Letter From the Editor - November/December 2012
Air filter requirements are based on science and real-life testing, not calculated data. There are several key factors in selecting air filters to optimize energy consumption.
A defining decision each facilities professional must make is how to configure their building management system.
A facility monitoring system plays an important role in supporting the ICH Q8, Q9, and Q10 guidelines in the pharmaceutical industry.
When considering the risk versus the benefits, peracetic acid is one of the better choices for cleanroom disinfection and is being used by more biopharmaceutical companies.
Real-time facility monitoring of airborne viable particles provides data for regulatory compliance and information for quality-based decisions.
Remote monitoring systems can help manage temperature fluctuations and protect products and processes.
A vegetable contact agar is demonstrated for use in environmental monitoring of isolators and cleanrooms.
Building management systems can provide extra eyes—and intelligence—in an ever-changing environment.
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.
With space—and capital—at a premium, accurate planning and creativity can convert offices into clean laboratories.
At Purdue University’s Birck Nanotechnology Center, the facility’s form continues to drive research functions.
Contractors can do the cleaning but cleanliness levels ultimately are the owner’s responsibility.
Standards and recommended practices establish guidelines for compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act.