Product & Staff Safety

Improving Product and Personnel Safety

for the Pharmaceutical Industry

As your thermal utility partner, Armstrong understands your industry's regulations and guidelines for safety and sanitation.

We solve your problems and prevent them in ways no one else can with a vast array of products, technology, programs, services and online education—all designed to increase safety for your products and staff, throughout your facilities.

The Causes and Effects of Water Hammer

  • Steam separators and steam filters to remove impurities

    • Steam Separators  

      Armstrong in-line separators separate condensate efficiently using the centrifugal force of steam or air created by introducing it to a specifically shaped path. The result is improved thermal efficiency and reduced risks for water hammer, equipment corrosion and other problems.

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    • Steam Filters  

      Armstrong’s industrial stainless steam filters are designed for filtering steam to yield low differential pressure at high flow rates. Suitable for process steam and culinary steam applications in the pharmaceutical industry.

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  • Automatic steam quality monitoring that continuously measures and communicates the dryness fraction of steam

    • Steam QM®-1  

      Quicker and consistently more reliable and accurate than manual methods, Armstrong's Steam QM®-1 automatically detects the dryness fraction of steam and provides continuous steam quality measurement data trending over time.

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    • Steam QM®-3  

      Easily and efficiently measure the quality of steam used for sterile applications with Steam QM®-3. Our automatic steam quality monitor determines and communicates steam moisture content, the amount of superheat present, and the concentration of non-condensable gases in steam.

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  • Hose stations that will not pass live steam

    • Steam and Water Hose Stations  

      Armstrong hose stations improve efficiency and reduce risk when mixing steam and water at the point of use for wash-down. Our hose stations will not pass live steam, even in the event of a significant cold water pressure reduction, complete failure of the cold water supply, or failure of its primary operating component.

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  • Hot water systems complete with instantaneous hot water generation and digital temperature control

    • ReadiTemp™ Instantaneous Water Heater  

      ReadiTemp™ is Armstrong's revolutionary series of standard and application-customized steam/water instantaneous water heaters for any process application requiring very specific temperatures as high as 212°F (100°C). Our advanced hot water system combines digital control technology and instantaneous shell and tube heat exchanger design to meet higher set point temperature process applications, such as closed loop vessel jacket heating and centralized plant sanitation.

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    • Emech® Digital Control Valves  

      Emech® delivers and maintains water at precisely the desired temperature (+/-1°F, +/-0.5°C)—hot or chilled—immediately on demand. It ensures a consistent supply of water at the precision temperatures required for a variety of applications. Compared to traditional systems, Emech® offers a superior performance for speed, precision and reduced mechanical wear.

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    • Emech® Industrial Mixing Centers  

      The Emech® digital control valve is pre-piped as an industrial mixing center with all the requisite installation components for compact design and ease of installation. Advantages include consistent temperature accuracy, enhanced operational efficiency and reduced maintenance.

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Our record speaks for itself.

Armstrong's O&M sites have achieved 99.9+% utility reliability, with 0 recordable instances of safety issues in 2017. Our employees adhere to OSHA 1910 and 1926 for operational and construction safety, and we comply with all applicable environmental regulations.

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Recommendations from Armstrong University

    • Water Hammer  

      This course will discuss the basic mechanics of water hammer and help you identify conditions under which it may occur; it will also explain how to apply preventative solutions to avoid the occurrence of water hammer.

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    • Safety Training 101 Package  

      This package of 21 courses addresses environmental health and safety issues to help you provide a safe working environment. Each course can typically be completed in 30 minutes or less.

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Case Study


      Three-week study utilizing Armstrong's proprietary monitoring equipment determines severity, location and cause of water hammer problem for a major pharmaceutical company. Using this data, Armstrong provides a system solution that includes a complete turnkey installation of a custom-designed flash tank able to separate the flash steam causing water hammer from the cooler condensate.

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