Design and Construction
The pharmaceutical autoclave line is designed and constructed for sanitary pharmaceutical applications which require strict compliance with cGMP. All machine components exposed to steam are made from 316L stainless steel.
Diaphragm valves and gauges are used to allow maximal drainability and minimise the risk of contamination.
To meet the high sanitary requirements of the cGMP the pharmaceutical-grade sanitary line (primary piping) to the chamber steam inlet is orbital welded.
Sanitary Air Filter
A 0.2 μm air filter ensures that bacteria free air enters the chamber. A SIP provision is available for the sanitary filter.
An optional air detector detects insufficient air removal and non-condensable gases in the steam.
Chamber and Jacket Construction
The 316L Stainless Steal chamber inner walls have a mirror like surface level polish less than 0.4 μm (specific polishing values are available upon request). The chamber is constructed to be drainable with smooth, rounded and sloped surfaces to enable proper drainage and cleaning.
The jacket is constructed from 316L stainless steel. The chamber is cooled through jacket water cooling.