A reactor enclosure fitted onto the nozzle used for materials addition and in-process sampling. The reactor is on a mezzanine in a 1960's facility with much immovable equipment in the shared non-cleanable space.
The cost of scratch building a contained pilot plant for performing scale-up studies of highly potent compounds has become prohibitive! Our clients have a long history of performing functional retrofit of existing facilities and equipment. Indeed, this is where FabOhio, Inc. first entered into the Pharmaceutical Industry in 1973 in partnership with one of the largest manufacturing company's at that time. Once proof of performance was established, flexible glovebags and enclosures became the mainstay of the industry.
There is virtually no size limit that applies to flexible enclosures. Existing uses range from small utility to full manufacturing suite assemblies with gowning and decontamination built in. They all have the advantage of being low cost installations which can be assembled and used within hours of receipt. They are also easy to dispose of. Proper planning allows the use of external frame supports which allows for the entire flexible enclosure to be collapsed without dis-assembly, rolled up, and disposed of in a burn drum.