The aseptic VESTA® sampling system is based on a modular design concept, making sampling at different locations in the process line possible with outstanding simplicity. Thanks to the system’s compact design and freely selectable degree of automation it can adapt with ease to any customer process requirements.
The system enables easy and safe aseptic sampling in 4 steps
- Mount sample valve via a VARINLINE® housing into the product line
- Autoclave and dock glass bottle including inlet valve
- Sterilize system
- Take sample
Advantages in the process
The sampling system can be used in horizontal as well as in vertical product lines with exactly the same components. The arrangement and the support frame made of stainless steel will be ideally adapted.
- Bottle monitoring via proximity switches
- Freely selectable degree of automation thanks to VESTA® valve technology
- IZMAG™ flow meter
- Condensate collector and temperature probe for safe sterilization cycles
When the sampling system is transferred to another location, the VARINLINE® housing used for installation is safely closed with blind flanges.
Metering with new precision: the flow meter IZMAG™
To perfect the sampling process, the electromagnetic flow meter IZMAG™ fulfills metrological requirements at the highest level. It owes the reliability of its measured values to continuous internal calibration. The display can be rotated through 360°, it is illuminated and complies with highest ergonomic requirements. The standard model with its functional design made of stainless steel is bluetooth enabled so it can be expanded using HART or Profibus.
The process steps in detail
1. SIP bottle connection
The pre-autoclaved glass bottle and inlet valve are docked onto the system. Steam is supplied, flows through the closed inlet valve and is drained via the steam trap.
2. Sample taking
Both outlet and the steam inlet valves are set into closed position. In a second step, sample and bottle inlet valve are opened to start the sample taking.
After sample taking, the product line is flushed with sterile water (condensate). Remaining product and sterile water is drained through the regular outlet valve.
4. Steam/condensate barrier
A continuously applied steam barrier enables optimum process safety at all times. Alternatively, a condensate barrier can be applied instead of an active steam barrier.