Cooling Systems for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Exact temperature control is essential for the pharmaceutical industry to ensure efficient and accurate production processes. From drug to chemical manufacturing, reaction cooling to electromagnetic heat reduction, our technical services and performance monitoring solutions ensure your equipment and products are always functioning at peak performance.

At Vistech we understand the unique needs of the pharmaceutical sector having designed and installed cooling systems with our clients across the UK, including GlaxoSmithKline, Croda, Merck Sharpe, Dohme, Eli Lilly, Astra Zeneca, Piramal Pharmaceuticals and Boots.

If you’re unsure of your needs, you can always check out our knowledge centre which is full of useful information to help guide you in the right direction. In any case, if you have an existing system in need of redesign or refurbishment, or you are looking to install a brand-new system with full turn key solutions, you may wish to consider the following:

Your Environment

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Three EWK 900/09 cooling towers complete with fan discharge attenuators, anti-legionella pack and drift eliminators

Saving power

Our SMART range of towers and coolers reduce energy consumption using scheduling capabilities to only run the tower or adiabatic unit during set periods of the day. As a result, less energy is used, and lower noise levels are observed during your production’s off-peak hours.

Saving water

For pharmaceutical sites with available footprint, adiabatic coolers provide a great option for reducing water consumption. It’s possible to achieve as much as a 90% reduction in water consumption compared to a cooling tower delivering the same duty – ideal for pharmaceutical sites with restricted access to water or for those looking to reduce their water consumption.   

Minimal operating noise levels

Pharmaceutical sites within proximity to residential areas should consider limiting operating noise by introducing sound attenuators to the cooling units. Vistech offers several discharge attenuator options to best suit your requirements. Our sales engineers can discuss this in depth at the design stage. It’s also possible to install attenuators retrospectively, on existing units.

Remote monitoring for peace of mind

We are used to working with pharmaceutical clients with busy production lines. We offer 24-hour monitoring for your peace of mind to ensure any issues are dealt with promptly and down time is kept to a minimum. You can also keep an eye on how your unit is continually performing with real time monitoring and monthly performance reports.   

System Sustainability

Corrosion resistant material

All Vistech units are manufactured using Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), a corrosion resistant material. This will significantly extend the life span of your unit, compared to steel structures.

Intelligent design to increase longevity 

Our Evaporative Panel Coolers are designed so that water does not contact the heat exchange surface/coil, limiting corrosion and increasing the longevity of your cooling unit. 

Air Intake Screens

To minimise the introduction of biological contaminants such as pollen, insects and dust into your cooling system and distillery process.

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Health & Safety

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Aerosol free design

Vistech’s evaporative panel design avoids spraying water so no aerosols are generated; you will therefore not be required to register your unit under the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers (NCTEC) to the local authority or HSE.   

Water treatment costs

There’s no need for an expensive water treatment regime with our adiabatic range as the water used is typically provided from a mains supply therefore neither retained or reused, making the risk of legionella negligible.   

Legionella Protection

All our GRP cooling towers are impregnated with a biocide, greatly reducing the risk of legionella. Removable pack and drift eliminators can be easily cleaned and once at the end of their life span can be economically replaced. We can also supply anti-legionella packing and drift eliminators as extra protection against legionella bacteria.

Cooling Tower or Adiabatic System?

Vistech Cooling Systems offers both cooling tower and adiabatic units depending on your site’s requirements, this helpful system comparison can help you decide which system is best suited to your pharmaceutical site.

  Cooling Towers Adiabatic Coolers
Water Consumption
Power Consumption
Sound level
GRP casing lifespan
Aerosols and plumes
Water Treatment
Capital cost