Definition of Containment

Containment means the complete isolation of a product from

  • other products,
  • operators in production
  • the environment

at any time.

  • Avoidance of
    Constant compliance with air management in the room, and 
adherence to set room pressures.
  • Avoidance of contamination
    of the operator.
    Constant compliance with OEB 1 – 6 values. 
The “moon suit” remains in the cabinet.
  • Avoidance of contamination
    of the environment.
    Constant compliance with filter efficiency: H 14 EN 1822 with 2-stage self-cleaning HEPA filter system.

Why have containment solutions become so important in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry today?

OEB levels are set in a way, so that operators, as well as women in childbearing age, can be exposed to respective active substances with a defined OEB value for 8 hours a day a lifetime long, without any health risks for themselves or the unborn child.

In the last years, the proportion of active ingredients used in pharmaceutical production, has increased worldwide. 
Whereas in 1980 the share was only 5%, today almost all manufacturers are at almost 100% with API´s and HAPI´s or even HPAPI´s.

Containment measures only have a value if they are observed completely and at all times without breaking the containment, even during the filtration of the dust-laden process air.

In general industry, it is important to protect the operator from hazardous substances and above all to free the environment from pm2.5 dusts that can reach deep into the lungs.