Due to the high safety and health regulations required in the pharmaceutical industry, it’s essential to provide quality control for both products as well as production processes. METALogic offers a wide array of services for the pharmaceutical industry. That way you can easily fulfill health and safety requirements as well as anticipate certain issues that may occur.
- Get the right partner to help you meet safety requirements;
- Get an overview of all critical points and possible scenarios;
- Anticipate on issues instead of experiencing the results;
- Make sure your production process runs smoothly.
CORROSION TESTING FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
The production lines and reactors of the pharmaceutical industry are the most important parts of the production processes. When building new infrastructures, you’ll want to test the new conditions for possible corrosion. We offer a wide array of tests:
- Materials selection
Materials selection can be performed on a theoretical basis and supplemented by exposure tests if needed.
- Exposure tests
Corrosion coupons are exposed to the worst case conditions of the new production process. After a predetermined period of time, these coupons are removed to determine the corrosion rate. Base material as well as weldings are tested for (long-term) corrosion.
- Cyclic polarization tests
In case of time constraints or in case additional information about localized corrosion is needed, cyclic polarization tests can be performed. Test standards include ASTM G5, ASTM G59 and ASTM G61.
- Indirect corrosion analyses
Besides electrochemical tests or exposure tests, there are other ways of testing for corrosion. Based on analysis of several parameters of the medium a risk for corrosion of the metal in contact with the medium can be assessed.
CORROSION STUDIES FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
Thanks to corrosion studies, you’ll get essential knowledge about the integrity of your pharmaceutical installations. This includes identification of potential degradation mechanisms and critical locations that are required when setting up an inspection plan. Count on METALogic for:
- Corrosion Study
A corrosion study or a failure mechanism study gives the user essential knowledge on integrity of the installation by determining and listing potential failure mechanisms and critical locations which are required when setting up an inspection plan. The remaining life of an installation can be estimated based on a failure mechanism study.
- Risk-based Inspection (RBI)
To map the whole tangle of piping and equipment on a site and make inspection manageable, METALogic suggests the RBI approach. By performing a profound study of potential failure mechanisms by corrosion engineers, coupled with consequence of failure, a system is set up that promotes targeted inspections. We assist you in setting up a custom-made RBI approach.
Corrosion support for the pharmaceutical industry
Our mobile team of engineers and inspectors can assist you with the following activities:
- On-site consultancy
Although we are just a phone call away, certain projects may require a more direct approach. Our engineers can work at your facilities e.g. one or more days per week.
- Rouging measurements
In case you observe rouging/discoloration in your reactor, you might wonder if the passivation layer is still protective and how the rouging/discoloration can be removed. We can offer you advice on how to proceed.
- Corrosion inspection
When corrosion or material degradation is found, what seems like details may actually be telltale signs to find the root cause. Our trained inspectors visit the site to observe the degradation and document all relevant information in order to find the root cause.
- In-situ exposure tests
The best corrosion test is an exposure test under real process conditions. METALogic assists you by providing corrosion coupons and evaluating the coupons after exposure.