Watson-Marlow Pumps Group launched a new food-grade hose for use with Bredel pumps. FDA and EC compliant, the new F-NBR hoses offer improved wear resistance and longer life for enhanced production efficiency and process/product safety.
The hose is suitable for manufacturers in the food and beverage sector that are using peristaltic pumps to dose additives or transfer abrasive, shear sensitive and viscous substances. To better meet these requirements, Bredel introduced its F-NBR food-grade hose, which meets FDA 21CFR177.2600, EC 1935/2004 and BfR XXI cat.4 regulations and provides up to 80 percent longer life.
Bredel hose pumps can deal with products as diverse as soft fruit and shellfish, abrasive yeast and finings, as well as fluids containing high concentrations of hard solids such as whole spices. Unlike other pumps that incorporate a variety of moving parts and can contribute to microbial growth and contamination, Bredel hose pumps have no direct contact with the product at any stage of the production process. The new F-NBR hose can be cleaned by clean-in-place and steam-in-place sterilization at full velocity, without the need for a bypass.
The hoses are available in 10-100mm sizes and are manufactured in accordance with cGMP guidelines.