Cleanrooms are one of the most strictly regulated critical environments that require continuous monitoring. The most common cleanrooms are in compounding pharmacies, medical device manufacturers, and biotechnology facilities, as they need to guarantee the safety of their products for patients. However, a variety of other applications utilize cleanrooms to ensure accuracy, such as clinical research spaces, semiconductor manufacturers, and aerospace manufacturers.
September 02, 2021
An ISO 14644-1 classified cleanroom is a room or contained environment where it is crucial to keep particle counts low. Typically, these particles are dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. Beyond particle counts, cleanrooms often have controls for a number of other parameters like pressure, temperature, and humidity. Additionally, to be considered a cleanroom, the space needs High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to remove particles from the air.
August 26, 2021
Setra is pleased to announce that the industry’s most versatile power meter just got better! In addition to the flexible installation, intuitive configuration portal, and unparalleled accuracy, the already versatile communication selections have just been expanded. All SPM Series power meters now support Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) & supports BACnet addendum 135-2012aj, which covers the BACnet/IPv6 section of the standard.
July 13, 2021
Setra's latest product innovation of wireless transmitters builds on our over fifty years of experience delivering industry leading sensing technology. Our new wireless sensing product line can easily measure and monitor a variety of environmental parameters. Wireless transmitters are used throughout a number of applications, including but not limited to:
July 01, 2021
The latest version of Setra CEMS, CEMS 5.0, releases on July 20, 2021. Coming with this new version of the software are several new features.
June 17, 2021
ASHRAE 90.1 is a standard for measuring energy in commercial buildings. It covers many aspects of energy management, such as total consumption, HVAC and lighting systems, and individual circuits. For buildings over 10,000 square feet, with or without tenants, it is more cost effective to have multi-load, branch circuit, and high-density monitoring equipment. In buildings with tenants, both individual and total building usage need to be monitored every 15 minutes at a minimum and be recorded hourly, daily, monthly, and annually.
June 03, 2021
It is commonly assumed that organizations need to choose between NIST and ISO. Neither is better than the other and can both be used simultaneously.
Maintaining and monitoring room pressurization in hospitals is essential for meeting regulatory standards and ensuring the safety of a space. Incorrect room pressurization jeopardizes the health of both patients and staff.
Air scrubber and negative air machine are two terms commonly used interchangeably. However, there is a difference between the two, as they are designed for different applications.
Analyzing trends in data is an important aspect of environmental monitoring for facilities.