INTERPHEX Booth #1431


    Kim Ball
   Pharmenta, Inc.
   212 Carnegie Center Suite 206
   Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
   Phone: (609) 919-6370 or
            (888) 765-7838
   Fax: (609) 452-7127

Pharmenta, Inc. Introduces New Radial Tank Bottom Valve that Eliminates Sump 
Found in All Other Radial Tank Bottom Valves

New York, NY, March 16, 2004:  Fluid handling equipment developer and manufacturer, Pharmenta, Inc. will showcase its new SumpFrē™ radial tank bottom valve at Interphex, 2004.  The SumpFrē™ valve totally eliminates the difficult-to-drain, difficult-to-flush and difficult-to-clean sump found in varying degrees in all other diaphragm tank bottom valves as a result of mounting the diaphragm in the valve drain floor. 

The SumpFrē™ valve features a patented diaphragm perimeter seal that is folded under and anchored tightly on top of a pedestal. The bottom half of the valve is a single piece of stainless steel, free of seams and seal joints, that has been machined into a smooth, continuously declining surface that is totally self draining.  In addition, an optional offset cleaning inlet is positioned to create a vortex flow that enhances the effectiveness of in-place cleaning and steam sterilizing agents.

“We developed this design at the request of an engineering company after improper cleaning of a tank bottom valve resulted in batch-to-batch cross-contamination that led to the illness of over ten thousand people,” said Doug Newberg, President of Pharmenta, Inc.  “The SumpFrē tank bottom valve totally eliminates any sump or pooling area, thereby maximizing cleanability-in-place and minimizing the need for manual cleaning intervention.”

The SumpFrē™ radial tank bottom valve is available now in sizes from 1 inch to 2.5 inches, with other sizes to follow.

Other innovative products from Pharmenta, Inc. to be demonstrated at Interphex 2004 include:

q       AptiPort® sampling valve.  The only sampling valve that self-drains from inclined sensor ports.

q       SIPTube® multipurpose valve.  Permits deadspace-free material supply or withdrawl deep within your process. CIP/SIP capable.  

q       SampleSafe™ collector.  Economically capture and seal samples in sterile isolation. 

To learn more about these products, visit Interphex booth #1431 or the company website,

Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, Pharmenta, Inc. develops and manufactures fluid handling equipment for the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, fine chemical and semiconductor industries.  Pharmenta, Inc. is the product division of N. L. Technologies, Ltd.  Since 1989, N. L. Technologies has provided regulatory and facility design expertise to pharmaceutical and food and beverage manufacturers around the world.   

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