Building management in critical storage
In the life sciences, protecting valuable products and materials is as important as it is challenging – important, because the best quality must be ensured for treatment or research assets; challenging, because compliance with the stringent regulatory and technological requirements is hard to maintain. With our critical storage solutions, you can easily control and monitor all relevant parameters within a single system.
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.
Storage systems attached to scientific, healthcare and production facilities are critical environments that must be carefully controlled. One important aspect is climate control: For example, a slight change in temperature might render whole batches of products useless. Maintaining optimum homogenous air conditons can be complicated by the storage facility’s layout, which commonly involves large open spaces that present unique challenges for ventilation and fire detection systems. In order to reliably protect products and materials and provide a safe, secure and comfortable work environment at the same time, we combine all management functions including monitoring, alarming and reporting within comprehensive, fully integrated systems.
Our sophisticated monitoring solutions use the latest sensor technology to continuously measure environmental parameters such as temperature and humidity. Uniform reporting functions make this data easily accessible and enable you to identify potentials for improving energy efficiency. This way, you can optimally protect costly products while meeting regulatory and accreditation requirements with the least amount of time and resources. All of these functions are integrated with other disciplines within the building management infrastructure (for example, fire safety and security systems such as access control, intrusion detection and video surveillance) to help you achieve maximum operational efficiency.
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Fully integrated control systems for your critical storage facilityOur extensive portfolio of building management systems for critical storage includes standardized solutions for all application scenarios. Through comprehensive integration of all components, we combine these systems into single solutions that meet the specific requirements of each facility. Explore our products below for further information.
Environment monitoring with CMT
The reliable monitoring of room 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 solutions, you profit from minimized installation and operating costs as well as a high level of security against failure. Our HVAC portfolio includes exact, modulating magnetic valves for drop-by-drop precise control, dynamic pressure and volume flow controls as well as calibrated humidity and temperature sensors. All of these products combine quality and reliability with the highest possible energy efficiency.
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 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 critical storage facilities. 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, environment, processes, and assets.
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 at any time. At the same time, Compliant Control Technology 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.
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.