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December 28, 2018

Should You Be Monitoring Relative Humidity?

Relative humidity (%RH) is a measurement of how much water vapor is in the air compared to how much water vapor could be in the air. Monitoring relative humidity is important in a variety of environments, from office spaces to operating rooms to industrial manufacturing.

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December 14, 2018

Come See Setra at AHR 2019

Join Setra at AHR 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia! The show runs from January 14 to January 16 at the Georgia World Congress Center. This year, Setra will be at booth C5212 with our newest innovations, including Particle Counters, Humidity Sensors, Power Meter, and of course our FLEX Environmental Monitor, the recipient of the 2018 AHR Innovation Award in the Building Automation category.

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November 29, 2018

Setra Will Be at the ASHP Midyear Show in Anaheim

 

Please join us at the 2018 ASHP Midyear show in California. The show will take place December 3-5, 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Setra will be at booth 1771 and will have Particle Counters, Humidity/Temperature Sensors, and the award-winning Setra FLEX Environmental Monitor on display.

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September 19, 2018

Why are you waiting to update your humidity sensors?

The R&D lab of a global pharmaceutical company has recently committed to replacing all of their humidity sensors with Setra’s SRH300 and SRH400. The customer’s team was thrilled to learn that the Setra high accuracy humidity and temperature sensors are enabled with BACnet MS/TP and will seamlessly connect to their current building automation system.

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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 29, 2018

How to protect transducers from electromagnetic and radio-frequency interference

Design engineers have a lot to consider when selecting components for use in end-user products and equipment. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that follow a strict Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) methodology will have few, if any, problems with pressure transducers. However, OEMs that do not adhere to DFMA practices in their factory increase the likelihood of reoccurring issues, including transducer failure.

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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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May 21, 2018

How can voltage spikes damage a pressure transducer?

Design engineers have a lot to consider when selecting components for use in end-user products and equipment. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that follow a strict Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) methodology will have few, if any, problems with pressure transducers. However, OEMs that do not adhere to DFMA practices in their factory increase the likelihood of reoccurring issues, including transducer failure.

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May 07, 2018

How do extreme temperatures in the factory affect transducer performance?

Design engineers have a lot to consider when selecting components for use in end-user products and equipment. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that follow a strict Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) methodology will have few, if any, problems with pressure transducers. However, OEMs that do not adhere to DFMA practices in their factory increase the likelihood of reoccurring issues, including transducer failure.

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May 03, 2018

Why should compounding pharmacies continuously monitor particles?

Hospital pharmacies are unique because of the critical role they play in maintaining patient health and safety. Pharmacies that perform compounded sterile preparations (CSPs), in particular, must meet specific clean room standards to ensure sterile conditions are maintained. While there are many established environmental requirements in these spaces, some pharmacy managers are choosing to go the extra mile in exchange for added peace of mind.

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