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HVAC Strategies for the Cleanroom

June 6, 2013 12:06 pm | by Richard A. Bilodeau | Comments

The HVAC system in any controlled environment is the kingpin of clean. When it comes to cleanroom HVAC, it's all about contaminants and environment control.                                            

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Clean Space Without a Cleanroom

June 6, 2013 11:55 am | by Barbara Kanegsberg, Ed Kanegsberg | Comments

Manufacturers often ask how to achieve a clean space without using a cleanroom. There are many reasons to do this, including achieving a reasonable process flow and assuring economic competitiveness. A clean space involves basic design and structure. Achieving a clean space involves coordinating engineering planning and production activities with the facilities group, the customer, and with safety/environmental professionals.

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Politics and BSL

June 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Tim Studt | Comments

Letter from the Editor - June 2013                                                             

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Why Validate?

May 31, 2013 10:23 am | Comments

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.

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Water for Cleaning

May 23, 2013 12:11 pm | Comments

Water is the most abundant cleaning chemical. With appropriate additives, water-based cleaning has proven successful.

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Portable Industrial Vacuums for Cleanrooms

May 21, 2013 9:53 am | Comments

Portable industrial vacuums are effective tools for cleanroom applications that require personnel to safely remove contaminants from controlled environments.

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Cleanroom Insulation

May 17, 2013 3:24 pm | Comments

The problems with cumbersome insulation designs become very pronounced in the manufacturing cleanroom environment.

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Sustainable Packaging

May 16, 2013 11:03 am | Comments

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.

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A Closer Look at Mini-Environments

May 8, 2013 3:48 pm | by Richard A. Bilodeau | Comments

A mini-environment enhances the cleanroom setting by bringing it to a higher standard.

Clean, Flexible, and Sustainable Labs

May 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Tim Studt | Comments

Letter From the Editor - May 2013                                                           

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Deciding What Chemicals To Use In A Cleanroom

April 11, 2013 1:47 pm | Comments

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.                      

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Choosing Lighting for a Controlled Environment

April 9, 2013 2:42 pm | Comments

Lighting technologies continue to evolve, with more choices available – both in terms of the underlying technology and the color spectrum – every year.

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Dispensers Won't Last Forever

April 5, 2013 12:15 pm | Comments

Improperly maintained process equipment can compromise yield and add to both particulate and non-particulate contamination.

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Should I Seek LEED Certification?

April 4, 2013 11:42 am | Comments

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.

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Understanding Facility Development Programs

April 2, 2013 12:46 pm | Comments

Dealing with the challenge of establishing manufacturing operations capable of supporting multiple markets.

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