Expect world-class contamination control solutions from FMS Ireland
Our particle counter product ranges, facility monitoring software solutions and strategic partnership with Astech Ireland Ltd is an unmatched combination of contamination control and cleanroom regulatory compliance expertise designed to support businesses across all pharma and hi-tech markets in Ireland.
Environmental & Cleanroom Monitoring Solutions from FMS in Ireland
FMS is the new trading name for Validair Monitoring Ireland Ltd (VMIL). This rebrand aligns our business with the diverse markets we now serve. With our company expanding into new sectors that benefit from our contamination control expertise, we have partnered with Astech (Ireland) Ltd to establish a robust, localised sales and support infrastructure that delivers contamination control solutions across Ireland.
FMS is the gold channel partner in Ireland for TSI Inc, the global leader in particle counter and contamination control solutions. TSI has a pedigree dating back to 1961 and produces the gold-standard scientific instruments against which all other particle counters in the world are calibrated.
In partnership with Astech in Ireland, we supply and support world-beating products from TSI, including the unique BioTrak® Real-Time Viable Particle Counter that’s changing the way pharma people think about microbial monitoring to boost their manufacturing capabilities while supporting new Annex 1 compliance for continuous aseptic monitoring. Our market expertise in Ireland also encompasses the healthcare, life sciences, medical device manufacture, automotive, aerospace and semiconductor sectors. Read more in our news.
BioTrak: Pharma Game-Changer
The BioTrak® Real-Time Viable Particle Counter is one of the most advanced Alternative & Rapid Microbial Method (ARMM) real-time microbial monitoring systems for aseptic pharma manufacturing. This dynamic instrument detects airborne contaminants in seconds. Exactly the sort that can ruin product integrity in a filling line. BioTrak 9510-BD is game-changing for pharmaceutical manufacturing. Immediate viable particle counts and instant real-time alerts confer a huge commercial advantage. It’s far superior to waiting days for lab results from growth-based methods to confirm a contamination event while the line remains shut or batches of valuable quarantined products are wasted.
There is no time to lose. A short time to result enables faster production decisions, quick neutralisation of contamination sources, and rapid resumption of production.
Watch our highly informative video on the BioTrak. It could change the way you think about monitoring.
Airborne microbial particle detection in real-time
Fully automated with no media or manual processing
Simultaneous detection of both total and viable particles
Complies with all requirements of ISO 21501-4
1 CFM (28.3 L/min) sample flow rate
Only single isokinetic probe required at sample site
In-line particle collection filter
9001CPC: Unique Nanoparticle Detection
To detect nanoparticle contamination you need a Condensation Particle Counter. The TSI AeroTrak 9001CPC operates at 10-nanometres resolution, which is an order of magnitude finer than 0.1μm counters. It is unique as the only water-based, laminar flow, high-flow-rate instrument on the market, eliminating the risks of alcohol and other non-water-based chemicals in your pristine cleanroom. Where real-time nanoparticle detection is critical in air and inert pressurised gas applications, such as those in ultra-clean semiconductor production and wafer fabrication environments, the 9001CPC is the world’s only safe, reliable and effective contamination control solution.
The TSI BioTrak 9510-BD Real-Time Viable Particle Counter provides instant and continuous counts of total and viable microbial particles. It is perfect for Pharma 4.0 Grade A manufacturing environments where it reduces aseptic interventions and delivers immediate compliance with the latest EU GMP Annex 1 update that mandates continuous monitoring.
The TSI FMS5 Facility Monitoring System software was developed according to strict GAMP guidelines. FMS software is assigned as ISPE GAMP 5 – Category 4 – Configurable. FMS5 is an advanced, reliable and user-friendly monitoring software suite that features a truly distributed architecture and is compatible with OPC UA client/server solutions.
FMS Ireland is delighted to be a member of theIrish Cleanroom Society (ICS). The Society is a not for profit membership subscription-based organisation that supports the Cleanroom community in Ireland.
At FMS Ireland, we can assist with all your contamination control and equipment calibration needs. In conjunction with our strategic Ireland partner Astech, we offer a broad range of technical expertise and can tailor bespoke professional support and field service solutions for Ireland customers.
Astech (Ireland) Ltd delivers direct support across Ireland for FMS, covering pre- and post-sales applications expertise as well as on-site field service. Facilities include an in-house technical workshop providing calibration and repair services, which is available to all FMS customers in Ireland. The Astech support team collaborates closely with the FMS Ireland team on all service matters.
Our people provide contamination control expertise, process knowledge for all industry sectors and invaluable industry insight. They are among the best in their field in the whole of Ireland, which makes our service truly exemplary.
Conor MurrayBioTrak Technical Specialist
Deborah HaismanCommercial Director
Paige MartinTechnical Product Specialist
Matt PlockiSystems & Applications Specialist
Jon WhalerLead Systems Engineer
“While TSI particle counters and monitoring system products are beyond reproach, there’s nothing quite like the efficiency benefits of having dedicated technical and process expertise on tap. That’s why we continue to invest in our infrastructure and resources across Ireland.”
JON WHALER, Lead Systems Engineer & Ireland Technical Lead
Keep up to date with our news in Ireland. We also share our press releases here.
We will be exhibiting with our new Ireland business partner, Astech, at the Biopharma & Life Sciences Connected Live event on 25th January at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cork. Mike Dingle, TSI's BioTrak expert, will present a paper on BFPC to show how it is an ideal solution for meeting Annex 1 viable air testing requirements.
Important news: with the continued growth of our business that has seen us expand into exciting new sectors, we have chosen to change our company name in Ireland to FMS (Facility Monitoring Systems Ltd) to better align with the diverse markets we now serve.
Please get in touch to discuss your exact monitoring, support or calibration requirements. We pride ourselves on our close customer relationships across Ireland and promise that you will find us friendly and approachable.