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SANS Information Security Training. Toastmasters International -Home. Best Safety Practices for Critical Applications. Engineering ToolBox. Home - Control System Integrators Association. WBDG - The Whole Building Design Guide. Method Statements Free Download CCTV AHU FAHU BMS Safe Work. The toxins you breathe indoors could harm your health. Escaping summer in the cool, air-conditioned comfort of your home, the office or shopping malls is almost indescribably blissful some days.

The toxins you breathe indoors could harm your health

But just what are you breathing in? Up to five times the amount of pollution you would be taking in outside, according to air-quality professionals. And poor indoor air quality comes with a considerable cost, one expert says. "You know how much you spend on utilities, or as a building owner you know if you save 10 per cent then that is ‘X' dollars," says Henning Bloech, the general manager for building programmes at UL Environment, a developer of green products and sustainability standards.

"With indoor air quality it's productivity, it's healthcare costs - there are a lot of different players and it's more complex. "Worldwide, indoor air quality is on the rise as an issue. EPA_BUM_CH11_Supermarkets.pdf. Supermarkets%20Niche%20Market%20Report%20FINAL%20-%2005.02.2011.pdf. Supermarkets.pdf.aspx. Managing Energy Costs in Grocery Stores. Although the actions described in this section require more extensive implementation, they can dramatically increase the efficiency of your store.

Managing Energy Costs in Grocery Stores

Ask your local utility for more information about initiating such projects. Optimize Refrigeration The optimization of refrigeration systems can reduce energy use by 24 percent relative to standard practice. The following measures yield the largest savings. Floating head pressure. SPIE4776-13_Raghavan.pdf. In Touch with Building Automation and Control Solutions.

WhitePaper_Invensys_LifeSciencesIndustrySolutionBlueprintForEMS-ISPE_08-11.pdf. HAZARDOUS AREAS, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, HAZARDOUS AREA ZONES, ATEX - HAZARDOUS AREA ELECTRICAL. This glossary is offered as a guide to some of the terminology associated with hazardous areas and explosion prevention.


It is not a substitute for recognised codes and standards and is subject to revision as these develop and are substituted. Always consult currently applicable standards, codes and governing bodies before initiating loop design and installation of hazardous area equipment. Approval, approved, third-party approval, NRTL North American terminology relating to the examination, testing and qualification of devices intended to meet codes and standards governing their use in hazardous (classified) locations. Equivalent to the term "certified" used in Europe and other parts of the world. Approval of a given device is gained through submission to a nationally recognised testing laboratory (NRTL). Further Information On Ex d Hazardous Area Equipment. Security-internet-connecting-building-automation.pdf.

Locate a Test Center. Frequently Asked Questions about LED lighting. ARCHIVED - Step 4: invest in Energy Efficiency Retrofits. Cherry Picking Versus Multiple Measures If leasing, you may be hesitant to conduct retrofits – especially those with longer payback periods.

ARCHIVED - Step 4: invest in Energy Efficiency Retrofits

If you own the building, retrofits will not only save energy dollars, but they will also increase its value if you decide to sell your property. Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Subject - Whole Building Analysis : Load Calculation. The Internet of Things.

In most organizations, information travels along familiar routes. Proprietary information is lodged in databases and analyzed in reports and then rises up the management chain. Information also originates externally—gathered from public sources, harvested from the Internet, or purchased from information suppliers. But the predictable pathways of information are changing: the physical world itself is becoming a type of information system.

In what’s called the Internet of Things, sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects—from roadways to pacemakers—are linked through wired and wireless networks, often using the same Internet Protocol (IP) that connects the Internet. These networks churn out huge volumes of data that flow to computers for analysis. ARIA : Retour d'expérience sur accidents technologiques. Brewery_parking_structure.pdf. IntelligentM Wristband Monitors Hand Hygiene, Vibrates to Provide Staff Alerts. When the nurse places her hand under a tagged sanitizer or soap dispenser, the wristband reader interrogates the tag mounted there.

