Turn-key design and installation of a batching
a pharmaceutical manufacturer.
A programmable logic
controller (PLC) was used to control the batch manufacturing
process in a hazardous (Class 1, Division 2) location. A
human machine interface (HMI) workstation and an operator
interface terminal (OIT) were used to provide system status
and allow operators to control the batch.
The manufacturing process requires
the sequential batching of a number of ingredients through
various tanks, mixers and reactors. The PLC controls the
sequencing of the batch as well as the various temperature,
pressure and vacuum control loops used throughout process.
The PLC interfaces with the HMI to prompt the operator at
key points in the process. The HMI provides the operator
with the means of entering batch sizes and recipe additions.
All instrumentation was purchased by Kruse
Controls, Inc. and installed as a turn-key project. The process
equipment was all located in a hazardous (Class 1, Division 2)
location. The entire system was validated for IQ, OQ and PQ qualifications.