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Building management in cleanrooms

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Risk reduction in clean production 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, ensuring all environmental parameters are controlled, monitored and securely stored accordingly.

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A comprehensive approach to cleanroom management

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 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 or 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.

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 these systems economically, rapidly and reliably from our tried and tested range of standardized components. Keeping in mind the complete lifecycle of your facility, we achieve further cost reductions through intelligent data evaluation for 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 facility

Our extensive portfolio of building management systems for cleanrooms 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.

Airlock Interlocking System (AIS)

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. Thanks to the integration with other building management systems, it offers advanced features such as locking by the gas detection technology and dynamic adjustment of purge times. Integrated access control enables the reliable management of people flow.

Cross-contamination prevention

To minimize the risk of cross-contamination by people, processes and 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.

Demand-controlled ventilation

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 and 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 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.

HVAC control

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.

Lighting

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.

Particle measurement

Our solutions for integrating airbourne particle measurement not only monitor and analyze measured values from all channels but also use this information to dynamically adjust air flow rates to substantially reduce energy costs.

Room control

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.

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.

Fire detection

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.

Fire suppression

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, environment, processes, and assets.

Access control

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.

Intrusion detection

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.

Video surveillance

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.

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The handling of toxic and highly active substances, the use of hydrogen peroxide as a disinfectant or the risk of dust explosions all contribute to a greater fire risk. Cleanroom solutions from Siemens offer you maximum protection against these hazards.

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Fire Suppression

Sinorix™ provides the ideal fire suppression solution for risks in cleanrooms. For asset protection, Sinorix offers reliable extinguishing for a wide range of fire types.

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Fire detection

Thanks to intelligent ASAtechnology, Sinteso™ S-LINE fire detectors provide exceptionally precise and rapid fire detection and alarming. If air flows or air conditioning and ventilation systems prevent smoke from reaching the fire detectors, aspirating smoke detectors ensure earliest possible detection.

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Emergency Voice Communication

In case of an event, the intelligent evacuation systems from Siemens ensure clear voice announcements with description of the emergency situation and clear instructions on how to proceed for quick and orderly evacuation of the danger area – and prevent outbreak of panic.

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Long-term safety, security and successful production can be achieved only when you reliably protect your personnel and valuable production assets. Cleanroom environments require technical protective measures at the highest level. Personnel protection with precise control and monitoring of air flow volumes, control of air pressure differential zones. Integrated access control systems and video surveillance to control access and avoid cross contamination risks are just some of the solutions offered to ensure a safe and secure working environment.

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Video surveillance

The video surveillance system monitors sensitive areas and records the processes before and after an event. If the system detects a critical deviation, such as unauthorized persons, it automatically transmits an alarm to the control center and activates the camera in the relevant area.

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Access control

Our access control solutions provide a centralized recording of user activities and a clear overview of all persons present. In real time, they combine information from the access control server, personnel files, plant and maintenance data as well as access history before deciding if a person is allowed to access a certain area at a certain time.

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Intrusion detection

Modern security systems must satisfy a broad range of security requirements and allow installation in a variety of configurations. By combining intrusion detection systems with other security disciplines such as video surveillance or access control, we help you to increase your security while at the same time saving costs.

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Cross contamination prevention

By controlling and managing physical access to restricted zones such as clean rooms and sensitive production areas, cross-contamination prevention solutions from Siemens help customers follow adequate predefined procedures and minimize the risk of cross-contamination by people, processes, facilities and equipment.

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Heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems account for up to 70% of the total energy costs for cleanrooms. Consequently, the only way to lower energy costs is to continuously monitor and optimize these systems. Our solutions provide such functions as the control of air exchange rates based on various factors like room usage or particle concentration, the detection of necessary underpressure or overpressure and dynamic adaptation of the control processes.

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Demand Controlled Ventilation

Whether monitoring the laminar flow unit or measuring overflow, air flow sensors reliably measure the flow speed and record the flow direction. This enables a dynamic adjustment of air exchange rates and a continuous monitoring of the flow.

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Room control

Convenient room displays provide a quick overview of critical room parameters. Warnings and limit value violations are automatically highlighted by a change in color. In addition, critical alarms are displayed in plain text.

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Airlock interlocking system (AIS)

The entire airlock control system operates autonomously and can be quickly and flexibly adapted to individual requirements. Integration additionally enables features such as locking by the gas detection technology and dynamic adjustment of purge times. Integrated access control reliably controls people flow.

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HVAC control

Exact, modulating magnetic valves for drop-by-drop precise control, room pressure and volume flow controls as well as calibrated humidity and temperature sensors are just a few examples. High product quality and reliability are combined with highest possible energy efficiency when operating a building’s largest energy consumers.

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Lighting

Only buildings with highly integrated building automation systems can qualify for energy efficiency class A. The integrated solutions from Siemens offer the best platform for achieving this distinction because the demand-driven adjustment of light and shadow is a basic component of our cleanroom concepts.

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Environment monitoring with CMT

Compact Monitoring Technology (CMT) reliably monitors room conditions and particles in critical environments. A preconfigured control cabinet contains all the components necessary for data acquisition, visualization and archiving. Operation is done via an integrated touch panel or networked PC. Additionally, linking to an airlock control system or presence detectors, for example, is also possible. CMT ensures compliance with Electronic Record regulations like FDA 21 CFR Part 11 or EU GMP Annex 11.

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Particle measurement

ISO cleanroom standards for ISO Class 2 through 9 as well as the ASHRAE Clean Spaces Technical Committee outline particle measurement requirements. The integrated solution from Siemens not only permits simple monitoring and analysis of measured values from all channels, but also uses the information to dynamically adjust air flow rates and thus substantially reduce energy costs.

Answering our customers’ challenges

All around the world, we have delivered ideal solutions for customers in the life science industries with building technology systems tailored to their specific demands. Explore some of our projects below.

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