IntelligentM Wristband Monitors Hand Hygiene, Vibrates to Provide Staff Alerts

Based on that particular tag's ID number, the wristband reader's internal software then determines the hand-washing station's locations and surmises that the user is preparing to wash her hands. The reader vibrates once, reminding the wristband bearer to wash her hands, and indicating that it has read the dispenser's tag. If the band detects that she has stopped washing her hands before the proper amount of predetermined scrubbing time has elapsed, or has not employed the correct hand motion for compliant surface coverage of the sanitizer or soap, the wristband vibrates three pulses, thereby prompting her to wash her hands a second time using the proper procedure. When the nurse meets with a patient and begins a procedure, such as opening an IV package, a tag on that package is read and the system again identifies the action based on the tag's ID number. Best Practices Archives. 24×7 interviews Dennis Minsent, former B-52 tail gun technician, recently retired director of clinical technology services at Oregon Health & Science University, and now founder of Healthcare Technology Management Solutions LLC.

Best Practices Archives

A look at Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Patient Care Unit shows how HTM departments can prepare not just for Ebola but for any other highly contagious diseases. Binseng Wang responds to clinical engineering pioneer, Ode Keil, who recently wrote an essay in the Journal of Clinical Engineering wondering whether CE is on life support. William Hyman steps on the Soapbox to explain why new and updated standards are not always better than the ones they replace, and why the HTM community should be involved in the standards development process. 24×7 editor John Bethune talks with Laurent La Brie of Johns Hopkins Hospital, recently named the “most interesting biomed of 2014.” In June 2014, the American Association for Medical Instrumentation launched AAMI University. Articles/ChemicalIndustryDigest.pdf. Brochure/OccSensWP.pdf. Lighting & Control content from Electrical Construction. State energy codes in the United States, which must be at least as stringent as the ASHRAE/IES 90.1-1999 standard, require automatic shutoff of lighting in commercial buildings greater than 5,000 square feet in size, with few exceptions.

Lighting & Control content from Electrical Construction

Scheduling devices, such as intelligent control panels or occupancy sensors, can accomplish this task. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, energy savings from using such devices can range from 40% to 46% in classrooms, 13% to 50% in private offices, 30% to 90% in restrooms, 22% to 65% in conference rooms, 30% to 80% in corridors, and 45% to 80% in storage areas.

Besides providing a means of minimizing energy consumption, additional uses of occupancy sensors include security (by indicating that an area is occupied), and minimizing light pollution (by reducing the usage of lighting operating at night), whether it be outdoor lighting or indoor lighting emitting through windows or skylights. Step 1: Choose the right sensor technology. Lighting: what have we done, and what were the energy savings? It is estimated that there is 4.78MW of artificial lighting installed across the University’s main estate.

Lighting: what have we done, and what were the energy savings?

If used for a period of 10 hours every day this would consume around 17.4GWh of electricity. This usage equates to the average electricity consumed by over 5,200 households or, similarly, would meet the domestic electricity needs of more than 10% of the population of the city of Cambridge. We are implementing and trialing a number of energy-saving lighting technologies, including both more efficient lamps and fittings and enhanced lighting control systems: University-wide roll out of wireless occupancy sensorsLighting replacement programme: replacing traditional light bulbs with low voltage LED lampsLED lighting trials in plant growth facilities (top image).

University-wide roll out of wireless occupancy sensors In 2012, the ECRP (Energy and Carbon Reduction Project) funded a trial installation of wireless occupancy sensors in the Gurdon Institute. How Do I Get Involved. IN EN ISO 50001 - Google. Case Studies - Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking Campaign. Lighting Controls Strategies Can Save Money - Facilities Management Lighting Feature. StumbleUpon August 2010 - Lighting Bear in mind that lighting upgrades go beyond lamps, ballasts and fixtures.

Lighting Controls Strategies Can Save Money - Facilities Management Lighting Feature

To further increase efficiency and savings, controllable lighting is not just something that's "good to have. " It's a necessity for creating a truly efficient lighting system. However, as important as lighting controls are for energy savings, most facility professionals still have not implemented a facilitywide controls system in their buildings. "With only 1 percent of buildings using controls, this is often one of the most overlooked, yet most effective, technologies in saving energy through lighting," Casanova says. Upgrading to lighting controls can save as much as 50 percent of the energy used in a commercial building, says Bob Freshman, marketing manager for Leviton Lighting Management Systems.

