What is the vacuum decay test? How to choose a robust CCIT method? Is Vacuum Decay Testing right for my container type?
In our new blog we answer these questions as we dive deeper into the vacuum decay test method, one of the approved ASTM (F2338-09(2013)) methods that’s non-destructive, and deterministic in line with USP 1207 guidelines.
The article describes the Multi-Q Vacuum Decay Leak Test Process and its easy 4-step process:
Placing the sample The sample container is placed into the bespoke tooling. The upper tool is placed on top of the lower tool, enclosing the sample.
Applying Vacuum Once the sample is enclosed in the chamber, a vacuum is applied.
Vacuum Measurement The vacuum level inside the chamber is monitored for a predetermined time using absolute and/or differential pressure transducers.
Pass/Fail Result An increase in pressure that exceeds the set threshold will result in a ‘fail’. If the pressure level does not rise above the threshold then the sample under test will result in a ‘pass’.
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