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.
Solving Quality, Exposure, Cleaning, and Environmental Challenges
BEFORE: A 1960's era 2-storey pilot plant. Impossible to clean.
Destined for retirement unless it can be made High Potent Drug manufacture capable-----------
Simple Low Cost Solution
A glovebag attaches to the charging nozzle. Charging and sampling are performed safely within the glovebag. Reagents and sample bottles are passed in through a sleeve and empty containers tied off inside a waste sleeve-------
Flexibility at Work!
Close-up view of the top of the tank and the charging nozzle. The limited access is readily accommodated, allowing access to relevant glovebag attachments as needed. The glovebag is tall enough to admit a long sample drogue.
Operators have a clear view of the interior while performing operations. Ambient or supplemental external lighting along with 360 degree view minimizes ergonomic constraints-----
The Working Area
The tank nozzle is accessible for both charging and sampling. Once the processing is complete, clean-up consists of fogging the painted metal surfaces, collapsing the glovebag, securing, tieing-off, and removing the upper part of the glovebag. The remaining glovebag stub is cautiously slit open and the water encapsulated equipment swabbed down. All waste is sent for incineration.