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July 13, 2021

Introducing Setra's Wireless Sensors!

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:

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July 01, 2021

Release Announcement: Setra CEMS 5.0 Software

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.

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June 03, 2021

What’s the difference between NIST and ISO?

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.

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May 18, 2021

Does Your Hospital Space Need a Room Pressure Monitor?

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.

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May 11, 2021

What's the difference between an air scrubber and a negative air machine?

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.

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April 06, 2021

21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

Cleanrooms for medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing are highly regulated spaces and there are numerous standards that need to be considered. When it comes to how data is handled in regulated cleanroom environments, the United States FDA issued 21 CFR Part 11 guidance that should be followed closely.

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March 09, 2021

Are they effective? Ionization, Plasma Sterilization, and UV Bulbs

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an emergence of new technologies advertised for helping remove the pathogen from the air. However, these methods have major flaws that present significant implementation challenges or make them ineffective at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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March 04, 2021

Benefits of Increased Air Circulation and Purification in Long-Term Care Facilities

In cases where a long-term care facility may not be able to set up negative pressure isolation, but they are still looking to improve the air quality and safety of that isolation space and surrounding areas, the Setra AIIR Watch can used to purify and recirculate the air. Regardless of the application, the air that passes through the Setra AIIR Watch is being sterilized to 99.99% effectiveness with the UV-C light and HEPA filtration inside. The key to this effective sterilization is the particles that are trapped by the HEPA filter inside the unit have UV-C bulbs entrained on them to neutralize viruses and bacteria on first pass through the Setra AIIR Watch. Instead of getting exhausted out to create negative pressure, the sterilized air can be recirculated to increase air changes per hour and purify the air in the space

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February 23, 2021

Creating Isolation Rooms in Long-Term Care Facilities

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the residents of long-term care facilities, senior living communities, and nursing homes have been one of the most impacted populations. With many at risk people living in single buildings or communities, as soon as one person becomes infected with COVID-19 the likelihood of the disease spreading among the community increases. Because COVID-19 is an airborne infection, understanding how to properly isolate an infected person from others can help increase the safety and reduce the risk of spreading the disease.

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February 02, 2021

Cleanroom Monitoring Frequently Asked Questions

Why continuously monitor a cleanroom?

Cleanroom monitoring is performed for two reasons:

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