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Planning a Renovation or Retrofit

March 5, 2013 1:33 pm | Comments

Smart compromises can make for happy and safe users and owners, and satisfy the authorities having code jurisdiction.


Choosing Filter Materials

March 1, 2013 2:43 pm | Comments

How to tailor filters to the specific needs of your facility.


Containment and Protection in a Small Footprint

March 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Lindsay Hock | Comments

Despite increased adoption, many users still have questions about glovebox isolators, namely: what overall benefits does this technology offer over a traditional cleanroom? What attributes should they assess when purchasing this technology? And what glovebox or isolator technology is a “glove fit” for their facility or given application?


Facility Harmonization Challenges for the Global Marketplace

March 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Bikash Chatterjee | Comments

For some markets harmonization may not be truly achievable yet and the convergence of regulations may be a more practical reality. These moving parts greatly complicate the challenges of establishing manufacturing operations capable of supporting multiple markets.


To LEED or not to LEED?

March 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Richard Bilodeau, PE | SMRT - Architects and Engineers | Comments

Building green has grown exponentially since 2005 when, across all sectors, it was valued at $10 billion. In 2012, it’s estimated to have reached $85 billion, according to the recently released 2013 Dodge Construction Green Outlook by McGraw-Hill Construction (MHC). The report goes on to project that green construction will exceed $200 billion by 2016.


A Stitch in Time–Maintaining Critical Cleaning Equipment

March 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg | BFK Solutions, LLC | Comments

Developing a well-defined equipment maintenance audit can help circumvent process catastrophes.                                                


Beware of Budgetary Cutbacks

March 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Tim Studt | Comments

Letter From the Editor - March 2013                                                               


Examining IEQ Data

February 28, 2013 2:06 pm | Comments

Information services that can alert facilities personnel regarding the condition and performance of the spaces they manage will help build the confidence required to continue the expansion of demand control ventilation.


Selecting a Desiccator System

February 26, 2013 2:16 pm | Comments

What variables must be considered when selecting a desiccator system?


Streamlining the Aerospace Cleaning Process

February 22, 2013 9:36 am | Comments

Many large aerospace companies provide immense volumes covering specific cleaning requirements.


Integrating Quality and Safety

February 21, 2013 3:10 pm | Comments

The benefits of combining the three management programs are numerous.


Why a Backup Power Supply is Important

February 19, 2013 2:37 pm | Comments

Key things to consider in an on-site or backup power supply.


Everything Old Is New Again

February 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Jack Paul | Comments

When renovating a cleanroom, or creating one from non-cleanroom space, understanding the details – of the site, building, planned research, and equipment – is essential. A cleanroom can be used for many things: semiconductor fabrication, microelectronics assembly, aeronautical assembly and testing, pharmaceutical research or manufacturing, or geochemistry. One size definitely does not fit all.


Challenges Equal Opportunities

February 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Abbie Gregg | Abbie Gregg, Inc. | Comments

Successful projects provide guidelines and lessons for the cleanroom renovation or retrofit.                                                    


The Ins and Outs of Cleanroom Filters

February 1, 2013 12:00 am | by MaryBeth DiDonna | CleanAir Solutions, Inc. | Comments

Proper care of filters will ensure optimal performance and lower maintenance costs.                                                    



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