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Basic Cleanroom Gowning Procedures

January 17, 2014 2:11 pm | Comments

Gowning procedures may vary depending upon cleanroom applications; however the gowning sequence is basically similar to the following steps.                                 

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Pressure Monitoring

January 9, 2014 2:53 pm | Comments

Selecting the right pressure monitor for your space is just as important as the job that the pressure monitor actually does.                                         

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Cleaning vs. Extraction

December 17, 2013 2:05 pm | by Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg | BFK Solutions, LLC | Comments

Cleaning and extraction have many similarities; however, the goals and potential “tripping points” are different.                                       

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Extraction Solvents, Extraction Techniques

December 13, 2013 4:33 pm | by Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg | BFK Solutions, LLC | Comments

Cleaning and extraction have many similarities; however, the goals and potential “tripping points” are different. Analysis of the extract may involve determining levels of particulates, or of non-volatile residue.  Should you worry yourself to distraction over extraction?

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Supplying Vacuum to Cleanrooms

December 13, 2013 3:16 pm | by Peter Coffey | Comments

Local vacuum networks save space while reducing energy consumption and heat load.                                              

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Guide to Meeting New USP Changes

December 13, 2013 3:02 pm | by Dirk Ahlbrecht | Sartorius Corporation | Comments

How to use balances to perform accurate measurements.                                                              

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Cleanroom Build Basics

December 13, 2013 2:38 pm | by Richard Bilodeau, PE | SMRT - Architects and Engineers | Comments

My company will be constructing a new clean manufacturing facility. Where do I start?                                                          

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UPenn Opens Nanotechnology Center

December 13, 2013 2:15 pm | Comments

The 78,000 ft2 facility serves as the university’s focal point for work in the emerging field of nanotechnology.                                                       

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Cleanroom Controls Under Pressure

December 13, 2013 2:05 pm | by MaryBeth DiDonna | Lamiflow Technologies, LLC, Novasina AG Switzerland | Comments

Critical environments require assurances that the room’s pressure is properly monitored and maintained.                                                      

Safely Storing and Transporting Gases

December 13, 2013 12:33 pm | by Danny Elzer | Comments

In the semiconductor fabrication process, hazardous and toxic gases are used in a number of manufacturing steps. While high-pressure cylinders are often used to store and deliver the gases today, they pose concerns. Use of high pressure cylinders for delivery of toxic gases can lead to accidental gas leaks and dangerous situations, which can shut down manufacturing facilities or, worse, be fatal.

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FDA’s Initiative on Breakthrough Therapies

December 13, 2013 12:24 pm | by Bikash Chatterjee | Comments

Fast track, priority, accelerated, breakthrough: new FDA programs aim to expedite innovative drug therapies to market.                                    

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Facility Construction Outlook: Costs Stable & Trending Up

December 13, 2013 12:02 pm | by John Gering, AIA and Carlie Campesi | Comments

Construction costs continue to show an increase.                                                             

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Internal Audits for Compliance

December 11, 2013 10:55 am | Cintas Cleanroom Resources | Comments

Internal audits should not be an annual event but timed around work schedules and focused on critical areas.                                             

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Developing an ESD Control Program

December 5, 2013 2:18 pm | by Richard Bilodeau, PE | SMRT - Architects and Engineers | Comments

Electrostatic discharge control is an ongoing challenge to facilities engineers working in the realm of controlled environments.                                          

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Engineering Safety at the Nanoscale

November 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Patrice Galvin | Comments

Just as humans pose the most threat for contamination in a cleanroom, we are also the wild card when it comes to health and safety in the cleanroom or controlled area.                                        

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