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Tissue Digestor™ - Features and Benefits

> General Features and Benefits
> Low Pressure Small Lab Tissue Digestor™
> Small Capacity Tissue Digestor
> Medium Capacity Tissue Digestor
> Large Capacity Tissue Digestor
> Versatile Application Tissue Digestors

General Features and Benefits
The Complete Package
BioSAFE Engineering offers the complete package.  It is the goal at BioSAFE Engineering to maintain a positive working relationship with the customer and to ensure a smooth progression through the original consultation, sales process, engineering of your system and facility, manufacturing, final installation, and service after the installation.  We have the experience, engineering resources, and a customer service staff prepared to make the entire process seamless.
Proven Performance and Reliability
BioSAFE / WR2 engineers have worked rigorously testing components and designs since 1992, and have made major strides in developing and advancing Tissue Digestor™ technology. We are confident in the technology and it has proven itself over and over again with more than 100 systems in use world-wide and single units processing as much as one million pounds of animal tissue. The BioSAFE / WR2 Tissue Digestion Process is no longer just an alternative to incineration; it is the industry standard for environmental safety!
24 Hour Customer Service
BioSAFE / WR2 has a full staff of customer service representatives that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  BioSAFE engineers are able to monitor your Tissue Digestion process and make process changes from our state-of-the-art facility in Indianapolis. For warranty service information or for details on Service Contract options, contact us at 888-858-8099.
316-L Stainless Steel Construction
All wet components on BioSAFE / WR2 Tissue Digestors™ are constructed of 316-L stainless steel. Even the vessel skid and plumbing chassis are made of stainless steel. It is the goal of BioSAFE Engineer to provide systems that will last many years. BioSAFE even offers super-austenitic or duplex stainless steel for vessels that may be exposed to excessive chlorides and harmful acids.
ASME Certified Pressure Vessels and Welders
All vessels are ASME certified to 100 psig or greater operating pressure. During the BioSAFE / WR2 Tissue Digestion process, the vessel will operate at less than 60 psig. BioSAFE engineers have incorporated several redundant safety features to ensure that the vessel will never overpressure. This includes a series of pressure sensors and transducers that send real-time pressure data to the PLC as well as a mechanical pop-off pressure release. BioSAFE's stainless pipe welds are the strongest and best looking welds in the industry. All of our pipe welders are ASME Certified and receive ongoing training to perfect their skills.

Fast Heating and Cooling
BioSAFE Engineering introduces live steam injection to the WR2 Tissue Digestor™ for units 48 inches in diameter and larger. This dramatically speeds the heating process where time is of the essence. The new process consumes the steam condensate into the product.

BioSAFE Engineering offers internal coil heating for Tissue Digestor™ units. This feature provides faster and more efficient heating and cooling while preserving condensate to be returned to the boiler. Our research has revealed that not only do the vessels heat and cool faster, but the vessel life expectancy is dramatically improved and corrosion resistance is increased. Coils are easy and inexpensive to replace further reducing the long-term cost of ownership.

Energy Reduction
BioSAFE Engineering offers cooling water recovery tanks for Tissue Digestor™ units 48 inches in diameter and larger. The recovery tank saves heated water from the cooling process and uses it for rinse and fill water, resulting in considerable water conservation and energy savings.

pH Control by CO2 injection
BioSAFE Engineering offers a pH reduction system that uses CO2 injection to lower effluent pH and incorporates a small amount of hydrogen peroxide for odor control. This system is now available on all new Tissue Digestor models and is available as a retrofit for existing units. This enhancement is ideal in meeting regulatory requirements of effluent pH below 10.5.

controlUser Friendly GE Fanuc Controls or optional Siemens Controls
The entire BioSAFE Engineering product line is now equipped with easy-to-use GE Fanuc Controls or optional Siemens Controls. This gives the user a touch screen that displays all current data and detailed steps throughout the process. BioSAFE is able to monitor your system and make program changes from the Indianapolis headquarters, allowing the customer to receive immediate assistance.

