Explore ELGi’s Safe and Class 0 Compressed Air for the Pharmaceutical Industry
A sterile environment is essential in the pharmaceutical industry. That is why leading pharmaceutical companies rely on ELGi compressors to deliver pure and clean compressed air.
ELGi's cutting-edge oil-free screw compressors guarantee safe compressed air for the pharmaceutical industry. The industry-leading performance of ELGi compressors, such as the AB Series and OF Series, coupled with ELGi's compelling value proposition, has resulted in reliable, high-performance, 100% contaminant-free, and clean compressed air solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. Compressed air is essential for various quality control testing processes within the pharmaceutical industry.
APPLICATIONS OF COMPRESSED AIR IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
Use of compressed air in the pharmaceutical industry includes:
Capsule and Tablet Manufacturing: Air compressors in the pharmaceutical industry are integral throughout the manufacturing process. From mixing and granulation to drying, pressing, coating, and packaging, compressed air systems in the pharmaceutical industry ensure product quality and consistency without contaminating the medicine.
Fermentation Process: Air compressors in the pharmaceutical industry are needed for the fermentation process. Clean compressed air aids in aerating fermenters with sterile air, preventing contamination and ensuring high-quality end products.
Packaging, Canning, and Bottling: In pharmaceutical packaging, compressed air plays a vital role in cleaning and eliminating moisture from blister packs. Air compressors in the pharmaceutical industry are also used for filling bottles, containers, and cartons, depending on the product, to maintain product integrity.
Instrumentation Air: Air compressors in the pharmaceutical industry power manufacturing tools, and are used for controlling valves, sorting, polishing, and other critical processes.
Drying Process: For complete removal of solvents and moisture from medicines, compressed air aids vacuum pumps in evaporating liquids from products. This drying process is essential for pharmaceutical products.
Manufacturing Ointments, Gels, and Syrups: Before filling creams and gels into tubes and vials, they must be free from moisture, dust, and contaminants. Compressed air ensures the cleanliness of the packaging material to prevent product contamination.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ISO 8573-1 FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
In the pharmaceutical industry, maintaining compressed air purity is imperative to safeguard the quality of the product and to comply with the stringent regulatory standards. Using Class 0 oil-free compressors certified to meet ISO 8573-1 standards ensures the highest level of compressed air quality and purity, meeting the demands of critical pharmaceutical applications.
ELGi Equipments air compressors ensure compliance with relevant industry standards, certifications, and regulatory requirements. By meticulously documenting its manufacturing processes, employing stringent quality control measures, and complying with ISO 8573-1 Class 0 requirements, pharmaceutical manufacturers often need to validate their processes to ensure that they consistently meet specified quality standards. ELGi demonstrates its commitment to meeting industry standards and providing high-quality, clean compressed air solutions for the pharmaceutical industry.
Here is why ISO 8573-1 class 0 compressed air is important for the pharmaceutical industry:
Ensuring 100% Oil-Free Air: ISO 8573-1 Class 0 compressed air is completely free of any oil contaminants ensuring the purity of the end products.
Exceptional Reliability: Reliability is crucial for critical pharmaceutical processes where any deviation in air quality can impact product integrity. ISO 8573-1 certification ensures the reliability of the air compressor to provide Class 0 compressed air.
Minimal Maintenance Requirements: Air compressors providing ISO 8573-1 Class 0 compressed air typically have reduced maintenance needs due to their design, leading to lesser downtime and operational disruptions. This is particularly advantageous for the pharmaceutical industry where continuous, reliable operations are essential.
Cost-Effective Operations: The long-term benefits, including reduced maintenance and enhanced reliability, make ISO 8573-1 certified air compressors a cost-effective choice for pharmaceutical applications.
Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance: Adhering to compressed air purity standards, especially ISO 8573-1 purity class, is critical for pharmaceutical applications to meet quality assurance and regulatory compliance requirements.
CHOOSING THE BEST OIL-FREE SOLUTIONS FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
Pharmaceutical manufacturing requires air compressors that are energy-efficient, reliable, and provide ISO 8573-1 Class 0 compressed air. ELGi’s AB and OF Series are high-performance air compressors that deliver best-in-class performance, higher energy efficiency, and lower cost of ownership, apart from being ISO 8573-1 certified to provide continuous oil-free and clean compressed air.
Standardised Compressed Air: ELGi oil-free solutions provide compressed air quality according to the ISO 8573-7, ensuring zero traces of microbial contaminants, and ISO 8573-1 compliance norms.
Zero Microbial Contamination: ELGi's oil-free screw compressors are ISO 8573-7:2003 certified, ensuring zero microbiological contamination. This certification is pivotal in guaranteeing completely contaminant-free compressed air. ELGi's commitment to this standard highlights its dedication to providing the highest quality compressed air for the pharmaceutical industry.
