Bürkert delivers savings and efficiency for new life science facility
24 Nov 2021
Bürkert has reduced installation costs at a large-scale manufacturing facility for life sciences leader Purolite by up to £80,000. The plant required control valves certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, as well as a qualified installation. Bürkert’s automated valves made a number of existing valve islands redundant, which enabled the cost saving.
Hygienic process systems specialist Briggs of Burton PLC tasked Bürkert to provide over 1,400 control valves as well as 3D drawings and certification. Bürkert supplied all the process valves required for the project including butterfly, quarter turn, diaphragm and manual valves.
All the automated valves involved in the project have pilot solenoid valves included in the control head or otherwise located in the switch box. Purolite was able to remove several external valve islands and ATEX rated pneumatic control panels, saving the project around £80,000.
Duncan Sinclair, production manager at Purolite, said: “The knowledge of the Bürkert engineers in hygienic process control has certainly paid off in the final design. The partnership between Briggs and Bürkert has delivered an efficient and cost-effective project.”