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Sanitary Bulk Bag Dischargers

Recognizing The Value of Sanitary-specific Design

The variables related to sanitary bulk bag unloader design are many, including: regulatory matters, the plant environment, material characteristics, and equipment and controls integration. Yet, with so many variables, two constants remain in the application-specific design and construction of NBE sanitary bulk bag unloaders, they are: not one variable will be compromised; and the system must provide optimal compliance contribution (OCC) to the sanitary operation, by enabling:

  • Reduced cleaning times
  • Improved labor efficiency
  • Minimized consumables use
  • Prevention of product contamination
  • Protection of operations and inspection personnel
  • Repeated validation and inspection compliance
  • Alignment with sanitary facility design principles
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Producing Specifications Beyond the Standards

Materials of Construction

The materials of construction specified for use in the production of NBE sanitary bulk bag unloaders are vital elements in the optimal compliance contribution (OOC) provided by these systems. From the structural framework to the components and connectors, NBE sanitary bulk bag unloader materials of construction help to prevent contaminant buildup, reduce cleaning times, and extend maintenance cycles.

> 32 Ra Finish on Product Contact & Component Surfaces
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32 Ra Finish on Product Contact & Component Surfaces

To improve material release during operation, and to simplify cleaning, many product contact surfaces and components are polished to a 32 Ra.

Polished Sanitary Surfaces
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> 304-2b Stainless Steel Framework, Sheet, and Plate
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304-2b Stainless Steel Framework, Sheet, and Plate

Product contact areas, and adjacent structural elements are constructed of Type 304-2b stainless steel, with continuous-weld seams ground to a No. 4 finish.

Polished Sanitary Surfaces
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> Non-metallic Materials Specified to Ensure Compliance
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Non-metallic Materials Specified to Ensure Compliance

Temperature-, pressure-, and corrosion-resistant materials are specified to speed cleaning and validation; without compromise to sanitary performance.

UHMW Polythylene
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> Carbon Steel Materials Finished to FDA Standards
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Carbon Steel Treated and Finished to FDA Standards

When carbon steel is a required specification, the surfaces are sandblasted, fabricated with smooth-ground weld seams, then primed and painted with FDA-approved epoxy paint.

Fork Lift Loading
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Contaminant Protection & Abatement

Whether yours is a single- or multi-product facility, product contamination threats are constant. The sanitary-specific design and construction of NBE sanitary bulk bag unloaders provides inherent contaminant prevention and abatement features that will protect product and aid in attaining optimal compliance contribution (OCC).

> Closed-cycle Contaminant Prevention System
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Closed-cycle Contaminant Prevention System

The NBE E3® bag spout interface secures and encloses the bag spout within a sealed containment cylinder to protect personnel from migrant dust and product from contaminants.

Stainless Steel Framework
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> Structural Framework Design Reduces Material Buildup
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Structural Framework Design Reduces Material Buildup

Structural framework beams and cross members are angled away from product zones, or turned 45 degrees to horizontal, to aid in preventing material accumulation and pooling of liquids.

Stainless Steel Framework
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> Cut-out Internal Corners Prevent Accumulation Points
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Cut-out Internal Corners Prevent Accumulation Points

To reduce contaminate accumulation internal corners are cut out from framework points to eliminate areas difficult to access where materials or liquids could harbor.

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Equipment Cleanability

Enabling a reliable and repeatable cleaning process is a key, pre-production design consideration that goes into each NBE sanitary bulk bag unloader. The sanitary applications expertise of the NBE sanitary bulk bag discharger engineering and manufacturing staff ensures cleaning times can be minimized and the state of validation can be extended.

> Continuous-weld Seams Ground to No. 4 Finish
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Continuous-weld Seams Ground to No. 4 Finish

To prevent microbial accumulation in the weld seams, welds in product zones and adjacent areas are ground to a No. 4 finish, then hand burnished to eliminate pits, dimples, and crevices.

Internal Angles
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> Enclosure Stand-off Design Eliminates Internal Angles
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Enclosure Stand-off Design Eliminates Internal Angles

To simplify cleaning, validation, and inspection, control enclosures are suspended away from the framework using polished, precision stand-offs to eliminate internal angles.

Stainless Steel Framework
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> Material Release Openings In Joints and Internal Angles
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Material Release Openings In Joints and Internal Angles

In product contact, and non-product contact zones, attention has been given to integrate material release openings into joints and angles to facilitate gravitational removal of material residue.

Stainless Steel Framework
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> Accessible Utility Lines and Hoses
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Accessible Utility Lines and Hoses

Utility lines and hoses are managed without use of frame-penetrating fasteners or basket-style raceways and enable fast and thorough cleaning of utility surfaces and adjacent structures.

Stainless Steel Framework
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Equipment Accessibility

NBE sanitary bulk bag unloaders are engineered and built to the specific cleaning and inspection accessibility requirements of each sanitary application. Re-purposed, industrial units may be accessible by definition; but NBE sanitary bulk bag unloading systems are accessible by design. If you’re held accountable, specify NBE and make sure your bulk bag dischargers are safely, efficiently, and thoroughly accessible.

> Pneumatic Systems Protected, Accessible for Cleaning
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Pneumatic Systems Protected Yet Accessible for Cleaning

Pneumatic systems are protected from migrant dusts by easily removable covers designed and fabricated to prevent material buildup and to speed access for cleaning and inspection.

Stainless Steel Framework
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> Tool-less Access to Enclosed, Guarded Areas
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Tool-less Access to Enclosed, Guarded Areas

Hopper and enclosures enable easy access for cleaning and inspection, while being properly sealed against entry of foreign materials or release of migrant contaminants.

Stainless Steel Framework
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Sanitary Compliance

Sanitary-specific Construction

Optimal Compliance Contribution (OCC)

Optimal Compliance Contribution

Materials of Construction:
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Sanitary Materials of Construction

Product Safety:
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Sanitary Product Safety

Equipment Cleanability:
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Sanitary Equipment Cleanability

Equipment Accessibility:
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Sanitary Equipment Accessibility