An enhanced sensor will make it easier for the pharmaceutical industry to monitor and analyze water sample, says a maker of water monitoring equipment.

An enhanced sensor will make it easier for the pharmaceutical industry to monitor and analyze water sample, says GE Power & Water, Boulder, Colo. CheckPoint Pharma, from GE Power & Water, is an online, portable, total organic carbon (TOC) sensor, typically mounted and used online for continuous monitoring. Measuring the levels of TOC in the process water is an important step for pharmaceutical companies to control production and comply with regulations.

Designed for the pharmaceutical industry, CheckPoint Pharma has a standard operating procedure that meets minimum pharmacopeia specifications in the United States, Europe, China and India, according to its manufacturer. It can be hand-carried to any point in a water system for rapid diagnostic sampling and troubleshooting.

The sensor can measure TOC in hot water up to 194°F (90°C) or ozonated water, and it will operate at ambient temperatures up to 131°F (55°C). The dynamic range is 0.21 to 1,000 ppb and the unit provides three analog outputs for simultaneous TOC, raw conductivity and temperature measurements to support regulatory requirements. Also, USB printer support provides a way to meet 21CFR Part 11 compliance. All backup sensor data is stored in memory and users can define a date range for faster downloads.

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