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#1 Landi Pelser

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 12:04 PM

I work in a fast-paced, semi-automated bottling plant. The filling area is enclosed and operated by a bottling operator, thus if a bottle breaks or bursts inside that area, the system is set to deliberately under-fill (reject) bottles on the conveyor before and after the burst, as well as to do a spray rinse of the area. 

How does one validate and verify that such a procedure is effective? it would be impossible and uneconomical to place the whole area and personnel on hold just because a bottle broke, (which can happen frequently), as per the normal/strict glass breakage procedures and templates I've seen.

 

Any recommendations, examples or templates would be much appreciated? 



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Posted 18 June 2020 - 12:43 PM

Why does this happen so often?

 

I'd be looking to the root cause first.

 

In the past we had a high-speed glass (soda) bottling facility that used an led scanner to check the bottles prior to fill - close to 100% nixies were isolated and dropped out the bottom of the machine and the fillers only had one or two bottles break a week in which case they auto stopped the line for clean up, inspection and release back to production.

 

I'd be more interested in finding why this happens so often first.


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Posted 18 June 2020 - 12:55 PM

Thanks for you input Glenn - I'll definitely go back and firstly check our specs with the supplier to determine root cause. 

 

My question is then, once a bottle breaks by the filler, how do you validate and verify that the automatic cleaning system was sufficient?

Small glass shards are not always visible when doing a visual inspection inside a bottle. 

 

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