Nowadays, we are overwhelmed by notifications, especially on our smartphones, where we might receive several alerts every hour. Alerts are notifications about noteworthy situations in your system. They make sure you are forewarned if conditions take a turn for the worse, helping to prevent downtime and disaster to your cleanroom manufacturing process. For example, a cleanroom malfunctioning – whether the cleanroom is used for production in the field of micro-electronics, biotechnology or life sciences – could result in the loss of all products and mean that all the work done to manufacture or develop them has gone to waste. Or what about a large quantity of pharmaceutical products that have to be discarded because it is contaminated due to a defect in the filter fans? Some alerts may never be triggered, but it is good to know that they are there for you when you need them. There are many possible situations where a reliable and GMP compliant cleanroom monitoring system with alarm management features can save valuable capital.
There are at least two core assumptions about alert notifications in critical cleanroom environments:
- they must be trustworthy
- they must indicate the actual state of the cleanroom system.