Process Analyzer Resources

Researching Process Analyzers Technologies

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Every month, Control’s editors take a specific product area, collect all the latest, significant tools we can find, and present them here to make your job easier. If you know of any tools and resources we didn’t include, send them to wboyes@putman.net, and we’ll add them to the website.

All ABOUT PROCESS ANALYZERS
This site is the landing page for all Control’s most recent process analyzer information. This online resource contains articles on process analyzer reliability, maintenance and service. Article titles include “PAT System Reliability,” “What’s Keeping Process Analyzer Engineers Up at Night?” “Process Analyzer System Safety and Ergonomics, Parts I and II,” “More About Estimating Process Analyzer Projects” and “Project Roadmaps To Get You There.” There is also a video entitled “Where’s PAT?” a report on a survey of PAT users.

WHAT’S PAT?
This site for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration tells you all about process analytical technology (PAT). PAT is a system for designing, analyzing and controlling manufacturing through timely measurements (i.e. during processing) of critical quality and performance attributes of raw and in-process materials and processes with the goal of ensuring final product quality. Links to tools, committees, presentations and other information about implementing PAT systems.

HIGH EFFICIENCY COALESCERS
Pall Corporation
516-484-5400
The technical report, “High Efficiency Coalescers Increase Online Process Analyzer Sensor Reliability,” from Pall Fuels and Chemicals  discusses how coalescers can be applied to process analyzers for protection against potential harmful outcomes of inaccurate measurements, such as non-optimized process control, leading to loss of revenue and costly replacement parts due to corrosion and maintenance-related problems.

PIP-ANALYZERS COLLECTION
IHS Engineering
800-447-3352
Subscribers to this web site get secure, online access to search, view, bookmark and print documents according to license agreement. Online documents are updated daily and multiple users can share a single license. The analyzers collection of PIP practices covers such topics as toxic gas detection systems; engineering guidelines, project implementation guidelines, field installation, bid and proposal information, acceptance testing and data sheets for process analyzers.

VALIDATION SERVICES
ABB
+44 (0) 1642 372372
This company offers a complete service to validate your spreadsheets and provide documented evidence of their correct functionality for satisfying your regulator auditors. This pre-developed process can be used by you or adapted to your own quality systems and validation practices to provide validation of your process.

SINGLE PAT PLATFORM
Thermo Scientific
781/622-10000
White paper entitled “Moving Toward a Single PAT Platform” discusses the benefits of standardizing on single-platform tools for PAT, appropriate for both R&D and manufacturing, to make PAT implementation easier and more effective. PAT brings technologies into the processing environment that can achieve real time characterization and control.

STATE OF THE MARKET
The FreEdonia Group
440/684-9600
This report discusses U.S. process control instruments for the years 2001 and 2006, with forecasts to 2011. Topics covered include market size, product segmentation, market applications, trade, environmental and regulatory considerations, technology and product forecasts, industry composition and leading participants.

GET A JOB SIMPLY HIRED INC.
Looking for work in process analyzing? This Web site gives you information on the job trends for the process analyzer engineer in the U.S. It lists average salaries for network engineers, senior product development engineer, technician and senior software engineers as of Aug, 2008. Also includes hundreds of listings of jobs and tools for easing your job search.

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