• Multisite Sensor PID Technology for Safe and Sterile Medical Environments
    Ion Science’s Falco fixed fenceline detector.

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Multisite Sensor PID Technology for Safe and Sterile Medical Environments

Jul 19 2021

An important element in the development, manufacture or packing of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment is environmental monitoring to ensure total compliance and safety for staff and end-users. A range of fixed PID detectors available from Ion Science measure VOC outputs on multiple large sites or single key areas, using cutting-edge gas detection technology.

The sterilisation and packaging of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) plays a vital role in safety due to the use of ethylene oxide for decontamination of products prior to leaving the site. Although this is a highly efficacious technique, the drawback is that it is a harmful VOC and stringent monitoring via PID (photoionisation detection) technology is necessary to make certain the right levels are used to remove potential contaminants, as well as the ethylene oxide is removed safely before distribution.

Ion Science’s Falco fixed fenceline detector has excellent VOC sensitivity, advanced PID technology and a large detection range, making it ideal for medical and pharmaceutical environments. 

A global sterilisation and medical equipment specialist has recently 
chosen Ion Science to create a complete VOC monitoring solution for them. The Falco fixed fenceline detector has been selected to monitor their European facilities as the latest and most advanced fixed VOC detection equipment available. With eight sites identified for upgrading, three were fitted as a priority in 2021, with between 15 and 25 Falco units fitted at each facility due to their large size.

This number of Falco units ensures complete monitoring assurance of VOCs at every stage of production, and as fixed units, the Falco needs minimal maintenance and will reliably record data on VOC exposure as and when necessary. The Falco is equipped with both Modbus and 4-20mA output protocols for site-wide networking capabilities guaranteeing the customer total confidence that all products and site locations are sterilised within the legal requirements.

Additional benefits of the Falco fixed fenceline detector include a user-friendly interface and an easy-fit and service design. The internal lamp comes with a minimum of a one-year lifespan, giving customers reliability and peace of mind. Falco has four detection ranges available, including 0–10ppm, 0–50ppm, 0–1,000ppm and 0–3,000ppm, ideal for any level of sensitivity monitoring.

Ion Science is proud to be supporting the medical and pharmaceutical sectors with their advanced PID technology and VOC gas detection instruments for safe working environments and end-products. By working with customers on the ground to equip their sites and find solutions, Ion Science continues to advance and develop their portfolio to improve safety and health for all.

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