Monitoring critical assets for these industries includes processing plants, pilot-scale plants, distribution facilities, and R & D laboratories.
The primary assets to monitor in any PdM program for pharmaceutical or biotech facilities are HVAC, pumps and mixers critical to a validated batch manufacturing process, and utilities related to validated liquids manufacturing such as DI and WFI water. This includes Air Handling Units (AHU’s) and Steam & Chiller Plants. Most steam plants on pharmaceutical campuses are identical to small power plants, using gas boilers or gas turbines, boiler feed pumps, ID/FD fans and related support equipment. In addition, research facilities and scientific labs need adequate and consistent heating, cooling and supply of pure and validated water.
PdM for Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries span the available technologies.