Life Sciences Case Studies

Case Study 117: Batch Industry Sector: Life Sciences • Bioreactor Control System

New Technology Applied:

  • Allen Bradley SLC 500
  • Allen Bradley PanelView HMI                      

Project Description:
Staneco Corporation designed a control system to control a bioreactor. The bioreactor controlled the temperature of a vessel with an accuracy of +/- 1 degree C. The dissolved oxygen level was controlled by purging air through the vessel. The ph was controlled by the addition of chemicals. The cycle also included a CIP (Clean in Place) cycle to sterilize the vessel between cycles.

Project Outcome:
The bioreactor controller was able to operate the process with great accuracy to meet FDA specifications.