Quality by Design: ELGi’s quality-by-design approach helps mitigate the risks involved in manufacturing medicine by preventing contamination in the produced air.
Reliability & Low Maintenance Cost: ELGi’s oil-free rotary compressors come with best-in-class performance. In addition, low operating speed ensures low maintenance costs and high energy savings.
Industry-Leading Warranty: ELGi oil-free air compressors come with a superior warranty, providing customers with peace of mind. Beginning with its design, manufacturing, and quality testing, the compressor is built to ensure long life, reliability, and durability.
Why Choose ELGi’s AB Series oil-free rotary compressor and ELGi’s two-stage oil-free compressor for your pharmaceutical applications?
ELGi's high-performance air compressors are designed with air quality in mind. ELGi's oil-free rotary compressors range of AB and OF Series are certified to meet ISO 8573-1 Class 0 standards. This is the highest level of air purity, ensuring that the compressed air is free from oil and other contaminants, making it safe for critical applications in the pharmaceutical industry.
OF Series Two Stage Oil-Free Compressor
Consistent Class 0 Oil Free Solutions
The OF Series two stage oil-free compressor consistently produces oil free air that meets ISO 8573-1 class ‘0’ oil requirements. The metal surfaces of the compressor are coated with a food-grade coating to ensure clean, oil-free air without any metal particles. Pipes have a special e-coating that ensures clean, oil-free air all the time. The optimised rotor clearances provide consistent air delivery.
The oil-free screw compressors are designed and developed using our in-house oil-free technology, to provide maximum uptime and reliability. The η-V rotor design from ELGi eliminates pressure losses and improves stage efficiency, resulting in a more efficient compressed air system. Slower rotor speeds mean less wear and tear, less vibration, and more stable long-term performance.
Low Cost of Ownership
The high energy efficiency design reduces the life cycle cost and lowers the cost of ownership. The compressor uses low pressure cooling-water heads, which reduces the amount of energy used by feed water pumps. A smaller cooling water pump reduces power consumption. The optimised air end design provides best-in-class efficiency and a faster return on investment. By lowering operating costs, the compressor ultimately provides quick returns on investment.
AB Series Oil-Free Rotary Compressor
Additionally to the above features of the OF Series, the AB Series provides the following features:
100% Class 0 Air Quality
ELGi AB Series oil-free compressors deliver 100% oil-free ISO 8573-1 Class 0 compressed air for sensitive pharmaceutical applications.
Viable microbiological content complying with ISO 8573-7:2003
Viable microbiological content complying with ISO 8573-7:2003. The compressors discharge air without microbiological contaminants, complying with ISO 8573-7 standards.
Best-in-class maintenance cost
The efficient rotors with best-in-class performance, single-stage operation, low operation speed, and application-oriented design lower overall maintenance.
ELGi’s AB Series oil-free rotary compressors come with a superior warranty. Beginning with its design, manufacturing, and quality testing, the compressor is built to ensure long life, reliability, and durability.
GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT OIL-FREE SCREW COMPRESSOR FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
Selecting the optimal oil-free solution for the pharmaceutical industry is a pivotal decision impacting product safety and quality. To navigate this decision-making process effectively, consider the following comprehensive guide:
Oil-Frее Operations: Ensure that the compressor is explicitly designed to operate without oil. This is critical to prevent any contamination of the compressed air used in pharmaceutical processes.
Compliance with Industry Standards: Air compressors in the Pharmaceutical Industry should comply with certifications like ISO 8573-1 Class 0 and ISO 8573-7, ensuring the highest air quality standards. These certifications ensure oil-free and contaminant-free compressed air which is crucial for pharmaceutical applications.
Air Purity and Microbial Contamination: Check for certifications like ISO 8573-7 for zero microbial contamination. This certification ensures that the air compressor maintains stringent purity standards necessary for pharmaceutical processes.
Reliability and Efficiency: Look for a compressor known for its reliability, efficiency, and consistent performance. Minimal downtime and stable operations are crucial in pharmaceutical settings.
Safety Features: Compressed air systems in the pharmaceutical industry should have built-in safety features and monitoring systems that ensure optimal performance and alert operations to any potential issues promptly.
Energy-Efficiency and Environmental Impact: Consider the compressor’s energy efficiency ratings and environmental impact. Opting for energy-efficient models can reduce the operational costs and the environmental footprint.
ELGi air compressors provide uncompromising, energy-efficient, oil-free solutions ranging from 11 to 450kW, specifically designed to address the demand for contaminant-free compressed air in small, medium, and large pharmaceutical operations. Our oil-free screw air compressors have been rigorously built to reduce lifecycle costs when compared to existing oil-free technology. Rely on ELGi air compressors for the efficient delivery of 100% oil-free, Class 0 air to ensure complete consumer safety and product quality and meet both demand and industry regulations.