The pharmaceutical industry needs someone who understands their industry, not a salesman. USP, WFI, along with other grades of water need to be understood. More importantly, knowing the differences between them and when to apply them is as important because there are different price points associated with each type.
We get hired in the pharmaceutical industry because we understand water types, when to use them, and the economics behind them. MAC Water Technologies has no brand allegiances, which allows us the ability to work with every brand on the market, in turn provides us the edge to best serve you and earn referrals.
We have designs and equipment in pharmaceutical plants all across the US and internationally.
The most common component we provide is Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems. This component is responsible for the operating costs associated with the entire High Purity water system. Different system designs, strategies, membrane choices, and recycle rates are needed to control bacteria growth and DI bed life.
Just like RO systems there are several different options when it comes to UV. The most commonly installed UV brand installed in Pharmaceutical applications is Aquafine. Selecting the right UV product for bacteria control is relatively straight forward. However, Total Organic Carbon (TOC) control is very different and expertise beyond the ability to read a catalog is needed to ensure system sustainability and product safety. Balancing the associated costs between flow rate, filtration, TOC reducing DI resins, and TOC UV equipment is a smarter way to operate this utility.
We work with engineering firms and end users to design their high purity water systems.
Our engineering services pay for themselves and we work at an hourly rate only when needed. Most of our clients have an existing water treatment company but still ask themselves:
We have found that most clients when they start with us do not even understand the details of the invoices they are paying. We answer these questions and enable you to hold your contractor accountable. If your system was designed and installed correctly it really is not necessary to have a technicians van on your property every month.
The most common used engineering service we provide is data analysis. I am sure you take daily readings on your equipment. I am also, reasonably, sure no one ever looks at the data. We will analyze the data and interpret it for you. With the interpreted data we can know:
The ROI here, and most obvious way this service pays for itself is you will know if your system is getting dirty, why it is getting dirty, what adjustments need to be made to reduce the speed of it getting dirty, and let you know when to schedule a cleaning. Doing this makes your water systems sustainable and predictable. Predictable is good when budgets come into play.
All of these services can be provided to you anywhere in the World.
If you are shutting down to sanitizing your loop more than once a year then you have a sanitation strategy problem. Most places, before becoming clients, use a cold sterilant chemical for loop sanitation. This strategy requires a long downtime, is labor intensive, and uses large volumes of expensively treated water. While this may be the best solution, alternatives like ozone and Hydroxyl Radicals, are proving to be much more cost effective because their associated costs have steadily declined due to technology maturation.
The advantages of these alternatives is the speed at which loop sanitation occurs, which is typically just a few hours, plus there is no waste of expensively treated water and even the DI beds can be sanitized. Additionally, loop sanitation can take place automatically in the evening or on weekends with minimal supervision.
In the long run, discovering where the bacteria is growing, eliminating dead legs, and adjusting flow velocities typically proves to be the most cost effective sanitation strategy.
Our competitors resin is typically regenerated in bulk with the rest of the market’s resin that they serve. That resin’s last job could have been in waste water, plating, city water, or High Purity water. All of those resins are mixed together in the bulk regenerating process tank. Our resin is ONLY provided to high purity water applications. This ensures consistent water quality and volumes treated.
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