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Cleanroom Solutions Since 1985
Cleanroom Solutions Since 1985

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5 Commonly Overlooked Cleanroom Dangers - It seems like in a cleanroom, it’s almost impossible to over think every move and decision you make. Sometimes people make mistakes they couldn’t have anticipated until they happen. Here are 5 common dangers that not everyone is cognizant of when working in a cleanroom. Poking holes in the HEPA filter Take a look at your HEPA filter. Are there any round holes in there? It is not uncommon for someone to get a little too aggressive when pulling the mo...
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Considerations for ESD in Cleanroom Packaging - Static control in packaging has been around for centuries. In its earliest years, it was used to prevent the electrostatic discharge (ESD) ignition of gunpowder stores. Today, there are many kinds of devices, parts, and pieces manufactured in cleanrooms that are vulnerable to ESD. Since basic motion and activity can create a static charge, it’s important that these items are packaged in ESD protective materials. Here are a few options. Conduct...
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Effective Cleaning to Remove Dense Dust from Cleanrooms - While the advanced air filtration systems in modern cleanroom HVACs trap most dust particles, cross contamination from dust is still a concern. Dense dust, which has a high water content, and metal-containing dust can easily find its way into cleanrooms via things like the corrosion of faucets and plumbing or technician clothing. A careful protocol is necessary to remove these dust particles and avoid spreading contaminates during cl...
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The 5 Time and Money Saving Qualities of a Cleanroom - Cleanrooms are incredibly complex. Without the right amount of planning when building one, you can encounter one time and money-sucking challenge after another. You can’t just think about your needs now, but also in the future. Situations like expansion, repairs, and upgrades can be an enormous headache if you’re not set up for it when the time comes for change. When you’re building a cleanroom, here are 5 characteristics you want to en...
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Can you Save Money and Energy Reducing HVAC in Cleanrooms? - One of the greatest expenses and energy drains in a cleanroom is the HVAC system. Air change rates, pressurization, temperature, and humidity are all monitored to maintain compliance for cleanroom classification. This accounts for about 80% of the energy used, and about 50% of that comes from that fans alone. With strict guidelines on air quality and regulation, the HVAC systems are typically left to run at full power all the time...
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5 Things You Never Want to See Inside your Cleanroom - The internal skin of your cleanroom is just as much a barrier from contaminants as are gloves and gowns. Like any barrier, the six sides of your cleanroom are less effective under certain circumstances. Anything that disrupts the smoothness of the surface is a potential contamination hazard. Here are 5 common mistakes people allow inside their cleanrooms.   Compromised surface quality. Any bumps, cracks, scratches, holes, sharp corners,...
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A Commonly and Dangerously Ignored Cleanroom Rule - If you work in a cleanroom, you know it is imperative to follow protocol. To keep contaminates out and protect yourself from toxic substances, you likely use a variety of protective wear like gowns and gloves when you work. Even though gloves provide an excellent barrier between you and what you touch, it is important to take an extra step in safety. Are you washing your hands before and after wearing gloves? If you’re not, you need to sta...
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Sustainable Cleanroom Practices: Retrofitting Old Equipment - With the massive amount of energy it takes to power and run a controlled environment, facility managers are scrambling to find ways to make environmentally-friendly choices. We’ve looked at some of the viable options that can make an impact, like recycling, modular cleanrooms, and reusable supplies like sticky mats. When you’re trying to be more green, one of the most obvious places to look is your equipment. Newer equipment oper...
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5 Best Practices for Optimizing your Cleanroom - Make these 5 simple tips habit for your cleanroom operation to ensure that you remain as efficient and productive as possible. Cleanroom managers have a lot to juggle. On top of maintaining compliance, which is a rigorous and detailed undertaking, the workflow needs to remain efficient. Putting some best practices to work will help you get in the habit of monitoring and maintaining an operation that allows you to optimize your productivity. H...
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4 Guidelines to Proper Use of a Face Mask in a Cleanroom - The purpose of wearing a face mask in a controlled environment is to prevent contaminates from entering the space through a personnel’s nose or mouth. However, incorrectly using a mask can increase the risk of transmission rather than minimize it. It is therefore paramount that you understand how to correctly use and breathe in a face mask. Here are 4 important guidelines to follow: Begin and end with proper hygiene. To avoid the ri...
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