By Paul Miller
In developing a comprehensive and effective cleaning program, pharmaceutical plants should understand the importance of choosing the correct vacuum for their application this machinery represents a critical component in helping to minimize or avoid certain risks. A superior vacuum not only maximizes production efficiencies by enhancing the performance and lifespan of critical manufacturing equipment, and safeguarding product quality, it also protects the safety and health of employees.
From research and development, to production, to packaging, every sector of the pharmaceutical industry faces a common enemy, contamination. It can destroy the reputation of a product or a whole company, and even infringe on the safety of your workforce, all of which can cost millions. And if FDA regulations or strict international quality standards to protect consumers weren’t enough, many pharmaceutical companies now have the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) on their doorsteps to see if they’re 1 of the estimated 30,000 facilities at risk for a combustible dust explosion1, making contamination control much more than just mere housekeeping.