To some extent designing for cleaning may seem to be an irrational choice. After all, why move the target when it’s easier to move the gun? Others may see it as an inspired choice.
Conflict has become so much a part of western culture that when it is absent, many look for it in their entertainment and others simply generate it to fill a void.
The ability to detect surface residue at an early, non-critical step is analogous to detecting a learning disability in elementary school rather than at the beginning of one’s college career.
This idea from Ron Ashkenas, managing partner of Schaffer Consulting and author of several books on organization management, takes the experience of a crisis and puts it to work in less trying situations.
This is a topic on which I have previously written and provided consulting service. I think it’s a valuable approach. Some think its nonsense or just common sense.
A major medical device manufacturer operating in hybrid manufacturing areas was using blue tack mats to capture dirt from operatives’ “street shoes” as they entered the gowning room.
Over the past decade, we have witnessed tremendous strides in the development of nanotechnology worldwide.
Ask the Facilities Guy: What are some of the latest considerations regarding energy efficiency when designing an HVAC system for a clean manufacturing facility?March 22, 2011 3:12 pm | by Richard Bilodeau, PE | Comments
A novel technique for drastically reducing noise pollution and energy consumption while improving system functioning.
It is a well-known fact that laboratories consume extraordinary amounts of energy—as much as three times the energy of regular office space.
My 19-year roundabout route to precision cleaning has wound through pyrophoric synthesis, laser spectroscopy, secondary-ion MS, molecular modeling, analytical chemistry of high explosives, physical chemistry of solvents, solvent blending, and surface cleanliness. The path from academia to industry and back to academia was quite a ride!
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. More medical devices are available, often involving extensive supply chains.
An array of analytical methods can be used to detect surface contamination and to characterize attributes of processes. Many involve “sending a sample to the lab.” There are many quicker, even if less precise, methods of determining that the process is outside of control parameters.
The Peter Principle holds that “in a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence” and it is still quoted and blamed in many management situations today. Is it true? And if so, why does it persist?
International experts have made significant changes to ISO’s airborne cleanliness classification standard — and now is the time for industry to comment.