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Palltronic® FlowMod

Within the pharmaceutical industry there is a growing use of automated manufacturing techniques and electronic storage of critical batch records. The Palltronic FlowMod instrument has been designed as a standalone device to be integrated into pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment (e.g. freeze driers or autoclaves) for fully automated filter integrity testing in-situ.

The Palltronic FlowMod instrument is a filter integrity test instrument designed for remote control by a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or other high-level control system. All operator interface is via the PLC or high-level control system which can be used to initiate a self-test or filter test and when completed, the Palltronic FlowMod instrument transmits the test result, the device serial number and other information back to the PLC.

The instrument is supplied with RS232C and Profibus connections. For the RS232C connection, drivers for all major PLC manufacturer makes and models are available. The Palltronic FlowMod instrument is based on the proven Palltronic Flowstar XC Integrity Test instrument. All measurement and test functions are the same for both instruments. Details are described in the corresponding validation guide, Pall publication USTR 2184.

Benefits

  • Forward Flow, Bubble Point and Water Intrusion test can be performed by the same device
  • Process automation can minimize operator involvement, saving time and reducing possibilities for error
  • Direct flow measurement allows the shortest test times at highest safety and accuracy
  • Pressure and flow calibration according to GAMP guidelines
  • Designed for interface with all major makes and models of PLC, minimizing software development time and costs
  • Large flow range available – measures from 0.05 mL/min up to 2,000 mL/min with the 'High Flow' option
  • Integrity test results can easily be incorporated into batch records and stored centrally on the PLC or SCADA system
  • Filter integrity test data can be configured by the PLC or SCADA system to be compliant with 21CFR Part 11
  • Calibration and servicing are performed by specialized Pall personnel at appropriate intervals


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Description

Within the pharmaceutical industry there is a growing use of automated manufacturing techniques and electronic storage of critical batch records. The Palltronic FlowMod instrument has been designed as a standalone device to be integrated into pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment (e.g. freeze driers or autoclaves) for fully automated filter integrity testing in-situ.

The Palltronic FlowMod instrument is a filter integrity test instrument designed for remote control by a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or other high-level control system. All operator interface is via the PLC or high-level control system which can be used to initiate a self-test or filter test and when completed, the Palltronic FlowMod instrument transmits the test result, the device serial number and other information back to the PLC.

The instrument is supplied with RS232C and Profibus connections. For the RS232C connection, drivers for all major PLC manufacturer makes and models are available. The Palltronic FlowMod instrument is based on the proven Palltronic Flowstar XC Integrity Test instrument. All measurement and test functions are the same for both instruments. Details are described in the corresponding validation guide, Pall publication USTR 2184.

Benefits

  • Forward Flow, Bubble Point and Water Intrusion test can be performed by the same device
  • Process automation can minimize operator involvement, saving time and reducing possibilities for error
  • Direct flow measurement allows the shortest test times at highest safety and accuracy
  • Pressure and flow calibration according to GAMP guidelines
  • Designed for interface with all major makes and models of PLC, minimizing software development time and costs
  • Large flow range available – measures from 0.05 mL/min up to 2,000 mL/min with the 'High Flow' option
  • Integrity test results can easily be incorporated into batch records and stored centrally on the PLC or SCADA system
  • Filter integrity test data can be configured by the PLC or SCADA system to be compliant with 21CFR Part 11
  • Calibration and servicing are performed by specialized Pall personnel at appropriate intervals

Specifications

Physical Dimensions

Weight 11.5 kg (25.4 lb)
Approximate Height, Weight, Depth 360 mm x 350 mm x 185 mm (14 in. x 13 in. x 7 in.)

Filter Tests

Forward Flow Test, Bubble Point Test, Water Intrusion Test

Function Test

Self Test 

Communication Ports

PROFIBUS DP 9-pin SubD   
RS232 (V24) serial, asynchronous, DB9-connection  

Accuracy

Forward Flow Test  ± 3% or ± 0.05 mL/min, whichever is the greater
Water Intrusion Test ± 3% or ± 0.02 mL/min, whichever is the greater

Measuring Range

Forward Flow Test  FlowMod instrument (Standard Model): 0.1 mL/min – 200 mL/min
FlowMod instrument (High-Flow Model): 0.1 mL/min – 2,000 mL/min 
Water Intrusion Test 0.05 – 50 mL/min
Bubble Point Test 700 – 6000 mbar (10 – 87 psi)

Resolution

Forward Flow Test  0.1 mL/min
Water Intrusion Test 0.01 mL/min
Bubble Point Test 50 mbar (0.72 psi)

Calibration Limits

Flow Measurement  ± 3% of measurement
Pressure Measurement ± 0.33% of full scale

Electrical Data

Power Voltage automatically adjusted between 90 – 230 V AC
Frequency 50 Hz to 60 Hz
Alternative Power 24 V DC
Power Output (Typically) 70 W
Fuse 1.6A inert
External Vent Valve 24 V
External Pressure Transducer 4 – 20 mA (0 - 3 bar / 0 - 43.5 psi)


Pneumatic Specifications

Maximum Gas Supply Pressure  8000 mbar (116 psi) 
Minimum Gas Supply Pressure
Above Test Pressure:
 
Flow Range (Standard Model) 0.01 – 60 mL/min
1000 mbar (14.5 psi)
60 – 120 mL/min
1500 mbar (21.7 psi)
  120 – 200 mL/min
2000 mbar (29.0 psi)
Flow Range (High-Flow Model) 0.01 – 200 mL/min
1000 mbar (14.5 psi)
  200 – 1000 mL/min
2000 mbar (29.0 psi)
  1000 – 1500 mL/min
3000 mbar (43.5 psi)
  1500 – 2000 mL/min
4000 mbar (58.0 psi)


Pneumatic Connections

Compressed Air Inlet  Stäubli nipple RBE03.6150
Compressed Air Outlet Stäubli coupling RBE03.2904
2 Vents Hose connection: 8 mm outer diameter


Environmental Conditions

Splash Proof  IP54 rated
Operating Temperature 5 °C to 50 °C ( 41 °F to 122 °F)
Storage Temperature -20 °C to 70 °C (-4 °F to 158 °F)
Humidity 95 % RH (no condensation)

Calibration and Service

Calibration Interval  1 year maximum
Service Interval 3 years*
* To be performed by Pall-trained personnel only. For further details on service training, please contact your local Pall office or distributor

Type

Integrity Testers

Use

Instrumentation

Ordering Information

Instrument  Part Number
Palltronic FlowMod instrument (Standard Model) with DeviceNet option
Palltronic FlowMod instrument (Standard Model) with Serial Connection option
Palltronic FlowMod instrument (Standard Model) with PROFIBUS option
FFS02FMD
FFS02FMS
FFS02FMP
Palltronic FlowMod instrument (High-Flow Model) FFS02HFMS

Product Summary

To maintain high quality products and performance industries must test instrument integrity in their manufacturing processes. The Palltronic® FlowMod Filter Integrity Test Instrument saves time with process automation and reduces chance of error. Test results are stored on PLC or SCADA systems for user convenience. Features include Water Intrusion and Bubble Point testing.