New BS Standard for cleanroom energy

Issue 50 – June 2013

BS 8568:2013 Cleanroom energy – Code of practice for improving energy efficiency in cleanrooms and clean air devices is a new British Standard that gives recommendations on reducing energy consumption and maintaining energy efficiency in new and existing cleanrooms and clean air devices.

Cleanroom technology is used by organisations within the life sciences, microelectronics, aerospace, and nuclear fields. The life-sciences sector includes hospital, pharmaceutical, and medical device activities. BS 8568 is therefore a key Standard to help you make sure that your cleanroom technology is energy efficient.

BS 8568:

  • lists and explains measures that can be taken to reduce energy consumption in cleanrooms and applies to the whole range of 'cleanroom technology'. It can be used from cleanrooms to clean air devices, including isolators, glove boxes, and mini-environments as described in ISO 14644-7:2004 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments – Part 7: Separative devices (clean air hoods, gloveboxes, isolators and mini-environments)
  • supports the classifications outlined in ISO 14644.1:2002 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments – Classification and air cleanliness
  • does not apply to the energy efficiency of process equipment, except where it affects the cleanroom environment. It also does not address related production processes such as water treatment, oven, autoclave, and stress cycling operations that can also create significant energy demands.

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Summarised from BSI's website.

Published in health.

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