How Do You Capture The Data?
You can’t manage what you can’t measure. The data assessment of before and after cleanliness levels is a key component of our service. Our process includes a series of pre-clean extractions with various fluids and techniques as well as observing live optical particle counting before conducting the final extraction sample for microscopic particle analysis. Our advanced clinical microscopes from Leica coupled with automated X,Y, Z traverse and automated particle analysis software allow a particle size determination from 1 micron upwards, which exceeds the current levels of analysis specified in the ISO 16232:2018 standard. The particle analysis software can determine the individual sizes and number of particles in a given size range, and characterise the particles as metallic, non-metallic or fibre.
How Can I See This Data?
Our reports include particle analysis expressed per sample area, volume and/or component and is presented in tabular and graphical formats for both count and size. Photographic images are also captured and presented on the cleanliness report using a high resolution colour camera and a top light for a 3 dimensional overview.
A typical Component Cleanliness Code (CCC) is reported in the format of: V(B12/C12/D12/E11/F9/G7/H6/I4/J3/K2) and with a Global Code of 14, where V represents assessment by Volume, the letters represent particle range sizes and the numbers represent the contamination level particle count.
Our cleanliness laboratory not only carries out specific component cleanliness assessments and provides high performance component cleaning, it is also backed up with a particle cleanliness analysis reports for each core type tested.