Technologies, Ltd. Debuts Pharmenta™
Equipment Line With Two
Valves That Bring New Flexibility to Pharmaceutical Sampling, Feeding
York, NY, April 15, 2002: Today NL Technologies, Ltd introduces the first two products in
the Pharmenta™ line of equipment for the pharmaceutical industry.
The Pharmenta AptiPort™ sampling valve installs in
seconds in practically any port, including inclined sensor ports.
The valve design offers a space-saving combination of orifice and
drain passage arrangements that permits positive drainage of sample
material, so that fluid drains down and out of the valve, whether it is
installed in a downward, horizontal or even upward oriented porthole.
The Pharmenta SIPTube™ valve enables inoculating,
feeding and sampling deep within the heart of a process, while it
permits repeated cleaning and sterilizing in place without pause in
valves address real problems users face,” said Douglas Newberg,
President of NL Technologies, Ltd.
“We saw clients who were frustrated with welded-in sampling
valve designs that became discontinued, for which they were unable to
get spare parts. They also
wanted flexibility in sampling site selection.
There are some removable sampling valve designs, but they can’t
be used in the majority of ports – for example sensor ports that are
angled up and make up the largest number of ports on the average tank.
We came up with a way for the AptiPort sampling valve to drain
even in these upward sloped ports.
SIPTube valve was developed in response to client problems with dip tube
and feed-line dead space. These devices are intended to reach through
the tank wall and sometimes into the process.
The issue with such equipment today is that, if re-cleaning and
re-sterilization is possible at all, it is limited to the space up to
the boundary of the tank wall. If
used more than once during a run, or if the runs are long in duration,
stagnation and grow-back are real threats.
With both AptiPort and SIPTube valves, we provide an internal
loop that allows flow through of cleaning and sterilizing and agents
while the valves are in service. While
the AptiPort sampling valve is designed to sample at the margins of the
process, the SIPTube valve is designed to reach deep into the process to
deliver or capture material.”
the Pharmenta AptiPort™ sampling valve and the Pharmenta SIPTube™
valve offer unique features like optional body insulation, which
protects the process from heat transfer during steam sterilization. Both
can be configured with a choice of actuators, diaphragm materials and
connections. They are constructed of 316L Stainless Steel, and designed
for easy installation and maintenance.
They are suitable for pharmaceutical, biotech, food and beverage
and fine chemical applications.
Pharmenta AptiPort™ sampling valve and the Pharmenta SIPTube™ valve
are 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