Investigation Of New Level Technologies In Single Use, Disposable Systems
This article presents guided wave radar level measurement as an acceptable, less expensive alternate to load cell systems. By David Ladoski and Dan Klees
WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES
Overcoming Challenges In Virus Removal
Biotechnological and biological therapeutic products are often manufactured using materials of animal or human origin, which carry a risk of being contaminated with either known or unknown viruses.
Single-Use Technology: The Trust Factor
What is missing today is trust. The axiom “trust but verify” is truer with single-use systems than in the past. The customer/supplier relationship required with single-use systems cannot be transactional, but must be a long term partnership for mutual success. This has to be built on a foundation of trust, and that is lacking today. For the end users, the implementation of single-use systems represents an outsourcing of critical operations, previously performed and controlled by their own people and quality management system.
Inspecting Powders - A New Opportunity
Advances in powder flow measurement using shear cell technology now make it possible to consider this technique for both incoming inspection and final product acceptance. Why?
Case Study: Bag Handling, Check Sieving, Weigh System
In this installation, materials are received in 50-pound bags and semi-bulk bags and are security screened for foreign objects while being conveyed to a weigh hopper, where they are automatically hatched in predetermined weights and discharged into process drums.
Particle Testing in Cleanroom High-Pressure Gas Lines for ISO 14644
This paper provides guidelines for the testing of high pressure gases used in cleanrooms according to the cleanliness limits derived from the ISO 14644-1 cleanroom classification standard, the FDA cGMP guidelines and the EU GMP Guidelines. Specifically, this applications paper relates to satisfying the air particle concentration limits of Class 100 (ISO 5) where product is exposed to the air environment.
The Cost Of A Powder Stoppage
Operations managers cope with powder jams on a recurring basis. At least once a month, there may be a more significant event that brings production to a halt and seriously affects output for that day.