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 1st September 2011 Burkert

Burkert Builds on the Success of Steam Training with New Free Courses for Hygienic Processing

Bürkert is addressing the problems of skills shortages, sustainability and environmental and regulatory compliance in process markets, by introducing a second series of training courses dealing with the critical subject of Hygienic Processing. In common with Bürkert’s highly successful Steam Training courses - more of which are to be run shortly - the Hygienic Processing courses are free of charge.

We certainly appear to have struck a chord with the training courses that we are providing for the process, food, pharmaceutical and bio-medical sectors,” said Bürkert’s UK and Eire Marketing Manager Helen Christopher. “Our Steam Training courses were quickly oversubscribed, so we are now providing more to meet the demand. The new Hygienic Processing courses are also the result of feedback from our customers, regarding the specific types of training that they require to meet the continuing challenges they face, both from competitive markets and also as a result of the demands placed upon them by increasingly stringent regulatory regimes.”

The courses are being run as comprehensive one-day modules by looking at compliance considerations in hygienic processing, then at ways of achieving higher process yields with minimum plant footprint, at the same time as achieving maximum clean-ability and optimum process flexibility.

Day one looks at aspects for optimising connectivity and valve solutions for modern hygienic processing plants. The training course discusses the connectivity challenges for sterile process design, with discussion of the solutions available today. After lunch, the course moves on to considerations for effective valve solutions: the design criteria and development of materials of construction in valve solutions. Also covered is the evolution of diaphragm valve solutions – with particular emphasis on reducing dead volumes.

Day two looks at solutions for keeping a modern hygienic processing plant clean and safe, including critical measurements and considerations, what can you do to save money in your washing cycle. On the day you will go through a design check list to assess your plant and look at other practical tips with real life case studies.

Day three considers fermentation solutions with an introduction to the application and requirements for success. The course will look at background details as well as terms and definitions plus useful advice such as specification considerations, hints to guarantee process conditions.

Day four explores extended options for mechanical solutions, and working within guidelines. The course covers performance indicators for plant efficiency and control architecture possibilities.

“We are covering a lot of ground on each day, but all the material is highly relevant and covers the key subjects that our customers need to know about,” said Helen Christopher. “In addition, we understand the time pressures under which our customers operate; that’s why we’ve compacted the courses into separate single day modules which delegates are welcome to attend one, some or all depending on their interest and work commitments”.

Bürkert is inviting potential applicants for the Hygienic Training course to contact Helen Christopher, Bürkert UK and Eire Marketing Manager: Tel: (0)1453 731353 Fax: +44 (0)1453 731343 E-mail:

About BURKERT Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is one of the leading manufacturers of control and measuring systems for fluids and gases. The products have a wide variety of applications and are used by breweries and laboratories as well as in medical engineering and space technology. The company employs over 1,800 people and has a comprehensive network of branches in 33 countries world-wide.


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