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Compressed Gas Contamination Monitoring

Monitoring Particulates and Microbials  in Compressed Gases

Compressed gases can be viewed as critical utilities in many industries when either in direct product contact or directly entered into the clean room environment.

This includes viable and non-viable monitoring for the Pharmaceutical industry and sensitivity to 10 nm in inert gases and 100 nm in corrosive gases for Electronics customers. 

Control of the environment in which pharmaceutical products are manufactured is a key element of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Monitoring of particles & microorganisms in manufacturing cleanrooms, Restricted-Access Barrier Systems (RABS), and isolators consists of clearly defined components listed in the table below.

Absence of viable and non-viable contamination is considered a critical quality attribute due to its potential to dramatically impact, directly or indirectly, the safety and/or the efficacy of the drug product. Moreover, compressed gases can be viewed as critical utilities in pharmaceutical Industry when either in direct product contact or directly entered into the clean room environment.

Particle Measuring Systems offer a wide range of solutions, compliant to the latest ISO/GMP requirements, to ensure the contamination control in critical environments including the monitoring of compressed gases.

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Knowledge / Papers

Compressed Gases: An Important Component of an Environmental Monitoring Program in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Environment

The testing and monitoring of compressed air and other process gases such as gaseous and liquid nitrogen, oxygen, argon, and carbon dioxide that come into direct contact with pharmaceutical drugs during the manufacturing process is vital to assuring the quality and safety of these products.

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Microbial Survival in Compressed Gases Under Fast Decompression to Normal Atmospheric Conditions

Compressed gases are broadly used in medicinal production facilities. A variety of different gases can be introduced into the process at various stages of a product’s manufacture for different reasons. The cleanliness of compressed gases used during the pharmaceutical manufacturing process is a very important quality factor because in many instances, the gas comes into contact with the medicinal product.

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Sampling High-Pressure Gases

This paper describes fundamental relationships between air or gas volume, pressure, and flow, and how these relationships affect particle counting.

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Effective Compressed Gas Contamination Monitoring: Particles and Microbials Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ paper is a follow up to the webinar, “Effective Compressed Gas Contamination Monitoring:
Particles and Microbials”.

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HPD III High Pressure Diffuser

The HPD III Aerosol Monitoring Accessory is compatible with non-toxic, non-flammable gases such as Clean Dry Air (CDA), Argon, and Nitrogen.

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Unparalleled flexibility for Cleanroom and Compressed Gas classification and monitoring activities.

Lasair® III Airborne Portable Particle Counter

Lasair® III Airborne Portable Particle Counter

Sets the standard for portable aerosol particle counters and meets the requirements of ISO 14644-1:2015 and  ISO 21501-4

MiniCapt® Mobile Microbial Air Sampler

MiniCapt® Mobile Microbial Air Sampler

The innovative solution to microbial air sampling. ISO 14698:2003 compliant

HPGP-101-C High Pressure Gas Probe

HPGP-101-C High Pressure Gas Probe

Provides reliable in-line contamination monitoring for process gases at line pressure

Lasair® III 110 Airborne Particle Counter

Lasair® III 110 Airborne Particle Counter

A true 0.10 μm particle counter, providing real-time measurement of yield-impacting particles with three configurations.

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