Pulsed Light Sterilization
Stérilisation par lumière pulsée
The Microbiological Challenge Testing : in-line microbiological qualification
How to make sure your Claranor device is really performing and truly delivers the required level of decontamination in-line?
Not only do we regularly collaborate with independent laboratories such as Fraunhofer, INRA or CNRS to validate our technology on a scientific basis, but we perform in-line testings in your premise to assure your operational efficiency.
To ensure this a Claranor microbiologist can perform a complete set of testings during operation, theto “the customer's site to carry out the tests during operationMicrobiological Challenge Testing”.
Objective of the Microbiological Challenge Testing (MCT) :
Demonstrate the efficiency of the Pulsed ligth system unit installed on the filling line.
Perform the MCT in industrial conditions :
proper running configuration
right nominal speed of the line
meet the customer requirement in terms fo log-reduction of test micro-organism.
Principle of the MCT :
Samples of packaging inoculated beforehand with the reference microorganism
This packaging is placed on the line, under operating conditions, and treated by the Claranor Pulsed light equipment
It is then removed from the line and analyzed, searching for residual microorganisms, in order to determine the log reduction obtained
Impartiality of the MCT :
The tests are carried out :
with the assistance of an external laboratory for the inoculation of the packaging, and carrying out the analyses.
aligned with the VDMA (German Engineering Federation) recommandations.
The tests must demonstrate the consistency of the results under operating conditions with those obtained under static conditions in the context of pre-sales tests.
Just another services offered to Claranor customers.
Database: effectiveness of pulsed light on caps and cups.
Claranor has compiled numerous results for commonly used packaging in a database accessible via these links : Effectiveness of pulsed light on caps and cups.