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September 18, 2019

Upcoming Changes to USP 797

USP 797 revisions were published on June 1, 2019. The clarity and readability of documentation is a concern for all facilities and significantly impacts those who compound both hazardous and non-hazardous drugs or those who administer CSPs. The revisions to USP 797 reflect new science and evidence based on updated guidance documents, best practices, and new learnings. These updates to USP 797 become effective December 1, 2019.

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September 05, 2019

How to Accurately Bill Tenants for Electricity Use

To bill tenants for utility usage, landlords can either divide the total bill among the tenants or employ a submeter. Submetering is commonly applied to three utilities: water, gas, and electricity. For electrical submetering, a power meter is installed to measure energy use after it reaches the primary meter. Utilizing submeters makes it simple to monitor electricity use for individual tenants, departments, or pieces of equipment.

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September 03, 2019

Energy Management for Data Centers

Within the United States are about 3 million data centers, the buildings or rooms housing computer servers. Of these 3 million, around 3,000 are large data centers and the rest are small server rooms in businesses.

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August 29, 2019

Tank Level and Wastewater

Liquid-level sensors provide analysis of tank contents, helping measure, monitor, and control the liquids in tanks. Depending on the type of tank and its use, there are a variety of methods to monitor tanks from both inside and outside the vessel. Capacitance liquid-level sensors provide intensely accurate measurements for many industries, including:

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August 27, 2019

Alternative Fuels and Oil

Renewable energy sources continue to evolve as society strives to curtail its reliance on fossil fuels. Many of these alternative fuels require precise measurements for gage, absolute, and compound pressures in potentially corrosive environments. Capacitive sensing technology is built to measure a variety of pressure types and keep up with the demands of renewable energy applications. Renewable energy encompasses a wide variety of fuels, including CNG, LNG, hydrogen, and wind.

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August 21, 2019

General Industrial

Industrial spaces include an extensive range of environments. As such, the products used in those spaces are diverse, varying from gauge to compound to vacuum pressure measuring tools. Pressure sensing in industrial applications helps to keep systems working productively. Demanding industrial applications can require customizable solutions for any type of pressure measurement.

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August 06, 2019

Resisting Water Freeze Damage with High Overpressure Ratings

Many outdoor applications have a need to monitor water pressure. Examples of these applications include crop irrigation, fire truck water tank level monitoring, engine water cooling, and road construction water spraying.

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July 31, 2019

Particle Counter Manufacturing Standards

To be safe for use in a cleanroom or other critical environment, particle counters must meet certain ISO specifications. ISO 21501-4 is specifically designed for light scattering airborne particle counters. Manufacturers must tightly control the size, shape, and refractivity of particles when calibrating particle counters to meet this specification.

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July 29, 2019

Best Practices For Isolation Safety

One of the greatest fears in the general population is the rapid spread of infectious disease. While there are many strategies employed to prevent these infectious diseases from becoming an outbreak, the only way to treat patients without risking the spread of disease is through the use of isolation rooms. Isolation rooms are designed to prevent contaminated particles from spreading beyond a quarantined area by ensuring air is exhausted from the room and filtered through a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter before it is vented outside of the building.

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July 24, 2019

Monitoring a Critical Space from an Environmental Monitor

Monitoring critical environments - such as cleanrooms, operating rooms, and compounding pharmacies - is paramount to maintain safety and remain compliant with regulatory standards. In these critical spaces, it is often required to monitor multiple environmental parameters.

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