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Instrument Service Provider (ISP): Metallic Material of Construction

At PACIV, we understand the significant role played by the materials used to construct instruments. Pharmaceutical applications require materials that comply with hygienic standards and meet FDA/ASME regulations. A good example is the type of metal used in wetted materials (the surfaces which come into contact with the process). Stainless steel is the primary metal used in instruments where hygienic conformity is required. It proves to be superior to other materials due to its properties, which meet the criteria of the pharmaceutical industry.

Properties of Stainless Steel:

• Resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion

• Relatively affordable for hygienic applications

• Abundant availability

• Resists wear and fluctuations in temperature

• Easy to clean and maintain sterility

• Smooth polishing prevents lingering media

Example of instruments commonly ordered with stainless steel:

• Flow Valves

• Thermowells

• Analytical Sensors

• Level Detectors

As part of the instrumentation services provided by PACIV, we ensure that inspected instruments are verified to contain materials conforming to required standards through traceable documentation. Properly documented material construction is a key aspect of maintaining FDA compliance and keeping the product safe for the end user.

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