Vacuum Pumping System (VPS) How to Reduce Batch Completion Time by Installing a New VPS in Pharma Production

Editor: Marion Henig

As a replacement of the existing steam jet ejector at M/s XYZ Pharma Ltd. (name changed to keep the user’s identity secret), Everest Blower Systems has recently installed a Vacuum Pumping System (VPS), which was manufactured in their (Everest’s) factory. Here is an exhaustive case study based on the step by step commissioning report and onsite experience.

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The Vacuum Pumping System (VPS) manufactured by Everest has vastly improved operational efficiency in a pharmaceutical company in India. (Picture: Everest)
The Vacuum Pumping System (VPS) manufactured by Everest has vastly improved operational efficiency in a pharmaceutical company in India. (Picture: Everest)

On June 21 this year, the Everest team reached the site of XYZ Pharma, and the material was unpacked and shifted to the exact location of installation. After a meeting with the plant AGM and Senior. Manager (Utilities), a team of (XYZ) engineers was assigned to Everest for the commissioning of the Vacuum Pumping System (VPS). Thereafter, the manufacturer gave the necessary guidelines to the engineers of XYZ Pharma regarding construction of the pipelines and other required extension of power supply facilities.

Time To Check the Parameters

On the next day, the pipelines were found ready, but some other changes were suggested. The work started again immediately with the cooperation of the maintenance team from XYZ, in presence of all officials from Everest’s end as well as XYZ’s side.

Although the vacuum pump was connected on the third day – that was not started, because Everest team had to check the parameters of the existing setup in the reactor, which was having a water ring pump of 20 HP connected with two steam jet ejectors and a post Everest mechanical vacuum booster of 7.5 HP motor.

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