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How Orbital Fabrications guarantees product integrity

Pharmaceutical manufacturing is subject to extremely precise requirements and guidelines in terms of quality and control, commonly referred to as GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice). It is essential that all pharmaceutical manufacturing technology complies with the required relevant legal, quality, and safety standards. Product integrity is crucial in this industry and for a product to maintain the same characteristics in every production batch, the highest sanitation standards must be adhered to each time. It is fundamental to measure and control the flow of liquids and gases throughout, without adding any impurities to the systems.

Why choose Orbital Fabrications as your Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Partner?


We specialise in high purity gas, WFI (water for injection), and purified water solutions.

The industry is under constant pressure to increase efficiency and maintain high purity, leading to smoother and trouble-free production of safe pharmaceuticals. Orbital is a leading designer, manufacturer and installer of high purity gas and fluid handling equipment & systems for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical industries.

Our experienced team works with 316 stainless steel and high nickel content alloys as per industry requirements and we apply thorough cleaning and testing procedures to ensure compliance first time.

Installation of gas and fluid handling systems for the Pharmaceutical Industry


Working at your premises we can perform specialist pipework installations either as an orbitally welded system or as a mechanical installation employing compression fittings such as the Swagelok twin ferrule system. We offer a full installation service from the commissioning of our systems to a complete turnkey solution. Our on-site engineers are extensively trained and report to our site managers who oversee each project. Where possible, we will provide a fully equipped portable workshop and material store whilst on site which helps maintain the highest standards, causing minimum disruption and inconvenience.

Our highly skilled installation team has extensive experience with installations in the general range of ¼” (6mm) to 5″ (127mm) tubing in standard high purity, ultra-high purity and electro-polished finishes. We are also familiar with dual containment systems suitable for toxic, flammable, and pyrophoric gases. Once installation is complete, we can provide a full documentation package containing certified material traceability, leak and pressure test certificates, welder qualifications and weld map drawings, so you can be assured that all work carried out by us is of a remarkably high standard.

Pharmaceutical Welding

Orbital welding delivers safe handling for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Orbital welding, an autogenous TIG (tungsten inert gas) process, ensures controlled and repeatable full penetration welding of stainless steel tubing, providing a clean secure joint that’s immune to vibration and ambient thermal changes.

NDT (non-destructive testing) weld validation such as dye penetrant testing and X-ray are also available.


System leak testing is provided

Once your system is manufactured, the validation process includes full system leak test. Helium mass spectrometers provide extremely sensitive leak detection rates, down to ppm levels.

Orbital Fabrications also validates your entire system way above the normal operating pressure, ensuring the entire system is certified and safe for use in the field.



Pharmaceutical Welding

Full certification for Pharmaceutical solution

Once complete, your pharmaceutical solution is shipped to you with full certification, covering weld NDT, leak testing certification, and full 3.1 material certification.

Our experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing ensures that we completely understand the documentation requirements to support and validate your pharmaceutical systems.

Our integrated approach delivers high performance manufacturing and installation solutions for our clients

Our Services


Our engineering know-how and advanced manufacturing capabilities allows us to meet the ever changing demands of the sectors we supply. Whether it’s a full turnkey project solution or a one-off fabrication Orbital can assist.


We are experts in the installation of gas and fluid handling systems. Orbital offers a comprehensive service from specification to design, manufacture and build, complete with test certificates and full documentation.

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