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What is liquid goods?
Liquid goods are goods in a liquid aggregate state. Liquids do not have a solid form; their particles are in constant motion. Factors such as pressure or temperature can influence the state of a liquid. In addition, liquids can have very different properties, which must be taken into account not least during filling. In the field of process engineering and contract filling, these properties play a particularly important role.
Goods in liquid state can be filled at Ebbecke Verfahrenstechnik AG with the help of modern machines and special solutions according to requirements. In the process, of course, attention is also paid to compliance with occupational safety and environmental protection guidelines.
Safety precautions during filling
Depending on the liquid product, various safety aspects must be taken into account during filling. Ebbecke Verfahrenstechnik has, for example, overflow safety devices and drip extraction systems. In the case of harmful vapors, gas hoods protect employees and the environment during filling.
Special precautions must be taken when filling flammable materials and liquids. Pumps must be made of conductive materials and it must be ensured that electrostatic charges do not produce sparks and thus cause a fire.
Acids and alkalis
Acids, alkalis and cleaning agents can be safely filled using plastic pumps. When handling these corrosive and aggressive substances, special protection must be provided for the employee operating the machine. Body protection such as gloves, safety goggles and face masks are mandatory.
Volatile substances, such as ammonia, form hazardous vapors during filling that can pose a danger to the operator. A gas-tight fitting is therefore mandatory. However, if the medium to be filled is particularly toxic, has a strong odor and is highly volatile, a closed filling system that returns the gases directly to the container is essential to ensure the greatest possible safety.
The filling process at Ebbecke Verfahrenstechnik
As a contract filler, Ebbecke Verfahrenstechnik can process almost any bulk and flowable material with its modern machinery – whether powder, viscous, pasty, floury, fine-grained or coarse-grained.
Filling is carried out on calibrated scales in drums, canisters and cans, etc. Delivery ramps at the building ensure smooth logistical handling in the Chempark’s internal plant traffic and also externally.
Depending on the needs of our customers, we can produce up to 10,000 metric tons of liquid mixtures. Storage can take place on site; various containers are available for supply. For filling IBC and tanker containers, we have a special stainless steel plant. This enables us to supply large parts of the European market with a wide variety of liquid mixtures – quickly, cost-effectively and flexibly.
Goods in a liquid aggregate state