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Burkert extends BBS range for hygienic processing with PFA-Lined diaphragm valves for use with aggressive chemicals (March 2011)

17 March, 2011

Bürkert has extended its BBS range of stainless steel products for hygienic processing applications in food, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, with the introduction of a new range of PFA-lined stainless steel diaphragm valves for use with aggressive chemicals.

The PFA liner integrated into the new diaphragm valves is a fluoropolymer that offers users the benefits of similar chemical resistance to PTFE against most aggressive chemicals and acids, but with much lower levels of porosity. It is also tolerant of higher temperatures, with the capability for operation up to 260 degrees C.

The new diaphragm valves complement Burkert’s existing BBS range of sterile ancillary piping, flanges, connectors, indicators, sampling systems and vessel equipment. They provide a unique synergy with Burkert’s valve, sensor, process control, hazardous area and specialist products, enabling the company to go further down the systems route in providing customised hygienic processing solutions to the high-tech pharma, and biotechnology sectors.

In these demanding sectors, where compactness, smart communications, plant footprints, cleaning and sterilization, dead legs, cross-contamination, and validation are everyday concerns, the Bürkert and BBS products deliver higher process efficiency and higher yields, by offering unlimited process modularity.

Where Bürkert links all parts of the production process, via its valve process control and fieldbus products, BBS links them all mechanically, with sterile weld unions, quick connects, flanges, fittings, hoses and pipes. In addition, to provide complete processing solutions, these products are complemented by ranges of special valves, sampling systems, flow indicators and heat exchangers.

From the control room to the downstream processing area, through to the plant’s utilities services the scope of systems and components from Bürkert/ BBS covers all the different application environments in hygienic processing. This combination is effective and efficient in each application, whilst working harmoniously to provide reliable total plant solutions.

About Bürkert and BBS Systems

BBS Systems AG has been integrated progressively into the Burkert Group, and has recently been appointed as the Pharma Competence Centre (PCC) for the Group as a whole. The centre is responsible for supporting Burkert’s global sales team in the business development for the strategic hygienic processing (HP) segment, and will particularly provide support in the acquisition of significant HP projects for the Bürkert group.

BBS-Systems AG has over 20- years of hygienic processing experience. The company’s product range has distinctive characteristics to meet all the demands of high quality process applications, complying with all relevant FDA, BPE and BGA standards. It comprises crevice and bacteria trap- free sterile components that ensure consistent and controlled flow to maximise product quality.



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