 

Low Pressure Small Lab Tissue Digestor™
  • 11 lb (5 kg) tissue processing capacity.
  • Fully automated control system.
  • Standard as a mobile, electric hot-plate heated unit.
  • Ideal for small animals (such as rodents).
  • Ideal for small research facilities, pharmaceutical companies, or hospitals.
  • Low cost because no pressure vessel is required
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Small Capacity Tissue Digestor™
  • 30 lb to 60 lb (14 kg to 27 kg) tissue processing capacity.
  • Fully automated Siemens PLC control system and touch screen.
  • Standard as a mobile, steam-heated unit.
  • Ideal for small animals (such as rodents, cats, and small dogs).
  • Ideal for small research facilities, pharmaceutical companies, or hospitals.
  • Electric steam generator is available as an accessory.
  • CO2 pH reduction system available.
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Medium Capacity Tissue Digestor™
  • 80 lb to 750 lb (37 kg to 340 kg) tissue processing capacity.
  • Fully automated Siemens PLC control system and touch screen.
  • Depending on size, ideal for all animals up to and including pony size, wildlife, pathologic waste, and anatomic waste.
  • Ideal for research facilities, pharmaceutical companies, university animal facilities, medical schools, humane societies, conservation departments, and hospitals.
  • Electric steam generator available as an accessory.
  • Available with a fully automatic lid closure and latching system.
  • Custom sizes are available.
  • Mobile units are available.
  • CO2 pH reduction system is available.
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Large Capacity Tissue Digestor™
  • 1,500 lb to 10,000+ lb (680 kg to 4,336+ kg) tissue processing capacity.
  • Fully automated Siemens PLC control system and touch screen.
  • Ideal for all animals up to and including large horses, large cows, most zoo animals, pathologic waste, and anatomic waste.
  • Ideal for veterinary schools, pharmaceutical companies, research facilities, university and medical school animal facilities, colleges of agriculture, and government agencies.
  • Fully automatic lid closure system. Available on 30” through 48” models and standard on 72” through 96” models.
  • Direct steam injection and coil heating are both available on certain models in order to speed the heating and cooling process.
  • Custom sizes are available.
  • Mobile units are available.
  • CO2 pH reduction system is available.
  • Energy saving recovery tanks are available.
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Versatile Application Tissue Digestors™
Human Cadaver Water Resolution Unit
BioSAFE Engineering now offers a Tissue Digestor specifically designed for the respectful disposition of human cadavers in medical education and funeral homes.
  • 350 lb (159 kg) tissue processing capacity.
  • Fully automated Siemens PLC control system and touch screen.
  • Ideal for funeral homes, research facilities, and medical schools.
  • Coil heating is standard for fast heating and cooling and long vessel life.
  • Custom sizes are available.
  • Mobile units are available.
  • CO2 pH reduction system is available.
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Double-Door Pass-Through Tissue Digestors for Bio-Containment
BioSAFE / WR2 recently completed two large pass-through Tissue Digestors for use in bio-containment facilities (BSL-3 or 4). The animals are loaded in containment and the residues are removed out of containment. These cutting-edge Tissue Digestors are available in vertical or horizontal configurations and in many different forms that can be customized to any bio-containment application. Horizontal units can also double as gas chambers and/or prevac steam sterilizers. Large units can handle effluents, large animal bedding, and carcasses all in one processor.
EDS/Tissue Digestor Combo Units
BioSAFE Engineering has recognized a recent demand for systems with both EDS and Tissue Digestion capability to accommodate facilities who have multiple needs. This enables facilities with smaller lab demands and smaller lab budgets to realize the benefits of both systems. EDS/Tissue Digestor systems are now available for purchase. These systems have been thoroughly tested, installed, and are currently being used in customer locations around the world.
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Mass Disposal Tissue Digestor Systems
BioSAFE / WR2 has designed mobile mass disposal systems for disaster relief. These systems are available in multiple configurations and capacities up to 1.5 million lbs per day and are the safest way to dispose of extremely large quantities of carcasses, including all TSE infected tissue. Please contact us for more information.
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Bedding Treatment
BioSAFE Engineering offers bedding treatment systems for your entire animal bedding sterilization and disposal needs. These systems break the bedding down and expose it to high temperature steam for an extended period of time. Many sizes are available.
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