June 2013 Issue  (Digital Edition)

Politics and BSL

Letter from the editor

Cleaning in Electronics Manufacturing

Keeping it clean and keeping it working mean greater reliability for electronic components.

Rapid Microbiological Methods

ATP bioluminescence combines two technologies, membrane filtration and fluorescent staining, to detect and quantitate micro-colonies.

Access Control in Cleanrooms

Interlocking door systems and appropriate access options minimize contamination via entry points.

Performing a Clean Zone Smoke Test

For ISO-5 clean zones, USP 797-compliant testing includes determining if airflow conforms to design criteria.

HVAC Strategies for the Cleanroom

What are some key points in HVAC engineering for cleanrooms?

Clean Space Without a Cleanroom

Manufacturers often ask how to achieve a clean space without using a cleanroom.