A poorly designed cleanroom can bring even the best processes to their knees. As such, designing a high-functioning, top quality facility from end to end requires holistic thinking.
You are probably thinking: because we have to. Too often, cleaning the cleanroom to a particular standard becomes an end in itself; reaching the goal or staying within limits of contamination may not be adequate.
As coaches, our coaching is not supposed to be about us. But often, what we call coaching is really advice or counseling.
There is a four step process that will help cleanroom buyers with design criteria questions, mechanical equipment selection, and cleanroom testing to achieve cleanroom design performance.
You are infuriated! The situation is out of control and you just don’t have time to deal with it right now. So what do you do? Make a plan.
You are probably thinking: because we have to. Typical responses relate to IEST, ISO, USP, or specific customer-driven requirements.
Previously we discussed how regulators at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the Independent Lubricant and Manufacturers Association (ILMA) evaluated and selected a test method to be used in SCAQMD Rule 1144 to determine the VOC level of metalworking fluids.
In last month’s column about the basics of drying, we covered removal of water from surfaces by evaporation.
A new cleanroom facility completed for the multinational company Ferrosan is a truly modular facility—designed and constructed in the United Kingdom and installed in Denmark.
Proper decontamination and cleaning of isolators is critical to the long term success of materials produced in controlled environments.
Why do so many people say, “I hate meetings.” It must be because they’ve attended so many bad ones. A bad meeting can range from merely boring to one filled with acrimony. Indeed, these unpleasant experiences have given meetings a bad name. It doesn’t have to be that way.
While it might be convenient to house all phases of your process within a cleanroom, the size, hence cost, of the facility will immediately begin to grow. Identify those processes that must be conducted within a clean environment and limit this first clean area to only those process necessary to support those processes.
Whether or not you are currently a manager, or are looking to be one, at one time or another everyone wonders if they are cut out for the job.
The best antidote to Airborne Molecular Contamination is awareness. Be on the lookout for sources, know the detection methods, and set up a program to reduce the impact.