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    316SS contains 0.08% carbon. It may develop a heat-affected zone that is sensitized. If this area is exposed to active electrolytes, inter-granular corrosion may occur. 316LSS contains 0.03% carbon, which minimizes this problem.

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    The process of wearing, grinding or rubbing away of material.

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    Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients – any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used in the manufacture of a drug product and that, when used in the production of a drug, becomes an active ingredient in the drug product.

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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Bioprocessing Equipment is an international standard developed as an aid for the design and construction of equipment intended for use in the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals. The standard is approved as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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    A weld joint developed by melting the faying surfaces, without using any filler metal. 

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    The amount of product being processed at hand. Batches can be processed either individually (single batch) or continuously (continuous batch).

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    Documents prepared for each process batch which include all ingredients, process details and equipment used to make the product. Manufacturers of regulated drug products are also required to prepare a master batch record.

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    A type of sanitary fitting incorporating a 45° beveled sealing surface.

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    A pharmaceutical derived from biological sources and especially one produced by biotechnology.

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    Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary field of science and technology that combines biology with various other disciplines, including chemistry, genetics, microbiology, and engineering, to develop and create products and processes that improve and enhance the quality of life for humans, animals, and plants.

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    Three or more strands of flexible material interlaced to form a length; used to cover a hose for abrasion and chemical-resistance.

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    Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). CGMPs provide for systems that assure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities.

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    A change control process, also known as a change management process, is a structured approach to managing changes to a system, project, product, or organization in a controlled and systematic manner. It ensures that changes are carefully considered, evaluated, approved, implemented, and documented to minimize risks and disruptions. Change control process frameworks Here’s a typical […]

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    Clean-in-place is a method of cleaning the interior surfaces of pipes, vessels, process equipment, filters and associated fittings, without disassembly.

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    A material or surface shaped into a series of parallel ridges and grooves so as to give added rigidity and strength.

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    An x-ray and metal detection system that detects contaminants, while monitoring the consistency and quality of the product and package integrity. 

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    A substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.

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    Drugs are substances used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease. Drug therapy (pharmacotherapy) is an important part of the medical field and relies on the science of pharmacology for continual advancement and on pharmacy for appropriate management. Classification of drugs They are classified in various ways, and they can be broadly categorized into two […]

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    A natural or synthetic polymer having elastic properties.

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    Also known as electrochemical polishing, anodic polishing or electrolytic polishing (especially in the metallography field). This is an electrochemical process that removes material from a metallic workpiece. It is used to polish, passivate, and deburr metal parts. It is often described as the reverse of electroplating.

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    An enteric coating is a polymer barrier applied on oral medication that prevents its dissolution or disintegration in the gastric environment. This helps by either protecting drugs from the acidity of the stomach, the stomach from the detrimental effects of the drug, or to release the drug after the stomach (usually in the upper tract of the intestine).

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    A usually inert substance (such as gum arabic or starch) that forms a vehicle (as for a drug).

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    The process of a material being pushed, drawn or forced through a hole.

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    A hose made of rubber that is designed to transport fluids without imparting odour or taste. It’s intended for sanitary suctions and discharge and is specifically created to meet FDA requirements for sanitary use.

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    High purity fittings are specialized components used in industries and applications where maintaining a very clean and uncontaminated environment is crucial.

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    The action of creating or preparing a mixture of structures prepared to a specific procedure.

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    Full penetration welding refers to a welding process where the weld penetrates entirely through the thickness of the materials being joined.

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    A shaped piece or ring of rubber, or other material, sealing the junction between two surfaces in an engine or other device.

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    High purity hose assemblies are specialised fluid transfer systems designed for use in industries and applications where maintaining product purity, cleanliness, and the prevention of contamination are critical.

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    A small part (or fitting) that is used to connect a hose to another component.

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    High-purity hose fittings are specialised components used in industries where maintaining product purity and preventing contamination are critical

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    Hose swaging, also known as hose crimping or hose crimping technology, is a process used to attach fittings or connectors to the ends of flexible hoses or tubing.

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    Hydroxypropyl cellulose is a derivative of cellulose with both water solubility and organic solubility. It is used as an excipient, and topical ophthalmic protectant and lubricant.

