Pharmaceutical and Biotech Process Observation Equipment

Use L.J. Star’s sterile sight glass products for pharmaceutical and biotech processes where cleanliness, hygiene and efficient flow are critical.

Sight glasses and sight flow indicators are used widely in pharmaceutical and biotech applications, including on reactors, fermenters, mixers, WFI systems (water for injection systems), cryogenic vessels, tablet coaters, fluid bed dryers, centrifuges, and equipment for filtration, pilot systems, chromatography, and CIP/SIP skids and modules. Usually they are connected using stainless sanitary fittings.

L.J. Star sight glasses and sight indicators meet the special concerns of pharmaceutical processing. Gaskets are FDA compliant (USP Class VI) and L.J. Star’s Metaglas products meet the standard for USP Type I glass, which is the glass most resistant to heat, chemical corrosion, and leaching. This means that our products have passed test procedures defined by USP29-661.

Also, Metaglas fused sight glasses meet ASME BPE standards which require the seal point to be free of cracks, crevices and pits (SD-4.7.6 c). What’s more, L.J. Star is the only company to offer a self-draining crevice-free bubble trap, specially designed for pharmaceutical applications.

Products ship with full material traceability to BPE standards.

L.J. Star products for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry include stainless sanitary fittings, sight glasses, sight flow indicators, hygienic clamps, sight windows, ex lights and non-ex lights, camera systems, bubble traps, and in-line sight glasses.