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Building management in critical storage

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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.

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A comprehensive approach to critical storage management

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 facility

Our 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

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 airborne 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.

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 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.

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.

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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We provide you with highly reliable fire safety systems that detect open and smoldering fires as early as possible.

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Fire Suppression

Our reliable fire suppression solutions can be tailored to fit needs of your critical storage; ensuring that product damage is limited as much as possible.

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Fire detection

Fire detection in large critical storage facilities is particularly challenging. Using our intelligent ASAtechnology, Sinteso™ S-LINE flame detectors provide earliest possible detection and alarming before a fire has a chance to develope and spread through the valuable stored assets.

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Alarming and Evacuation

Early intervention makes it possible to avoid the serious damage that can occur in a critical storage facility, efficiently protecting people and assets.

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Critical storage facilities house various types of raw material, packing material, and finalized products. A secure critical storage must incorporate a multifaceted storage system that keeps materials safe and eases the logistics of moving the precious cargo.

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Video surveillance

The video surveillance system monitors sensitive areas and records the processes before and after an event, helping to detect sabotage and verify events.

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Access control

Efficient access control is of primary importance especially in security areas such as warehouses which should only be entered by authorized personnel with access cards (badge, smart card). With our integrated access control technology every zone can be controlled based on time, location and person - configured to meet individual needs. We offer dedicated access control to prevent unauthorized persons from entering sensitive areas and keeping your valuables secure.

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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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Critical storage areas provide numerous energy saving opportunities. From building automation and control systems, integrated mean kinetic temperature algorithms to environmental monitoring, Siemens provides dedicated technologies to keep your valuables secured and stored at the right temperature while at the same time our technologies increase your warehouse’s energy efficiency.

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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

Siemens offers a comprehensive range of building automation systems and energy optimized HVAC controls for every area of use such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, cooling application, and for every technical requirement. The Siemens building automation and control system manages all these areas efficiently to minimize energy costs and increase the customer's bottom line.

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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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Integrated mean kinetic temperature (MKT) Algorithms

Mean Kinetic Temperature (MKT) enables the accurate calculation of environmental impact on quality.

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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