A range of lighting control strategies are available to help facility managers be efficient. Industry Perspectives. The monitoring and management of hospital personnel potentially exposed to patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has brought a renewed focus to the protocols, equipment and isolation rooms used in these quarantine situations.

Industry Perspectives

Although Ebola is not considered an airborne disease, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that healthcare facilities restrict certain procedures and treatment for Ebola patients to a private room – ideally an Airborne Infection Isolation Room (AIIR) – when feasible. In a healthcare facility, control of airborne contaminants is essential to providing a safe, healing environment. Yet many healthcare facilities today still rely on smoke tubes or flutter strips to check the airflow and differential pressure of critical healthcare areas, including the AIIRs being used when treating certain infectious diseases. The challenge is time. Last week, Primex Wireless was made aware of yet another serious vulnerability discovered in the global IT community.

Article_should_crane_insp.pdf. m196content.pdf. Smart Buildings Systems for Architects, Owners and Builders - James M Sinopoli - Google Books. Article - Integrated Building and Facility Management. Building Management Systems are laggards when it comes to technology innovation. The state of affairs has been aptly caricatured by Jim Sinopoli in a September 2011 article that appeared in Automated Buildings: “no building managers have ever stood in line at the doors of BMS manufacturers to get the latest release of a BMS”.

Why is this so? Is it because of the lack of customer demand for innovation? Which begs the question: Who is the customer? Is it, as Jim implies, the building manager? In the broader field of Information Technology, where the only constant is change, innovation is driven by both end-customer demand as well as competition for customers by vendors. The IT manager – the equivalent of the building manager seeks to align IT systems to end customer’s requirements. Pharmaceutical Outsourcing - The Journal of Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical Contract Services. Introduction Temperature–sensitive medicinal products deliver unique value to the end–user while introducing several logistical risks to the shipper.

How can the pre–qualified shipper ensure the product remains within the specified temperature range? What document proof exists that the temperature was maintained for that specific shipment on that route under those ambient temperatures with the many handlers that move the shipment from point A to point B? Although designed to perform for a pre–determined time period at a given temperature range, a pre–qualified shipping container may not always perform properly. In fact, the shipper could experience significant temperature deviations without being detected. Some reasons why a pre–qualified shipping container does not perform properly: Container was not assembled correctly – human errorProduct was not pre–conditioned properlyCoolants were not pre–conditioned properlyThe external temperature exceeded design limits of the container Technology.

GUI-0069-eng.pdf. Cold_Chain_FDA_ICH-Application-Note.pdf. Process Automation Technologies. Healthcare-Facilities-Good-Storage-Practices. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) > Background on the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Français | Español | 中文 (Simplified) | 中文 (Traditional) | Italiano | Português | عربي | Русский | हिंदी | ไทย | 日本 | 한국어 Available in PDF (51KB).

About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a significant public health burden that is largely preventable. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 4, enables FDA to better protect public health by strengthening the food safety system.

It enables FDA to focus more on preventing food safety problems rather than relying primarily on reacting to problems after they occur. Building a new food safety system based on prevention will take time, and FDA is creating a process for getting this work done. Innovative Infrastructure: Smart Bridges. There are over 600,000 bridges in the United States and almost 13% have some sort of structural damage. Most bridges still require field methods to assess this damage, including visual inspection, dye penetrant testing, magnetic particle testing, and ultrasonic techniques. These field methods can miss structural problems or fail to catch them in time to prevent a catastrophe. In the case of the Minneapolis steel truss bridge that collapsed in 2007, resulting in 13 lives lost, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ruled that 16 of the gusset plates that connected the trusses failed.

