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Pharmaceuticals

Working for many decades with some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical producers Elmac have engineered an innovative range of products designed specifically to minimise both the risks and costs associated with the protection of people, equipment and the environment in these uniquely hazardous working conditions.

Our customers in the pharmaceutical sector have very specific individual requirements. However, they each demand best-in-class performance, absolute reliability, minimal maintenance and, of course, cost effective solutions.

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Pharmaceuticals
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Tank Blanketing Valves

Are used to inert a blanket of nitrogen into the tank's vapour space, preventing oxygen and moisture from entering the storage vessel.

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Pressure/Vacuum Relief Valves

Complete with combined flame arrester in accordance with ISO 28300:2008 to stop flame propagation from entering a tank's vapour space.

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Bursting Discs

Are designed to rupture when the pressure within the process vessel exceeds a predetermined threshold.

The Elmac Solution
Expertise
Technology
Compliance

The Elmac Solution

Whilst providing our customers with an unrivalled level of support our innovatively engineered range of flame arresters can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of the most challenging application. The designs ensure the delivery of the required levels of protection whilst the performance characteristics facilitate ATEX compliance and improved efficiencies. Lower operating costs are derived from industry-leading pressure drop and reduced fouling and maintenance which results in lower downtime and improved yields.

Expertise

Our highly qualified team of technical experts work closely with our customers to determine their application-specific explosion protection and venting requirements. We utilise sophisticated Computational Fluid Dynamics to design bespoke solutions that can be verified using our state-of-the-art in-house test facilities.

Technology

Elmac’s flame arresters incorporate our industry-leading E-Flow™ technology that delivers higher rates of flow, lower pressure drop and reduced fouling characteristics. Our extensive range of unstable detonation arresters incorporates the patent-protected HEDS™ technology and offers protection in all explosion scenarios with no installation limitations. The patented protected lightweight ERB range of flame arresters facilitate the most cost effective solution for locations difficult to access. Our range of high performance pressure and vacuum relief valves offer a unique PTFE sealing system designed to reduce maintenance and product losses with a best-in-class <1SCFH at 90% of set pressure.

Compliance

Elmac’s products comply with all relevant industry standards including ATEX & ISO 16852 (Flame Arresters) and API2000/ISO28300 & NFPA30 (Venting & Storage of Combustible Vapours & Liquids). They are routinely used in situations that may be subject to BLEVE (engulfment by fire) incidents. In addition Elmac is accredited to the following international standards: ISO 9001 (Total Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety).

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