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Pharmaceutical

Manufacturing pharmaceuticals is a highly detailed, quality oriented process that is strictly regulated to maintain the highest standard in every batch. So, making products such as vitamins, minerals, drugs, and herbs entails intricate processes including granulating, drying, crushing, mixing, blending, compressing, pelletizing, coating, and screening. All of these processes produce harmful airborne dusts.

Pharmaceutical processes produce very fine, dry, and light particulates that become airborne with little air movement. These dusts can easily travel across a factory, carrying active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's), and cause cross-contamination. This damages product quality and purity. Worker inhalation and exposure to these biologically active dusts can cause adverse health effects such as organ toxicity, skin rashes, birth defects, or worse. Pharmaceutical dusts and materials are also combustible. API's, for example, have a wide range of explosivity and sensitivity to an ignition source and since processes like milling, pouring, and mixing can create a electrostatic discharge, the dust can ignite and burn extremely rapidly. This poses major fire and explosion risks to the workers and facility.

Exposure to these dusts is governed by OSHA and monitored by other organizations that regulate safety. We highly recommend familiarizing yourself with the statutory parameters. View Laws & Regulations

To minimize these risks, implement quality air filtration products and systems. Below, is an outline of the solutions we recommend.

 

 

Our Solutions

Ducting

Nordfab Quick-Fit Ductwork
Quick, simple, and strong clamp type ducting to modify, expand, or reduce most dust collection systems in a matter of seconds.

Dry Dust Collectors

OptiFlo® RC
OptiFlo® RC
A cartridge collector that's the optimal solution to many applications with an optimized design and enhanced filtration performance.
FabriPulse® M
FabriPulse® M
A pulse-jet bag collector that's engineered to give years of efficient service and minimum downtime in continuous duty dust collection applications.
PulsePak® Prime
PulsePak® Prime
A cartridge dry dust collector designed to meet today’s high efficiency and compact size requirements for in-plant recirculation installations.
ArrestAll®
ArrestAll®
A shaker dust collector designed to control dust from a single source or system and saves energy by recirculating clean air.

Wet Dust Collectors

RotoClone® W
RotoClone® W
A cost effective, high-efficiency wet dust collector that combines a dust collector with a centrifugal fan.
RotoClone® N
RotoClone® N
A wet dust collector that combines high efficiency, low maintenance costs, simplicity, flexibility and low water usage to maximize performance.
RotoClone® LVN
RotoClone® LVN
An efficient, compact and economical wet-type dust collector specifically designed for volumetric flow rates of 2,500 CFM or less.

Side Access Housings

AstroSeal® Type S
AstroSeal® Type S
Designed to meet the stringent requirements of HEPA filter applications, this housing is engineered to perform reliably, even in the toughest environments.
Bag In/Bag Out
Bag In/Bag Out
A filter system that's a safe, simple, reliable method for removing contaminated particulate filters and/or gas absorbers in hazardous environments.

Flex Hose

Light PVC Hose
Light PVC Hose
Light weight blue or clear PVC hose reinforced with a spring steel wire helix.
Heavy Duty PVC Hose
Heavy Duty PVC Hose
Heavy weight blue or clear PVC hose reinforced with a coated spring steel wire helix.
Light Dust Collection Hose
Light Dust Collection Hose
Light weight, clear or black polyurethane hose reinforced with a bronze coated spring steel wire helix.
Double-ply White Fabric Hose
Double-ply White Fabric Hose
Double-ply white acrylic coated polyester fabric hose reinforced with a spring steel wire helix.
Co-Extruded PVC Hose
Co-Extruded PVC Hose
Medium weight clear co-extruded PVC hose with a rigid black external PVC helix.
Clear Static Control Hose with Grounding Wire
Clear Static Control Hose with Grounding Wire
Specially formulated, clear static dissipative thermoplastic polyurethane hose reinforced with a rigid white external ABS helix and an embedded grounding wire.
General Purpose White Flex Hose
General Purpose White Flex Hose
Medium weight, white thermoplastic rubber hose reinforced with a spring steel wire helix.

Fume Extraction Arms

FX Extractor Arm
FX Extractor Arm
Extractor arms for use in laboratories in applications such as gluing, working, with solvents, adhesives, etc.
Bench Top Extraction Kit
Bench Top Extraction Kit
These kits include FX Original Extraction Arm(s) with hood or nozzle, a fan with speed control and a standard filter.

 

 

 More solutions coming soon! We would love to help you find some custom solutions in the meantime.