Canadian pharmaceutical expansion requires USP purified water system

Novocol Pharmaceutical of Canada needed a new water system for a plant expansion, since they were increasing production of a dental anesthetic, and required an additional 13 gallons per minute of water. The system had to be of a cGMP design and meet USP quality requirements. Novocol chose USFilter's PreVUE System with its CDI-LX continuous electrodeionization technology...

Feb 14th, 2006

WARRENDALE, PA, Feb. 9, 2006 -- Novocol Pharmaceutical of Canada needed a new water system for a plant expansion, since they were increasing production of a dental anesthetic, and required an additional 13 gallons per minute of water. The system had to be of a cGMP design and meet USP quality requirements.

Solution
Novocol selected USFilter's PreVUE™ system because of its integrated and automated design. Says Novocol's engineering manager Michel Ferron, "We liked the idea of having everything on one skid. The decisive factor was the validation documentation package. The system includes a FDS, FAT, material and instrument certificates, videoboroscoping, IQ and OQ. The large-screen HMI with its multiple functions was a big hit with the maintenance team. Another factor in our decision was the reputation of this vendor in the water industry."

City water is warmed with a heat exchanger and then softened. Bisulfite is injected into the water to remove chlorine and the pH is adjusted to reduce the carbon dioxide. The water is fed to a hot-water-sanitizable break tank, then to a reverse osmosis (RO) system. The RO product water is polished with the CDI-LX™ system and then fed to a purified water storage tank. The USP Purified Water is distributed to the points of use in Novocol's plant.

Results
The PreVUE system is helping Novocol simplify their process so they can focus their energies and resources on doing what they do best -- producing their dental anesthetic.

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Siemens Water Technologies, whose USFilter unit is based in Warrendale, PA, delivers cost-effective, reliable water and wastewater treatment systems and services to municipal, industrial, commercial and institutional customers worldwide. The division "Water Technologies" is part of Siemens' Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) which is the integrator of systems and solutions for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. I&S uses the electrical and technical products of other Siemens Groups in order to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness of companies in the sectors of metallurgy, water treatment, pulp and paper, oil and gas, marine engineering, open-cast mining, intelligent traffic systems and industrial services. In fiscal 2005, I&S employed a total of 31,700 people worldwide and achieved total sales of EUR 5.390 billion [US$6.453 billion]. Visit company websites at www.usfilter.com, and www.siemens.com/water.

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