The initial purchase of a sterile air tank vent requires only the tank vent housing and a sterile-grade air filter. Costs vary depending on requirements, but the investment starts at approximately $1,000. Most sterile air tank vents are clean-in-place compatible.
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If you’re a fiscally minded manager in food processing, it pays to know the spoilage risks in your holding tanks and choose storage protection scaled to those risks. The range of options includes solutions that are appropriate for your needs and budget.
Marcks is lead development engineer in Donaldson Co.’s Process Filtration Division and an actively involved member of 3-A SSI and CAGI. Reach him at email@example.com.