Fresenius Medical Care

Saline Manufacturing Facility

Ogden, Utah

 

The Saline Manufacturing portion of Fresenius houses a multi-phase process combining full automation with LCD touch screen controls and lean manufacturing principles. Sterile manufacturing for peritoneal dialysis drugs and saline fluid requires multiple classes of clean rooms (1,000 to 100,000). The main components are as follow:

 

Solution formulation requires class 10,000 clean rooms to house its 4 DCI 36000 liter single shell vertical storage systems and agitator mix tanks.

 

A 16,000 SF class 10,000 clean room is required for the filling area, with a class 1,000 portion over the manufacturing equipment in the Fill Rooms. Each of the 4,800 SF Fill Rooms utilize sterile laminar flow technology to provide the utmost protection for the production of the 1 and 5 liter saline bags. This area also includes sterile packaging, and inspection in class 100,000.

 

The third element is sterilization, which requires 4 steam-sterilization autoclave systems. This portion is 24,000 SF, including loading, sterilizing, packaging, staging, and clean warehouse.

 

Client: Fresenius Medical Care

Size: 71,000 SF

Cost: $40,000,000

Completed: Fall 2006