Heating And Cooling A Laboratory: Important Considerations For Equipment And Design
ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 determines the temperature, humidity and airflow which the average worker is comfortable; and though people in many industries have the luxury of dressing for the seasons, laboratory workers are usually burdened with an extra layer or two of protective garb. So, room atmosphere considerations also need to take into account that many laboratories have their own requirements as to temperature, humidity and airflow (ventilation). All of this adds up to a laboratory having very strict conditions of the facility’s internal air quality. By Brian Garrett, LEED Green Associate, Product Specialist, Labconco Corporation
WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES
FOWS Washer-Sterilizers Case Study
Design and deliver a complete cost-effective solution for washing and sterilizing animal cages with full backup of all process equipment. Use the equipment process chambers as chemical decontamination pass-through.
Be In Control Of Product Quality – Do Not Just Rely, But Understand
Past experiences have shown that too often product quality is based on sole reliance of vendor certifications, statements and promises. To diminish such reliance new technologies started to be implemented, like process analytical technologies (PAT), process controls, automation etc. often once again overexerted as the solution to all problems. Activities that supposedly result in higher product quality due to better process controls. Maik W. Jornitz, Chief Operating Officer, G-CON Manufacturing LLC
Effective Cleaning Of BOD Bottles
Many environmental water/wastewater laboratory professionals are faced with the task of cleaning BOD Bottles. The interiors must be cleaned and rinsed completely to remove any inhibitory residues which may interfere with future tests. As these bottles have constricted necks, hand cleaning is difficult and time consuming. By Miele Professional
The Guide To Critical Cleaning
In this guide, you'll find a method-by-method review of critical cleaning procedures. Following are specific examples of applications for Alconox detergents in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, laboratories, electronics, precision manufacturing, environmental sampling, and food and dairy processing.
How To Eliminate Heat Effect In Your Fume Hoods
Chemical procedures commonly require the introduction of heat. This is typically in the form of a hot plate or open flame. While the best place to perform these types of chemical procedures is inside a chemical fume hood, most people are unaware of heat’s effect on the airflow through the fume hood, and the potential impact on containment. By Luke Savage, LEED Green Associate, Sales Engineer, Labconco Corporation
An Inexact Science: Biosafety Risk Assessment
One of a Biosafety Officer or Laboratory Manager’s most vital functions is that of performing Risk Assessments. This multistep process becomes the backbone of a microbiology laboratory’s Biosafety Plan, Operating Procedures, and, if done early, facility design. By Brian Garrett, LEED® Green Associate & Product Specialist, Labconco Corporation