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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 11, 2019

Manufacturers Increasingly Adopt ISO Standards

OEM and mechanical parts suppliers adopting ISO Standards is increasingly common throughout the US, driven by a spike in industry demand for components manufactured in ISO compliant factories. In addition to existing and increasing demand for ISO compliance in clean rooms, healthcare spaces, and laboratories, manufacturing facilities like automotive, electronics, loT, and industrial are now adapting to observe these standards. To be ISO compliant, all of these spaces need highly accurate, reliable, and NIST-traceable sensors for monitoring.

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May 09, 2019

Building Automation and Energy Management

Building automation systems (BAS) are increasingly common in a variety of environments to make HVAC systems as efficient as possible and reduce the need for in-person monitoring of pressure in each area. The value of a BAS relies heavily on a number of components seamlessly integrated together. Pressure transducers that conduct intensely accurate measurements work in tandem with room pressure monitors presenting real-time data and raising alarms if something goes wrong. Calibration equipment ensures building automation tools work smoothly and accurately without the need to oversee them. A BAS can be used in many applications, from filter monitoring to green buildings to zone control in critical environments.

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February 20, 2019

8 Features to Help Reduce Nuisance Alarms

In a hospital environment, alarm fatigue is an increasingly prevalent issue. Alarm fatigue is the sensory overload when clinicians are exposed to an excessive number of alarms; this can result in staff ignoring alarms, particularly if different devices employ similar sounds or frequencies. Nuisance alarms are those not representative of a patient in danger but come from devices that don't allow configuration for non-critical circumstances.

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September 11, 2017

What are the benefits of electrical submetering?

Energy management is a growing practice among companies that operate large buildings, campuses, and other complex facilities. Successful energy management requires detailed information on how energy is being used. However, this valuable information is not available in facilities being actively monitored. For effective energy management, facility engineers need to understand exactly how and where energy is being consumed on their properties.

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August 28, 2017

Why Invest In Tenant Billing?

The goal of any commercial property owner is to attract tenants while also still being profitable. Operating a large building often means having a lot of expenses and other overhead costs, whether they be for maintenance, repairs, utilities, or the multitude of other expenditures any business could incur.

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August 14, 2017

How NASA technology streamlined the calibration process

 Technicians at the Kennedy Space Center often work in cleanrooms, laboratories with high degrees of cleanliness provided by strict control of particles such as dust, lint, or human skin. These facilities must be contaminant-free environments where the air is repeatedly filtered and surfaces are smooth to prevent particles from getting lodged.

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August 09, 2017

Why you need to calibrate pressure sensors in a cleanroom

There are many applications for differential pressure transducers, but none are more critical than those measuring the pressure parameters in a cleanroom. A cleanroom is a critical area used to manufacture medications, containers, enclosures, and other medical devices that require the products to remain sterile from manufacturing through delivery to the customer. The products manufactured in these environments are used to treat and care for the general population and are handled differently than other products.

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August 02, 2017

Are Hospital Pharmacies Moving Toward Clean Room Standards?

The regulation language in U.S. Pharmacopeia Standard 797 (USP 797) has long been the guiding principle for cleanliness in hospital pharmacies that treat cancer patients with compounding sterile preparations (CSPs). For airflow in these special rooms, USP 797 outlines how spaces are to be pressurized, and what are permissible parts per million (PPM) particle counts.

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June 22, 2017

How to Select a Power Meter

What Are You Monitoring?

One critical consideration when searching for a proper power meter is to determine what you're measuring. Is the monitored load signal-phase, split-phase or three-phase? What voltage/current ranges are going to be monitored? 

If you're interested in a power meter for residential or light commercial applications, then typically a single or split-phase meter would be the best cho

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