Case Studies - - TECHNICAL FACILITATION

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KUDOS - Sharing collective process insight

Right across the process industries manufacturers use similar unit operations and face similar challenges as they strive to optimise their performance. At the same time, collaborative research projects often struggle to disseminate fresh insights about process technologies widely and in ways that endure. Britest Knowledge and Understanding Domains (KUDOS) collate process understanding, generated through projects, in a form that allows process sector companies to learn about different process operations and challenges.

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- EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION- KNOWLEDGE SHARING- OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE- TECHNICAL FACILITATIONProcess DesignSkills DevelopmentTraining




Optimising Plant Changeover / Cleaning Processes

A Britest methodology to support the optimisation of changeover/cleaning processes was used to help FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants address capacity constraints. Improvements to significantly time-consuming steps, and opportunities for improvements to existing CIP equipment were identified, along with a more ambitious opportunity to reduce the cleaning cycle time from 2-3 days to 12 hours through targeted use of a key cleaning solvent.

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- EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION- TECHNICAL FACILITATIONProcess EfficiencyProcess ImprovementSpeciality ChemicalsTOOL - Process Information Summary MapTOOL - Rich Pictures




A Structured Approach to Whole Process Review

Read how Britest has enabled biotechnology pioneers Biogen to conduct a structured review of manufacturing operations with an end-to-end view of the entire manufacturing process in order to guarantee product quality and robustness.

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- TECHNICAL FACILITATION- WHOLE PROCESS UNDERSTANDINGProcess DesignTOOL - Process Definition Diagram




Gap Analysis at the Start of New Process Development

Britest facilitation of a process for open dialogue between manufacturers, equipment providers and key stakeholders provided the framework for dialogue needed for Johnson Matthey to engage in a collaborative research and development programme to develop an improvement approach to recycling Platinum Group Metals. Beneficial outcomes were minimisation of research risk, identification of uncertainty, and stakeholder buy-in.

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- EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION- TECHNICAL FACILITATIONProcess Design




Use of Britest to aid Communication and Problem Solving

Read how the use of the Britest tools and approach encouraged chemists and engineers in a large manufacturing organisation to address a problem in pressure filtration which had been dragging on for three years - saving the business £500K a year. 

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- EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION- PROBLEM SOLVING- TECHNICAL FACILITATIONPharmaTOOL - Process Definition DiagramTOOL - Rich Pictures







Technology Transfer Made Easy in a Contract Manufacturing Organisation

Read how a Britest facilitator was able to help a contract manufacturing organisation who did not know the Britest tools identify a common language for effective technology transfer.

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- KNOWLEDGE SHARING- TECHNICAL FACILITATIONCustom ManufactureProcess DesignTechnology Transfer