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High Shear Granulation - Pilot Scale

A 2-day course designed for those with some High Shear Granulation experience who need to increase their skills and work on the larger scale.  Some time will be spent in the classroom presenting some refresher material, as well as concepts in scale-up and the nuances of commercial scale equipment.  After that, the remainder of the course will be focused on setting up and processing on a VG-200 High Shear Mixer/Granulator as well as a GPCG-60 Fluid Bed Dryer.  This requires strong hands-on participation, as attendees will be required to install filters, assemble nozzles, prepare binders, dicharge and mill granulate, as well as loading and unloading the dryer.  Attendees will also be required to retrieve and evaluate samples, as well as document process data and collaborate on making decisions on process changes to achieve a quality product.  The final portion of the course will focus on troubleshooting scenarios where attendees will be required to identify issues and offer solutions.

CERTIFICATION

Upon completion of the course, each attendee will recieve a Glatt "Top Gun" Process Certificate

NEXT COURSE...October 8th and 9th, 2013

Course Schedule            Price: $1200.00  

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DAY 1
 
 8:00AM - 8:30AM
 REGISTRATION & LIGHT BREAKFAST
 8:30AM - 12:00 Noon

LECTURE

Review of High Shear Granulation

Review of the Drying Process

Scale Up

Common Troubleshooting Techniques

 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
 LUNCH
 1:00PM - 5:00PM

PRACTICE RUN

Instructor leads the team to accomplish

Set up of Nozzle, Filters, Mill, Fluid Bed Dryer

Prepare Binder

Perform High Shear Granulation, Wet Milling and Fluid Bed Drying to produce a Placebo Granulation

DAY 2
 
 8:00AM - 8:30AM
 LIGHT BREAKFAST
 8:30AM - 12:00 Noon

PRACTICAL:

Team Must Independently:

Calculate Scale Up Factors

Set Up equipment and Prepare Binder

Complete a High Shear Granulation, Milling and Fluid Bed Drying to produce a Placebo Granulation with a specified particle size.

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM

TEAM EXERCISE:

Instructor will create several problems that the team will have to identify, troubleshoot, and rectify, which may include

Batch Size Change

Mill screen size change

Spray vs. Pouring of Binder

Drying conditions