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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 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 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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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 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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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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