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The Most Efficient Way to Chill Water for Hydrocoolers

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Jan 2, 2018 2:07:08 PM

Hydrocooling is a fast and efficient way of cooling water-tolerant fruits and vegetables after harvest by pre-chilling them in cold water to preserve their freshness and prolong shelf life. When produce is harvested from the fields, the high temperatures and humidity they retain threaten their quality. For this reason, it is beneficial to cool produce quickly to avoid damage.

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Topics: Temp-Plate, Heat Transfer

Video - Duplicating a Brewery, Coast to Coast

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Oct 25, 2017 8:59:40 AM

Duplicating an entire brewhouse and cellar facility might seem daunting to any brewery owner.  Where to start?  From the idea, to the blueprints, to the design, to the build phase and startup, every step is critical in the desired outcome of  making MORE great beer.

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Topics: Brewery Equipment

Shop Fabricated Tank vs. Field Erected Tank

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Oct 5, 2017 1:12:08 PM

We often hear the question: "Is it more economical to build a tank in your shop or here in the field at my
facility?" The answer really depends on 4 factors:

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Water-for-Injection Equipment in a Tight Space [Video]

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Sep 22, 2017 9:09:01 AM

Your company's pharmaceutical product is in demand.  You need to expand manufacturing capacity quickly, but physical space is limited.  A contract manufacturing facility in St. Louis, Missouri had a similar space challenge. They turned to Paul Mueller Company for the solution.  Through bold engineering and careful execution we were able to move a 16 foot wide multiple-effect still into a utility room with a 7 foot wide doorway.   

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Equipment

Brewery Equipment Scheduling - Here's How Much Time You Really Need

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Sep 12, 2017 7:00:00 AM


Summer 2017 is in the books and even more fans of your craft beer found you. That's great news!  

If you want another explosive year in 2018 you should start planning  for that extra capacity now, so the equipment you need will be in place, on time and ready to brew. Expanding a brewhouse or even building individual tanks requires a lot of upfront thinking, design work and communication before welding equipment is ever fired up.  And be wary of manufacturers that promise unrealistic lead times.

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Topics: Brewery Equipment

How to Install a Gasket on a Manway Cover - [Video]

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Sep 11, 2017 9:10:45 AM

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Viton gaskets are much stiffer than standard gaskets, so they are usually more difficult to install on your manway cover. Paul Mueller Company has come up with a solution that will make it easier for you to install your Viton gasket or any other kind of gasket you are having trouble installing because it is not pliable enough to get on the manway cover.

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Topics: Replacement Parts, Manways

What Comes in a Pharmaceutical Equipment Turn Over Package (TOP)

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Aug 18, 2017 8:38:01 AM

Turn over packages should contain the complete documentation and instructions that come with your pharmaceutical processing equipment purchase. They can be your field guide as you delve into production.  Make sure you are getting the complete information your company needs before it's delivered, by checking off these 7 items on your TOP: 

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Topics: Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical Equipment

Superior Quality and Competitive Lead Time in Pharmaceutical Equipment

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Aug 14, 2017 9:55:20 AM

When it comes to your pharmaceutical facility, it is imperative that your processing equipment arrive as soon as possible. We understand - lead time can make or break a project's success.

Just like producing pharmaceuticals, producing the equipment to make those pharmaceuticals requires a strong focus on efficiency. Of course quality can not be left behind. That is why Paul Mueller Company follows the most timely path to production and always keeps the right level of quality in every step of the process.   

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Equipment

Open vs. Closed Bioprocessing

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Jul 28, 2017 2:02:14 PM

Closed systems allow operators to avoid the hassle and cost of donning single-use, non-value adding garments, such as the ones depicted above,  while maintaining the integrity of the product.


Benefits of Closed Processing

Developing technologies in the pharmaceutical industry have challenged industry leaders to move toward a more efficient and cost-reducing manufacturing method: Closed Processing. This new wave of pharmaceutical engineering has brought forth both innovation and uncertainty from those who have tested the approach. With such advanced and proven technology surrounding this industry change, it is important to separate the reality of closed process effectiveness from the traditionalist resistance it has received.

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Stainless Steel, Single-Use, and the Hybrid System

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Jul 27, 2017 1:33:38 PM

When building a new pharmaceutical facility or expanding an existing facility, the need for new equipment is a top priority. The question of whether stainless steel or single-use technology is most appropriate for your company may arise. While both stainless steel and single-use each have a place within the pharmaceutical industry, it is important to understand where and why before placing your equipment orders.

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Topics: Pharmaceutical

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About Paul Mueller Company Academy:

Teaching and sharing ideas has long been part of the rich heritage at Paul Mueller Company.  We have almost a century of quality craftsmanship guiding the way we apply new learnings. Paul Mueller Company Academy is a collection point for those learnings, so we can collaborate and grow more successful together. You will find articles, blogs, guides, infographics and more dedicated to furthering knowledge for all, in the world of stainless steel processing equipment solutions. 

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