SISTO Armaturen S.A., a member of the KSB Group, inaugurated a newly built technology center in Echternach (Luxembourg) by end of February. The TechCenter includes testing facilities specifically tailored to the needs of the pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology.
The building covers an area of 350 square metres and has two floors. Furthermore, this building also features modern office space for the technical departments. The construction costs are 3.5 million Euros.
Simulation under original conditions
The testing facilities also include a custom-built test stand for sterile process valves. This allows practical testing of valves for sterile processes. Here, developers are able to simulate all the necessary cleaning (CIP) and sterilisation (SIP) processes under original conditions.
All common cleaning products (CIP), ultra-pure steam (SIP), compressed air, and vacuum are used, as well as cold and hot water. The tests can be performed according to ASME BPE standards or according to individual specifications of the end user.
Technology center designed to be climate neutral
As part of its sustainability policy, SISTO Armaturen S.A. has designed the building to be climate neutral. On completion, the building will require neither heating nor cooling.
“The TechCenter sets standards in the development and testing of diaphragm valves,” says SISTO Managing Director Philipp Gaudlitz. “It underlines our claim to continue supplying customers with innovative products of the highest quality.”