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    Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, is a semisynthetic, inert, viscoelastic polymer as an excipient and controlled-delivery component in oral medicaments, found in a variety of commercial products.

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    Documents which establish that the critical components of a system are installed correctly and in accordance with the design documentation requirements.

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    Metal detectable and X-ray detectable elastomers are specialized materials used primarily in the food processing, pharmaceutical, and packaging industries to prevent contamination. These materials are designed to be identified by metal detectors and X-ray inspection systems.

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    Film coatings applied to the solid dose form to alter the release of API in a dosage form after it is ingested.

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    Mill test report, a quality assurance document in the steel industry that certifies a material’s compliance with appropriate ASTM standards and applicable dimensions as well as physical and chemical specifications.

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    Film coatings applied to tablets for improved product appearance and improved handling.

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    A gasket in the form of a ring with a circular cross section, used to seal connections in pipes and tubes.

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    Documents which establish, through testing, that all critical components and “direct impact” systems are capable of operating within established limits and tolerances.

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    Is a specialized area of welding whereby the arc is rotated mechanically through 360° (180 degrees in double up welding) around a static workpiece, an object such as a pipe, in a continuous process.

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    Passivation involves the creation of an outer layer of shield material. This is either applied as a micro-coating, created by a chemical reaction with the base material, or allowed to build from spontaneous oxidation when exposed to the air. 

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    The quality or condition of a material allowing passage of fluid, gases or air through it.

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    Pharmaceuticals are substances formulated for use in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and medical conditions.

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    A measure of drug activity expressed in terms of the amount required to produce an effect of given intensity.

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    Process qualification is the final qualification activity before process validation. PQ integrates procedures, personnel, systems and materials to verify that the given pharmaceutical grade utility, environment, equipment, or support system produces the required output.

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    As it relates to the spray equipment, the process of validation involves the qualification of the manufacturing process to ensure that it is stable and reliable so that the corresponding manufactured drugs meet specifications. Once an equipment or a process is validated, a new validation is required if any change is made.

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    Polytetrafluoroethylene; a polymer with excellent chemical resistance noted for its slippery, non-sticking properties.

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    Polyvinyl alcohol. Used in certain coating systems.

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    A process by which a given entity reviews the quality of all factors involved in production of a given drug, product or compound.

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    The compulsory isolation of a substance typically to contain the spread of something considered dangerous.

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    In cases of organic residues in vessels, a common practice is to spray the inner surfaces with a solution of riboflavin which adheres to the residue. When the surfaces of the vessel are exposed to UV light, adhering riboflavin fluoresces, indicating which areas need to be cleaned.

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    A form of pitting corrosion found in pharmaceutical water for injection (WFI) systems. It must be removed chemically, either by electropolishing or re-passivation.

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    Used to join two or more pipes or tubes together or to some other component.

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    A devices designed to prevent or control the movement of fluid from one chamber to another.

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    SIP is a method for sterilizing equipment, pipelines, and systems that come into contact with a product or process by using high-temperature steam.

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    Refers to drugs that are intended for ingestion. Types of solid dosage drugs include tablets, capsules, granules, and powders.

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    A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a documented set of step-by-step instructions, guidelines, or protocols that outlines how a specific task, process, or activity should be performed in a consistent and standardized manner. SOPs are commonly used in various industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, research, aviation, and many others, to ensure consistency, safety, quality, and regulatory […]

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    The process of making something free from bacteria or other living microorganisms.

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    There are three primary means of classifying surface finish. The first is called the standard mechanical sheet finish and is given with a number and a letter that indicates a process sequence used in the manufacture of stainless steel sheets. The second type of classification is by grit or mesh size. The third is by surface finish measurement using a device such as a profilometer.

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    A twisting force that tends to cause rotation.

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    A package prepared to identify documentation that will readily allow operating companies to demonstrate that the vendor/contractor provided goods and services in compliance with good manufacturing and good laboratory practices for licensed products. The TOP provides the information that will allow the owner to validate, quality, operate and maintain the equipment and facilities.

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    United States Pharmacopeia, a drug regulating agency.

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    Water For Injection is water that is intended for use in the manufacture of medicines for parenteral administration whose solvent is water (WFI in bulk), or water that is used to dissolve or dilute substances or preparations for parenteral administration (heat- sterilized WFI).

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