Cost Effective Unit for Testing Powders
For Immediate Release:
The Flowability Tester BEP2 provides a range of options for testing pharmaceutical powders including three of the four methods quoted in the Pharmacopoeias - flow through an orifice, angle of repose and shear cell - in a single, cost effective unit. In addition to providing the test methods detailed in the harmonized pharmacopoeia chapters, it is also suitable for flowability testing according to Ph. Eur. 2.9.16. An optional balance/timer simplifies time vs mass testing.
The BEP2 unit is an easy to use, small footprint instrument with interchangeable cylinder, funnel, angle-of-repose and shear cell attachments.
The Flowability Tester BEP2 is specifically designed to address the specifications in and comments raised by the European Pharmacopoeia Chapter 2.9.36 and US Pharmacopeia Chapter on Powder Flow.
The widespread use of powders in the pharmaceutical industry has led to a proliferation of test methods for measuring powder flow. The harmonized chapters in the Pharmacopoeias on Powder Flow (USP Chapter and Ph. Eur. Chapter 2.9.36) list four well-defined methods for powder testing aimed at trying to bring about some degree of standardization within the existing test methodology:
• Flow through an orifice
• Angle of Repose
• Shear Cell
• Compressibility Index and Hausner Ratio
Item No. WG-701650