New Modular Cleanrooms Catalog Available From Simplex

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Simplex Isolation Systems has launched a new 2017 Modular Cleanrooms catalog. The catalog highlights the company's complete suite of hardwall and softwall enclosures in addition to illustrating a continued commitment to innovation, quality and being an industry leader in the development of modular, expandable and high-performing cleanrooms.

The 32-page catalog is formatted for easy product look-up and contains an abundance of comprehensive material and insight from Simplex’s expert team. Most notably, the catalog encourages exploration through:

  • Detailed Content: Specifications and key features on Simplex's key cleanroom lines, including the SIS 797 Hardwall Cleanroom, AirLock Cleanroom and SIS 212 Softwall Cleanroom.
  • New Product Launches: Including Simplex's Twist-Lock Cleanroom Electrical Package and standard cleanroom floor plans.
  • Educational Material: Convenient configuration selection guides, ceiling component breakdown recommendations, custom cleanroom design guides and more.

New White Paper Explores the Facilities Challenges of USP <800> and Provides Considerations to Overcome Them

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Simplex Isolation Systems has announced a new white paper that explores the challenges imposed by USP <800> Section 5: Facilities and Engineering Controls. The white paper was developed to help healthcare institutions understand the necessary upgrades and modifications required of their facilities to achieve USP <800> compliance. Additionally, the white paper provides these organizations ways in which they can leverage their current facility layout and infrastructure to keep modifications within budget.

Electrical Package for Cleanrooms Now Available From Simplex

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A convenient “Twist-Lock” electrical wiring package is now available from Simplex Isolation Systems to outfit new SIS-797, SIS-212 and AirLock enclosures with everything needed for quick utilization after installation. Unlike traditional hard wiring methods which require extensive involvement from electricians, Simplex’s “Twist-Lock” pre-engineered package can be quickly and easily locked together by the enclosure installers—requiring an electrician only for the final service connection.

USP <800> : 5 Things You Need To Know

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Recently, Simplex Isolation Systems attended the PCCA International Seminar in Houston, TX. Not surprisingly, the hot topic of the event was the recently adopted US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) regulation, USP <800>, which addresses concerns over the handling of hazardous drugs in healthcare settings. As an update to current compounding standards, this regulation incorporates information contained in USP <795> and <797> and adds the element of containment of Hazardous Drugs.

Simplex Announces the Addition of a New Customer Service Representative

Simplex Isolation Systems announced that it has appointed Andrew Hawk as the Company’s newest Customer Service Representative. Based in Simplex’s Fontana, CA facility, Andrew will be chiefly responsible for upholding customer rapport and providing exceptional customer interface support. In this position, he will work closely with customers and fellow team members to ensure the superior customer service for which Simplex is known.

How to Set Up or Improve a Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle Layout

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Efficient Cooling Relies On Ensuring Proper Airflow & Preventing Air From Mixing

Cooling is always a hot topic in data centers because it is essential to ensuring the operational efficiency of your equipment, but it can also contribute to higher operating costs if not done correctly. Hot aisle/cold aisle containment is a popular approach to cooling that aims to not only improve efficiency but also maximize your overall cooling investment. Here are some ways to either develop a hot/cold aisle strategy or improve your existing approach.

Balance the Airflow

Airflow balance is another key aspect of cooling efficiency. Ward Patton, critical environment specialist at Simplex Isolation Systems (949-939-0412), equates the process to pouring a liquid from a pitcher into a pint glass. “You have all of this excess, and what’s happening is that if you don’t balance the airflow, you’re using way too much air conditioning for the area that you’re trying to cool.”

Overcooling can lead to inefficiency and higher costs, but by making some small tweaks, you can improve performance. “Once you implement the hot aisle/cold aisle containment, you build instant redundancy into the air conditioners that you have,” Patton says. “If you’re already getting it done with what you’ve got, you’re going to be ultra-efficient and have a backup for some type of catastrophic failure.”

Data Center Expert and Simplex Draw Record Crowd to AFCOM Chapter Meeting

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From our article in Controlled Environments, The leading source of information on cleanrooms and controlled environments:

"Eugean Hacopians, a recognized expert on data center design for efficiencies and cooling, drew a record crowd at the AFCOM Chapter meeting on May 12, at the offices of nGenX, in Brookfield, WI. The event was sponsored by Simplex Isolation Systems, designers and manufacturers of the AirBlock line of data center curtains and partitions for effective hot aisle/cold aisle isolation. Hacopians is the senior systems engineer at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, a NASA project based at Caltech in Pasadena, CA. Because so much of what Hacopians does involves storing information in data centers, he has developed expertise in data center operations. He founded ARNETech to carry that information to other data center managers."

Thermal Efficiencies in Refrigerated Transporter

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From our article in Refrigerated Transporter, the information source for those involved in the transportation and distribution of refrigerated products:

The Southern California facility of Chef's Warehouse, located in the City of Industry, made some modifications that resulted in significant operational efficiencies. It placed strip doors on both ends of the facility's almost 1,500-square-foot freezer compartment, and on the doors to its 38,000 square feet of temperature-controlled storage space... Within a few days of installation of the ArmorBond strip doors, the average temperature in the meat freezer dropped from 29.4° to 26.7°F, with no change in the set temperature on the thermostat. A similar temperature drop occurred in the temperature-controlled storage area.