Risk reduction in cleanroom environments
Cleanrooms depend on precisely controlled environmental conditions. To minimize contamination risks and protect people and assets, their technological infrastructure must adhere to the most stringent quality standards. We draw on decades of experience to tailor our integrated cleanroom solutions to your facility’s specific requirements. This way, we ensure that the cleanroom environment is being controlled, monitored and securely stored accordingly.
Critical Environment Technology manual
The manual describes measurement, control, and monitoring of air volume flows and room pressures in buildings with focus on the life science market.
Cleanrooms are high-risk areas that need to be treated with particular attention in devising building management concepts. With contamination being among the greatest threats for people, product quality and the cleanroom environment, these rooms must be closely monitored and precisely controlled at all times – for example, to prevent the spread of aggressive bacteria and viruses in the healthcare sector. Cleanroom technology is also important to maintain good manufacturing practices in the life science industries. In order to reliably control all relevant parameters such as temperature, humidity and airborne particles, combining all management systems into a single, comprehensive solution is the best approach to ensure a high cleanroom classification and standards.
As the only building automation systems provider with a full portfolio of building automation controls, we offer solutions that provide cleanroom conditions at the push of a button. Despite their comprehensive functionality, we assemble cleanroom technology economically, rapidly and reliably from our tried and tested range of standardized components. We keep the complete lifecycle of your cleanroom facility in mind. Through intelligent data evaluation, we achieve further cost reductions. This leads to a maximum energy efficiency and minimum downtimes. And throughout all planning and construction phases, our extensive network of cleanroom experts ensures your project is completed reliably and on time.
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Fully integrated control systems for your cleanroom facilityOur extensive portfolio includes standardized solutions in the field of cleanroom technology for all application scenarios. Through comprehensive integration of all components, we create single solutions that meet the specific requirements of your cleanroom environment. Explore our products below for further information or download our Critical Environment Technology (CET) manual by using the form at the bottom of this page.
Airlock Interlocking System (AIS)
Our Airlock Interlocking System (AIS) is an integrated airlock control based standard building automation controllers. The entire system operates autonomously and can be quickly and flexibly adapted to individual requirements of your cleanroom facility. Thanks to the integration with other building management systems, it offers advanced features. For example, locking by the gas detection technology and dynamic adjustment of purge times. Integrated access control enables the reliable management of people flow.
To minimize the risk of cross-contamination by people, processes and cleanroom equipment, our solutions help your employees and visitors follow adequate, pre-defined procedures. Sophisticated consequential processes help you reliably control and manage physical access to restricted zones.
Our Critical Environment Technology (CET) enables the safe, precise and fast measurement, control and monitoring of air volume flows and room pressures in buildings. CET uses open-standard interfaces. This cleanroom equipment can be easily integrated into building automation systems for highest levels of efficiency, cost-effectiveness, safety and security in:
• Room ventilation and general exhausts
• Room pressure control
• Laboratory fume hood control
• Room air conditioning
Environment monitoring with CMT
The reliable monitoring of cleanroom conditions and airborne particles in critical environments is possible with our Compact Monitoring Technology (CMT). With CMT, you can monitor, store and document up to 100 GMP-relevant environmental parameters – whether temperature, humidity, air velocity, air pressure and particles or access to quarantine areas or highly sensitive medical systems like thrombocyte separators. All necessary components for data acquisition, visualization and archiving are contained in a pre-configured control cabinet. It can be operated via the optional integrated touch panel or from a networked PC, as well as linked to other monitoring systems such as airlock controls or presence detectors.
Reliably controlling and monitoring ventilation and air conditioning parameters has been one of our core competencies for many decades. With our tailored cleanroom solutions, you profit from minimized installation and operating costs as well as a high level of security against failure. Our HVAC portfolio combines quality and reliability with the highest possible energy efficiency:
- Exact, modulating magnetic valves for drop-by-drop precise control
- Dynamic pressure and volume flow controls
- Calibrated humidity and temperature sensors
Demand-driven adjustment of light and shading is a basic component of our cleanroom concepts. By optimizing the control of lights and blinds within your facility, our building automation and control systems enable you to save considerable amounts of energy. This makes our integrated solutions perfectly suitable for achieving energy efficiency class A, which only buildings with the highest level of automation qualify for.
Our solutions for integrating airborne particle measurement monitor and analyze measured values from all channels. This way, the integrated solution conforms to ISO cleanroom classifications. By using this information, our solutions dynamically adjust air flow rates to substantially reduce energy costs.
With Compliant Control Technology, we offer intelligent building automation that meets the high technical requirements and particularly the strict regulatory requirements of the life science industry. Compliant Control Technology efficiently controls and monitors all parameters in life science buildings that can influence the quality of processes and products ‒ such as room differential pressures, room temperature and humidity. This way, you can ensure optimal room climate in your cleanroom at any time. At the same time, it helps you increase the energy efficiency of your buildings and reduce operating costs. For a quick and easy overview of critical parameters, our room control systems are equipped with convenient room displays. They automatically highlight warnings and limit value violations through a change in color as well as display critical alarms in plain text.
Emergency voice communication
Our intelligent evacuation systems are activated automatically in case of an incident and can be configured both for live voice announcements and playback of pre-recorded messages. Clear instructions and descriptions of the emergency situation enable the people inside the building to evacuate the danger area quickly and orderly. This effectively prevents the outbreak of panic in hazardous situations.
Our S-LINE fire detectors are equipped with our uniquely intelligent ASAtechnology, which allows exceptionally precise and rapid fire detection and alarming. Aspirating smoke detection ensures earliest possible detection even if air flows or air conditioning and ventilation systems prevent smoke from reaching the fire detectors.
With Sinorix™, we offer a fire suppression solution that is ideally suited to the fire risks in cleanrooms. Sinorix™ provides quick and reliable extinguishing for a wide variety of fire types. The solutions are tailored to your individual needs to maximize business continuity and provide optimal protection of people, cleanroom environment, processes, and assets.
Our access control solutions centrally record user activities and provide a clear overview of all persons present. They combine information from the access control server, personnel files, plant and maintenance data as well as access history in real time to decide whether a person will be allowed to access a certain area at a certain time.
Our modern security systems meet the complete range of security requirements and can be installed in any desired configuration. Through integration of intrusion detection with other security disciplines such as video surveillance or access control, we help you increase security while saving costs at the same time.
Our video surveillance systems reliably monitor sensitive areas and record all processes before and after an event. If a critical deviation such as an unauthorized person is detected, an alarm is transmitted to the control center automatically as well as the camera in the relevant area activated.