KSB inaugurates valve technology centre in Luxembourg

KSB Group’s Sisto Armaturen SA has officially opened its new technology centre in Echternach, Luxembourg.

The Sisto TechCenter includes testing facilities tailored to the needs of the pharmaceutical industry and the biotechnology sector, as well as modern office space for the technical departments.

The testing facilities have a custom-built test stand for sterile process valves. This allows practical testing of valves for sterile processes. Here, developers are able to simulate all the necessary cleaning (CIP) and sterilisation (SIP) processes under original conditions. All common cleaning products (CIP), ultra-pure steam (SIP), compressed air, and vacuum are used, as well as cold and hot water. The tests can be performed according to ASME BPE standards or to the individual specifications of the end user.

In addition to further function and endurance test stands for diaphragm valves and accessories, there are also a variety of facilities for materials testing and testing of mechatronic assemblies. A vacuum chamber with leak detector is available for leak tests using helium in accordance with ISO 15848-1 or German Technical Guidelines on Air Quality Control (TA Luft).

As part of its sustainability policy, Sisto Armaturen has designed the building to be climate-neutral, so it will require neither heating nor cooling.