Pharmaceutical Dust Collectors - Pharmaceutical Industry Applications
Pharmaceutical companies pay attention to dust. Preserving and collecting dust
for pharmaceuticals is a necessity and an important reason for the use of
cyclones for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to venting
tablet-punchers and de-dusters, the encapsulation process, and clean room
venting. The complexities surrounding these functions create very specific
The FDA requires drug companies to account for product. Baghouses and
cartridges retain a portion of the dust in the filter. This step can be
problematic for batch reconciliation, which requires the least amount of
guesswork possible. How much of the dust was retained? How much particulate or
dust from previous experiments was in the cartridge? Cyclone collectors make
this task much easier.
Maintaining a clean environment is absolutely vital as well. The easiest
method of preventing contamination is to collect in a clean environment, which
tends to be a relatively compact area. Standard collectors are large and
unwieldy, cannot be installed indoors and need large amounts of ductwork to
operate, and contaminate the dust. Aerodyne offers 6 collectors that are small
enough to fit in most clean room setups per NFPA-654 184.108.40.206.2 (2)*, versatile
enough to be arranged either vertically or horizontally, and efficient enough to
collect dust over 20 microns and easily measure, weigh, or recycle the dust.
Aerodyne dust collectors are available with these options including carbon steel
and stainless steel builds, polished welds, electropolishing, and quick-clean
In addition, Aerodyne offers a new bag-in/bag-out airlock valve for dust
collectors. With this valve, batch reconciliation can be performed near
production inside the clean room, preventing the operator from changing clothes
multiple times during the reconciliation process and saving valuable time.
* Air separators with a dirty side volume less than 8 ft3 can be located
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