Across a wide variety of sectors, ranging from food and beverages, personal care and homecare to adhesives and sealants, battery chemicals, and paints and industrial lubricants, manufacturers are increasingly turning to advanced solutions to achieve these objectives.

In the current landscape of liquid product manufacturing, sustaining competitiveness extends beyond delivering high-quality products. Actions that optimise operations for efficiency, minimise wastage, increase yields, and address these issues all play a key role in keeping companies competitive.

One of the easiest and most effective solutions is HPS Advanced Liquid Product Recovery (Pigging) Technology.

The Growing Need for Innovation

In a world where consumers demand product diversity, uncompromising quality, and sustainable practices, manufacturers face mounting pressures to streamline processes while upholding exacting standards.

Conventional manufacturing methodologies often incur product losses, cross-contamination risks, and inefficiencies in cleaning protocols. These hurdles not only impact financial metrics but also impede responsiveness to evolving consumer preferences.

Introducing HPS Advanced Liquid Product Recovery Technology

HPS Product Recovery Solutions is the world’s leading provider of high-performance pigging systems. Each system is custom designed to meet the customer’s exact needs and requirements, ensuring optimal product recovery rates.

Pigging works by propelling a specialised device, known as a ‘pig’, through pipelines. The pig pushes the residual product to its intended destination, enabling manufacturers to reclaim and utilise product, rather than sending it to waste.

There are many benefits of pigging for manufacturers in both the hygienic and industrial sectors.

Maximising Yields and Reducing Waste

One pivotal advantage of HPS pigging technology lies in its capabilities to recover product that is typically left in the pipeline after transfer sequences take place.

By propelling a pig through the pipeline, manufacturers reclaim valuable product, thereby optimising yields and minimising waste. This not only amplifies overall production efficiency but also fosters environmental stewardship by curbing the volume of product directed towards waste channels.

Ensuring Product Integrity and Uniformity

In addition to yield optimisation, HPS pigging technology ensures product integrity and consistency. By reclaiming residual product, manufacturers can mitigate the risk of cross-contamination during production cycles.

This is especially crucial in hygiene-critical sectors like food and beverages, where even minute traces of contaminants can result in costly recalls and damage to the brand’s reputation. Another sector keen on maintaining product integrity is the paint industry, who are currently having to alter formulas to accommodate restrictions on biocide usage.

Streamlining Cleaning Procedures

Pipeline cleansing between production is crucial but often laborious. Traditional methods involve manual cleaning and excessive use of water and cleaning agents.

Whilst pigging does not clean pipelines, HPS pigging technology facilitates the streamlining of these procedures by significantly reducing water consumption and cleaning agent requirements. This saves time and resources, and also diminishes the environmental footprint associated with cleaning operations.

Additionally, HPS pigging technology and components are compatible with clean-in-place (CIP) procedures. The sanitary pig can withstand high temperatures and the pig housing is designed to enable full flow around the pig, ensuring thorough cleaning.

Tailored Solutions for Diverse Sectors

HPS pigging technology is adaptable across diverse industries and applications. With various pigging system configurations available and a bespoke design process, pigging systems are used in many industries, including:

  • Food and beverage
  • Pet food
  • Personal care and cosmetics
  • Lubricants and greases
  • Chemicals
  • Paints and coatings
  • Homecare products

So, whether you want to reclaim juice, paint, or antibacterial spray, HPS can provide the perfect automated pigging system for you.

Fostering a Competitive Edge in Expanding Markets

As companies strive to become the foremost supplier in their industry, competition grows. Manufacturers constantly look for new technologies and processes that will give them a competitive advantage.

By using HPS Advanced Liquid Product Recovery Technology, companies can distinguish themselves by enhancing operational efficiency, curtailing waste, and improving product quality. Additionally, HPS pigging systems have a rapid payback period of six to twelve months, along with a high return on investment (ROI).

Pigging technology equips manufacturers to cater to growing market sectors and positions them as pioneers in sustainability and innovation.

Case Study: CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company that produces gum, pectin, xanthan, carrageenan, and other hydrocolloids for the food, beverage, and consumer products industries. Working with the team at CP Kelco San Diego, HPS designed, supplied, and implemented one fully automated single-pig pigging system.

The pigging system saves CP Kelco approximately 1200 gallons of usable product per cycle. Additionally, they are now experimenting with different cleaning techniques, ensuring that the pipelines are cleaned efficiently and effectively in preparation for the next product transfer sequence.

Read the full case study on How HPS Pigging Systems Increases Yields and Reduces Product Losses in Food Ingredients Manufacture.

Durable Technology for Long-Term Growth

HPS Advanced Liquid Product Recovery (Pigging) Technology stands as an innovative technology for manufacturers of liquid products. By optimising yields, preserving product integrity, and streamlining CIP processes, pigging technology facilitates manufacturers’ endeavours to maintain competitiveness in growing market sectors.

As consumer expectations continue to evolve and grow, the integration of innovative solutions like HPS pigging technology emerges as a must-have business growth strategy for manufacturers looking to thrive.

With the correct maintenance, HPS pigging systems can last for decades without losing their efficiency. One of HPS’s oldest customers has been successfully using their system to improve product yields for over 25 years!

Find Out More

To find out more about liquid product recovery and liquid transfer solutions, visit the resources section of our website. We also have a range of case studies and free guides on pigging technology for different industries.

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