An Animal Health Facility in Georgia desired to increase the production capacity of an API in order to meet anticipated customer demand. This product is an innovator in helping to meet the future demand for affordable food. Rather than simply adding duplicate capacity, the facility desired to achieve the capacity increase through process optimization, a sustainability option.
The Animal Health Facility reviewed the manufacturing process and identified several process bottlenecks that prevented maximum throughput. The process optimizations included modification of existing systems, or in some cases replacement of existing systems, to allow for the maximum utilization of processing equipment with a subsequent increase in yield.
Performance Validation was retained as a commissioning, qualification, and validation contractor to implement the planning, development, and execution of the desired modifications. The Performance Validation team was responsible for:
Validation Project Management
Validation Project Planning
The process equipment upgrades and modifications made to the facility were successfully completed, exceeding the client’s expectations.
To support the capacity expansion project the PV team generated, executed, and delivered more than 200 separate documents across more than 20 systems. These documents included but were not limited to User Requirements, Design Qualification, Installation Verification, System Startup, Functional Testing, and Operational Qualification.
The client was particularly pleased that the team members were available around the clock in order to complete commissioning and qualification and get production back up and running as quickly as possible. Keys to the success of this project included good planning, great teamwork, and exceptional communication between the PV team and the client.
On successful completion of the capacity expansion project, the manufacturing process was streamlined and optimized which achieved the desired goal of providing a sustainability solution to achieve capacity expansion without duplicate capacity.
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