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Understanding process plant cleaning for more efficient changeovers

8 June 2022 09:00 - 10 June 2022 17:00

The course objective is to enable participants to understand the fundamental science and engineering principles underlying process plant cleaning performance and will be covered over 3 x 3-hour sessions, combining extensive input from the course tutor, Britest Senior Innovation Specialist Rob Peeling, with ample opportunities for interactive discussion and exploration of common issues and shared experiences with fellow online trainees.

Dates and timings are below:

Wednesday, June 8 | 2.00pm – 5.00pm BST
Thursday, June 9 | 2.00pm – 5.00pm BST
Wednesday, June 10 | 2.00pm – 5.00pm BST

Effective cleaning of processing equipment is a critical patient/customer safety requirement across the process industries – notably in pharmaceutical manufacturer (in the production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and Drug Products), in agrichemicals and in food processing.  This is equally true for batch or continuous processing and is particularly important in multipurpose plants producing different products on a campaign basis.

The challenges of measuring the residual levels of potential contaminants in equipment and validating cleaning procedures to support regulatory submissions tend to receive considerable attention in the field.  Thinking about how to establish a thorough understanding of cleaning as a process is less common. Considering the underlying science and chemical engineering principles leads to an appreciation of why cleaning procedures sometimes fail and provides insights into how to improve cleaning performance.  This will in turn drive a better assessment of risks during cleaning and so support regulatory validation.
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Britest champions effective whole process design throughout the chemical, biochemical and related process industries.
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Scientific Update delivers conferences and training courses for industrial chemists and chemical engineers in chemical development, scale-up and many other specialist topics in organic chemistry.
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