MECO pure steam and clean steam generatorsproduce biopharmaceutical grade (USP, EP, JP, CP)puresteam used inpharmaceutical, life sciences and biotechnology manufacturing processes. The MECO Pure Steam Generator design affords superior separation, maximum reliabilityandadvanced ethernet capable PLC control system with user–friendly OIT, all with ease of operation and maintenance.
MECO’s three–stage separation system employs vertical disengagement, stainless steel bafflesand a demister which ensuressuperior separation and steam dryness. With thousands of installations worldwide, MECO offers the broadest product line in the industry with sizes that range from as low as 200pounds per hour(90kilograms per hour) to 18,000pounds per hour (8,165kilograms per hour) of pure steam.
MECO pure/clean steam generators are designed in accordance withBPE and cGMP standards, including sanitary construction featureslike sloped piping, double tube sheet evaporators, low drain points, sanitary connections and minimum dead legs.Each of our biopharmaceutical steam generatorsis equipped with PID loops for precise control of the pure steam pressure and feed water level, providing rapid response to changes in the pure steam header all with stable operation.
Engineered to fit inalmost any space, MECO pure steam generators are offered in both vertical and horizontal designs. Many options are available with our pure steam generators, includinga pure steam sampling system to ensure product quality.
CAPACITY in LBS/HR [KG/HR]
200 – 330 [91 – 150]
340 – 570 [154 – 259]
630 – 1,000 [286 – 454]
1,100 – 1,800 [499 – 816]
2,480 – 4,100 [1,125 – 1,860]
4,050 – 6,550 [1,837 – 2,971]
6,000 – 8,400 [2,722 – 3,810]
9,900 – 13,650 [4,490 –6,190]
CAPACITY in LBS/HR [KG/HR]
Notes: Pure steam capacities are dependent upon both the plant steam pressure provided and the pure steam pressure required. The capacity ranges shown above are based on 100-116 PSIG (6.9-7.6 BARG) plant steam pressure and 40-60 PSIG (2.8-4.1 BARG) pure steam pressure. A feed water temperature of 180°F (82°C), without the use of a feed heater, was also assumed.
Designed and built in accordance with cGMP requirements
All fabrication is by MECO in the U.S. (spare parts available)
Efficient component layout allows for ease of maintenance and calibration
Benefits of Pure Steam Cleaning for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Pure steam cleaning is beneficial and even necessary for the pharmaceutical industry. Consider the following benefits of using pure steam in pharmaceutics.
Prevents Contaminants From Entering the System
Standard steam generators have many points where outside biological and chemical contaminants can enter the system and contaminate the steam. When steam is contaminated, the entire system and the products being produced are at risk of contamination. Pure steam equipment is designed to sterilize the steam at the point of vaporization and keep the steam clean throughout the entire process. The design of pure steam systems also helps prevent any contaminants from entering the system.
Prevents Microbial Growth
Pure steam generators maintain steam at extremely high temperatures to prevent microbial growth in the steam system. Any parts of the system that are continuously exposed to the steam are sterilized. However, if any condensation occurs and cools down, the stationary water becomes an ideal environment for bacteria to grow.
MECO pure steam generators are specifically designed to prevent condensed water from collecting in any part of the system. This allows pharmaceutical manufacturers to avoid contaminating their products.
Reduces Potential for Corrosion
Standard utility steam typically needs to be treated with chemicals to prevent corrosion in system components. Because clean steam goes through an in-depth purification process, clean steam is less corrosive. Without corrosive effects, the equipment can last longer and even produce products with more purity. Additionally, any pharmaceutical products being manufactured won’t be exposed to those corrosion-inhibiting chemicals.
MECO Steam Generator Applications
One of the most common uses for steam generators in pharmaceutical applications is steam in place (SIP). SIP uses pure steam generators to clean pharmaceutical equipment between production cycles. SIP is used as an extra cleaning measure after the equipment is cleaned in place. Pure steam is superheated to sanitize a variety of surfaces and pieces of equipment. For example, MECO steam generators are commonly used for sanitizing vessels and piping systems.
MECO pure steam generators are also frequently used in support of the following applications:
Humidification of clean rooms
Learn More About MECO Biopharmaceutical Pure Steam Generators
Over our nine decades in business, we’ve strived to engineer comprehensive water purification and pure steam products, solutions and services to best serve our clients and their industries. In addition to our biopharmaceutical pure steam generators, MECO provides numerous services to ensure you and you’re team are supported with best-in-class service from MECO.
For more information on MECO pharmaceutical-grade pure steam generators, how they work andhow they can fit into your operation, contact us today.