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Matt Gillespie

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September 11, 2018

The importance of accurately measuring humidity in healthcare facilities

In hospitals, pharmaceutical compounding centers, and other sensitive healthcare environments, one of the biggest threats to patient health is the spread of pathogens. Exposure to viruses, bacteria, pollen, and fungi all pose hazards to patients and care providers and can compromise critical spaces like operating rooms and other procedure areas.

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June 06, 2018

What can a non-viable particle counter do that viable air sampling cannot?

In most hospital pharmacy cleanrooms, standard operating procedure includes sampling of air quality for viable particles (i.e. particles that include or are composed of microorganisms). These tasks are traditionally executed with an air sampler containing agar strips or simply by placing agar contact plates on surfaces throughout the facility. These samples are then left to incubate and are then analyzed to determine the environment’s air quality.

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February 22, 2018

Why should healthcare facilities care about particle counting?

Hospitals are one of the most tightly-controlled spaces in terms of monitoring the indoor environment. ASHRAE Standard 170 is used by both The Joint Commission (TJC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as the fundamental reference for adequate levels of temperature, humidity, differential pressure, and air change rate in many spaces within a hospital. The ability for healthcare facilities to monitor, verify, and control these conditions is crucial not only for passing these rigorous inspections but also for protecting the health and safety of their patients and staff.

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January 04, 2018

Setra to showcase new innovations at 2018 AHR Expo

Setra Systems, Inc. will be exhibiting at the 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago, IL from January 22 to January 24. This year at AHR, Setra is excited to showcase several new monitoring and sensing solutions to our customers, adding to its extensive line of premium HVAC sensing products.

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October 17, 2017

Setra to Exhibit at the Automotive Testing Expo 2017

Setra Systems will be exhibiting at the Automotive Testing Expo 2017 between October 24th and October 26th at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.

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October 13, 2017

Setra FLEX has won 2018 AHR Innovation Award

Setra Systems is proud to announce that the Setra FLEX Environmental Monitor has won the 2018 AHR Innovation Award in the Building Automation category.

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August 24, 2017

VIDEO: How to wire a transducer (2 wire & 3 wire)


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August 21, 2017

How can hospitals reduce energy costs?

Like most businesses, hospital administrations constantly look for ways to improve their bottom line. One of the most effective ways a hospital facility manager can help is by lowering building operating costs and running their building more efficiently. But because healthcare facilities are extremely sophisticated and specialized buildings, this task is often easier said than done.

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July 31, 2017

VIDEO: Will you pass your next Joint Commission inspection?


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July 03, 2017

Setra Gives Back on its 50th Anniversary

This year, Setra Systems celebrates 50 years of designing and delivering premium sensing solutions. Brothers Y.T. Li and S.Y. Lee founded Setra in 1967 shortly after developing the variable capacitance transduction principle. Since then, Setra has grown to become an industry leader in the field of high-accuracy pressure sensing.

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