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USP Solutions

Solutions That Fit You. As Opposed to the Other Way Around. 

Every situation is different. Which means every USP water and WFI solution should be, too. At MECO, we draw upon our experience and in-depth understanding of the Purified Water process to offer a wide range of options in addition to multi-pass reverse osmosis and ion exchange.

Solutions are very flexible and include an array of pretreatment systems, each with their own controls or as part of a central control system. Our ability to integrate other services, like USP validation for example, helps create production efficiencies and cost savings.


The Right Fit for Efficiency and Savings.

MECO's MASTERfit™ system is designed to produce, store and distribute USP Purified or Water For Injection in accordance with the pharmaceutical industry and cGMP requirements. The process, components and associated services incorporate proprietary state of the art technologies.

The process is relatively simple and reliable while providing the highest quality of product water. The end result is a proven design that generates savings in the time and cost associated with design, capital investment, installation, validation, operation and maintenance.

MASTERfit™ Specifics

The benefits of using a MECO Vapor Compression Still include it's high efficiency and often it's ability to utilize a simplified pretreatment scheme. As a result, the MECO MASTERfit™ System saves utilities and maintenance relative to membrane-based pretreatment systems. MECO's patented sanitization process controls bioburden within the system without the need for an external clean steam generator. Simplifying system design while providing the highest quality in the remaining components ensures a cost effective and reliable means for producing either USP Purified or WFI grade water.

The MASTERfit™ system comes with MECO MASTERsupport™ and the MECO Water System Guarantee, a commitment you will only find from MECO.

MASTERfit™ Case Study

Situation

  • Purified water and WFI were required from a feedwater with chloramines present.
  • The conceptual design being considered utilized RO/EDI for the production of Purified water and feedwater to a multiple effect still for the production of WFI.
  • The system was to be installed on a fast track schedule and was substantially over budget.

Solution

  • MECO's MASTERfit™ system replaced the conceptual design and allowed the client to make, store and distribute all of the water to the higher WFI standard in a cost-effective and timely manner.

Benefit

  • Substantially reduced capital, installation, and operating and maintenance expenditures.
  • 100% of the water produced to the higher WFI quality.
  • A simpler, more reliable and higher quality system.
  • Faster delivery, installation and validation.

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Purity Begins in Pretreatment.

MECO's MASTERpure™ system is designed to produce, store and distribute USP Purified or Water For Injection in accordance with the pharmaceutical industry and cGMP requirements. The process incorporates a patented micro and ultrafiltration technology as a first line of defense to reject suspended solids, bacteria, viruses and organic compounds before they enter the downstream components.

The process provides the highest level of water quality throughout the plant. The end result is a design that substantially reduces microbiological activity within the entire water system and minimizes downstream cleanings.

MASTERpure™ Specifics

Water meeting the standards of the US Pharmacopoeia must be produced from a supply meeting the EPA drinking water standards. Drinking water quality typically yields water that has been chemically treated with coagulants, chlorination or other substances and filtered.

As such, many of the process steps employed to produce USP Purified Water or WFI are redundant or add little to no value in the effort to improve water quality. Examples include systems that use media filtration, chemical injections, cartridge filtrations and in some cases, reverse osmosis. Typically, these operations are employed to protect downstream equipment such as reverse osmosis (RO) membranes or stills. In some cases, RO is used to reduce the bioburden on the downstream still.

MECO's MASTERpure™ system utilizes the efficiency of either a micro or ultrafiltration unit to eliminate some less valuable unit operations and substantially improve the water quality early in the water purification process. Because the micro/ultrafiltration units are chlorine tolerant and automatically backwashed on a regular interval, they are far less susceptible to fouling and easier to clean than traditional RO membranes.

As such, in systems where an RO is used to reduce biofouling to a still, the MECO MASTERpure™ technology provides an excellent alternative. Where RO is still required, the MASTERpure™ system can reduce and improve the operation and maintenance of the system. It's perfect for tight spaces too where traditional systems just won't fit. And it comes with MECO MASTERsupport™ and the MECO Water System Guarantee, a commitment you will only get from MECO.

