Filtration Provides the Highest Levels of Protection for Cleanrooms
Within the pharmaceutical industry, strict requirements set forth by the FDA on air purity levels are necessary because of the direct effect that airborne contamination has on the quality of the pharmaceutical products that are in contact with the wide population. Anything that could come into direct contact with a pharmaceutical product is a potential risk toward contamination. Especially for aseptically prepared parenteral medicine, such as injectables and infusions, no contamination can be accepted, otherwise severe harm or life-threatening health risks to the patient can result.
Within normal operation, the air inside your pharmaceutical production facility can contain:
- Molds, spores, pollens, bacteria and viruses
- Carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Bacteria, viruses and byproducts
- Vehicle engine exhaust, exhaust from industrial plants
- Asbestos, clays, elemental particles and man-made fibers
Extensive Studies Show:
Up to 65% of energy spending at a pharma facility is related to moving air
There are 175,268 pages on IAQ in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Lack of proper air filtration is the #1 cause of poor IAQ
The time it takes to address a filter leak:
- Five to ten minutes planned time for an experienced team to scan filter
- At least two labor hours unplanned downtime to remove, replace and retest a leaking filter
Loss from a single microglass filter leak:
- $250,000+/hr (two hours of unplanned downtime)
- $20,000 (documentation and meetings)
$3,000 to $20,000 documentation costs associated with a single filter leak
Customized Pharmaceutical Air Filtration System SolutionNo clean air is possible without a carefully selected and reliably functioning air filtration system. The performance of installed air filters, whether terminal filters or prefilters, directly determines how effectively harmful contaminants are prevented from entering the airstream in process environments. However, if the air filter selection process does not also consider the lifetime operating costs of a given product, facilities could be exposed to unnecessary risks and expenses.
Optimize Your Filtration and Improve Your Environment
A thorough air filter audit of your HVAC Systems is the first step that AAF Flanders takes, in order to provide you professional guidance and analysis for cost savings and liability reduction. By conducting this audit, we strive to understand your current state and your complete air filtration needs, applications, and goals for total air quality. This customized air filtration survey costs you nothing and could give you significant benefits by helping you save money, reduce risk, and save time.
Contact your AAF Flanders representative to schedule an audit and to find out how the insights from intelligent data tools, including TCO Diagnostic® and Sensor360®, can improve operational outcomes and save you time and money.