When processing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), the occupational exposure limit (OEL) has a significant part to play in the design of a process to ensure operators are not at risk to exposure.
Therefore, when Cipla Ltd built their OEL compliant plant at their Goa factory in 2005, having a screener that would ensure product quality and integrity were maintained without compromising the safety of their operators was essential.
In search for a suitable screener to remove any oversized contamination from their incoming raw materials and to remove undersized particulates after granulation, Cipla attended an exhibition and came across the OEL level 5 compliant Russell Compact Airlock Sieve.
The sieve utilizes a pneumatic clamping system, which, combined with its patented Twist Lock Inflate (TLI) technology, provides a uniform dust tight seal. Assembly and dis-assembly of the sieve is achieved in seconds. The component parts are placed into the base and located by twisting and locking the lid without the need for tools.
The air clamp is then inflated to secure and seal the unit during operation. The unit is suitable for either continuous or batch operations and also lends itself to applications where a number of different products are being processed due to the simplicity and speed with which it can be dis-assembled and cleaned.
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