In today's regulatory environment, growing
concern for the health and safety of workers and their surroundings
has dictated new benchmarks in the work force. Standards for
environmental protection have become ever more stringent.
Wei-Pack has responded to each of these challenges by offering
integrated solutions that improve operator safety and reduce
waste generation and pollution.Clean-In-Place Technology
At Wei-Pack we are committed to helping process manufacturing
plants comply with with ISO 9001 : 2000 standards by putting
to practice mechanisms such as Clean In Place (CIP) technologies,
piggable transfer systems, and manifolds. These methods reduce
potential safety hazards and adhere to rigid code demands
without sacrificing the economic welfare of the business.
Some of the practices are highlighted below:
To prevent the production of waste
generation, CIP technology is incorporated into every Wei-Pack
manufacturing design. As a result,
Automatic Batch Blenders (ABB) are equipped with spray balls
for rinsing between batches and consuming
a minimum quantity of rinse media. In most cases, the rinse
media is a raw material that can be collected for reuse.
Drum decanting units (DDU) are designed with a rinse tank
containing rinse media for cleaning the drum lance between
component additions and cleaning the drums when empty. Inline
blenders (ILB) contain air blow back and self-draining
features. Through these CIP techniques our customers realize
a significant reduction in the unfavorable manufacture
of off-spec products and waste. In fact, it is not uncommon
to see over 90% lower generation of waste during
production and that can only add up to cost saving measures
and increased profit margins.
In addition to CIP technologies, piggable
systems and manifolds also impart environmental and employee
protection. Through the use of piggable manifold systems,
the manufacturer has the ability to move product from a single
source point to multiple destinations through common transfer
lines with no contamination. Plant
safety is also improved by virtually eliminating the use of
hoses for raw material and finished product transfer. This
way, workers can put an end to the
manual lifting of heavy, and often slippery, hoses.