Solar solutions for the pharmaceutical industry
Solar thermal is applicable in all stages of the pharmaceutical industry, all the way from research and development to the finished product.
Absolicon solar system gives effective utilization of solar thermal energy for industrial process heat application, that can reduce dependency of fossil fuel and unsustainable biomass energy consumption.
Range of applications for solar heating
- Cleaning in place
The Absolicon T160 solar collector has multiple areas for implementation in the pharmaceutical sector.
Clean in place, or CIP, refers to the cleaning of complete items of plant circuits without dismantling or opening the equipment. Solar heat can be supplied indirectly through a heat exchanger to the circulating fluids in the CIP station. The integration point is set prior to the conventional heat supply, thus ensuring that the set temperature of the CIP system is always reached.
Drying processes – Industrial dryers require large amounts of heat, most commonly with steam or electric heating. The incoming air can be heated with solar energy prior to the conventional heating supply. This will ensure the highest possible collector efficiency while ensuring that the set temperature of the air is reached.
Absolicon T160 Solar collector can be integrated into existing boiler system to reduce the energy cost. The integration points of the highest interest are the make-up water, condensate, feedwater, and low-pressure steam. The highest possible solar system efficiency is achieved by prioritizing low-temperature integration points. Absolicon T160 can generate steam up to 160°C and 8 bar pressure.
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