MASTERpure™ Case Study

Situation

  • The client wanted a comprehensive, customized solution from one source for their USP Purified and WFI requirements.
  • A challenging feedwater supply fueled need for exceptionally low bioburden.
  • There was also a concern about water quality fluctuations.
  • They did not want to use carbon filters for dechlorination.
  • In addition, they wanted a system that would supply WFI all the time.
  • There was a limited amount of space available.

Solution

  • MECO's MASTERpure™ system was employed to provide the highest quality of water throughout the system.
  • Utilizing state-of-the-art Microfiltration as the first pretreatment step to reduce suspended solids and bacteria at the beginning of the system.
  • It's a patented design based upon prior research in the field of Microfiltration and its effects on water quality.
  • The system used a MECO reverse osmosis system as pretreatment to distillation with UV light for chlorine destruct and feedback pressure control.

Benefit

  • MECO's unique design provided the client with the highest quality of water throughout the plant by removing various constituents before they entered the system.
  • Eliminating traditional media filters, cartridge filters, carbon filters and the intermediate storage tank saved the client space that was unavailable.
  • In addition, this unique design reduced installation costs, and the operation and maintenance of the plant.

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Sometimes What's Wanted isn't What's Needed.

The system shown here was designed to produce USP Purified water in accordance with pharmaceutical industry standards and the cGMP. The system uses RO/EDI technology, and was built and tested to stringent specifications.

MECO's manufacturing facility enabled the system to be interconnected with piping and cabling for factory testing prior to shipment. MECO RO/EDI systems generally have a low capital investment and are used where only USP purified water is required.

Custom System 1 Specifics

A large pharmaceutical company required over 200gpm of USP Purified Water. To meet this demand, a process of reverse osmosis followimg electrodeionization was selected. The system is hot water sanitizable and constructed primarily of stainless steel and PVDF. Pretreatment consists of dual softeners, a break tank, booster pumps, sanitizing heat exchangers, carbon filters, cartridge filters and UV sterilization.

The RO product water is sterilized with UV prior to storage and distribution. The pretreatment system was fitted with the MASTERedge Package™ providing the highest level of quality. The client utilizes MECO's MASTERsupport™ for servicing this system as well as distillers and steam generators within the facility.

Custom System 1 Case Study

Situation

  • A large pharmaceutical company was building a water plant that required a substantial amount of USP Purified Water.
  • The company, along with a leading engineering firm, envisioned a sophisticated membrane system. It would require a custom design adhering to stringent specifications. Plus, it needed to be completely factory tested.
  • They also wanted a reliable source for ongoing service and maintenance of the system.

Solution 

  • After a thorough bid and evaluation process, MECO was awarded the construction of a state-of-the-art RO/EDI system.
  • The system was hot water sanitizable and supplied completely pre-assembled and factory tested with all interconnecting piping and utilities.
  • MECO's service team is well known for its responsiveness and depth of knowledge. Our MASTERsupport™ Online Service Center, which includes web-based service and maintenance reporting, plus our entire parts inventory, added even more value to the offer.

Benefit

  • MECO's approach to the solution enabled them to assemble a high quality, competitive offer for a customized system. This same approach meant they were able to meet the stringent specifications in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Our ability to completely pre-assemble, factory test and provide validation services for the entire system reduced field work and site acceptance testing.
  • The pharmaceutical company had installed MECO VC distillers previously, so it was already a service client. Streamlining the service and maintenance of the water systems with one high-quality provider provided logistical and cost benefits.

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Many Needs. One Source.

The system shown here was designed to produce Water For Injection as well as Purified Water in accordance with pharmaceutical industry standards and the cGMP. The system uses MECO Multiple Effect distillation for the production of WFI and MECO RO/EDI technology for the production of USP Purified Water.

Multiple effect distillation requires a high quality of feedwater given its temperature of operation, the product of the RO/EDI system provides an excellent feed water source for the multiple effect still.

Custom System 2 Specifics

This system was designed to produce, store and distribute two separate grades of water. Water For Injection is produced from a MECO Multiple Effect distiller. USP Purified water is produced from a MECO RO/EDI system which is also used to provide feedwater to the still.

