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Pigtail Best Practices

May 21, 2014 by Laura Frederick

Pigtails used on your transfilling system, if maintained properly, can last for years. Everytime you fill, you should visually inspect your pigtails for damage. If there are kinks or weak points, such as from folding, the the pigtails could snap from the high pressure and become dangerous to you or others. Additionally, Applied recommends that your pigtails used with transfilling systems be tested annually to ensure that they are safe for use. You should also test them if you suspect there might be a problem with them. Perform the following inspections on pigtails. If the pigtail fails any inspection it should be removed from service and either repaired or replaced. Dont forget to wear proper safety equipment when testing high pressure equipment. *Visually inspect pigtails for corrosion, kinked areas, crimps, or any other external damage. * Spray the pigtail and its connection point with an oxygen compatible leak testing solution. The solution will form large bubbles if a leak

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Are You Calibrated?

September 20, 2013 by Victoria Marquard-Schultz

If your equipment is used in the manufacture, processing, packing, and holding of a drug product it must be routinely calibrated, inspected, or checked according to a written program designed to ensure proper performance. Heres what we recommend for common oxygen equipment. Servomex Or Paramagnetic Analyzer Paramagnetic oxygen analyzers are required by the FDAs current good manufacturing practices. Paramagnetic oxygen analyzers are different from handheld analyzers because they are more precise, and the final testing for USP oxygen must be done with a paramagnetic analyzer. Your analyzer should be calibrated every fill day and sent in annually for preventative maintenance. Gauges and Thermometers High pressure gauges, vacuum gauges, and thermometers should be calibrated to NIST standards annually. NIST stands for National Institute of Standards and Technology. The FDA specifically references this standard in their Guidance for Industry. Pigtails Pigtails used on your

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