Case Study 117: Batch
Industry Sector: Life Sciences
Bioreactor Control System

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NEW TECHNOLOGY APPLIED:
Allen Bradley SLC500
Allen Bradley PanelView HMI                       

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Staneco Corporation designed a control system to control a bioreactor. The bioreactor controlled the temperature of a vessel with an accuracy of +/- 1 degree C. The dissolved oxygen level was controlled by purging air through the vessel. The ph was controlled by the addition of chemicals. The cycle also included a CIP (Clean in Place) cycle to sterilize the vessel between cycles.

PROJECT OUTCOME:
The bioreactor controller was able to operate the process with great accuracy to meet FDA specifications.