Hanovia’s PharmaLine PQ UV Disinfection System takes Biosecurity to the next level
New 3rd party validated system is pharma-specific and fit for purpose
Designed specifically to provide validated, performance qualified UV treatment of water in pharmaceutical, biotech and other high purity applications, Hanovia’s new PharmaLine PQ UV system takes biosecurity to the next level.
Guaranteeing water of the highest possible quality as demanded by regulatory bodies such as the United States FDA (including Good Manufacturing Practice), the PharmaLine PQ is, in effect, a low-cost insurance policy for manufacturers.
“I see it as a kind of ‘policeman’, guarding your system and offering you peace of mind that your process is safe,” says Halim Mirza, Hanovia’s global business manager for industrial applications. “This is because its disinfection performance and dose calculation has been verified by a 3rd party. The advanced controller continuously calculates the dose, responding to changes in water quality, and will alarm should the dose deviate from the set limits. Comprehensive validation documentation is also available to enable the UV system’s performance to be verifiable throughout its operation period,” he added.
The PharmaLine PQ is ideal for high purity applications with optimised flow rates. All wetted parts are manufactured from FDA-compliant materials and the system is approved to international standards including CE, UL, NSF/NSF61 and IEC (on selected models).
A revolutionary feature of the PharmaLine PQP model is its optimised, absolute intensity UV monitor. Located within the chamber, it allows the controller to automatically correct the dose calculation as UV transmittance varies without the need for an external UV transmittance monitor. In addition, the factory-calibrated dry UV sensor provides absolute UV intensity monitoring in real-time and, because it remains outside the water flow, it can be removed and inspected without interrupting the process. The dry monitor also allows for field verification using a portable reference UV sensor. Its patented shutter port means there is no risk of UV exposure and no need for the operator to wear safety equipment while performing the field verification.
Smart controls ensure continuous monitoring and real-time display of the verified RED (reduction equivalent dose) and allow three levels of password-protected security and provide Modbus output to SCADA systems, allowing event logging. In addition, the controller has an on-board message display panel and many other safety and alarm features. Another unique feature of the control system is that it allows repeated lamp restarts without effecting lamp life, as is the case with many other UV systems.
Hanovia uses the latest generation of high efficiency, long life amalgam lamps, all of which use the latest electronic ballast, ensuring extended lamp life (typically in excess of 10,000 hours).
Installation or retrofitting of PharmaLine PQ UV systems into existing pipework and vessels is relatively straightforward, requiring minimum disruption and site preparation. Once installed, the production plant can be kept operational 24 hours a day, without the necessity of shutting down the system for routine sanitisation and sterilisation. When a lamp needs to be changed is it a simple procedure that can usually be done by on-site personnel with no specialist training.