Cas d’application

An overhaul with high expectations

Protecting an investment
When one of Bavaria’s largest pharmaceutical companies decided to overhaul its entire production line it wanted only premium solutions. Around €280 million was being spent, and the company wasn’t going to compromise its investment with anything less than the best sanitary pumps on the market.
As a pharmaceutical company the customer’s requirements included a reliable flow of ultra-pure and deionised water, and a solution that made as little noise as possible. The CIP (Cleaning in Place) applications presented a particular installation challenge and required sterile double axial face seals.

An ensemble of ultra-sanitary solutions
Grundfos was commissioned to install 52 of its pumps. Before installation began, Grundfos specialists were closely involved in the planning phase to ensure optimal installation and operation. The sanitary pumps installed included standard centrifugal pumps (EURO-Hygia® I, EURO-Hygia® II, Contra I, Contra II) and SIPLA self-priming centrifugal pumps.

A “success story”
A spokesperson for the company says they are very happy with the outcome. He says Grundfos pumps are “one hundred per cent guaranteed” when it comes to reliability. One project engineer, who was largely responsible for the commissioning and installation of the Grundfos pumps, adds that the collaborative efforts between his company and Grundfos had been a “success story from start to finish”.