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Distributed Control System "DCS" Calibration

A distributed control system (DCS), plays an important role in verifying the accuracy and efficiency in maintaining precise control over manufacturing processes. For a DCS to function correctly, regular calibration is required. GL Technologies is an ISO 17025 company comprised of a team of professionals that specialize in equipment calibration and certification for biopharmaceutical companies throughout California. We maintain our client's equipment to provide accurate results and measurements, while keeping them compliant with industry regulations such as cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing), and the FDA.

To speak with the experts about your DCS calibration needs, please fill out our online form or give us a call!

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What is DCS in Biopharmaceutical Settings?


For the biopharmaceutical industry, distributed control systems are a sophisticated automation system used to monitor and control various processes involved in the production of pharmaceuticals. DCS plays an important role in efficiency, safety, and quality of biopharmaceutical manufacturing operations. It provides centralized control and real-time monitoring of numerous variables including temperature, pressure, flow rates, and levels in bioreactor purification systems. By providing a comprehensive view of the entire manufacturing process, DCS gives operators the ability to make informed decisions, improve production parameters, and maintain consistent product quality.

Understanding Distributed Control System Calibration


A distributed control system is a network of controllers connected to field devices including sensors, valves, and actuators. The system acts as the central system of a manufacturing facility, orchestrating and regulating processes to achieve desired outcomes. Calibration refers to the process of verifying and adjusting the accuracy of measurements and control paramaters within the DCS.

Importance of Calibration in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing


Compliance with Regulatory Standards


Beacuse the biopharmaceutical industry is highly regulated with strict guidelines for quality control, calibration makes sure that the DCS meets the required standards, providing accurate and reliable data for compliance purposes. The system help biopharmaceutical manufacturers to demonstrate adherence to regulatory requirements in case of an audit or inspection.

Process Optimization


Having control over variables such as temperature, pressure, and flow rates is essential in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Calibration verifies that these parameters are accurately measured and controlled to improve process efficiency and reduce the risk of batch failures or deviations. In turn, this improves productivity, reduces downtime, and improves operational performance.

Product Quality Assurance


With manufacturing in the biopharmaceutical industry, the slightest deviation from set parameters can impact product quality. Calibration verifies that the system accurately monitors and adjusts process variables and minimizing the chances of product inconsistencies. By maintaining tight control over the manufacturing environment, calibration helps to provide consistent product quality and reduces the potential for costly recalls.

Risk Mitigation

 

DCS calibration plays a vital role in risk mitigation within the biopharmaceutical industry. It helps identify potential issues or drifts in measurement accuracy before they can lead to significant problems. By regularly calibrating the DCS, manufacturers can detect and rectify errors, prevent process deviations, and mitigate the risk of equipment failure or product non-compliance.

Data Integrity and Traceability


Accurate data recording and traceability are vital in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Calibration makes sure that the DCS provides reliable data, providing proper analysis, monitoring, and decision-making. After calibration, certificates and records will serve as documentation so there is an audit trail that demonstrates accuracy in the manufacturing process and can be used in case of an audit or inspection.

Why GL-Tec?


The GL Technologies team has the experience and equipment to calibrate all types of display equipment accurately. We understand the importance of accurate measurements in your specific industry, and we're committed to providing you with reliable, traceable calibration services.

Our calibration services are ISO 17025 accredited, and we follow strict quality control procedures. Your equipment is calibrated to the highest standards. We also provide fast turnaround times, so you can get back to work with minimal downtime.

To speak with the experts about your DCS calibration needs, please fill out our online form or give us a call!

858-202-1408

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