Increased production in pharmaceuticals means additional need for technological cooling, but plant shutdown to accommodate equipment installation is costly. Production must cease while temperatures are above critical levels.
Working to minimize disruption, ITT Industries' Lowara in Vincenza, Italy, installed cooling system upgrades for Jenapharm GmbH & Co. KG in Jena, Germany, but kept downtime to just hours. The equipment increased the effectiveness of Jenapharm's cooling plant to support higher production levels with a more powerful, more flexible and better-balanced system, including better backup equipment. The system costs less to run than the original installation, according to Ulrich Schmidt, managing director of Lowara Deutschland GmbH.