FOW – SUPERHEATED WATER STERILIZER

FOW water cascade sterilizers are able to perform counterpressure sterilization through superheated water.

In compliance with cGMP and FDA standards for LVP products, FOW autoclaves are suitable for treating loads in containers that may be deformed due to the difference in pressure between the chamber and the container itself.

Where the product is liable to separation or for accelerating thermal transition phases, the whole load can be rotated during the entire sterilization process.

  • Process optimization: The process is faster than the air-steam sterilization process. FOW is also an ideal sterilizer for <105 °C processing.

Wet loads can be overcome using an automated drying extension with the installation of specific drying solutions downstream of the sterilization chamber.

  • Easy validation & integrationThema4 process controller is pre-validated according to GAMP5 and in compliance with 21 CFR Part 11, thus resulting in shortest qualification time and minimizing project risks. An open system architecture that can be integrated with SCADA system and other Fedegari machines.
  • Highest productivity: Fedegari R&D laboratory is available to develop the best treatment solution for your specific needs. We run tests with different loads and requirements.

TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • FOW superheated water sterilizer is equipped with AISI 316Ti (AISI 316L upon request) stainless steel chamber.
  • Besides the standard versions from 830 to 14.800 liters, the loading capacity is fully customizable according to customer needs.
  • Chamber internal surface electropolished with a roughness Ra <0,4 μm.
  • One or two doors with vertical or hinged opening systems to cope with available space in the smartest possible way.
  • 5 RTD PT100 probes for temperature control (2 fixed – in the filter and discharge – and 3 flexible for the load).
  • Automatic sterilization of the air filter with a fixed RTD PT100 temperature probe.
  • 2 validation ports.
  • Fedegari exclusive patented door gaskets assure 100% tightness.
  • Piping and valves in AISI 316L stainless steel.

APPLICATION FIELDS

  • Sterilization of parenteral solutions, liquids in sealed containers not deformable (eg. glass vials) and liquids in heat-sensitive sealed containers (eg. plastic bags or bottles).
  • Terminal sterilization of prefilled syringes (PFS).

SPECIAL APPLICATIONS

ROTATING LOAD

The load is held in rotation thanks to a special rotating drum inside the chamber. The rotation drum has a magnetic coupling and is adjustable in speed, the direction of rotation and intermittently. This system finds application in the treatment of suspensions and emulsions and ensures better performance of the tightness tests for ampoules under vacuum and more homogeneous heat transmission in the load.

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COMPLIANT TO

  • ISO Standard: 9001:2015, 13485:2016
  • European directives: 2014/68/EU – Pressure Equipment Device (PED), 2006/42/EC – Safety of machinery, 2014/30/EU – Electromagnetic compatibility, 2014/35/EU – Low-voltage device, 2007/47/EC – Medical device
  • European standard: EN ISO 12100, EN ISO 13857, EN ISO 13849-1 EN 55001, EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-4, EN 60204-1
  • ASME: Stamp R, Stamp S, Stamp U
  • FDA
  • GMP

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