Cleanroom facilities will face different types of emergencies. The approach to handle these emergencies will vary from facility to facility.
Protecting workers from hazards generated by cleanroom processes—and the cleanroom itself—is paramount. Safety practices should be part of all standard operating procedures. In addition, all workers should be well trained in emergency procedures in the event of fire, power failure, chemical spill, or other catastrophic event.
Restricted access barriers and isolators are growing in popularity, but raise cleaning, cost, and compliance questions.
Electronic access control systems can manage cleanroom security and cleanliness.
Labor- and time-intensive particle counting documentation can be streamlined with a USB memory drive.
Contamination control practices can ensure product quality and integrity.
To compete in the global photovoltaic market, manufacturers should take critical cleaning cues from the other industries.
Letter From the Editor - November/December 2012
Air filter requirements are based on science and real-life testing, not calculated data. There are several key factors in selecting air filters to optimize energy consumption.
A defining decision each facilities professional must make is how to configure their building management system.
A facility monitoring system plays an important role in supporting the ICH Q8, Q9, and Q10 guidelines in the pharmaceutical industry.
When considering the risk versus the benefits, peracetic acid is one of the better choices for cleanroom disinfection and is being used by more biopharmaceutical companies.
Real-time facility monitoring of airborne viable particles provides data for regulatory compliance and information for quality-based decisions.
Remote monitoring systems can help manage temperature fluctuations and protect products and processes.
A vegetable contact agar is demonstrated for use in environmental monitoring of isolators and cleanrooms.