Level and Flow Solutions for the Life Sciences Industry

The profitability and product quality of any life sciences industry facility is dependent upon sustaining the highest standards in cleanliness, sterility and process control through accurate, reliable process measurements. Bio-pharmaceutical sanitation regimens destroy residual organisms in process equipment like reactors and fermenters, and prevent product contamination between production batches. All life science industries rely on the aggressive cleaning processes of clean-in-place (CIP) and sterilize-in-place (SIP) to achieve their sanitation goals.

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Hygienic flow switch applications include foam detection, CIP operations and Water For Injection (WFI) systems.

Instrumentation Considerations for the Life Sciences Industry

Using hygienic instrumentation is one way for processes to maintain the cleanliness and sterility of their equipment, whether the hygienic component is the media contact surface of the instrument (such as its probe), or the entire instrument (both probe and housing). Some key characteristics of hygienic instruments are as follows:

  • Manufactured from materials selected for their microbial resistance
  • Stainless steel materials are processed to a surface smoothness that reduces the possibility of bacterial adhesion
  • Products are free from indentations or incorrect radii where bacteria harbor
  • Designed to foster the draining away of cleaning solutions and other liquids
  • Can be specified to withstand aggressive chemicals and sterilization

Applications that involve hazardous materials, such as solvent or alcohol recovery, may require level instruments with explosion-proof (XP) approvals. Due principally to the robust construction of its electronics housing, an XP instrument has been certified to withstand an internal explosion without allowing hot gases or flames to escape from the housing to trigger an explosion in the surrounding atmosphere.

Level and Flow Instruments for Life Sciences Applications

Magnetrol® produces a line of hygienic instruments which are suitable for a wide range of life sciences industry applications, including:

  • Air/compressed air
  • Bioreactors
  • Bubble traps
  • Buffer prep
  • Bulk storage
  • Fermentation
  • Filtration systems
  • Media prep
  • Process/waste gas
  • Pump protection
  • Sanitized water production
  • Single use systems
  • Solvent tanks
  • Tank blanketing
  • Waste treatment

To learn more about the hygienic instruments that MAGNETROL manufactures, download the Life Sciences Industry applications brochure.

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