Growing demands in the handling of highly active or highly sensitive pharmaceutical products require increasingly innovative and safe solutions, also in the product transfer during ingredient production.
The containment valve BCK was developed especially for these applications. It is a classic "split-butterfly valve" with innovative features, both for considerably reducing the environmental dust load and significantly improving handling. The contamination of the environment with active materials is reduced to the nanogram level. The system is designed for an occupational exposure limit (OEL) of less than 1 µg/m3. Measurements according to "assessing the particulate containment performance of pharmaceutical equipment" (former SMEPAC) showed values less than 0,2 µg/m3. Moreover, the design ensures highest safety. The undocking process with an open valve is mechanically locked and the undocked passive valve is also secured against any rotation, which makes an operating error virtually impossible.