Baxter Healthcare: Desflurane Plant Expansion

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Baxter Healthcare wanted to increase production of desflurane at their Puerto Rican facility in order to meet global market demand for this popular surgical anesthetic. Quality control was, of course, just as important as making a swift transition to higher productivity, so Fluor Caribbean subcontracted CSA.

We were brought in to make the necessary modifications and additional configurations to Baxter’s existing control system software. We wrote the new FRS and developed the SFAT, IQ, and supporting test protocol plans. We configured control and equipment modules, and conventional, Foundation Fieldbus, and DeviceNet I/O types. Then we supported SFAT and onsite IQ/OQ/PQ validation.

The expansion went well, and Baxter was soon able to meet the growing demand for desflurane.

Services Provided:

  • Configuration of control and equipment modules
  • Configuration of conventional, Foundation Fieldbus, and DeviceNet I/O types
  • Operator display development
  • FRS development
  • SFAT test plan and supporting test protocol development
  • SFAT support services
  • IQ test plan and supporting test protocol development
  • Onsite IQ/OQ/PQ validation support
  • Control System: Emerson DeltaV