A mini-environment enhances the cleanroom setting by bringing it to a higher standard.
Letter From the Editor - May 2013
While there don't seem to be overall, universal constraints on cleanroom chemicals, care in the selection and application of chemicals are needed for janitorial cleaning and disinfection.
Lighting technologies continue to evolve, with more choices available – both in terms of the underlying technology and the color spectrum – every year.
Improperly maintained process equipment can compromise yield and add to both particulate and non-particulate contamination.
Whether or not to seek LEED certification, or certification through any other sustainability program, is a question that goes well beyond the facilities engineering department.
Dealing with the challenge of establishing manufacturing operations capable of supporting multiple markets.
Aware that new technologies and scientific breakthroughs are increasingly resulting from research that takes place at the boundaries between disciplines, the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) decided to integrate the Life Sciences department together with the Materials Sciences and Engineering department in a new construction project that would significantly expand the resources available to both.
Until late 2012, West had maintained a dedicated particle laboratory. That laboratory was capable of performing state-of-the-art particle testing under strictly controlled conditions. However, due to the age and configuration of the laboratory spaces, there were several limitations as to how that testing could be performed.
Readers have asked whether or not cleaning agents or classes of cleaning agents can be used for cleaning the cleanroom. For example, one person had been informed that all cleaning agents for use in cleanrooms have to be acidic. We are not aware of any such encompassing, universal proscriptions. Therefore, we decided to ask a few of the usual (and unusual) suspects.
The impact of artificial lighting has potential to put workers at risk.
Letter From the Editor - April 2013
Environmental monitoring systems help system operators maintain user-defined conditions such as temperature, airflow, and humidity levels, as well as fan failures and power line changes. They can also help network administrators to more effectively manage their systems with detailed management reports that track environmental trends over time.
How to choose the right kind of isolator technology for your controlled environment.