Power failure, by definition, is a total loss of utility power. Utility power losses are caused by numerous events including lightning strikes, downed power lines, transformer malfunctions, over demands on the grid, accidents, weather anomalies, and natural disasters.
“Complaints, complaints, complaints; that’s all I get around here!” It’s a common cry of managers in laboratories. Yet, accepted wisely, employees’ complaints can be useful tools a lab manager could use to improve and upgrade his work unit and keep his employees happy.
If nanofiltration is important, ask your filter suppliers “What is your E1?” That is short filter lingo for —what is the efficiency of your filter in the 0.3 to 1.0 micron particle size?
I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. - Robert McCloskey
How did you learn about cleaning technology? And how do you learn now?
What do we do to address chemicals and processes that have become obsolete due to regulatory restrictions? This intriguing question, posed by Controlled Environments readers in a recent survey, has a multilayered answer.
Help me out with the "big picture." What are some of the trends and issues facing today's facility professional? The role seems to be continually evolving.
Over the years I have been writing about the indicators of change both within the FDA and the industry. Few can argue with the fact that in today’s society, change is inevitable.
Cleanrooms in healthcare and pharmaceutical facilities must be kept in a state of microbiological control. This article outlines eight key steps for keeping a cleanroom clean.
Kanegsberg and Kanegsberg, Handbook for Critical Cleaning: Book I: Cleaning Agents and Systems & Book II: Applications, Processes, and Controls
Verify a garment’s performance while identifying potential threats.
Before you hold your next meeting, be sure you and the others at the meeting know why it’s being held. Meetings can drag on and feel like a waste of time if the goals are not clear to all in attendance.
Air showers are just one factor in ensuring good cleanroom performance. Proper worker training, documented procedures, and a well-maintained system will increase production yields and reduce product defects and costs.
If you think that a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provides adequate information to determine if a process chemical could be hazardous to your product, think again.
Productivity guru Gina Trapani says "Do the Most Important Thing First." She calls this "running a morning dash." When she sits down to work in the morning, before she checks any email, she spends an hour on the most important thing on her to-do list.