Fluid Energy operates a Quality Control Laboratory to support our milling and flash drying test stations. The Fluid Energy Laboratory performs rigorous testing of starting, in-process, and finished micronized substances using Laser Particle Size Distribution Analysis. We also offer more traditional styles of particle size analysis like grind gauges and sieve analysis. The laboratory operations are governed by Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), instrument calibrations and controls.
- Coulter LS-230 laser particle size analyzer
- MicroTrac S3500 laser particle size analyzer
- Optical Microscope with Digital Camera
Flash drying trials are supported by both LOI and LOD testing, with the latter being performed in a moisture balance. In addition to being trained to operate all the analysis equipment, our lab technicians are trained to look for issues common to jet milling and flash drying like color change, bulk density variations, and production of grit. All the data is documented in a test report or certificate of analysis.