With space—and capital—at a premium, accurate planning and creativity can convert offices into clean laboratories.
As energy prices spiral, the cost to supply clean air and protect people and contamination from a specific manufacturing process increases, along with an awareness and expectation to protect the environment.
Building management systems can provide extra eyes—and intelligence—in an ever-changing environment.
A vegetable contact agar is demonstrated for use in environmental monitoring of isolators and cleanrooms.
Remote monitoring systems can help manage temperature fluctuations and protect products and processes.
Real-time facility monitoring of airborne viable particles provides data for regulatory compliance and information for quality-based decisions.
Carbon dioxide composite spray cleaning technology provides flexible and adaptable precision cleaning options for producing products in controlled environments.
New technology such as high-performance door systems will be key to increasing productivity in cleanrooms, while maintaining stringent cleanliness requirements.
Can environmental goals meld with production challenges? Controlled environment practices may be the ingredient for success.
Standard operating procedures—and common sense—ensure that cleanroom garments are processed to required levels.
Cleaning a cleanroom is a difficult task. The right tools, procedures, and attitude ensure the job is completed properly.
Letter From the Editor - September 2012
Automatic doors can provide safe cleanroom access for workers, while maintaining room cleanliness and pressure levels.
Building information modeling (BIM) can maintain all the necessary information about a facility throughout its life cycle.