Sustainable Cleanroom Practices: Washable Sticky Mats

Efforts to go green in a controlled environment range from large to small. Something as simple as using a washable sticky mat can have a huge effect. Cleanrooms require a large amount of energy and resources to function properly, which can make it difficult for environmentally-conscientious managers to make their facilities more eco-friendly. We’ve discussed […]

Sustainable Cleanroom Practices: Modular Cleanrooms

The energy-intensive cleanroom poses challenges in sustainable practices, and modular cleanrooms provide feasible solutions. Controlled environments inherently require copious amounts of energy resources to maintain the strict standards of operation. Temperature, humidity, airflow, filtration, and pressurization all factor into cleanroom operations, and all demand energy – sometimes 24/7. In looking at ways to make cleanroom […]

Sustainable Cleanroom Practices: Recycling

Can you use recycling as a method of sustainability in your cleanroom facility? Like any other business, cleanrooms and other controlled environment facilities strive to become more eco-efficient. Operational waste is a large part of this picture, but for cleanroom facilities, it is a unique challenge. Any facility dealing with hazardous materials and other contaminates […]

Cleanroom Managers: 5 Clear Ways to Speak to any Audience

It’s tough to address every listener’s learning style, but by keeping a few tips in mind, you can keep everyone’s attention during your presentation. Whether you’re addressing other managers in a conference room or engineers in production, your audience is filled with a variety of listening styles. Depending on what the audience members have to […]

Some Cleanroom Considerations for Combined Heat and Power

What are benefits and points to consider when looking at installing combined heat and power at your cleanroom facility? Controlled environments are notorious for using high amounts of energy and water every year. Air purity, humidity control, and temperature control are all part of the strict parameters that demand such a high consumption of resources. […]

Compressed Air Lines in Cleanrooms Need Routine Testing

Compressed air is used in various applications in cleanrooms for a number of manufacturers. The applications can include injection molding, operation of conveyor belts, and the aseptic cleaning process. Compressed air can be used because of the controlled environment a component is manufactured within, but what facility managers don’t always realize is that the compressed […]

Why More Cleanroom Managers are Outsourcing Cleaning

Who cleans your cleanroom? If you’re in the majority, your cleanroom workers are also taking on detailed cleaning responsibilities. Controlled Environments recently published the latest “Cleanroom Trends and Salary Survey,” and the cleaning trends have changed since last year. While the trend to use cleanroom workers as the primary cleaning staff rose slightly, from 42% […]

Benefits of High Containment Glove Boxes for Pharmaceuticals

If you’re using or considering a standard Class III Bio Safety Cabinet, you may find it more beneficial to use a High Containment Glove box. The pharmaceutical industry deals with a lot of different chemicals and compounds. Personnel protection is of great concern for Class III biological applications. That’s why the Class III Biological Safety […]

Options for Airflow Monitoring in Pharmaceutical Cleanrooms

How can pharmaceutical cleanrooms ensure compliance between certification visits if they don’t have centralized airflow monitoring? Some existing pharmaceutical cleanrooms were designed without centralized monitoring systems. For these facility managers, certification is their primary means of ensuring compliance. It would be ideal, however, to know when intervention may be necessary during daily operations. The big […]

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