Measuring Air Velocity & Analyzing Air Patterns for Safety
We are not alone in our support of the use of airflow management tools for engineering controls, as well as airflow visualization products to verify airflow patterns and identify turbulence in indoor environments such as restaurants, classrooms, and manufacturing facilities. FDA guidance discusses the importance of clean areas for drug product quality and includes recommendations for measuring air velocity, as well as in situ air pattern analysis at critical product areas. As scientists around the world work on potential treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the FDA continues in its oversight of drug and vaccine production and monitors manufacturers with its Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations for ensuring quality and safety.
Airflow Visualization is Powerful
Our foggers are easy to use and a good first step in understanding the airflow conditions of your indoor space. Smoke studies show airflow direction and uncover areas of turbulence and stagnant flow. Smoke study videos demonstrate and document the airflow characteristics and provide an effective means of communication and collaboration in your work to establish and maintain safe indoor air systems.
Visualizing Airflow Patterns Across Industries
The inclusion of aseptic techniques in dynamic smoke studies is an important factor in maintaining control and preventing contamination in pharmaceutical drug production, however the use of our handheld, portable foggers for airflow visualization is universal. Restaurant owners, facilities managers, sterile drug compounders and others all find value in the fast, effective results delivered by our foggers. Our smoke generators are used for initial assessments of airflow patterns and also serve as key companions to our air velocity sensors and airflow monitors in verifying ventilation systems and ensuring that they operate as designed.
We Support Science During COVID-19, and Always
We’re rooting for science, and we will continue to support with airflow expertise and technology. Contact a Degree Controls representative to learn more about our airflow measuring, monitoring and visualization platforms. Be well, and stay safe--together, we will navigate these unprecedented times..
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Airflow Products for Health & Well Being
The Rooster™ Monitor200 with BACnet® MS/TP capability from Degree Controls represents a new generation of airflow monitoring and alarming for chemical fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, and a wide range of critical containment applications where airflow is to be monitored, alarmed, and communicated to building management systems (BMS).
F Series Air Flow Sensors
The F-Series is a platform of non-directional air velocity and temperature sensors optimized for demanding applications including laboratory, HVAC, high-performance electronics, and more. With both digital and analog outputs, which can be used simultaneously, the F-Series transducer sets a new standard in flexible design integration and airflow control.
With the DegreeC portfolio of sanitary, FDA-GRAS fog generators and accessories, certifiers, pharmacy managers, engineers, and HVAC technicians can detect leaks, test HEPA filters, and monitor turbulence in ventilation systems with greater safety and precision than toxic alternatives such as smoke sticks.
DegreeC manufactures both instrumentation-class airflow sensors and sensors embedded in some of the world's most demanding products. These airflow monitoring solutions are for electronics, laboratory, building, and industrial safety applications to bring air precisely where it's needed. We also develop custom fan and heater controllers for OEM applications.
Having joined DegreeC in 2009, Jan has over a decade of experience consulting professionals in a wide range of industries on methods for using airflow sensors and instrumentation to collect data for testing and analysis.