failure during downstream processing are severe. Following the Affinity Chromotography stage, the value of the product increases significantly at every step. A failure at the final...
On January 17, 2019

Top 9 Parker Blogs of 2018

2018 marked Parker's strongest year of financial performance in the company's history (view Annual Report in "Related Posts" at the end of the blog). Our focus on solving some of the world’s...
On January 15, 2019

Mycoplasma Contamination: Understanding the Risks and Taking on the Challenges

Mycoplasma contamination events, although rare, can have an enormous and immediate negative impact on biomanufacturers leading to reduced productivity and delays in products reaching patients. Parker...
On January 7, 2019

Reduce Microbial Hazards in Dairy Manufacturing with Pharmaceutical Best Practices

When it comes to the use of sterile gas for product contact purposes – such as aseptic packaging or product purge applications – no clear guidelines have been adopted by the dairy industry regarding...
On January 4, 2019

The HACCP Framework and Its Importance in the Dairy Industry

Bacterial contamination in the dairy industry can have major implications for operators. It can result in product re-work, wastage or recall – the cost of which can run into millions of pounds once...
On December 18, 2018

Identifying the Cause of a Beer Quality Issue | Case Study

As the brewing industry is becoming more competitive, breweries of all sizes realize the importance of producing a higher quality product while keeping an eye on the bottom line at the same time. When...
On November 20, 2018

How Oil Vapour in Ambient Air Affects Compressed Air Quality

Many companies, including those in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, manufacturing and electronics industries, recognize the negative effects on quality created by oil contact with...
On November 13, 2018

How to Reduce the Cost of Maintaining Aseptic Conditions in Dairy Applications

The dairy industry is currently enjoying a period of growth, principally driven by a shift in consumer preference towards protein-heavy diets as opposed to carbohydrates and an increase in the average...
On September 23, 2018

The Biopharmaceutical Industry's Definition of Integrity

One of the challenges faced in any biopharmaceutical process is bioburden control and containment — or how do you keep what is out, "out" and what is in "in". For a stainless steel-based manufacturing...
On September 13, 2018

A Solution for Sterile Gas Filter Failure in Dairy Applications

The impact of the failure of a sterile air and gas filter can be potentially catastrophic for operators in the dairy industry. If a filter has failed, but the problem has not been identified,...
On September 11, 2018

Improving the Shelf-Life of Your Beer with Sterile Filtration

As the craft beer sector continues to grow, mainstream beer sales continue to decline. Beer production in Europe has been in decline since the 1970s, and with more and more drinkers demanding a...
On July 17, 2018

The Benefits of Changing Your Microbial Stabilisation Process to Sterile Filtration

Brewers who wish to reach their sustainability goals - and produce more stable, fresher beer - should consider embracing a technology which is changing the face of the brewing industry. New...
On July 8, 2018

Optimum Nitrogen Purity for Modified Atmosphere Food Packaging

Modified atmosphere packaging is now a prerequisite for many food products, extending shelf life, appearance and taste by preventing or retarding spoilage mechanisms. Quite simply, modified...
On July 5, 2018

Keep Employees Safe with Engineered Breathing Air Systems

In many applications across a multitude of industries like mining, hazmat and pharmaceuticals, employers must supply breathing air systems when necessary to keep employees safe. A variety of hazardous...
On June 20, 2018

Three Key Reasons Why Gas Generators are the Safest Option in Laboratories

Laboratories around the world require a reliable and consistent mixture of quality gases for a range of applications including gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)....
On June 14, 2018

Sterile Gas Filter Integrity Test Method for the Dairy Industry is Fast and Accurate

Any trip to the supermarket will demonstrate just how popular healthy dairy products are – products which are low in fats, salts, sugars and preservatives. This trend has driven the growth of aseptic...
On May 30, 2018

The Sterile Filtration of Beer - Keeping up with Consumer Trends

Some of the world’s largest breweries have recently reported a decline in sales as they have admittedly failed to amend their brand portfolio to meet consumer trends. Sterile filtration could be the...
On May 16, 2018

How to Distinguish a Process Water Cooler from a Chiller

There are numerous manufacturers in the water cooler market. Water coolers are also called chillers but it is important to draw a clear distinction between process water coolers and chillers...
On May 15, 2018

Why Are Coalescing Filters Installed in Pairs?

In an industrial manufacturing plant, coalescing filters are probably the most important piece of purification equipment found in a compressed air system. They treat six of the ten main contaminants...
On April 26, 2018

Filtration Requirements for Downstream Oil and Gas Processes

Downstream oil and gas operations include refineries and petrochemical plants where crude oil is processed into finished products such as jet fuel, diesel, lubricants, and gasoline. Refineries operate...
On April 9, 2018