The Standard Group of Companies are a leading supplier of equipment into the Pharmaceutical and Chemical industry.
A key and critically important factor, especially with the pharmaceutical industry is legislation.
In simple terms “Good manufacturing practice” (GMP) is the minimum standard that a pharmaceutical supplier must meet to be able to supply to pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Two basic elements of GMP are: -
- Consistent high quality
- Appropriate to their intended use
Many acronyms are used in the pharmaceutical industry with 3 abbreviations being key for a successful pharmaceutical supplier, which will in turn give them the advantage of supplying a full key turnkey product into this sector.
These 3 elements are: -
The Standard Group can supply products with the above with quality documentation and the highest standard of checks..
What is IQ ?
IQ stands for Installation Qualification.
This is a documented process which will explain and verify the equipment has been installed to the agreed standards are process agreed at the start of the project.
This includes the equipment has been:-
- Properly delivered
- Correctly installed
- Configured according to standards set by the manufacturer or by an approved installation checklist
What is OQ
OQ is the Operational Qualification
Ths is the testing and validation of each component and feature of the equipment which includes:-
- Temperature Control Systems
- Fan and motor speeds
- Operational Signals
- Servo Motors Accuracy
- Pressure Switches
- Level Switches
- Pressure Control Systems
What is PQ
PQ is the Performance Qualification
Ths is very similar to the OQ, however these tests will have a load applied which will simulate normal working conditions in accordance with internal and necessary guidelines.
These PQ tests will include:-
- Excessive Vibration
- Excessive Noise
- Excessive Heat
- Process Media Backflow
- Pressure Differentials
- Mixture of Individual Faults
The Standard Group supply many key pieces of equipment into the pharmaceutical industry which include; -
- Heat exchanges
- Containment system
- Barrier isolators
- Glove boxes
- Pass boxes
All of the above can be supplied as a third-party piece of kit or the full turnkey solution manufactured, delivered and installed with IQ, OQ and PQ standards taking into account the highest quality and rigorous checks.
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