The continuous innovation in the automotive industry has ramped up in recent years. Demands for fuel efficiency and hybrid designs have sent automotive design engineers back to the drawing boards for components that had been somewhat static in years’ past. Protecting powertrain and all body electronics from exposures has renewed
As someone who has worked for longer than I care to remember
helping companies in a wide range of industries engineer cost-effective leak
testing solutions, it’s pretty easy for me to spot design
teams that have worked in an isolated silo.
The evidence appears at my desk in the form
As leak tester experts we have laser focus on solving leak test applications for our clients. The tests are usually static. That is to say, that the part or assembly is not usually operated.
these leak tests actually challenge the correct functioning of the assembly. A
The term “catheter” is an insufficient description for a
leak testing specialist. However, “cardiac catheter” immediately brings to mind
a number of leak test challenges that must be considered and overcome, largely because
of the need to operate over a wide range of pressures.
Safety and reliability of cardiac catheters
would guess that many people who read our blog, have worked with medical
devices, or have ever had an intravenous injection in a hospital will be
familiar with the luer connecter. This small device enables the connection of
drug delivery devices and accessories. It might be fair to say
Leak testing and leak
detection is a broad field and includes methods for detecting environmentally
damaging or hazardous leaks in process industries and distribution networks,
water leakage in buildings, swimming pool leaks and, of course, methods used in
manufacturing to ensure product performance and safety. For this introduction
When it comes to breathing tubes, CPAP tubes, and any devices with similar air masks that support respiration, too much or too little air flow will impact the amount of oxygen the user gets, which can be dangerous. Air flow within these devices must fall within a very tightly specified
Multi-part assemblies or parts with several discrete cavities present challenges for their manufacturers. Each pathway must be leak free and importantly there must be no cross-talk between cavities. To maintain throughput, it might be necessary to employ several leak testers or create a complicated system using a PLC and several
US FDA guidelines for storing and protecting electronic records—known as 21 CFR Part 11—have been in place for more than 20 years. However, due to advancements in technology and innovation, combined with the sheer volume of data being generated, the regulation has never been as relevant as it is today
In this post we are going to look at the challenges of testing drug delivery devices.
There are many different types of drug delivery device, but they all have things in common – an inlet port and an outlet port, a flow restrictor (regulator) and a bypass valve. These components