|40″ Wide Powder Containment Hood|
Compounding pharmacists are responsible for procuring and
establishing a variety of safety engineering controls and precautionary
measures in order to protect themselves and their staff members from the
hazards of working with non-sterile compounding ingredients. One major
occupational hazard that presents itself during these compounding procedures is
the potential for inadvertent drug inhalation (especially when working with powder
ingredients). [For more information on the hazards of compounding and excerpts from OSHA’s Technical Bulletin on the subject, visit this blog entry.]
Torpac, Inc, a manufacturer of custom capsules, soluble
containers, and capsule filling systems for compounding pharmacies, offers a
full line of compact, benchtop capsule fillers (Models include: ProFill 100, Profill OE, ProFiller 3600, ProFiller 3700, and Profiller 3800. These models have replaced the Profill 3006, 3007, 3008, and 324.)
Sentry Air Systems offers Portable Powder Containment Hoods as a respiratory engineering control that comfortably houses these benchtop capsule filling machines and allows ample room for operator and machine movement.
These quiet and energy-efficient ductless hoods are equipped with powerful fans and HEPA filtration (up to 99.97% efficient on particles 0.3 microns and larger), which allows them to meet several state pharmacy board regulations for engineering controls in pharmacies.
Profill 3007/Profill 3008
The pictures below features a Profill 3007 capsule filler that is housed within a 50” Wide Customized Powder Containment Hood (customized feature: sash height was increased from 8” to 16”).
For a testimonial featuring this pharmacy, click here.
|Base Image from Torpac, Inc. literature|
ProFiller 3700 & 3800
|ProFiller 3700 pictured above. Source: Torpac.com|
The suggested “Opening Required for Operation” is 11″-15″, as opposed to the 15″-17″ recommended for the ProFill 3007 and 3008. In both cases, the first number listed is a “functional” dimension and the second number listed is “optimal.”
The optional Vibrator for ProFill 3007 and 3008 adds approximately 4″ to the height of the overall machine. The updated Vibrator for the ProFiller 3700 and 3800 only adds 0.5″ of additional height.