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Aug 21, 2017 7:11:00 AM

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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Aug 14, 2017 9:35:00 AM

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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Aug 9, 2017 10:58:00 AM

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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Aug 7, 2017 3:27:06 PM

VIDEO: Setra at the 54th Annual ASHE Conference - Day 1

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Aug 2, 2017 5:31:00 PM

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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Jul 31, 2017 8:44:00 AM

VIDEO: Will you pass your next Joint Commission inspection?

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Jul 27, 2017 6:55:00 AM

What is a PID loop?

In HVAC systems, various motors and devices need to be controlled with modulated signals to turn damper actuators and hydronic reheat valves. Most controllers in the industry do this using specific and standard logic, called a Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controller, or PID Loop. PID is mathematical logic that provides these three functions as parameters that can be tuned, so devices function accurately and optimally.

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Jul 20, 2017 7:16:00 AM

Setra to exhibit at the 2017 NCSL International Workshop & Symposium

From August 14th through the 17th, Setra Systems will be exhibiting at the NCSL International Workshop & Symposium taking place at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Precision & Performance with Measurement Science”:

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Jul 13, 2017 7:11:00 AM

Setra to exhibit at the 54th Annual ASHE Conference in Indianapolis

From August 6th through 9th, Setra Systems will be exhibiting at the 54th ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition in Indianapolis, IN. Associates from Setra will join nearly 4,000 other professionals to discuss healthcare compliance, updates to codes and standards, and other emerging trends in healthcare facility management.

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Jul 6, 2017 8:13:00 AM

How do we know that hospitals are safe?

Hospitals and outpatient facilities serve a critical need in global communities. They provide emergency care for the sick, but we also rely on them as a safe zone for treating communicable diseases and keeping the public at-large safe. But how can we know for certain that a hospital is clean and safe, and that we won’t get sick from something another ill patient has carried in?

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