National Bulk Equipment, Inc.
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Sanitary Bag Dump Stations

Safe Product Introduction with Compliance Confidence

Whether used for the continuous introduction of primary ingredients, or for the periodic introduction of minor ingredients, NBE sanitary bag dump stations are designed and constructed to ensure the highest confidence in product safety. The application-specific design and construction of NBE sanitary bag dump stations focuses on preventing in-use material accumulation so as to reduce cleaning and validation times during scheduled maintenance events or product changeovers. NBE sanitary bag dump stations provide optimal compliance contribution (OCC) by delivering:

  • Improved labor efficiency
  • Minimized consumables use
  • 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

Specifying the appropriate materials of construction for each NBE sanitary bag dump station requires a multi-disciplinary perspective. NBE applications and process engineers, and design and mechanical engineers assess multiple, application-specific criteria to ensure the NBE sanitary bag dump station delivers exceptional in-use performance and optimal compliance contribution (OCC).

> 304-2b Stainless Steel Sheet and Plate Construction
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304-2b Stainless Steel Sheet and Plate Construction

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

Stainless Steel Surfaces
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> Compliance-proven, Non-metallic Materials
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Compliance-proven, Non-metallic Materials

Non-toxic, non-absorbent, and non-exuding materials are specified to ensure product is protected, and components are not effected by operation or cleaning processes.

Non-metallic Materials
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> 32 Ra Finish on Internal and External Welds
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32 Ra Finish on Internal and External Welds

No. 4 Finish on continuous-weld seams eliminates ripples, pits, and crevices; improves product release, cleanability, and inspection reliability.

32 Ra Sanitary Finish
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Contaminant Protection & Abatement

NBE sanitary bag dump stations are engineered and fabricated to comply with the stringent product safety requirements of hygienic production and processing applications. Designed to reduce the likelihood of material accumulation, and simplify material removal and verification, NBE sanitary bag dump stations provide product safety confidence to sanitary processing and packaging operations.

> High-efficiency Dust Collection and Filtration
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High-efficiency Dust Collection and Filtration

Air baffle dust collection system reintrains dusted material to the hopper; application-specific filtration, from MERV 11 to HEPA, protects personnel from airborne contaminants.

Dust Collection and Filtration
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> Close-coupled Piping Connections
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Close-coupled Piping Connections

Piping, gauges, probes and other connections made to product contact surfaces are close-coupled connections; preventing dead ends or other areas where contaminants could accumulate.

Close-coupled Piping Connections
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> Formed, 304-2b Stainless Steel Legs
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Formed, 304-2b Stainless Steel Legs

Formed stainless steel legs reduce weld points and edges where material buildup can occur; rounded, wide internal angles aid material release and ease cleaning.

Stainless Steel Legs
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Equipment Cleanability

The application-specific design of NBE sanitary bag dump stations goes beyond the ability of re-purposed, standard bag dump stations to provide dry materials processing operations reduced cleaning time targets, and the reliable, repeatable cleaning and validation necessary to support good manufacturing practices (GMP).

> Single-sheet, Formed Hopper-and-Hood Construction
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Single-sheet, Formed Hopper-and-Hood Construction

A single sheet of 304-2b stainless steel is formed to create the hopper-and-hood together as one piece; eliminating joint flanges and preventing material accumulation.

Single Sheet Construction
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> Unbundled Utilities Aid Cleaning and Inspection
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Unbundled Utilities Aid Cleaning and Inspection

Unbundled utilities aid in material release, cleaning, and inspections by enabling visual validation and inspection; specified to resist high-pressure, high-temperature, and corrosive cleaning.

Unbundled Lines and Hoses
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> Connectors & Components are Hermetically Sealed
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Connectors & Components are Hermetically Sealed

To protect sensitive controls and connectors from material, moisture, and chemicals, controls and connectors are hermetically sealed to resist contamination and damage.

Hermetically Sealed Connectors
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Equipment Accessibility

Migrant materials, such as powders, dusts, and microbes are a common occurrence in sanitary bag dump applications. Inherent in the design and construction of NBE sanitary bag dump stations are features to simplify physical access for cleaning and visual access for validation and inspection to internal, external, and enclosed areas where migrant contaminants could harbor.

> 42-inch Hood-and-Hopper Access Interface
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42-inch Hood-and-Hopper Access Interface

Easy accessibility for internal cleaning, visual validation, and inspections is made possible by the large hood opening; physical ergonomic design eases interaction posture.

Hood and Hopper Access Interface
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> Hinged, Overlapping Cover for Hood Access Interface
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Hinged, Overlapping Cover for Hood Access Interface

Designed to prevent material retention and protect product, the hood access cover provides overlapped sealing of the hood area while ensuring access and visibility to internal surfaces.

Hinged Cover
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> Tool-less Access for Simple, Visual Validation and Inspection
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Tool-less Access for Simple, Visual Validation and Inspection

Tri-clamp fittings provide quick, tool-less access to enclosed and guarded areas. Single-step re-assembly speeds return to service.

Tool-less Access
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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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