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Do It Yourself Isolator Leak Detection and Patching

June 30, 2011 8:00 pm | by Frank Razzaboni | Comments

“How do I check for leaks in an isolator?”

The Recirculating Air System Challenge

June 12, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

Probably the biggest challenge in maintaining manufacturing area cleanliness—and a significant energy user—can be found in the recirculating air system.


Sorry, I Just Don’t Have Time

June 12, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

If you as a manager or team member are asked for help, do not simply reply, “Sorry, I don’t have time.” That says that you consider your tasks to be more important than theirs. Everyone has the same number of hours in the day. Prioritizing and giving help when needed is important.


How Clean is Clean Enough?

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

Surface quality and cleanliness are critical for medical devices. As people live longer and continue to be more active, higher and more reliable device performance is expected.


Why You Need Equanimity

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

It seems that almost everyone is caught up in some sort of crisis or conflict, be it at work or at home. It might be stress around processes, deadlines, budgets and job security, or personal relationships and unresolved conflicts. But it doesn't have to be this way.


The Importance of Ongoing Facility Monitoring

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | by Ralph Kraft | R. Kraft, Inc. | Comments

Facility monitoring and the routine periodic documentation of this information are vital to maintaining the cleanroom facility at optimal operational efficiency.                          


Modular Softwall Cleanrooms

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | by Kevin Weist | Comments

Simple, Mobile, and Cost Effective Softwall modular cleanrooms are designed for functionality and reduced cost while providing all the flexible benefits of modular construction.

Some Traditional and Non-Traditional Cleanroom Uses and Related Contamination Control Practices

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | by Charles W. Berndt | Comments

A Brief Information Outline


Process Validation and the New Compliance Challenge

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | by Bikash Chatterjee | Comments

The issuance of the new FDA Process Validation Guidance in January of this year is a significant event for several reasons.

Respiratory Hazards of Aerosol-Dispensed Cleaning Agents

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | by John B. Durkee, Ph.D., P.E. | Comments

Many doing critical cleaning have used aerosol dispensed cleaning agents to reach certain portions of valuable surfaces so that the cleaning agent could do its “magic” and be removed with soil by a person using a fabric wiper.

Floorplan: 5 simple steps for your next flooring project

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | by Jim Hendley | Comments

New or refurbishment resinous floor and wall system projects can appear overly complex in the early planning stage.

The Fourth State of Matter—Part 2

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | by Barbara KanegsbergEd Kanegsberg | Comments

Plasma, the fourth state of matter, is a powerful tool for critical cleaning, controlling contamination, and achieving the appropriate surface quality.

Arc Thermal and Flame Resistant Garments

May 15, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

Must all cleanroom personnel working in the cleanroom wear cleanroom FR garments? The task of creating compliance to multiple, divergent standards (cleanroom standards and safety standards) can be daunting.


Miscommunication Patterns at Work

May 15, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

In the process of communicating with others at work, we often miscommunicate much more than we communicate. There are of course as many ways to miscommunicate as there are types of people but here are the Top 2 miscommunication patterns to watch out for and avoid…


The Fourth State of Matter

May 1, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

In typical critical and industrial cleaning applications, we usually think of three states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. What is sometimes overlooked is a fourth state of matter, plasma.



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