Production and packaging processes used in pharmaceutical manufacturing plants generate multiple types of particles that can create potentially harmful and explosive chemical mixtures.
If the operator is exposed to pharmaceutical dust, by breathing or touching it, it may cause side effects such as respiratory illness, skin reactions, and other physiological effects. Many substances have the potential to explode and cross-contamination of dust with other materials can impact on product quality and safety.
Last but not least, filter and dust-removal maintenance can cause exposure and cross-contamination. This is whyCoral USA can customize some of its filtering solutions with “Bag-In/Bag-Out” filters, protecting the workers’ breathing zone.
Coral USA products for the extraction and filtration of contaminants in the pharmaceutical industry include: small portable smoke and dust collectors, suitable for intermittent operation, and centralized collection and filtration systems for medium to high airflow applications.
All pharmaceutical industry equipment uses cartridge filters or sleeve/bag filters in conjunction with pre-filters and HEPA post-filters (for 99.9% efficiency).
ATEX fans are used in these products and are generally located downstream of the ATEX filters so that they are not exposed to the contaminated airflow.