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Google is Not Enough

September 20, 2011 4:19 pm | by John B. Durkee, Ph.D., P.E. | BFK Solutions, LLC | Comments

Google can find targeted content in articles, books, and other material. I use it every day to answer specific questions, and to find specific references and information.                      


Superfluous or Essential: Part I

September 20, 2011 4:16 pm | by Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg | BFK Solutions, LLC | Comments

An art exhibit in London inspired us to ponder changing views about the definitions and implications of soil, residue, contamination, and especially the design and operation of controlled environments.                        


I Don’t Mean to Be Critical

September 20, 2011 4:14 pm | by Bikash Chatterjee | Comments

The FDA guidance on process validation issued in January 2011 has turned the quality and product development worlds upside down.                       


Establishing an Equipment Reliability Program

September 20, 2011 4:12 pm | by Richard Bilodeau, PE | SMRT - Architects and Engineers | Comments

How do I best establish an Equipment Reliability (ER) program?                                                 


Water Filtration Snuffs Hazards of Industrial Dust

September 20, 2011 4:01 pm | by Ed Sullivan | Comments

Wet dust filters not only ensure regulatory compliance but can also improve worker comfort and production flow.                                         


CO2 Snow-jet Cleaning in Micro-production

September 20, 2011 3:59 pm | by Doris Schulz | Comments

More than just surface-clean.                                              


A Primer on Gloveboxes

September 20, 2011 3:54 pm | by Gary Roepke and Bob Applequist | Labconco Corporation | Comments

Determining the right glovebox for the right level of containment.                              


Green House Gas Auditing – Is it Worth the Gamble?

September 20, 2011 3:48 pm | by Deborah Sweeney | Comments

The Green House Gas (GHG) audit industry is relatively new, and many are clamoring to enter this market before it becomes too costly to do so.                      


Three Ways to Say No Without Saying No

September 18, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

We’ve all been there. A team member comes up to you with a “great idea.” Sometimes the idea is good, but maybe not great. Sometimes the idea has little merit. In his blog, “Radical Management,” Steve Denning offers advice on how to respond in these situations without deflating the energies and passion of your team.


Validation Readiness

September 18, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

Planning and pre-testing are keys to successful validation. Validation of a critical or precision cleaning process is a good idea whether or not there are specific regulatory requirements to do so. A validated cleaning and contamination control process is important in placing you above the competition.


ESD Control with Static Control Garments

September 4, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

In the disc drive, microelectronics, and semiconductor industries, static electricity can cause immediate or latent failure of the product. It is imperative to control static electricity in cleanrooms and controlled environments.


Strategies to Build Loyalty: Tips on How to Re-engage Workers

September 4, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

All you have to do is look around your organization to see the impact this economic storm has had on the workplace. Now it’s time to focus on the process of rebuilding loyalty and employee engagement.


GC/MS – A Second Opinion

August 22, 2011 2:36 pm | by Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg | BFK Solutions, LLC | Comments

The suggestion is often heard in troubleshooting or, proactively, in validating critical cleaning processes.                        


Do Vacuum Pumps Actually Pump Vacuum?

August 22, 2011 2:34 pm | by John B. Durkee, Ph.D., P.E. | Comments

Current industry activity is strong in production of enclosed cleaning machines which allow cleaning solvents to be used under vacuum conditions.                          


Testing ESD Garments

August 22, 2011 2:30 pm | by Jan Eudy | Cintas Cleanroom Resources | Comments

Is it appropriate to test an ESD garment on an operator?                                



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