New York, NY, April 15, 2002:
Now you can sample from any port on your tank, including angled
sensor ports. The Pharmenta AptiPortTM
sampling valve’s patented design offers a space-saving combination
of orifice and drain passage arrangements that permits positive
drainage of sample material, even from inclined sensor ports.
The Pharmenta AptiPortTM sampling valve was developed in
response to client frustration with welded-in sampling valve designs
that were discontinued, and for which they were unable to get spare
parts. These clients also
wanted flexibility in sampling site selection.
According to Douglas Newberg, President of NL
Technologies, Ltd., “The average tank in use today has one downward or
horizontally oriented site used for sampling, but has many upward
oriented ports to accept a range of different or redundant sensors.
When helping clients select a sampling site, we found there was
always a port where we wanted to sample, but it was angled up.
So we only had to find a way to get samples to drain down through
upward angled ports. The
Pharmenta AptiPort sampling valve is the answer.”
The AptiPort sampling valve can be easily installed
in upward, downward and horizontal oriented ports. The AptiPort valve can be moved from port to port in
seconds because it installs like a sensor probe. Its sanitary,
crevice-free design is cleanable and steam-sterilizable-in-place and is
suitable for both research and production applications.
For processes that
require steam resterilzation, the Pharmenta AptiPort™ valve offers optional valve insulation. This
insulation inhibits heat transfer during steam resterilization, which
might otherwise adversely affect the process.
The Pharmenta AptiPort
sampling valve simplifies the transfer of sampling methods from one tank
to another in scale up and post-approval change situations. With exactly the same internal passage geometry in ¾” and 1"
sizes, samples taken from small bore research tank portholes will be
physically the same as those taken from larger bore production tank
portholes, eliminating another variable and making scale-up easier.
The AptiPort™ valve is available with a variety
of biocompatible diaphragm materials, connection, and actuator styles.
It fits ¾ inch (19 mm) or 1 inch (25 mm) ports.
It is suitable for pharmaceutical,
biotech, food and beverage and fine chemical applications.
The Pharmenta AptiPort™
sampling valve is available immediately from NL Technologies, Ltd.
(Phone: 888-765-7838 or 609-750-1251.)
Additional information on the products and the company can be
found at www.pharmenta.com.
Pharmenta's mission is to improve the safety, quality, efficiency and
consistency of pharmaceutical products and processes through innovative
equipment design. Pharmenta is a product division of N. L. Technologies,
Ltd. Since 1989, N. L.
Technologies has provided regulatory and facility design expertise to
pharmaceutical, food and beverage manufacturers around the world.