Pretreatment consists of dual softeners, a break tank, booster pumps, sanitizing heat exchangers, carbon filters, cartridge filters and UV sterilization. MECO Multiple Effect MASTERedge™ and pretreatment MASTERedge™ packages were incorporated to provide the highest level of quality and reliability.

Custom System 2 Case Study

Situation

  • A substantial amount of USP Purified Water was required relative to WFI. The client had experience with membrane systems as well as multiple effect distillers.
  • Given their high temperature of operation, multiple effect stills require a relatively high quality of feedwater to ward off scaling and corrosion.
  • A reliable source of ongoing service and maintenance for the system was important.

Solution

  • MECO was awarded the construction of a state-of-the-art hot water sanitizable RO/EDI system for the production of USP Purified Water.
  • The USP Purified Water produced by the RO/EDI system was used as a feed source for the MECO Multiple Effect Stills.
  • MECO's service manpower is well know for knowledge and responsiveness. Our MASTERsupport™ Online Serviced Center provided easy access to service and maintenance reporting.

Benefit

  • MECO's diversity of products enabled the client to utilize one source for the supply of various products and services that would normally be split amongst two or three suppliers.
  • Utilizing the product water from the USP Purified water system as feed to the multiple effect stills eliminated the need for a dedicated feedwater pretreatment system.
  • MECO's ability to completely preassemble, factory test and provide validation services for the entire system reduced field work and site acceptance testing.
  • Streamlining the service and maintenance of the water systems with one high quality provider provides logistical and cost benefits.
     

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A System of Savings.

The system shown here was designed to produce, store and distribute water exceeding the requirements of the U.S. Pharmocopea for Water For Injection (WFI). A large medical device manufacturer required high volumes of WFI with a resistivity greater than 5 megohm.

MECO developed the detailed design reducing projected capital expenditures by over $1MM. The system was installed and validated by MECO on a turnkey basis in less than eight months. The system was supplied with the MECO Water System Guarantee.

Custom System 3 Specifics 

Two MECO 3000 GPH Vapor Compression distillers were used to produce WFI of greater than 5 megohm resistivity for a large medical device manufacturer. Each still utilizes a variable speed drive system to provide flexibility and turndown in production. The pretreatment system uses UPCORE™ packed bed softening technology to reduce brine regenerants and water consumption.

A MECO RO system with the Reverse Osmosis MASTERedge™ package was used to reduce silica levels within the feed water supply. Two loops were utilized to store and distribute rinse water and WFI. The complete system can be monitored and controlled from MECO's main office through technology provided within MECO's MASTERsupport™ service infrastructure.

Custom System 3 Case Study

Situation

  • A large medical device manufacturer required substantial amounts of Purified Water for rinsing and WFI.
  • The construction manager received bids from several firms for the production, storage and distribution system.
  • This multimillion dollar project was one of the largest in the industry, and the bids received were substantially over the client's budget.
  • A fast-track installation was required.

Solution

  • MECO evaluated the project and was able to value engineer the design to reduce capital costs by over $1,000,000.
  • Our team delivered the total solution for the production, storage and distribution system including the design, construction, installation and validation of the system.
  • MECO's Vapor Compression technology eliminated the need for certain pretreatment components.
  • In addition, our use of UPCORE™ packed-bed softening substantially reduced the quantity of reject water and brine regenerant.

Benefit

  • MECO's experience, responsiveness and broad base of technologies allowed the client to quickly assess the cost and benefits of various features of the plant.
  • The project was completed below original projections.
  • The plant was up and running within the necessary timeframe.
  • It featured state-of-the-art technology implemented by MECO.

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  MECO understands the importance of providing our customers with the parts and services required to maintain systems operating at optimum capacity. Our online service center - MECO MASTERsupport™ is a good example of that. It enables you to monitor your system remotely, place orders, access service records and view your system's manuals when it's convenient for you. Anytime. Anywhere.

With a simple point and click, our entire parts inventory is available to you. Through the online service center, you also get real-time access to invoices, orders, shipping status, system manuals and service trip reports. Everything you need to know to effectively manage and maintain your treatment plant is right at your fingertips.

It's another example of MECO's commitment to providing the highest quality spare parts and cost effective support throughout the life-cycle of the product.

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