Monday, June 11, 2007

Fleck and Stenner Application Seminar

Res-Kem Corp. is pleased to bring two industry leaders, Fleck and Stenner, together in one event. In our fast paced industry, we have less time to keep up with new technologies and products. This free, one day event will save you time, money and double your product knowledge.

Contact Linda Shipley at 800-323-1983 to reserve your spot.

Stenner Presentation - 8:00 AM to Noon
You will go through the Stenner Peristaltic Pump Certification class instructed by John Avery on how to rebuild the entire peristaltic pump and learn about their proper installation and maintenance. Stenner Mobile Showroom will be here until noon.

At the end of the session, you will receive a Stenner Certified Technician Arm Patch and diploma certificate.

Pentair Fleck Presentation - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
You will be instructed by David Smith on how to program Pentair Fleck electronics including the SE, NT, and XTR. Also, you will learn how to rebuild and service the Pentair Fleck 7000, Pentair Fleck 5600 and Pentair Fleck 2510 valve models. Fleck Mobile Showroom will be here all day.

Seminar Location
Renaissance Philadelphia Hotel at Philadelphia Airport
500 Stevens Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19113
Hotel Phone: 610-521-5900

Seminar Details
Continental Breakfast Provided - Starting at 7:30 AM

Lunch is Provided - Starting at Noon

Friday, June 01, 2007

Pharmaceutical Water Applications

We have been receiving requests for quotation and information on pharmaceutical water applications. In chemical engineering terms, the "unit operations" used to produce pharmaceutical grade water are generally the same, activated carbon, water softeners, reverse osmosis (RO), DI, service DI, electro-deionization (EDI), continuous deionization (CDI), ultrafiltration (UF) mixed beds, sub micron filtration, etc., but the design of the equipment is radically different.

In particular, a water system in a pharmaceutical plant will generally need to be "validated" to comply with the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). There are standards for Purified Water and Water For Injection (WFI) that must be adhered to. Depending upon the water quality, the concerns are for, but not limited to, pyrogens and bacteria. To give you a brief idea of the nature of the complexity, please review the FDA GUIDE TO INSPECTIONS OF HIGH PURITY WATER SYSTEMS.

Although we have seen it happen in the past, a water treatment equipment supplier should not simply assume that standard industrial, or commercial water treatment equipment can be installed in a pharmaceutical plant. Please do not be told otherwise, there are substantial differences in design, documentation, materials of construction, fabrication, construction, startup, standard operating procedures (SOP), and maintenance. As our sales manager often says "They don't know what they don't know".

Through key relationships, Res-Kem offers ready access to this expertise.