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Pharmaceutical & Biotech Industry

Rouge corrosion monitoring device
Rouge Alert Passivation Monitor

Rouge Monitoring

Rouge is prevalent in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical industry because most of their systems are made up of stainless steel, typically 316/316L grade. Rouging is a thin film, of iron oxide or hydroxide, usually reddish-brown or golden in color, typically found on stainless steels. Rouge can also consist of iron, chromium, nickel and other elements. Rouge normally builds up on the interior surfaces of high purity water distillation units, storage tanks, distribution systems (piping, valves, pump housings, fittings, etc.) and process vessels. Many drug manufacturers are concerned about the particulate matter from build-up contaminating their products and sterile systems. An effective way to deal with this problem is monitor the rouging rate on-line in case of process upsets to prevent contamination.

Environmental corrosion monitoring device
Environmental Condition Monitor with Silver and Copper Corrosion Sensors

Atmospheric/Environmental Monitoring (ECM)

The ECM™ is a multiparameter monitoring system providing constant surveillance of the environment and rapid detection of any deterioration that could result in damage to expensive equipment and valuable assets. Early detection of humid, high temperature, or corrosive conditions will permit corrective action to be taken before substantial damage occurs to sensitive computer and instrumentation systems or electrical equipment. The ECM™ is particularly useful for environmental monitoring in laboratories, chemical plants, pulp and paper plants, control rooms, computer rooms, and clean rooms.

Cosasco internal corrosion monitoring solutions can be totally integrated into your existing process. Our field services division is experienced in corrosion monitoring implementation for the pharmaceutical industry.


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