The best solution for steam hose: Vena® SteamFlow
Vena® Steamflow’s construction
VENA® Steamflow is a new flexible steam hose construction made from an innovative self-developed material that ensures very high resistance to saturated steam in extended cycles and continuous flow applications.
This flexible steam hose is manufactured with inner cream-color food quality rubber and outer black rubber cover. Equipped with two plies of synthetic fabric reinforcements and metal wire spring,ll encased inside the hose.
The product is also equipped with an abrasion-resistant outer layer and a wire spring reinforcement making it capable of withstanding high-pressure conditions.
Vena® Steamflow ‘s real implementation.
Background. The need for a steam-resistant hose.
Vena® SteamFlow, a steam-resistant hose, has been successfully implemented in a leading Spanish pharmaceutical company to address challenges faced in housing the Sterilization-In-Place (SIP) lines of several bioreactors. The pharmaceutical industry relies heavily on SIP processes to maintain a high level of hygiene during manufacturing processes and reduce the risk of contamination.
These processes offer significant advantages, including reduced cleaning and sterilization times, increased efficiency and productivity, reduced costs and water composition, and decreased risk of contamination. While static stainless-steel hoses have been a common solution for SIP lines, they can be costly and challenging to implement due to the dimensions of the work area. Additionally, maintenance can be more troublesome than other solutions, such as flexible hoses.
For the reasons stated above, the pharmaceutical company had opted for flexible rubber hoses in the past. However, they encountered significant challenges in finding a suitable hose that could withstand long steam sterilization cycles at high pressure and temperature conditions for extended lifetimes, resulting in frequent replacements and increased downtime.
Vena®Steamflow. A solution for steam related applications
Being steam resistance and good compatibility with CIP processes two of the most critical parameters for the pharmaceutical company new sterilizing lines, Venair offered the innovative Vena® SteamFlow. This solution addressed the main challenges faced by the company by offering a hose with very high steam resistance and pressure resistance that remains flexible and easy to install.In comparison to other flexible hose or piping alternatives, Vena® SteamFlow delivered significant advantages.
It contributed to a reduction in downtime, an increase in productivity, and an overall enhancement in the reliability of the manufacturing process. Moreover, it substantially decreased the costs associated with frequent replacements and maintenance.
Overall, the successful implementation of Vena® SteamFlow in this leading Spanish pharmaceutical company has demonstrated the efficacy of this solution in addressing challenges faced in housing SIP lines of several autoclaves. By offering a flexible, durable, and reliable solution, Vena® SteamFlow has emerged as a valuable alternative for the necessities of the pharmaceutical and other demanding sector, enabling manufacturers to maintain a high level of hygiene and sterility while improving productivity and reducing costs.