Monitoring System addresses equipment safety concerns.

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Using RFID tags, Process Equipment Tracking(TM) equipment identification and lifecycle analysis system helps monitor usage and cleaning cycles to ensure timely maintenance. Data, captured by handheld reader, can be transferred to networked computer for sharing, and system also offers data back-up and audit trail capabilities as well as ability to sort, compare, and analyze information. RFID tags are safe for use with CIP, SIP, and autoclave processes.




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Process Equipment Tracking(TM) from AdvantaPure Addresses Equipment Safety & Replacement Concerns



Offers a New Degree of Reduced Risk for Critical Process Applications

Southampton, PA - AdvantaPure announces the availability of Process Equipment Tracking, or PET, an equipment identification and lifecycle analysis system. PET is designed to identify and track process equipment such as pumps, hoses, bio-bags, diaphragm valves, filters, and UV lamps. Industries that employ such equipment, and have a need for accurately tracking its use, include pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical, chemical, biomedical/biotechnology, food and beverage, and others involved in critical processes.

Using RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, PET assists with the monitoring of equipment. Usage and cleaning cycles can be tracked to ensure timely maintenance and replacement before parts begin to fail, risk product integrity, and waste time and labor. PET offers a logical, safety-conscious approach to reduce product risk and monitor all critical process components.

PET involves the attachment of RFID tags to process equipment by various methods - a molded pouch, silicone fusible tape, lamination, or watchband-style encasement - and accessing each tag's stored information using a handheld reader/writer. Data can later be transferred to a networked computer, allowing other users to view the information. The tags are safe for use with CIP, SIP, and autoclave processes.

One of PET's biggest advantages is its capability to help schedule maintenance and replacement dates. It eliminates the inefficient calendar method of swapping out used parts, which helps reduce wasted production life and underutilized equipment. It also reduces dependency on pen-and-paper log books and their inherent problems, such as transposed numbers, incorrect dates, handwriting legibility, misread data, misfiled documents, and security risks. Other benefits that PET offers over log books include back up of data, easier audit trail construction, password security, data access from networked computers, and the ability to sort, compare, and analyze information in different ways to determine the safe and proper useful life of process equipment.

For more information on new PET Process Equipment Tracking(TM), contact the Sales Team at AdvantaPure, 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 888-755-4370 or 215-526-2151; fax 888-258-4293 or 215-526-2167; e-mail: sales@advantapure.com; product-specific URL: http://www.advantapure.com/pet.htm

About AdvantaPure and NewAge® Industries
AdvantaPure, a division of NewAge Industries, specializes in ultra-clean products for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, and cosmetic industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity.

In business since 1954, NewAge Industries is a manufacturer and fabricator of thermoplastic and thermoset tubing and hose, and a private-brand master distributor of fittings and clamps. The company offers one of the broadest product lines of tubing, hose, and fittings in the U.S., and its custom extrusion and fabrication services are unrivaled. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 98% of orders for its core product lines.

AdvantaPure and NewAge are registered trademarks of NewAge® Industries, Inc. o Process Equipment Tracking is a trademark of NewAge Industries, Inc. o Purity in Fluid Flow Systemssm is a service mark of NewAge® Industries, Inc.

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