The analytical instrumentation space is a key part of the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. Raman spectroscopy is becoming one of the increasingly popular PAT tools among the analytical instrumentation that have been deployed recently. To maintain compliance, equipment reliability and durability are essential. Investing in a quality assurance system is indispensable.
A small amount of dirt or damage on the surface of an optical fibre can cause a surprisingly large drop in signal throughput; signal loss of up to 80% is not uncommon. In a Raman spectroscopy system, such as Tornado Spectral System’s HyperFlux™ PRO Plus, this loss of fibre throughput will result in a significant drop in system performance due to less laser light exciting the sample and/or less light from the sample returning to the spectrometer.