The enhanced GE CheckPoint Pharma On-Line/Portable Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Sensor is a cost-effective instrument typically mounted and used online for continuous monitoring. Measuring the levels of TOC in the water is an important step for pharmaceutical companies to control processes that are critical to their operations and to comply with regulations.
The CheckPoint Pharma was designed by GE Power & Water’s analytical instruments unit (geinstruments.com) specifically for the pharmaceutical industry and has a standard operating procedure that meets minimum United States Pharmacopeia (USP), European Pharmacopeia (EP), China Pharmacopeia (CP) and Indian Pharmacopeia (IP) specifications. It also can be hand-carried to any point in a water system for rapid diagnostic sampling and troubleshooting.
“We have enhanced the CheckPoint Pharma to satisfy a wider range of pharmaceutical applications and needs,” said Stephen Poirier, vice president of business development for the analytical instruments unit of GE Power & Water. “CheckPoint Pharma’s online performance, combined with its light weight, small footprint, battery operation, fast analysis time and affordability, are unmatched in the marketplace. It is ideal for pharmaceutical manufacturers and engineering companies seeking maximum flexibility at an attractive price.”
The CheckPoint Pharma can measure TOC in hot (up to 90°C) or ozonated water and will operate at ambient temperatures up to 55°C. CheckPoint has a dynamic range of 0.21 to 1,000 ppb and provides three analog outputs for simultaneous TOC, raw conductivity and temperature measurements to support regulatory requirements. The new USB printer support provides an affordable way to meet 21CFR Part 11 compliance. All backup sensor data is stored in memory and users can define a date range for faster data downloads. Standard operating procedures are provided for installation qualification (IQ), operation qualification (OQ) and performance qualification (PQ) to simplify sensor validation.
GE Power & Water’s analytical instruments unit also designed the CheckPointe for microelectronics and power applications. CheckPointe provides a wider 0.05-to-1,000 ppb operating range for more sensitive environments where hot and ozonated samples are not common.
Both sensors allow users to adjust data output intervals from 15 seconds up to eight hours. The sensors offer easy operation, low maintenance, a convenient battery power option and use GE’s direct conductometric (DC) TOC technology that measures more organic compounds than competing DC technologies.
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