Smart bridge technologies are being implemented in the redesign, providing more efficient and real-time monitoring and inspection. Smart Bridges in Action This tragedy may have been prevented had the bridge been equipped with a network of smart bridge sensors providing continuous monitoring of various properties. Beyond the Basics Whitepaper for Connected Fleet Telematics. With data at your fingertips, connected fleet solutions use telematics technology to accurately measure a variety of activities, allowing organizations to develop policies that aim to improve key metrics and then enforce those policies to make meaningful change. By measuring performance more accurately and in the context of time and location organizations can more readily identify and realize areas for operational savings. These efforts inevitably lead to a stronger bottom line.

RF-Powered Wireless Sensors. Printed Electronics, RFID, Energy Harvesting and Electric Vehicles: Research, Consulting and Events. Conducting Electrical Panel Infrared Inspections. Conducting Infrared Electrical Panel Inspections Why Infrared Scanning Increased resistance and heat are the primary reasons most electrical components fail. ساخت تابلوهای کنترل و قدرت. Best practice for accurate wind speed measurements. A typical anemometry mast will have a number of anemometers (devices to measure wind speed) installed at different heights on the mast, and one or two wind vanes (devices to measure wind direction). These will be connected to a data logger, at the base of a mast, via screened cables. It is unusual for there to be a power supply at a prospective wind farm site, so the whole anemometry system is usually battery operated. Some systems have battery charging via a solar panel or small wind turbine. 3d-temperature-mapping. Home - Energy Telecommunications and Electrical Association.

Example Projects - KNX Association [Official website] Engineering news, opinion and product reports for engineers. 10 Commandments of Wireless Communications. What are PMI Project Managagement Certifications? PMI offers a comprehensive certification program for project practitioners of all education and skill levels.

Currently consisting of six credentials, the program demonstrates both your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Rigorously developed by project managers, PMI certifications ensure that you and your projects excel. Building Automation System Installation Services - Novar. Supermarket_Best_Practices_Manual. Sensicast. San Jose Medical Center Installs ZigBee-based RTLS Across 10 Buildings. Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center has begun employing a ZigBee-based real-time locating system (RTLS) to help its staff more easily locate items for equipment maintenance or clinical use, as well as to track the temperatures of its cooling and warming units.

The 242-bed facility handles 35,000 outpatient visits and delivers 2,225 babies annually. A study entitled "A 36-Hospital Time and Motion Study: How Do Medical-Surgical Nurses Spend Their Time? " analyzed staff efficiency and found that nurses traveled 1 to 5 five miles per 10-hour shift—with a median of 3 miles—and that three-quarters of their time was devoted to their nursing practice. The article, published in The Permanente Journal, further found that 6.6 percent of the nurses' time was spent engaging in activities categorized as waste, such as wandering around the hospital searching for needed equipment. Terri Simpson-Tucker, assistant administrator of Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center. Comparing Pharmaceutical Continuous Monitoring Systems: Part 2.

Wired, wireless, and stand-alone monitoring instruments Ken Appel is the manager of regulated industries for Veriteq. In part 1 of this article, we discussed the pros and cons of various systems for stand-alone monitoring instruments (e.g., chart recorders and data loggers) and wired networks, with and without power over Ethernet (POE). In the second part of this article, we will look at two types of wireless monitoring—Wi-Fi and mesh—and continue the discussion of the risk factors (figure 1) and costs of ownership (figure 2). FDA 21 CFR PART 11 compatible HMI/SCADA system zenon. 21 CFR Part - Solution Providers - Hardware and Manufacturing Execution Systems. Industry Standards Compliant. Apriso solutions are committed to ensuring interoperability across multiple operating environments and software applications. As part of achieving this objective, the Apriso product suite is compliant in working with non-proprietary technologies, as detailed below. The Dassault Systèmes product development team responsible for Apriso applications strives to comply with major software industry standards, and continues to maintain this functionality with each successive release of Apriso.

Manufacturing Execution System, or MES Standards Apriso was designed as a global solution for manufacturing operations management. Designed and built with a platform-like architecture, Apriso supports a suite of applications that manage and execute manufacturing operations associated with Production, Quality, Warehouse, Maintenance and Time & Labor. Data Collection.