Increasingly often, technological breakthroughs tend to redefine the limits of involvement between biology and technology.
Biotechnology is understood to include all the aspects of chemistry, pharmaceuticals and mechanics, but in an applied status including living matter. Industry working on this theme is thriving with, for example, the use of bacteria now appearing amongst the new technologies.
Controlling and maintaining the activity of living organisms of a few microns, or the molecules that act on them, requires complete control over environmental conditions (temperature, pressure, air composition).
Therefore, technical specifications must respect macroscopic and microscopic (even nanoscopic) conditions. Biotechnologies are being industrialized. Today we talk about raw materials, and therefore, about supplies, storage and conveance.
Guarantees of the purity, the integrity and the control of enclosures are more important than ever. Far from the laboratory that gave birth to these techniques, production plants require totally different management of pipework maintenance. SERCO machines maintain all the pipework’s integrity, by the geometric accuracy of machining and the quality of surface finishes obtained when surfacing and boring flanges, valves and pipe-work.