POWTECH Nuremberg, booth 2-216: Glatt focuses on hygienic design competence, efficient processes and occupational health and safety
Weimar/Germany, August 2023 – Glatt, the pioneer of fluid bed and spouted bed technology for bulk solids processing, will present cutting-edge safety concepts at POWTECH 2023 in Nuremberg (Germany) that go far beyond current legal requirements.
Glatt combines professional engineering with extensive technological know-how from its own practical experience as a plant manufacturer and operator. Visitors to the stand can discover which comprehensive concepts and innovations Glatt has developed and how they pay off in terms of product quality, fire/explosion protection, operational safety, heat recovery and environmental compatibility.
Glatt takes a holistic approach to planning new facilities and converting existing ones. This not only focuses on optimal particle design, but also ensures sustainable operation, especially in bulk materials processing industries. In addition to optimised space concepts and complete building solutions, Glatt’s expertise extends to waste and environmental management, energy concepts and the handling and containment of toxic and highly active substances.
Hygienic design and product safety Particular attention is paid to hygienic and safe production, especially in the food sector and for items destined for the consumer market. Glatt has implemented robust processes in production facilities to meet the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative’s Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC), which minimises product liability in the event of damage.
Glatt specialists consider structural and conceptual aspects and the process to develop new concepts for the dust- and contamination-free handling of highly active toxic products, for example. Design improvements such as securing individual components against overpressure-induced bursting are also part of the process and make cleaning and maintenance work on fluidised bed and spouted bed systems significantly safer for employees.
Tailor-made explosion protection Glatt offers various explosion prevention devices and measures that have been assessed theoretically and subsequently proven in practical tests. Ignition sources are avoided as far as possible, all parts are earthed, and an appropriate plant design is chosen to ensure maximum safety. Customers can select from the most appropriate option: explosion suppression, pressure relief, inert gas or vacuum operation.
At the Glatt Technology Centre in Weimar, not only are tests done on the production and functionalisation of powders, granulates and pellets, but further trials are run to optimise the process. Safety-relevant processes can also be tested at a laboratory scale before being used in production.
“Our many years of experience as a plant manufacturer and operator enable us to offer our clients customised safety concepts that meet their specific requirements. We focus on forwardthinking action and stand for maximum protection, efficiency and quality in bulk solids production,” says Dr Michael Jacob, Head of Process Technology at Glatt Ingenieurtechnik.
About Glatt Ingenieurtechnikl
For more than 30 years, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH has planned and implemented international projects, from the enlargement or modernization of existing production facilities to the construction of whole new factories. The plant engineering and process expert combines professional engineering with sound technical know-how derived from patented process technologies, such as Glatt powder synthesis and fluidized and spouted bed methods for granulation and coating processes.
The focus of the projects is on processes in the field of particle design and particle engineering for the development, optimization, functionalization and production of powder and bulk goods such as granulates and pellets. These are used in the food, feed, chemicals and fine chemicals industries. Glatt is also a leading partner in the engineering of pharmaceutical and biotechnological facilities for the manufacture of solid, semisolid, liquid and sterile dosage forms. The company’s headquarters are in Weimar, Germany, and affiliates are located in Germany, Europe, India and the USA.
As an integral part of the international Glatt Group, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik can draw on a global network of some 3000 employees. Numerous agencies exist worldwide as contacts for the full range of goods and services. More about the Glatt portfolio: https://foodfeedfinechemicals.glatt.com