Letter from the Editor - June 2013
You will want to consult with several cleanroom design/build construction companies to get their proposals for building an aseptic cleanroom to your specifications as well as the ISO 14644 and IEST industry standards.
Water is the most abundant cleaning chemical. With appropriate additives, water-based cleaning has proven successful.
Portable industrial vacuums are effective tools for cleanroom applications that require personnel to safely remove contaminants from controlled environments.
The problems with cumbersome insulation designs become very pronounced in the manufacturing cleanroom environment.
As a whole, manufacturers need to focus on reducing the consumption of non-renewable resources, while still remaining aware of reducing environmental impact by reviewing packaging and container usage.
A mini-environment enhances the cleanroom setting by bringing it to a higher standard.
Letter From the Editor - May 2013
While there don't seem to be overall, universal constraints on cleanroom chemicals, care in the selection and application of chemicals are needed for janitorial cleaning and disinfection.
Lighting technologies continue to evolve, with more choices available – both in terms of the underlying technology and the color spectrum – every year.
Improperly maintained process equipment can compromise yield and add to both particulate and non-particulate contamination.
Whether or not to seek LEED certification, or certification through any other sustainability program, is a question that goes well beyond the facilities engineering department.
Dealing with the challenge of establishing manufacturing operations capable of supporting multiple markets.
Aware that new technologies and scientific breakthroughs are increasingly resulting from research that takes place at the boundaries between disciplines, the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) decided to integrate the Life Sciences department together with the Materials Sciences and Engineering department in a new construction project that would significantly expand the resources available to both.
Until late 2012, West had maintained a dedicated particle laboratory. That laboratory was capable of performing state-of-the-art particle testing under strictly controlled conditions. However, due to the age and configuration of the laboratory spaces, there were several limitations as to how that testing could be performed.