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Choosing ESD Flooring for Cleanrooms

September 23, 2015 | by Erik S. Van Anglen | Comments

The selection of an ESD control flooring surface depends primarily on the intended use of the facility, and should begin with a thorough evaluation of the type of activity to be performed. 

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What’s the Right Cleaning Method for Electronics?

October 7, 2015 12:00 am | by Doris Schulz | Comments

The ever-increasing demand for reliability, continuing miniaturization, and the growing number of faults in electronic components manufactured in no-clean processes all combine to put the focus back on cleaning in electronics manufacturing. The industry offers a variety of solutions to finding the optimal cleaning process.


Collecting Data in Pharmaceutical Cleanrooms

October 6, 2015 9:40 am | by Stewart Thompson | Comments

An unintended or unexpected event in the cleanroom can cause damage, downtime, or worse if not handled in a timely manner. But how can a manager respond unless they have the appropriate tools to monitor the space and alert them if something is not within spec?


You’ve Got The Job Interview — Now What?

October 2, 2015 3:24 pm | by Lisa Quast | Comments

Career coach lists eight ways to prepare for an interview.


Lessons Learned in the Cleanroom – Part I

September 25, 2015 3:26 pm | by Deborah Hoffer, CQA, CQIA | Comments

When you work in a cleanroom, you pick up a few tips along the way.


How It Works: Over $5M Recovered Revenue at Pharmaceutical Plant

September 25, 2015 3:12 pm | by Gamajet | Comments

Gamajet's tank cleaning devices combine pressure and flow to create high impact cleaning jets.


The Evolution of ESD Control

September 25, 2015 2:29 pm | by Jan Eudy and Larry B. Levit, Ph.D | Comments

Eliminating static charge in cleanroom industries produces various benefits.


Finding the Right Blend

September 25, 2015 12:53 pm | by Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg | Comments

Blended chemistries are ubiquitous in critical cleaning applications.


Compounding Pharmacies Not All at PAR

September 25, 2015 12:16 pm | by Greg Heiland | Comments

Both big pharma and small pharma suffer from a lack of enforceable standards.


Static Charge Control is of Vital Importance

September 25, 2015 11:41 am | by Christopher Long, Larry Levit, Carl Newberg | Comments

Managing micro-contamination in ultra-clean high technology manufacturing.


Lowering Operating Costs through Energy Savings

September 22, 2015 12:38 pm | by Richard Bilodeau, PE | Comments

A facilities engineer should focus on energy consumption, and typically the biggest targets are your HVAC and lighting systems. However, don’t forget the opportunities to put a stake in the heart of “vampire power” (also known as standby power) where thousands of electronic and electrical devices are designed to continue consuming electricity when switched off or in standby mode.


Don’t Sweat Temperature Monitoring

September 21, 2015 12:23 pm | by Stew Thompson | Comments

Whether your cleanroom is designed around an assembly line, product compounding area, sensitive machinery, or another application, there are a few factors to consider before automating your temperature monitoring setup including your regulatory needs, temperature range, sensor type, and sample rate.


Keeping Food Safe in a Cleanroom

September 17, 2015 11:55 am | by Colin Thurston | Comments

Cleanrooms play an important role in the prevention of contamination during the production of food and food supplements. Here are seven steps to ensuring food safety.


Complying with OSHA

September 15, 2015 11:03 am | by Randall B. Charpentier, HEM | Comments

Cleanroom safety across various types of industries and settings can be a complicated matter. The common thread between all is that they must comply with applicable U.S. Department of Labor OSHA regulations. 


The Secrets of Vapor Degreasing

September 11, 2015 2:09 pm | by Mike Jones | Comments

What to know when purchasing vapor degreasing equipment for your cleanroom facility.


The Three P’s of Powerful Leadership

September 10, 2015 9:51 am | by David Waits | Comments

Leadership is not a position!



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