Many believe that aerosols are safe below their flash points. Serious fires have occurred in the chemical process industries because of that belief. In fact, aerosols of combustible liquids at temperatures well below their flash points can be ignited as can vapor.
The goal of the cleanroom is to minimize product contamination. The cleanroom provides a protective environment, but automatically moving a process step to the cleanroom may be a simplistic, counterproductive solution.
If you’re the boss, you don’t necessarily want to hear the word “no.” If you have an issue or concern with a boss’s ideas, it’s not easy or may not be welcome to disagree. So is saying “no” taboo in the workplace? Not if you want innovation, productivity, and success.
Repeating yourself and doing it using different methods of communication can enhance persuasion and buy-in.
Overdesign is one of the primary drivers of cleanroom size—and cost. While it is important to plan for production capacity growth, there is a big downside.
Basically, if an operation doesn’t need to be performed in the cleanroom, keep it out! Too often, we observe processes performed in cleanrooms that either could or should be performed elsewhere.
Shari Lifland, Editorial Communications Manager for the American Management Association (AMA), says that, “According to a new survey by CareerBuilder, more than one-quarter (26%) of managers said they weren’t ready to become a leader when they started managing others. Even more disturbing, 58% said they didn’t receive any management training.”
In assessing the quality of cleanroom wipers, it is vital to consider the consistency of their cleanliness as an integral property that allows the expected performance measures to be achieved.
In the first installment, we discussed how to avoid superfluous materials and activities in cleanrooms.
Controlled Environments experienced some great changes in 2011, with new additions and revamping of existing products ensuring we are constantly finding meaningful ways to get you the information you need when you need it.
Most of my industrial career with a large chemical company was spent doing development work.
While research laboratories must be clean, labs performing biotech work involving cell cultures and molecular biology must be pristine—if not sterile.
When General Dwight Eisenhower reflected on the monumental task of planning the invasion of Normandy in World War II, he summed up my core advice regarding the development of a disaster recovery plan in six words.
When culturing various organisms it is vital that they do not become cross-contaminated compromising their viability.