High containment drum emptying method
Isotube is an effective option for the safe loading and charging of multiple drums of HPAPIs. Compared to the DCS® Drum Containment System for safely discharging drums, it is the preferred choice when charging lumpy and agglomerated products as a lump breaker system can be included in the lower part of the discharge hopper.
The system consists of a contained glove box equipped with HEPA filters and a drum docking system in the back allowing an easy connection of the drum and the removal of the liner in a closed way by using the gloves which are connected to the front visor.
The bags are emptied manually in the chamber. Empty bags are removed by a waste bag side port equipped with a continuous liner to safely dispose of them.
Isotube provides a high level of containment of less than 1 µg/m3 along with the control of the environmental conditions within the isolation system.
It is either used for gravity operation or for active transfer