Genesis Process Validation

What Does IQ, OQ and PQ Mean to You?

Guided by a robust quality system, Genesis Plastics Welding employs a rigorous validation process, comprising installation qualification (IQ), operational qualification (OQ) and performance qualification (PQ) to validate the production of our clients’ products within our facility.

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Industry Validation Processes

A well-planned and performed IQ, OQ, PQ validation process is important to ensure that there is a well-controlled manufacturing process consistently producing products that conform to client specifications. A successful validation process can also lead to improved productivity, reduced risk of recall, and a less burdensome process for investigating consumer complaints.

What occurs during IQ, OQ, PQ:

    • Dies (transferred or new) are inspected and compared to print
    • Calibration status of all test equipment is verified
    • Maintenance status of all manufacturing equipment is verified
    • Sampling plan and data collection points are defined
    • Optimal heat weld operating parameters are identified using (at a minimum) a matrix of time, pressure and power
    • Client approves an internal, product-specific SOP
    • First article (FA) is sent to client for approval
    • Production operators are trained
    • 3 performance qualification validation batches are run, with a minimum batch size of 25-500 pieces, depending upon product characteristics and client need for design V&V parts.

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