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The PharmaDrum™ System
 
GMP correct Processing Grade Drums


Pharmatech has developed a range of high quality drums and accessories that are ideal for use as processing containers within GMP environments.

The requirements of a GMP correct processing container are much greater than the requirements of a basic transport container - hence the need for PharmaDrums™.

For full product information
download the brochure.

 

GMP correct Processing Grade Drums, a range of high quality drums and accessories that are ideal for use as processing containers within GMP environments


PharmaDrum™ - more than just a transport drum
Drum Based Processing Systems
 
Why Choose a Drum Based Processing System?
PharmaDrums™ make an ideal low cost processing container for batches up to 500 litres. Typically the cost of a PharmaDrum™ will be approximately 25% of the equivalent IBC cost.

Pharmatech has supplied innovative drum processing systems to pharmaceutical companies around the world, we have supplied all types from small R&D companies right through to the major multi-nationals. Please contact us for a reference list.
Drum with Cone Attachment
Drum with Cone Attachment, low cost processing container for batches up to 500 litres.
The modern approach to batch processing
Features of a PharmaDrum™
 
Each PharmaDrum™ is packed full of features that make it easy to use and easy to look after.

Fully Welded Construction
 
PharmaDrums™ have a fully welded, crevice-free interior, this helps to prevent cross contamination and facilitates thorough cleaning.

Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel
 
PharmaDrums™ are manufactured from heavy gauge stainless steel to build in strength and provide a long life. 316L stainless steel is used as standard for maximum corrosion protection.
Drum Diagram
Drum Diagram, Fully Welded Construction, Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel
GMP correct Top Rim
 
PharmaDrums™ are available with either a solid top rim or a rolled top rim. For GMP Correct applications we recommend a solid top rim.

The advantage of the solid rim is that the under side of the rim is smooth and crevice free. This means that there are no traps for product or biological contamination. Where a crevice under the rim is not an issue a rolled rim is available at lower cost. A solid rim is also stronger than a rolled rim.
 


GMP correct Top Rim, the advantage of the solid rim is that the under side of the rim is smooth and crevice free. This means that there are no traps for product or biological contamination.




Self Emptying Swages
 
PharmaDrums™ are manufactured from heavy gauge stainless steel and so do not require swages to give them additional rigidity. Swages are recommended if the drum is to be mechanically handled.

PharmaDrums™ have asymmetric swages that are designed to shed product when inverted (poorly designed round swages are well known to hold product).

The method of emptying the drum will determine the orientation of the swages.
 


Self Emptying Swages


Easy Clean Base
 
PharmaDrums™ are manufactured with a carefully contoured base to provide maximum strength, be easily cleanable and ensure stability under all load conditions.
 

Easy Clean Base
‘O’ Ring Seals
 
Standard ‘O’ Ring seals are manufactured from white, virgin silicone rubber (to FDA/CFR standard 177.2600).

For more demanding applications ‘O’ rings are available manufactured from the following polymers:
- PTFE coated silicone
- Viton
- EPDM
- Fluorosilicone
 

O’ Ring Seals



PharmaDrum™ - Product Contact Parts PharmaDrum™ - Product Contact Parts
316L stainless steel
Silicone rubber (FDA/CFR) acceptable grade
Non-Product Contact Parts
304 stainless steel (clampband)
Standard Finish
Internal - 1.0µm Ra (240 grit) welds ground and polished
External - 1.0µm Ra (240 grit) welds left as laid, crevice free and blended in
Other finishes available on request
Documentation
Certificate of Conformity (free of charge)
Material Certificates (extra cost option)
Other documentation is available at extra cost
GMP Marking
Lids and bodies to be etched with a unique identification number
Customer specific information can also be etched - ask for details

  25 50 100
Standard

100
Squat

150 200 300 400 500
Nominal Volume (litres): 25 50 100 100 150 200 300 400 500
Brimfull Volume (litres):
28 54 107 108 160 216 320 430 530
Internal Diameter (mm) A:
305 400 457 560 560 560 647 750 750
Max. Overall Diameter (mm) B:
365 460 520 630 630 630 750 820 820
Drum Body Height (mm) C:
400 440 670 450 660 895 980 980 1210
Max Overall Height (mm) D:
410 450 680 460 670 905 990 990 1220
Metal Thickness (mm):
1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.5
Total Weight* (Kg): 6 8 13 13 17 21 28 39 47
* Total weight includes drum body, lid, clampband & ‘O’ ring
Intermediate volumes available based on standard diameters - contact Pharmatech for details
Top Hats
 
A Top Hat allows a drum to be filled to the top as it provides the extra space required for efficient blending.

The Top Hat usually has 50% of the volume of the drum.

Top Hats clamp to the drum in place of the drum lid. For extra security Pharmatech have developed a heavy duty clamp band - this is able to withstand the increased forces encountered when blending with a Top Hat.

Top Hats are available to suit all sizes of PharmaDrums™.
200L drum fitted with a 100L Top Hat

200L drum fitted with a 100L Top Hat -Top Hats clamp to the drum in place of the drum lid. For extra security Pharmatech have developed a heavy duty clamp band.


Heavy Duty Clampbands
 
The Standard Clampband is designed primarily to retain the lid during storage and transportation. Security locking is achieved by using plastic ties.

The Heavy Duty Clampband is specially designed to handle the increased forces that are experienced when blending with a drum and top hat.

Heavy Duty Clampbands are available for 560mm, 647mm and 750mm diameter drums only.
Clampbands

Heavy Duty Clampbands


Cones
 
Suitable for use with PharmaDrums™
Range of sizes available
Symmetrical and Asymmetrical designs available
Clamps in place of the drum lid
316L stainless steel construction
Internal finish: 1.0µm Ra (240 grit), welds ground and polished
External finish: 1.0µm Ra (240 grit), welds ground and polished
‘O’ Ring Seal - FDA/CFR acceptable silicone rubber
Range of sizes available
Cones, a range of sizes available
Poorly flowing Product?
 


Pharmatech have the answer.
Click here for details

FlexiCone™
FlexiCone™ Poorly flowing Product? Pharmatech have the answer.
Drum Washing
 
A great advantage of using PharmaDrums™ is that they are easy to clean between batches. Pharmatech offer a complete range of washing systems. These systems are individually tailored to meet the requirements of the customer.

Internal and external
Suitable for GMP
Custom built according
Validatable washing
Drum dryers
Mobile Washing Station

Drum Washing, Mobile Washing Station, Suitable for GMP, Validatable washing, Internal and external
Design
 
Drum Washer (180° Tipper) -
The machine shown is used to invert drums over a washing lance, which then sprays the inside.

Drum Washer (180° Tipper) -The machine shown is used to invert drums over a washing lance, which then sprays the inside.
Drum Trolleys
 
Drum Trolleys allow drums to be moved around a factory with the minimal amount of manual handling

304 stainless steel construction
240 grit finish
non-marking wheels
Four steerable wheels (two of which have brakes)
Standard & Square Trolleys

Drum Trolleys - 304 stainless steel construction, 240 grit finish, non-marking wheels


Heavy Duty Trolleys
 
Flat deck trolleys are ideal when the load has to be slid on and off the trolley.

For full product information
download the brochure.
 
Heavy Duty Trolleys, ideal when the load has to be slid on and off the trolley.
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