ILC Dover Overview and Engineering Controls for Nanoparticle

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ILC Dover Overview and Engineering Controls for Nanoparticle
ILC Dover Overview and
Engineering Controls for
Nanoparticle Processing
Softgoods Materials and Design Technology
for the Most Demanding Applications
Agenda
• Company Overview
• Top Level Examples Using Softgoods Technology
• Flexible Containment Technology Examples
• Questions
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Company Overview
ILC Dover LP
Frederica, Delaware
ILC JSC
ILC Dover
North
ILC Houston
Recipient of
NASA’s George
M. Low Award ,
1998
Grayling
Industries
DE/GA
Secret Level Facility Clearance
ILC Ireland
~600 Skilled Employees
Quality Oriented Systems:
• Engineering
• Manufacturing
• Quality
Extensive Facilities:
• Registered to ISO 9001:2008
• 280,000 sq ft total Frederica
• NHB-5300.4(1D-2)
(163,000 sq ft High Bay Production)
~20%
~60%
~10%
•Worldwide Sales Team
• AS 9100 Compliant
• Development, Test Lab,
Fabrication, and Production
Facilities on site
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ILC Dover Overview
Design & Manufacturing
Experience since 1947
Space
Protective Equipment
Containment
Lighter-Than-Air
Engineered
Inflatables
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Space Suits
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Space Habitats (Transhab)
Mars Transfer Vehicle Habitat (TransHab) & International Space Station Habitation Module
ƒ 27ft dia, 14.7psi operational pressure (FS=4/ultimate)
Mars Pathfinder Airbags
Tunnel Plug System
Inflated Plug is 32 ft long and 16.2 ft in Diameter
Tunnel
Packed Plug
Deploying
17psi
Full Inflation
New York Times 19 Nov 2012
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Airships and Aerostats
Heavy Lift Vehicles
AirCrane LEMV
SkyTug
Transportation Fuel Systems
Fuel Depot Pillow Tanks
V22 Crashworthy Fuel Sponsons
Alternative Energy
• Sucrose Pods
• Biological Growth as precursor for Bio fuel Manufacturing
• 5 iwg Normal Operating Pressure
• 24/7 Operation with 5 Year In‐Field Life
• Pressure Increased to 8 iwg to Withstand Cat 1 Hurricane Winds (tested to 82 MPH)
Electronic Textiles
US Navy Sensate
Liner
Medtronic disposable
EKG vest
Selicor RF
Diathermy system
Switches and Cabling
for NASA
Rapid Prototyping/Additive Manufacturing
Flexible Containment
“The two most likely sources of exposure when using a glovebox
are the transfer of materials into and out of the box and the
cleaning of the box following its use.”
* NIOSH 2012 – General Safe Practices for Working with Engineered Nanomaterials in Research Laboratories
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Evolution of Engineering Controls
Pharma
Nano
1997
Today
2006
BioPharm
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Powder Transfer
Unrestrained liner
Charge to Mill,
Transfer Sleeve to IBC
FIBC Charge to Vessel
Continuous Liner Quality Control
Sampling Sleeve
Continuous liner
offload from mill
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Process Containment
Isolator Offload
V-Blender Enclosure
Fluid Bed Processor
Enclosure and
Continuous Liner offload
Enclosed Granulator
Lab Enclosures
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Containment Results (SMEPAC Protocols)
Granulator
Tray Dryer
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Barriers with Other Controls
• Barrier Curtain
– Allows operation while preventing eddy currents that move powders
– Flexible design moves with Operator
• Flow Box Barrier
– Glove panel barrier eliminates risk of removing hands from isolation with contamination on them during manual operation
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Facility Controls
• Dust Collector
– 23” Diameter x 50’ Continuous Liner at Discharge
– Filter Bag In and Bag Out Sleeves
– Crimp Removal
If you are using air extraction, don’t forget about the waste collection
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Murphy Lives
In Theory
In Reality
…well, simulated reality
Cleaning
Sometimes You Have to Rely on PPE
Canister Cleaning
Between Processes
Equipment Before
And During Enclosure
Removal
Vessel Cleaning
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Conclusions
• Benefits of Flexible Containment
– Capital Costs are significantly reduced
– Product loss to room is eliminated
– Cleaning costs reduced
– Time spent on cleaning in the past can be used for more productive efforts
– Faster Engineering timeframe with iterations
– Faster install timeframe
– Ease of retrofit to varying processes
– Safety is proven
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Conclusions
Think About the Entire Process – Not Just One Part or You Just Kick
The Problem Down the Road
Nanoparticle
Characterization
Manipulation
Process
Control
Processing into
Your End Product
Clean Up
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ILC Dover Proprietary Information
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Alan George [email protected] Phone: 302.335.3911, x407 Cell: 302.420.5699
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