Putting out the fires and handling immediate, pressing issues are the mainstay of most management and operations roles. There are always responsibilities—both unexpected and routine—that can eat up time, energy, and keep you focused on the here and now.
Written instruction is obviously necessary when utilizing any piece of cleanroom equipment, but it is also quite beneficial to see the setup and user process in action. YouTube features many videos that assist cleanroom facility managers in selecting the right particle counters for their operations, as well as providing tutorials on how to effectively use this equipment.
Particles that are invisible to the naked eye present serious obstacles to improving yields and quality in the high technology industries. As product features become smaller, such as nanometric drug delivery particles and nanometric gaps in microchips, it becomes more important and more difficult to exclude unwanted particle contamination.
The first facility monitoring systems to include optical airborne particle counters were installed in semiconductor and hard drive manufacturing facilities in the early 1980s. There were no regulatory requirements to monitor particulate cleanliness of the air. A key driver was—and continues to be—Six Sigma.
As with all regulatory environments, a substantial portion of daily work must be dedicated to managing cleanroom data and completing the paperwork associated with cleanroom particulate contamination control. Typically, the collection and management of particle counting data at each sampling locale can be summarized by eight steps.
There are many personas one could imagine to describe your default executive style. The keys to being an effective executive are to know the strengths and weaknesses of your default style or persona and then to be able to adopt a different persona as conditions or circumstances require. Which persona is going to get the right things done in which set of circumstances? That is the executive you should be.
The selection of ESD control materials depends primarily on the intended use of the facility.
There is no such thing as “nothing.”
The design of the new ESB reflects the energy-focused research done at Argonne and brings transparency and collaboration to the work environment.
Advice for lowering operating costs through energy savings options.
Using a specialty foundry can address some of the hurdles impeding concept to product.
The Drug Quality and Security Act became law in November and its full impact has yet to be felt.
Elimination of external vibrations plays a key role in crystals destined for use in detecting gamma rays from materials like plutonium and highly enriched uranium.
Pre-engineered solutions can provide flexibility in cleanroom construction projects.