EECO2 attended and presented at 2020’s virtual Cleanroom Technology Conference.
It was an insightful two days listening to cutting-edge guidance, news and latest industry innovations. EECO2’s Director Keith Beattie presented on the topic of ‘improving quality and compliance in cleanrooms, whilst reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions and cost’.
If you could not attend the 2-day event here are 5 key takeaways.
1. RUBBISH IN = RUBBISH OUT
Data integrity is essential to GMP and making informed decisions. If your data integrity is not already in place, then there is no point taking it any further, therefore a review of data collection tools is crucial for effectiveness.
2. TECHNOLOGY & AUTOMATION
Environmental sampling and monitoring are manual and notoriously prone to error due to the large number of data points, pieces of paper and excel spreadsheets. Technological innovations are now available to automate & optimise these processes to save both time & money.
3. CLEANROOM MONITORING IS KEY
Monitoring of different pressures, temperature and humidity is critical to reducing the risk of out-of-specification conditions, energy usage, carbon emissions and cost with closed loop control being recommend to drive and control output systems.
4. ISO STANDARDS WORTH KNOWING
ISO 14644-16 provides a framework and methodology to better understand how adjusting parameters such as differential pressure and air change rates can provide energy efficiency benefits without risk to quality operational cleanroom performance.
5. ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Up to 70% of cleanroom and pharma manufacturing energy consumption comes from HVAC. Simple changes to air filters, fans and pressure drops can have a significant impact on energy consumption reduction bringing your site and organisation closer to your Scope 1 & 2 targets.