All air entering a rated cleanroom should be HEPA filtered. The point of entry should be evaluated relative to the equipment, process, or personnel that the air will encounter.
While successful residue removal requires a cleaning agent with appropriate wettability, it is not sufficient. Designing the cleaning process requires understanding of multiple factors as well as experience.
What can be done if the material inside a glovebox needs to be kept sterile and is hazardous?
If cleanroom garments become contaminated with silicone during cleanroom manufacturing, the contaminated garments should be segregated.
How do you structure a retro-commissioning project? The Building Commissioning Association offers some advice for phases and goals in its Best Practices guide.
Should the internal glovebox pressure be positive, negative, or adjustable?
A study of particles and cleanroom flooring revealed that the levels of particles removed from footwear and retained on the flooring were highest for the polymeric flooring when compared with a range of different adhesive mats.
A proposed new version of the international cleanroom standard ISO 14644 Part 1 was issued as a draft international standard in 2010. The draft received such an unprecedented level of comments that the committee tasked with overseeing the standard withdrew it. An indication of what the new draft is likely to contain is provided from the withdrawn draft and from the discussions that have taken place on various cleanroom committees.
Controlled Environments magazine reveals a new design and invites readers to contribute.
Laboratory tests evaluate adhesive mats and polymeric flooring for cleanrooms.
As the use of gloveboxes increases, facility managers use new terms to define applications.
New European regulations detail responsibilities for falsified drugs, but do they go far enough?
OSHA releases a long-awaited hazard communication standard, but questions remain.
As reusable medical device designs evolve, so too must validated cleaning processes.