System Suitability - Minimisation of Electrostatic Effects
The build-up of static electricity on plastic, non-conductive surfaces such as those found in inhaler actuators and/or spacers can present specific problems with inhalers, particularly dry powder devices.
Generally speaking, metal objects such as impactors, particularly those manufactured from stainless steel do not present a problem.
Indeed, most problems of this nature emanate from the movement of the analyst around the laboratory prior to handling static sensitive equipment.
Irrespective of the source, it is preferable to take action to reduce static to a minimum on the grounds that it is one less variable capable of affecting the results.
Copley Scientific offers a range of equipment to monitor and minimise electrostatic effects in inhaler devices during the testing process.
For comprehensive product details, specifications and part numbers, please request a copy of our brochure “Quality Solutions for Inhaler Testing”.